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Naval Hospital Corps School, San Diego, CA


Naval Hospital Corps School, San Diego, CA

Hospital Corps School, Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego, California

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Comment by Alton M. Hobbs on March 25, 2017 at 1:38am

I started 'A' school in November 1969 and graduated 2/26/1970. I can't find our class photo, but did see class picture of another company with the same graduation date. I did not realize that there was more than one class graduating on the same day. Was this pretty common?

Comment by Jeff DeVilbiss on August 27, 2016 at 1:34pm

Company 43-69 Graduated in June,69 sent to Long Beach Naval Hospital ,then in August 69 sent to FMSS, Camp Pendelton,  then in November 1969 sent to Vietnam,Echo 2/7 then 1st med Bn. then Oak Knoll( Psych Patient) then Sweet home.

Comment by Michael D. Chance on February 1, 2016 at 5:06pm

I went to HM "A" school at Balboa and graduated on 13JUL72.  When we put in our "dream sheets" for next duty station, we were told that there was no chance for us to get transferred to any station east of the Mississippi River.  I put first choice Corpus Christi, TX (a couple hours drive from my home), second choice Charleston, SC, and third choice Jacksonville, FL.  They transferred me to Charleston.

Comment by Derek M. Herbert on February 1, 2016 at 4:50pm

HM3 San Diego A School 1987

Comment by anthony m mikusak on January 26, 2016 at 5:21pm
HM A school,1965 and HM-8483, C school 1966
Comment by Michael S. Kelly on September 6, 2015 at 1:06am
Randall Keith Hunter I went to HM "A"School 1988. If anyone went to San Diego A school 1988 hit me up.
Comment by James B. Johnson on May 19, 2015 at 4:26pm
Attended "HM A" School in late 1974 at Balboa.
Anyone remember hearing of the naked bicycle riding "streaker" during the Change of Command ceremony?
My Class was in attendance in formation on the hill. Other than Boot Camp Graduation, this was my first "memorable" official Navy Ceremony I witnessed. Certainly the one I'll never forget!
Comment by Robert L. Doty on July 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

Attended A School in 1966. They were starting one new company a week with 30 classmates and the training was 16 weeks.  By the time we were leaving, they had increased the number of new companies from one to two or three, and reduced the training from 16 to 12 weeks.  The demand for Hospital Corpsmen was increasing exponentially as the war in Viet Nam escalated.  HOLY CRAP! 

Comment by Cort Jensen on July 14, 2014 at 3:47pm

Anyone have a class photograph of the first class to start in Jan 72, I think we graduated Apr 72. Class nurse was a CDR Clancy.  Thanks

Comment by Bruce Farr on July 12, 2014 at 11:17pm

To this day I fondly remember my days at Balboa. I was there from 01/76-04/76.  LOL, all I wanted was FMS, but in the Navy's way of things was sent to NRMC JAX. I still work in the field.  Over the years I obtained my EMT/Paramedic license, MLT, Rad License, and have had a great career in medicine.  The Navy trained me well. I look back now, seen the changes in my past duty stations. The building I trained to become a corpsman now gone, the dispensary I worked in now gone.....  Makes me sad in a way, but the memories are wonderful.  Hopefully I will be able to connect with some of my old shipmates and relive those memories that I have forgotten.


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