T o m  S t e v e n s
Helicopter Pilot

I am a helicopter pilot with VXE-6 "Ice Pirates". I am the Helicopter Operations Officer. I am in charge of all helo operations including the allotment of hours to all individual science and support groups.

I graduated from North Carolina State University in December 1988 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering after going through Navy ROTC at NC State. I received my Navy wings in May 1990.

I decided I wanted to be a pilot in high school and realized the Navy would be a good way to make that happen. I heard about VXE-6 in flight training although it is not a well-known Navy squadron. The challenges of flying in Antarctica really intrigued me, so I tried for it, and luckily, ended up here.

I will be transferring from this squadron in August of '95, so right now I'm deciding on my orders for the next couple of years.

I was born in Charlotte, NC and grew up in North and South Carolina. Hobbies include most all sports (volleyball in Antarctica), camping, wood-working, and spending time with my new wife, Ann Stevens, formerly of Colorado.

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