Second echelon maintenance was accomplished by the crew chief with assistance from service squadron
shops and included periodic inspections, adjustments or replacement of equipment, and engine changes.
The year before he joined the Air Force, Brathwaite, a member of the Naval Reserve Squadron, Fleet Air Service Squadron
, encountered his first slice of military racism - from two African-American men.
Naval Support Activity, DaNang, and Naval Advisory Group, Saigon, Vietnam; Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy; and Service Squadron
Duty stations included: USS Princeton; Naval Air Technical Training Unit, Olathe, Kansas; Fleet Aircraft Service Squadron
118; Staff, Chief of Naval Air Advanced Training, Corpus Christi, Texas; Headquarters, Sixth Naval District; USS Hermitage; Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California; Naval Supply Center, Oakland, California; Bureau of Supplies and Accounts, Washington, D.
He served aboard USS Princeton (CVS37); Fleet Air Service Squadron
2; NAS Quonset Point, R.
Staff, Commander Service Squadron
SIX, Naples, Italy; and Supply Officer, USS Sperry (AS12).
Air Transport Squadron 24; Air Transport Squadron 25; Fleet Aircraft Service Squadron
77; Military Sea Transportation Service, Washington, D.