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Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes

Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes is located in Northern Chicago, Illinois

Website: http://www.nstc.navy.mil/rtcgl/
Veterans: 243
Latest Activity: Jun 21

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Co. 299 RTC Great Lakes Ill.

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Boot camp

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Comment by steven richmond on February 7, 2014 at 1:18pm

to shine our floors Nov. 1970, Company 408, we flipped a table with the blankets underneath and rode three guys on the table.  BAM, it worked.

Comment by francis mickey doyle on February 7, 2014 at 1:03pm

I was there in 1963 we used the wool blankets to put a high shine on the floors it was like doing the twist with a blanket.

Comment by James Franklin Benson on February 7, 2014 at 12:28pm

got it

Comment by Norman Atwater HTCS on February 7, 2014 at 12:10pm

Thanks James No it is a request from a friend that lives near by

Comment by James Franklin Benson on February 7, 2014 at 12:04pm

Francis,do you mean the shuffling we did out on the grinder? Maybe that was after my time there...I was there Dec. 56 thru Jan. 57

Comment by James Franklin Benson on February 7, 2014 at 12:01pm

Norm,I still have my 1956 Keel from Company 640 G'Lakes,but I don't think it will help you...Sorry,shipmate....wish I could help you...

Comment by Norman Atwater HTCS on February 6, 2014 at 8:59pm

I am looking for a 1955 Company 254  Keel from Great Lakes for a friend if any one has one please e mail me norman243@yahoo.com     I also have extra Keel's from 1969  Company 166-313-463 & 611 if any one that was in those books they can have it  Norm

Comment by francis mickey doyle on February 6, 2014 at 7:55pm

who remembers the great lakes shuffle?

Comment by James Franklin Benson on February 6, 2014 at 7:31pm

Anyone remember standing in formation in front of your barracks after a long hard day of marching while the ole man is inside the barracks wrecking your locker,stomping on your dress whites....BOY!!!...What MEMORIES!!!

Comment by Bruce Lee Brinkman on February 6, 2014 at 12:18pm

Coldest place in North America.

When I left home (Texas) for boot camp it was a balmy 82 degrees.

When I arrived at RTC Glakes it was 20 below and snowing.

As they used to say, Navy it is not just a job, It's an adventure/

But I made it and I am proud of us who did, then I went to "HM" A school and that was after the thaw... LOL

 

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