Joined the Us Navy in March 0f 1992 got attached to VF-103 out of NAS Oceana VA beach, VA. There I did two half med cruises aboard the USS Saratoga till 1994 where I transferred to the USS Kitty hawk stationed in San Diego, Ca as an Aviation Ordnance-man (AO). Completed two west pack’s till 1998 where I again transferred to the USS NIMITZ in Bremerton,Wa where they were going to do a world cruise to Newport News, VA and go into dry dock. I was honorable discharged in 2000. IYAOYAS for those who remember.
I took a 7 year break before going back into the military and joined the Oregon National Guard in 2007 and was assigned to 224 Engineer Company out of Albany Oregon where they were heading to Iraq. We got deployed from June 07 till July 08. I was a heavy Equipment Operator or 21E. We filled up IED holes, built check points and did some recovery missions. Finished out my time there till 2015 where I retired from the military with 16 years do to several injuries occurred overseas. I was an E5 Sargent.
In 2015 decided to sell my home In Eugene Oregon and move to Sisters Oregon to be more involved in Warfighter Outfitters. December 2016 I made that possible. I’m retired in Sisters Oregon helping Warfighter Outfitters, Band of Brothers, Rocky Mountain Elk foundation, and the Sisters rodeo. When I am not helping You could find me playing golf, fishing, hunting, shooting, BBQ’n and enjoying everything that central Oregon has to offer.