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Naval Training Center San Diego

Naval Training Center San Diego (NTC San Diego) (1923–1997) is a former United States Navy base located at the north end of San Diego Bay.

Veterans: 185
Latest Activity: Oct 25

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Naval Training Center San Diego 1976

Started by Phil Mercuri. Last reply by ROBIN RUBEN FLORES Aug 23, 2014. 2 Replies


Started by Joseph L. Dolgos Jul 21, 2014. 0 Replies

company 107 1963

Started by Cecil Pearson. Last reply by Terry Schiele HM-2 (RN) Jul 14, 2014. 1 Reply

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Comment by Carl L. Hagen on August 21, 2017 at 9:28am

I was station here as ship company Food Service Nov 1967-Nov 1969, again 1973-1975 and last as Commissary Manager 1985-1987 retired. Any one still around from this  time. Living in Plattsburgh NY now

Comment by adriane smith on February 17, 2016 at 3:41pm
MS 'A' School sept - nov 1987
Comment by James B. Johnson on January 27, 2016 at 3:28pm

Was in Company 74-044

Although I arrived from the Midwest (Kansas City), 50 degrees in San Diego in January is cold, especially on "Worm Island!"

Sorry to hear and see this historic Naval Training Center closed!

Imagine all those whom have passed through those gates!

Comment by Wayne A Davis on January 18, 2016 at 11:16am

I was in HT "A" school in 1974 short stay, went back east for more school!

Comment by Curtis a Larsen on December 31, 2015 at 9:24pm
Was in company 231 in summer of 1972 for basic, then RM A school until Dec 1973. ha! Never saw the ocean until after basic!
Comment by James K. Hammons on February 24, 2015 at 6:49pm

I attended RM "A" school here from Jul 1975 until Oct 1975, then IMCO school until Dec 1975. I had a great time and a lot of fun in San Diego with some great shipmates.

Comment by David W Asche on July 18, 2014 at 5:13pm

We had a few PBR's and a Swift boat or two alongside just for some stuff.  Had USS Crockett alongside for a couple of days in VungTau, Republic of South Vietnam.   I see Texas has a few PBR's down on the border right now. 

Comment by James W Ward on July 17, 2014 at 4:19pm

Rode a couple of PBR's up the delta once or twice, The brown water Navy was a bunch of great sailors.  courage and duty first!

Comment by Gary G Glass on July 17, 2014 at 3:54pm

I can honestly say that the one thing I wanted more than anything in the Navy, they never gave to me because I could not copy code fast enough. That was Rivron boat duty. I volunteered three times and was shot down three times. After a few years in the Navy and serving with guys that were on Rivron, I sure am glad I never got that wish. 

Comment by James W Ward on July 17, 2014 at 3:26pm

Yes, I remember the sign through bleary eyes after the bus ride from Los Angeles to San Diego.  Made it though boot camp with only one scar and the flu. but was glad to be going to BEEP school.  I knew most of what they taught so it was simple, Radio A school was good and we had fun learning the code (Standing watch in the barracks at night would lead to someone to sit up and start talking in Morse code) Then off to War.. That is where we found out it was not like the movies, Naïve we were and we were in the REAL Navy now. Little bit of Jungle training (but guys I am on a ship) and then in country with the Marines for a bit.  I can say now that I really did love the Navy, Bad times and Good, Proud to have served and thankful that I made it out alive. 


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