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Mineman rating was established October 12, 1943 
Reference AOM History Book on page 66 and 67
From Lyal Stryker CDR Ret.

Thinking about joining the Armed forces,  think U. S. Navy
 and become a
Minemen.  A great job. For more information
go to this web site, 
NMAWC
headquartered at San Diego, CA
NAVAL MINE AND ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE COMMAND

Mobile Mine
Assembly G
roup  !go!

 

 redpin.gif (1014 bytes)UPDATED ITEMS PAGE 07/31/13
On August 1st 2013 Derick Hartshorn will assume the duties of the AOM WEB Master.
Fred Dane and Hal Elston established the AOM WEB Site and I have had the honor and enjoyment of being the WEB Master since 2003.
Derick is an experienced WEB Master so the site is in good hands.
Thank you for your cooperation these last ten years and I hope to see you at Whidbey.

Phil

Don Healer [the new dashpot editor] has set up a separate e-mail address for dashpot articles:
dashpot1974@tampabay.rr.com

deadlines for submission are nlt: 1 sep 2013, 1 dec 2013, 1 mar 2014 & 1 jun 2014
Bill Fortner Memorial Page This includes some songs and poems written by Bill

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  ACTIVE DUTY
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  FORMER-MINEMEN & OTHER RATINGS
  MINEWARFARE PERSONNEL FROM OTHER NATIONS

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  MISSION
  AOM BY-LAWS
  Duties of the AOM Officers

 
AOM OFFICERS    
  NEW OR RENEWAL  MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
  SCHOLARSHIP AWARD INFORMATION W/ FORMS
  PAST AND FUTURE REUNION SITE'S

  04/22/13 DASHPOT Back Issues (Great reading - Brings back memories)
 
06/17/13 REUNION BOOKLETS (More Great reading - More memories)
 
 
DASHPOT 2012 Summer/Fall Issue     [ To Download Acrobat Reader click here ]
 
06/13/13 2013 AOM REUNION  "Oak Harbor, (Whidbey Is, WA) "
 Reunion Reservation Form

 
07/30/13 AOM REUNION Photo Gallery [2006 being added]                                                                
 
AOM Ship Store 
 AOM COMMEMORATIVE HISTORY BOOK FOR SALE   
 
MINEMEN OF THE YEAR

 HONOR ROLL PAGE [Combat Zone Related Medals and Awards Received by U S Navy Minemen]

 MINEMAN EARNS NAVY CROSS

BINNACLE LIST    03/11/13
TAPS LIST     07/12/13
 

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PICTURES  from days gone by.....
NAVMAG SUBIC Photos by PHIL BECKWITH taken Sept 2011  
30 Yr Anniversary of NAD Oahu 1964 Detonator.  Some of you may have been stationed there at the time.  Check it out

PHOTOS OF MINES ON THE USS LEXINGTON MUSEUM  

NAVY/AIR FORCE MINE EXERCISE
NAVY EXERCISE MINE WASHES ASHORE
NAD West Loch Oct. 31, 1950 Base Roster

NAD West Loch 1970 Base Roster

A KOREAN MEMORY by LCDR Harold Elston Ret.    
OPERATION HARDTACK A story by LCDR Philip (PHIL) DeChene Ret.
LEROY ENGBERG'S NAVY BIOGRAPHY
 MINE SWEEPERS & GEAR PICTURES
 
DESTROYER MINELAYERS
 MOBILE MINE ASSEMBLY UNITS LOCATIONS
  ( MOMAU) 
USN MINES FROM THE MK1 TO THE MK74    
MINE DRAWINGS OR PICTURES  & INFORMATION.
 RELATED ORDNANCE PICTURES
CIVIL WAR TORPEDO'S (MINE'S)

IRAQI MINES 
DANISH NAVY RECEIVES AOM HISTORY BOOK

 

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 Minemen Memories - Derick Hartshorn's WEB Site   !GO!

 PBR (River Patrol Boat) Riv Sec/Div 531- Lt. Cecil Martin Ret. Home Page    !GO!
Looking For MINEMEN and Other Personnel  on Patrol Boat River  in  Vietnam ,  (PBR Forces Veterans Association, Inc.)

 USN Minemen - Ĝan Ŭesli Starling's WEB Site !GO!

  USS HAZARD AM-240   http://www.cityofomaha.org/parks/parks-a-facilities/specialty-parks/freedom-park

  PAGE 1    Military Organizations 
 PAGE 2    Government related Sites.