USS KANSAS CITY (AOR-3)

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DPC Beebe
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USS KANSAS CITY (AOR-3)

Postby DPC Beebe » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:59 pm

Any other DPs out there who serverd onboard an AOR? I was one of the last as they cancelled all DP billets on AORs in 1982 and I was transferred to another ship after that. When I first arrived on the KANSAS CITY there were two other DPs but they cancelled their billets before we went on WESTPAC.
Dale E. Beebe
DPC, Ret.
NARDAC Washington (1978-80)
USS KANSAS CITY (1981-1982)
USS AJAX (1982-1983)
DPSCPAC PH (1983-1988)
PACOPSUPPFAC (1988)

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DPC Beebe
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IBM System 6

Postby DPC Beebe » Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:06 pm

When I was on the KANSAS CITY, my computer was an IBM System 6, which was pretty much a dedicated word processor with some database capability. It was all built-in to a console unit and had a monochrome monitor, a daisy wheel printer, and an 8" floppy drive. It was kind of fun to work with as the IBM PCs hadn't come out yet. About the only computer you could get for home at the time were the 16K systems (Timex sinclair, TI 49, etc.) and the TRS-80. I was doing everything with that thing including outstanding supply requisitions, recall bill, 3M and DC PQS, evals, 1149s, 250s, zone inspection reports, Ship's Manpower Document (SMD), personnel roster, command letters, 8 o'clock reports, and much, much more.
Dale E. Beebe

DPC, Ret.

NARDAC Washington (1978-80)

USS KANSAS CITY (1981-1982)

USS AJAX (1982-1983)

DPSCPAC PH (1983-1988)

PACOPSUPPFAC (1988)


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