Navy Veterans

A Social Network for Navy Veterans of the United States of America

Information

RTC San Diego

Recruit Training Command, San Diego, California

Veterans: 224
Latest Activity: 15 hours ago

Discussion Forum

RTC San Diego

Started by Larry Steven Anderson. Last reply by Alan Ray Amarias Feb 24. 7 Replies

Sea sickness

Started by Ronald C. Brabbin. Last reply by Alan Ray Amarias Feb 24. 2 Replies

Sea sickness

Started by Ronald C. Brabbin Jan 26. 0 Replies

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of RTC San Diego to add comments!

Comment by Jim Decota on November 6, 2010 at 8:50pm
The barracks on the NTC side were so much more rustic and historical! I remember these so well!

Comment by Jim Decota on October 24, 2010 at 3:52pm
I made a web visit via Bing maps and I know what you mean! Funny to see my old barracks on the basic side still standing and the Fire Dept using it for training? I remember marching over that bridge to the advanced side one day and having a seagull that was on one of the street lights make a deposit on my shoulder! The CC said to consider a "good luck" sign! Then he said "since I had already been dumped on, he would cut me a little slack for the rest of the day!"
Of the three boot camps you would think they would have kept San Diego with it's location and history and not Illinois? Just some more of that "sharp" decision making at the top!
Comment by Paul Mupo on October 17, 2010 at 8:56pm
What a strange day last Saturday was walking around what used to be NTC/RTC. Never would of thought that this great Command would end up like this. The infamous "worm island" bridge, which still stands, but not even a glimpse of what it once was. The parade grounds where graduation was held is gone and of course the place where we all experienced the Mark V gas mask is gone. I know life must go on, and I would like to end this by saying "Thank You" to NTC/RTC for starting my life out with great respect to this great nation we live in!---> GOD BLESS AMERICA
Comment by Jim Decota on October 16, 2010 at 4:18pm
A site that alumni of San Diego might find interesting! Check out the book about NTC.
http://www.quarterdeck.org/
Comment by John James Howard on October 16, 2010 at 12:19pm
Thanks Larry and Jim. I have searched Ebay, to no luck though. Here is the kicker. I have been in a little bit of contact with a boot camp shipmate (one I even took to my parents house for Christmas dinner, since I lived about 100 miles away and he was from the East Coast). He lives back Esst now and has told me he would get the Anchor copied for me or send it so I can copy it and he, never did it and he has stopped answering my emails. Drives me crazy!
Comment by Jim Decota on October 16, 2010 at 11:36am
John, have you checked on Ebay? There is a bunch of "Anchors" on there for sale.
Larry, those of us that came before will not hold your youth against you!
Comment by Larry Penatzer on October 16, 2010 at 7:00am
Finally!! Someone who's about my age! Thanks John! I went to boot camp in San Diego in January, 1986. Company 005. Our company commander was BTC Fisher. After graduation I went across the base to NTC and went to DP "A" school. My kids look at my copy of "The Anchor" every now and then. They like to laugh at my pictures in it.
Comment by John James Howard on October 15, 2010 at 11:23pm
I am new to this group so I need some help. I graduated in late Dec '85 / early '86 from RTC / NTC San Diego. I was in Company 222. C.C. was P.O. Provancha (Sp?). Over the years I lost my "Anchor" book and would like to get a muster of role of who was in my class to search someone out who would have one that I could copy. I have been playing phone tag with a Dave German (Navy Personnel) back East regarding getting a copy of my muster role from my class. He wants my UIC. What I found was 30643, that is it. He says it does not show me. I am wondering if that is a generic UIC for the center and not my class (Co. 222). Any help would be great.
Comment by Frederick William McCoy on October 5, 2010 at 2:16pm
I was a Hospital Recruit in Company 561, formed in November, 1959. I think I enjoyed every minute of it except not being allowed to hit Tijuana during boot camp liberty. Our Company Commander was a Chief Machinist's Mate named Elijah J. Jones and a better recruit-pusher never existed. I'd love to hear from anyone who was in my Company.
Comment by JERRY ALFRED RHODES on September 29, 2010 at 9:40am
I WAS IN COMPANY 083. FROM JAN 69-MARCH-69 WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WAS IN OUR COMPANY. OUR COMMANDER WAS NAMED WRIGHT. I HAVE A PICTURE OF OUR COMPANY WITH THE RTC FLAG AND SAN DEIGO . IT HANGS OVER MY WORK BENCH IN MY SHOP. I THINK ABOUT THOSE DAYS EVERYTIME I AM IN MY SHOP LOOKING AT THE PIC.
 

Veterans (224)

 
 
 

© 2014   Navy Vets, Inc. Created by Douglas Karr in accordance with regulations covering all websites which are not government websites, neither the United States Navy or the Department of Defense has approved, endorsed, or authorized this web site.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service