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Naval Air Technical Training Command (NATTC) Memphis, Tennessee

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West Memphis

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1944 boot camp and radioman school

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Boot Camp Nov. 1944

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Comment by Valere Lemon on October 23, 2009 at 4:48pm
Hi everyone! My name is Valere, My dad was in the navy when I was a little girl. He attended NATTC millington in 1982 and saw a painting in building "A" that he really wants a print of, but he doesn't remember the artist or a name of the print. I would really love to get the print for him, but have not been able to find it. I was wondering if anyone of you who also attended there may remember it. This is the description he gave me: The picture is of 2 ships. USS Langley CV 1 is on the left, USS Enterprise CVN 65 is on the right. They are at sea steaming side by side. Above the Langley is a formation of biplanes. Above the Enterprise is some F14 fighters, I don't remember how many planes. The picture was supposed to symbolize the US Navy's first carrier, the Langley, and her first nuclear carrier, the Enterprise. The picture used to hang in one of the hallways at the Navy Aviation Electronics "A" school at NATTC Millington. That is in Millington,TN just North of Memphis. It was hanging there when I was there in 1982 attending AQ "A" school. It was very large about 20' by 10' Thank you in advance for your assistance!
Comment by Richard T. Johnson on October 23, 2009 at 2:42pm
I arrived at Millington January 21, 1966. Was sent to work in closed Chief's Mess before attending Aviation Machinist Mate "A" School. Graduated June 1966 and got orders to VA-172 A-4C Skyhawk Squadron.
Comment by Dan Tremblay ASM2 on September 2, 2009 at 2:17pm
I remember training next to many Iranian students that we were supporting at the time under the Shah. I always took exception to the fact that the Iranian students wore dress whites with gold shoulder boards and ropes and we had only our drab uniforms. AFUNP school was quite an experience. Didn't like it...lol. I had many great and fun times with the locals of Millington. What great and friendly people they are. I hated to leave that base because I made so many friends in a short time. I used to hitch rides to the Raleigh Springs mall and on one trip late at night with no rides available back from the mall, happened across a KKK meeting in the middle of nowhere, and in the middle of the night. THAT scared the heck outta me!...LOL. Until I realized I had nothing to worry about. MAN how far we have come since then, thank goodness. But it sure scared the heck out of a 19 year old first time away from home. Talk about "Welcome to the WORLD"!
Comment by Dan Tremblay ASM2 on September 2, 2009 at 2:08pm
ASE "M" School Starting in July of 1977. Had an unforgettable experience with Senior Chief Dollar if anyone remembers him......lol. But the LT. above him saved my butt! Senior Chief Dollar had NO sense of humor. LOL
Comment by Paul Basso on August 2, 2009 at 12:26pm
AME 'A' school 1973, AME 'C7' school 1979
Comment by Mark W Felhofer on May 25, 2009 at 10:27am
AMH "A" school Aug-Nov 1973.
Comment by A Miller on March 30, 2009 at 12:00pm
After boot camp in San Diego, I went to Millington in Sep 1979, and went through the usual AFUN, BE&E, AV'A', and AFTA schools. I left there about same time that Ken started. I remember that we were trained alongside members of Kuwait's military - long before Irag invaded them.
Comment by Clyde B. O'Neill on February 5, 2009 at 6:52pm
Does anyone have photos of the F4U Corsairs that were used to train AD's in the A School during the 50's?
Comment by Timothy Colbrese on January 25, 2009 at 11:41am
I went to ams (a) school from july to oct 1973
Comment by Ken Colvin on January 14, 2009 at 1:12pm
After Boot camp, got sent to Millington, Sep 1980. Went thru Aviation Fund.s, BE&E, AV"A", and AFTA. Almost flunked AFTA, I failed the final exam, so had to go before an oral review board. I explained I had been under stress lately ( got news that grandmother had heart problems, and great grandmother had to be hospitalized) and that affected my ability to study for the test, but that I knew the material, and could prove it. So they tested me orally on the material, and I passed!
 

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