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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.

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Naval Training Center San Diego 1976

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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 Thomas Collier on July 18, 2012 at 9:49am


Think you will be surprised. Many changes have taken place but it still brings back memories.

Comment by Henry Earl Lusk on July 18, 2012 at 9:40am

I was at NTC June to September of '67 in Company 4007, the Bluejacket Choir.  Going to San Diego in September, and looking forward to seeing what is left of the place.  I've been on Google, so I know there's not a lot.

Comment by Joseph Mattera Jr on July 12, 2012 at 11:20am

Company 242 September 76.

Comment by Thomas Collier on June 28, 2012 at 3:30pm

Thanks Richard, I find it force of habit as after my one duty station I (a storekeeper) was assigned to HQCO 1st Marines as a quatermaster for deployment to map Da Nang for establishing camp for the 1st expeditionary forces 7th Marines. Jar Head talk became habit. No dis respect as my cousin was commanding officer of the 1st and never was one to complain about the Corp. However the deployment was not too much fun . 

Comment by Richard Oropeza on June 28, 2012 at 3:15pm

Thomas Collier that's CC MC Brackett or Company Commander...DI's were next door at MCRC...just to keep it in order.

HM1 Oropeza

Former FMF Corpsman

Comment by Thomas Collier on June 28, 2012 at 3:06pm

Will start of by saying was in CO040 DI MC Brackett. Frequent San Diego quite often and the ole base has really gone through some face lifts in the past years.I am currently Chaplin for the VASVW Veterans Association Sailors of the Vietnam War. Invite any of you all who served then to come on over and visit. Remember Pebble Field well. Spent a nightmare there one night because of someone giving the Chief a hard time answer. 

Well its nice to be a member and looking forward to some good chats and info

Revenered Tom

Comment by Harry Arnold Rathke on June 17, 2012 at 9:57pm

June 19,1968 Co. 423

Comment by Robert A. Scott on June 9, 2012 at 1:48pm

Company 517 Sept. 1965 thru Dec. 1965

Comment by Alvin Donald Murphy on May 24, 2012 at 12:05pm

Thanks to those who have sent pictures and videos about the training center.  My wife had never seen the center.  It was good to show what it was like there.  If any of my former friends from Company 224 in 1963 are on here, please write.  I had an Anchor book of the company, but can't find it.  

Comment by Ronald C. Brabbin on April 22, 2012 at 7:02pm

Co 142 1950

It was lights out in the barracks, I was laying in my top bunk looking out into the hall and there was a guy setting at the bottom of the stairs writing a letter.  I was about ready to doze off when all the sudden this guy was enveloped and turned instantly wet.  The guys up stairs somehow fill this condom to a huge size with water  and dropped it on this poor kid,  There was a lot of laughing, then here comes a rush of recruits down the stairs with their rifles in their skivies trying to get shoes on but a chief wasn't giving them a chance.  He had the company above us marching back and forth for about a hour.  I bet there was some sore feet.  I have to admit it was funny seeing this guy enveloped with the condom before it broke.


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