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Crypto School

Started by Lee R. Rush. Last reply by John M. Andresen CWO3 USN ret. Dec 2, 2010. 1 Reply

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Comment by Joey Gonzales on August 22, 2014 at 6:10pm

How's everyone doing?  It's definitely nice to see the site of the old CSTSC school house.  Brings back great memories!  This is where I acquired my DS "A" skills back in 1989; followed with "C" school up on the hill (AEGIS UYK-43 pipeline).  I didn't think I would stick around the Navy this long, but I did.  Now, I'm just a few months away from termnal leave and getting my trinkets ready for the shadow box.  Anyone know where I can get a CSTSC coin?  Not available on Ebay.  Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your input/assistance in advance!




Comment by Daniel Hollis on June 22, 2014 at 7:06pm
"I went to CSTSC from 1970-1971. I later taught both DS "A" and "C" school. Biggest mistake I made was getting out after passing the chiefs exam. My brother also taught at FT "A" and "C" school, Talos. I taught…"
Comment by Robert G. Larsen on June 22, 2014 at 3:11pm
For Jim Donaldson:
The only instructor I can recall is Marine Sgt. John Stewart, who taught the KY-8 night class. That would have been a couple years after your time, though.
Comment by Robert G. Larsen on June 19, 2014 at 12:06pm
I went to TSEC/KY-8 school for eight weeks in 1968, while the ship was in the yards. Someone told me to request night school. I wasn't disappointed. Great parties on Friday nights and excellent mid rats.
Comment by Brian W. Cottrell on May 17, 2014 at 9:37am

Greetings. I wasn't stationed here but my Dad was. My Father FTCS Keith Cottrell retired here June 1, 1979. I can recall that day like it was yesterday. My parents are presently living in Boise, Idaho and I'm teaching English in China. Thanks to you all for your service to our country. ( Brian. prior-Navy AK2 ( AW )  ) 

Comment by Paul Bakken on May 15, 2014 at 9:41pm

Hi All, I was stationed at CSTSC from May of 1969 to Feb 1975.   First as a student in DS school and then as an instructor in 642A and B school.  CWO Norman Reece was the commander of the school then.

Comment by Frank E. Rueckert on September 11, 2013 at 4:27pm

I went to TALOS (TATTE) "C" School at Mare Island during the fall of 1968. Graduated in December 1968. There were four in my class.  From there I went to Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, CA. I was there with the USS Long Beach, CGN-9 in 1971-72. Should would like to find some of my classmates. Great memories. Some sad ones, too.

Comment by Lora Nicely Smith on June 10, 2013 at 4:09pm

I went to school twice here, in 1979.  I went to KY-8 maintenance C School, then was sent, in typical Navy fashion, to a tennant command that had no KY-8s.  So in a few weeks I was sent back for KW-7 maintenance C School.  Many of my best Navy memories are from my time there, sure would like to find some of my old friends.

Comment by Jeff Wollam on May 27, 2013 at 11:28am

I attended school there from May to November 1984.  Nato Seasparrow Surface to Air Missile System.


Comment by JEBooker on June 26, 2012 at 10:25pm

Got to good 'old "Nightmare Island" in July of 86.  Loved the area, went camping at either Lake Berryessa, or Clear Lake every weekend off!  

Met Admiral Richard O'Kane at the O club where he was signing his book "Wahoo"...still have it and always brings back memories of my time climbing "3D Hill"


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