Senior Chief Bill Rhodes, a 20 year Navy veteran is currently assigned to the Navy Flight Demonstration
Squadron, The Blue Angels, and works as an Aviation Electronics Technicians
(AT) troubleshooting and repairing digital computers; fiber optics; infrared
detection; radar systems; electricity generation systems; laser electronics;
navigation systems; communications equipment; electrical power distribution;
pressure indication systems; electric transformers and circuits, employing
the latest test equipment and procedures. Knowledge and skills also include
equipment operational checkout, corrosion control, scheduled maintenance,
and component removal/repair/replacement.
“Why Being There Matters”
On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being
there means having the ability to act from the sea. The Navy is uniquely
positioned to be there; the world’s oceans give the Navy the power to
protect America’s interests anywhere, and at any time. Your Navy protects
and defends America on the world’s oceans. Navy ships, submarines, aircraft
and, most importantly, tens of thousands of America’s finest young men and
women are deployed around the world doing just that. They are there now.
They will be there when we are sleeping tonight. They will be there every
Saturday, Sunday and holiday this year. They are there around the clock,
far from our shores, defending America at all times.
The Blue Angels will be performing at the 40th Annual SUN ‘n FUN
International Fly-in & Expo April 5-6:
Thank you very much for your support of the men and women in U.S. Navy,
deployed around the clock and ready to protect and defend America on the