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This page is dedicated to those who have gone before us, gone with us, and are now going for us. Please share a moment with me for those who gave it all, Their Life. They are now with our Heavenly Father

The Fouled Anchor is the emblem of the Rate of Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy. Attached to the Anchor is a length of chain and the letters U.S.N. To the novice, the anchor, chain and letters only identify a Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy, but, to a Chief, these have a more noble and glorious meaning.

The "U" stands for Unity, which reminds us of cooperation, maintaining harmony and continuity of purpose and action. The "S"stands for Service, which reminds us of service to our God, our fellow man and our Navy. The "N" stands for Navigation, which reminds us to keep ourselves on a true course so that we may walk upright before God and man in our transactions with all mankind, but especially with our fellow Chiefs.

The Chain is symbolic of flexibility and reminds us of the chain of life that we forge day by day, link by link and may it be forged with Honor, Morality and Virtue.

The Anchor is emblematic of the hope and glory of the fulfillment of all God's promises to our souls. The golden or precious Anchor by which we must be kept steadfast in faith and encouraged to abide in our proper station amidst the storm of temptation, affliction and persecution.

Who Am I

I'm ASCM(AW)(Ret) Patrick Shawn Bowers (Shawn) . I started out in the Navy in May 1966 and serviced 24 years. I was stationed all over the world, see My Duty Stations List below, and must say that I loved every place I serviced. I retired in 1990 and returned to my childhood home in Maryland, my wife, NCC(Ret) Debbie Bowers retired in 1994. We both keep working at our church and just kicking back enjoying life. Life is good when you retire. Now, HAVE A NICE DAY

Wife and I in 1981 (old picture)

ASCS aboard USS Nimitz CVN-68

This was my last re-enlistment, I was re-enlisted by my wife Debbie

My Duty Stations

Naval Air Station AIMD, Norfolk Va Jan88-May90

Bureau of Naval Personnel (Yes! Detailer) Aug83-Jan88

USS Nimitz CVN-68 Dec81-Aug83

NAMTG NAS Jacksonville, Florida Sep81-Dec81

Navy Recruiting District Washington D.C. (Recruiter) Oct78-Sep81

Enlisted Recruiting Orientation Det San Diego, Ca Jul78-Sep78

Naval Air Facility, Misawa, Japan Oct76-Jul78

COMFAIRWESTPAC Det Misawa, Japan Jul74-Oct76

Naval Air Support Unit, Iwakuni, Japan Jul70-Jul74

NAMTG NAS San Diego, Ca Jun70-Jul70

Naval Station Adak AIMD, Alaska May69-May70

Naval Weapons Evaluation Facility, Albuquerque, New Mexico Nov67-Apr69

VT-31 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas Sep66-Nov67

Bootcamp Great Lakes, IL CO. 346 May66-Aug66

My Favorite Links

U.S.Navy Home Page
USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) Main Page

+Military Master Directory
The Goat Locker
United States Sea Service History
U.S. House of Representatives
Department of Veterans Affairs Customer Service
Naval Aviation
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