DD(Dad’s Diary)30

My Deployments in the Western-Pacific were great , but after 2 deployments for 9 months each , Shore duty was just what I needed. I was given orders to School in Millington , TN. The Advanced Avionics school was mainly for technicians that work on black boxes , so I was out of my usual field , as an aviation- electrician that worked on helicopters. Learning what and why things work on the inside was beyond my need to know , but did come in handy years later. I was always trained to just troubleshoot and swap out the black boxes , not to be concerned of why they were broke. Most of the students there were from the P-3 Navy , so I was quite different for sure. On the same base was where I learned The basics of my trade . I worked to get orders to the basic aviation-electical systems school. So when the ¬†avionics school was complete for me , I got orders to Instruct in the school were I was once an E-1 student , so to come back as an E-5 was full-circle for me. My duty in Tn. was an adventure for sure. Just being there was an experience ¬†by itself , but I also became a Mr . mom too. So I’ll have plenty more to add next time