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ABE

Duties

- maintaining and performing organizational maintenance on hydraulic and steam catapults, barricades, arresting gear and arresting gear engines;
- operating catapult launch and arresting consoles, firing panels, water brakes, blast deflectors and cooling panels;
- performing aircraft-handling duties related to the operation of launching and recovery of naval aircraft.

Working Environment

Most of the work in this rating is performed outdoors on the deck of aircraft carriers, in all climatic conditions, in fast-paced and often potentially hazardous environments. ABs work closely with others in aviation ratings.

A-School (Job School) Information

Pensacola, FL --39 calendar days

ASVAB Score Requirement: VE+AR+MK+AS=184

Security Clearance Requirement: None

Other Requirements

- 20/100 uncorrected vision, correctable to 20/20. (Vision waivers are not authorized)
- Must have normal color perception.
- Must have normal hearing (see below).
Frequencies: 3000hz 4000hz 5000hz 6000hz. Average hearing threshold level in these four frequencies must be less than 30db, with no level greater than 45db in any one frequency. If hearing level exceeds these limits, the applicant is enlistment ineligible for the rating.


Sea/Shore Rotation for This Rating

First Sea Tour: 60 months
First Shore Tour: 36 months
Second Sea Tour: 60 months
Second Shore Tour: 36 months
Third Sea Tour: 48 months
Third Shore Tour: 36 months
Fourth Sea Tour: 48 months
Fourth Shore Tour: 36 months
Note: Sea tours and shore tours for sailors that have completed four sea tours will be 36 months at sea followed by 36 months ashore until retirement.

ABE is a sea-intensive community. Manning conditions at sea may require the need to request sea tour extension or shore tour curtailments to ensure all sea duty billets are filled.

 

ABF

Duties

- operating, maintaining and performing organizational maintenance on aviation fueling and lubricating oil systems on CVs, CVNs, LPHS and LPDS;
- observing and enforcing handling safety precautions and maintaining fuel quality surveillance and control in aviation fuel systems;
- supervising the operation and servicing of fuel farms and equipment associated with the fueling and defueling of aircraft ashore and afloat;
- training, directing and supervising fire fighting crews, fire rescue teams, and damage control parties in assigned fuel and lubricating oil spaces.

Working Environment

Most of the work in this rating is performed outdoors on the deck of aircraft carriers, in all climatic conditions, in fast-paced and often potentially hazardous environments. ABs work closely with others in aviation ratings.

A-School (Job School) Information

Pensacola, FL -- 36 calendar days

ASVAB Score Requirement: VE+AR+MK+AS =184

Security Clearance Requirement: None

Other Requirements

- 20/100 uncorrected vision, correctable to 20/20
- Must have normal color perception
 -Must have normal hearing (see below)
Frequencies: 3000hz 4000hz 5000hz 6000hz. Average hearing threshold level in these four frequencies must be less than 30db, with no level greater than 45db in any one frequency. If hearing level exceeds these limits, the applicant is enlistment ineligible for the rating. No exceptions.

Sea/Shore Rotation for This Rating

First Sea Tour: 60 months
First Shore Tour: 36 months
Second Sea Tour: 60 months
Second Shore Tour: 36 months
Third Sea Tour: 48 months
Third Shore Tour: 36 months
Fourth Sea Tour: 48 months
Fourth Shore Tour: 36 months
Note: Sea tours and shore tours for sailors that have completed four sea tours will be 36 months at sea followed by 36 months ashore until retirement.

ABF is a sea-intensive community. Manning conditions at sea may require the need to request sea tour extension or shore tour curtailments to ensure all sea duty billets are filled.

 

ABH

Duties

- supervising the movement, spotting and securing of aircraft and equipment ashore and afloat;
- performing crash rescue, fire fighting, crash removal and damage control duties in connection with launching and recovery of aircraft.

Working Environment

Most of the work in this rating is performed outdoors on the deck of aircraft carriers, in all climatic conditions, in fast-paced and often potentially hazardous environments. ABs work closely with others in aviation ratings.

ASchool (Job School) Information 

Pensacola, FL -- 36 calendar days

ASVAB Score Requirement: VE+AR+MK+AS=184

Security Clearance Requirement: None

Other Requirements

- 20/100 uncorrected vision, correctable to 20/20
- Must have normal color perception
- Must have normal hearing (see below)
Frequencies: 3000hz 4000hz 5000hz 6000hz. Average hearing threshold level in these four frequencies must be less than 30db, with no level greater than 45db in any one frequency. If hearing level exceeds these limits, the applicant is enlistment ineligible for the rating. No exceptions.

Sea/Shore Rotation for This Rating

First Sea Tour: 60 months
First Shore Tour: 36 months
Second Sea Tour: 60 months
Second Shore Tour: 36 months
Third Sea Tour: 48 months
Third Shore Tour: 36 months
Fourth Sea Tour: 48 months
Fourth Shore Tour: 36 months
Note: Sea tours and shore tours for sailors that have completed four sea tours will be 36 months at sea followed by 36 months ashore until retirement.

ABH is a sea-intensive community. Manning conditions at sea may require the need to request sea tour extension or shore tour curtailments to ensure all sea duty billets are filled.

 

 

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