ASG Honors their Veterans

ASG Honors their Veterans

2023, 11, September | Source: A Square Group

At ASG, we are proud to have team members amongst us who have dedicated their time to serving our country.

This Veteran’s Day, ASG would like to honor our Veteran Employees by featuring some of their stories and pictures. Thank you to all who have served, and we wish you a safe and happy Veteran’s Day weekend!

Nathan Montgomery Navy Photo

Nate Montgomery

I served in the U.S. Navy between May 2006 – May 2012. I was an Electronics Technician (Nuclear), Nuclear Reactor Operator, and Shoring Team Leader onboard the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) in Bremerton, WA.
My duties included starting up, shutting down, controlling, operating, and perform maintenance on the nuclear reactors onboard the nuclear aircraft carrier.

Favorite Memories:

I stood in this dress white uniform on the flight deck as we pulled into Pearl Harbor; I am somewhere on the right side of the ship in the picture. As we were ending our deployment in the Persian Gulf, I stood in the hangar bay (below the flight deck) and watched the USS Lincoln sailed alongside us. This is the tradition as one ship takes over the duties for another ship. I remember thinking, “Wow, that’s a mirror image of us. That’s what we look like out to sea”. Also, my first underway was to San Diego, CA. After I got off the ship for the first time, I called a friend to chat about it; after 3 minutes, I remember saying, “wow!”, because I still did not walk halfway to the end of the ship.

Ayukncha Ebotagbo

I served in the U.S. Army between 2013 – 2019. I was an Automated Logistical Specialist and participated in the GCSS-Army SME and the Old Guard (Army’s Official ceremonial unit and escort to the President) based out of Korea, Germany, and Arlington-VA.

Favorite Memories:

I enjoyed the Esprit de corps, planting of the flags at the Arlington National Cemetery on July 4th and traveling the world.
I will serve again if I have to.

Ayukncha Ebotagbo Army picture
Jim Camden US Airforce veterans picture

Jimmy Camden

I served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force between 1972 – 1985. I flew C-141 Starlifters and T-37 Tweets out of Norton AFB, CA and Vance AFB, OK.

Favorite Memories:

When I soloed as a student pilot I was met by the rest of my classmates, and they proceeded to throw me in the lake next to the squadron building as was the tradition. I spent Christmas of 1983 fulfilling a mission of getting service members from every branch of the service from across the globe home for Christmas. It meant we missed being home for the holidays, but it was very rewarding seeing all the service members so happy and getting so many thanks for getting them home. I loved seeing the students I taught to fly their first jet aircraft moving on to being pilots in the USAF. Graduation was always such a rewarding time.

Ric Tolbert

I served in the U.S. Navy between July 31, 1998 – February 12, 2007 and January 5, 2011 – Present. During my first service period, I was an Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class. I currently serve as a Chief Machinist’s Mate. I have been based out of NAS JRB Willow Grove, PA, NAS JRB New Orleans, LA, and Navy Reserve Center Atlanta, GA.
Early in my career, I diagnosed and repaired SH-2G Super Seasprite helicopter engines/rotor blades, etc. as well as airplane engines/related components. I currently supervise and coordinate shipboard engineering maintenance activities.

Favorite Memories:

I flew around the New York skyline in one of the helicopters that I used to repair. I’m so proud of this because not many people can say that they did something like this in an aircraft that they actually repaired! This occurred in the year 2000 or early 2001 and it is by far my fondest memory.

Ric Tolbert Veterans picture
Gary Harmon Veterans picture

Gary Harmon

I joined the U.S. Marine Corps in August 1989 and did my training at Parris Island, SC. I was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1997. I was a Lance Corporal (M60 Gunner) during the Gulf War in Kuwait between 1990 and 1991 where I stood lots of guard duty and drove heavy machinery for combat support. My main MOS was 0311 Infantry, but I transitioned to 3043 Supply after the war. I was originally stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC, but was later stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA and 29 Palms, CA, as well as the Gulf War in Kuwait.

Favorite Memory:

I drove an all-terrain combat unloader to the breach for the start of the ground forces war because it couldn’t be towed. My story was put in Soldier of Fortune magazine. I also won a bet by driving a tank without any training. I did  tear a few things up though.

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