Ha! I was on the Nimitz too! (81-84) and (86-88) in V3, AIMD, and VF-84 (Jolly Rogers) as an aviation machinist mate( jet engine mech).Uncle Sam's Yacht Club, 1980-86. Reactor Electrical Division, USS Nimitz CVN-68, '82-'86.
Pops was in for 27 years and son was in 6 years as well.
B 2/19 myself11B myself as well...did basic at Ft. Benning GA on Sand Hill...E. Co. 2-19 INF BN.
.my Drill Sergeants were DS Santiago (senior DS), DS Cornett, and we had a SSG who was OJTing to be a DS. Funny how that gets and stays ingrained all these years later.