(OCT 2018) (Section 2)

AFCM Roger Howes

810 Murray Drive

El Cajon, CA 92020


Master Chief Aviation Maintenanceman Roger Howes

Prior to being drafted into the Navy, Master Chief Howes worked at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Company in San Diego (working on B-36 Aircraft) and Naval Aircraft Overhaul and Repair at NAS North Island, San Diego.

Roger Howes entered service in the U.S. Navy in November 1952, serving 22 plus years until his retirement as a Master Chief in 1974.

Following boot camp Master Chief Howes attended Airman Basic in Norman Oklahoma, AM “A” School in Memphis , Heli Arc Welding School and Aircrewman Water Survival School at North Island, CA and Atsugi Japan. Howes’ first duty assignment was Overhaul and Repair Training at NAS Alameda.

During the course of Chief Howes’ career he served with: VA 195, VA 145, Fleet Aircraft Service Squadron 4 (FASRON 4), VF111, VF194, VT24, NAS ATSUGI Japan, CNAP Maintenance Management Team and was deployed aboard the USS Oriskany, USS Bennington, USS Hornet, USS Hancock and the USS Kitty Hawk.

Master Chief Howes completed F-8 Crusader training at both the Chance Vought in Dallas and NAS Moffat Field. He also made numerous Qualification Cruises and Operational Readiness Cruises on the USS Ranger, USS Enterprise, USS Lexington, USS Constellation, and the USS Midway, USS America and the USS Saratoga on Yankee Station. Master Chief had temporary duty assignments in Da Nang and Bien Hoa, Vietnam, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, Nam Phong and Ubon Thailand, Taipei Tiawan, Okinawa, Guam and Hawaii

Master Chief Howes completed Maintenance Management School in Pensacola and while stationed at Atsugi Japan was certified as an IRS Tax Instructor.

Master Chief Howes’ awards include, China Service, Korean Conflict Era, National Defense Medal (Bronze Star), Navy Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Vietnam) , Vietnam Service Medal (Bronze Star) Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, 7 Good Conduct Medals.

After retirement from the Navy, Master Chief Howes worked 12 years for Naval Air Engineering Center, traveling extensively on the West Coast and the Far East to visit Navy and Marine Aviation Units.

During retirement, Master Chief has enjoyed snow and water skiing, boating and extensive travel. He has been to over 45 countries and territories.

Roger and his wife Pat reside in El Cajon Calif.