|I served for 2 years and came out as an ABH3. My stint on the
Ranger started in July of 1992 and ran until her decommissioning.
I worked in the V3 division as a grunt initially (chocking and chaining aircraft)
but towards the end of Rangers last ride I was promoted to Elevator Operator
which was a fantastic job!
The crew I served with on the Ranger was unlike any other I served with,
everyone got along and we had fun! Everyone seemed to take pride in the fact
that they were stationed on the Ranger and that pride was rewarded with the
Battle E shortly after returning from her last West Pac in 1993.
After departing the Ranger I was assigned to the USS Constellation which
was anything but memorable. Made some great friends there but the moral was
just terrible, really wasn't a whole lot of fun server on her. In the year I
served on the Constellation, we never left the dock once due to numerous
mechanical problems which arose on her journey back from Philadelphia where
she went through the SLEP program. Consequently I did a short detachment on
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