Keith J. Nitka : USS Wisconsin Battleship Operations Manager on Her History

Keith J. Nitka : USS Wisconsin Battleship Operations Manager on Her History!

Keith J. Nitka : USS Wisconsin Battleship Operations Manager on Her History Keith joined the Navy in 1987 as a 17-year-old, I turned 18 in boot camp. I served on the USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG-23) and with that Navigation team we safely transited the Straits of Magellan as well as the Panama Canal, crossing the Equator and I am a Shellback. I was then transferred to the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) and with the Navigation team on Wisconsin, I transited the Atlantic Ocean leaving Norfolk Va. and arriving at the Rock of Gibraltar 6 days later. We safely transited the Strait of Gibraltar, the Suez Canal and Straits of Hormuz as well as safely transited a mine field during the Gulf War.

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Keith J. Nitka : USS Wisconsin Battleship Operations Manager on Her History