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Recruit Training Command, San Diego, California

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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.
Comment by leonard david nordenstrom on September 29, 2010 at 1:25am
GOD BLESS RTC San Diego. My company was 225. About a year later they closed the base. I learned a lot there. I joined my first command with a whole lease on life and respect for the chain of command. Later on on getting new recruits at my new commands I found these recruits extremely lacking. I was always concerned at their LACK OF TRAINING. Which came from the other recruit commands that had not as of yet closed.
Comment by JERRY ALFRED RHODES on September 23, 2010 at 8:57am
THANKS JIM, YEAH BOY I REMEMBER THE TDE1.. GLAD THEY LEFT IT.
Comment by Jim Decota on September 22, 2010 at 7:34pm
No more Naval Training Center in San Diego! They gave it over to the city. Most of the buildings are now gone and have been replaced with housing. Some of the other buildings have been converted to retail stores. But, the USS Recruit (TDE-1) is still there and slated to be turned into a museum! If you go on Bing maps and use the "bird's eye" view, you can get a pretty good idea of the changes.
Comment by JERRY ALFRED RHODES on September 22, 2010 at 1:04pm
IS THE RTC BASE IN SAN DEIGO STILL OPERATING AS A BOOT CAMP?
Comment by David Lee Barbee on September 12, 2010 at 6:53pm
1956 Boot Camp RTC SDiego Company 56 - 266.
Arrived at RTC with an all Oklahoma group but was set back two weeks in training due to a bad reaction to one of the shots.
1964 to 1967 Trained five companies of recruits. First company was 64 - 585, Then followed 65 - 093, 65 - 910, 66 - 320, and 67 - 144.
Comment by James W Ward on September 10, 2010 at 6:38pm
Boot Camp 402-66, Radioman school and Teletype Repair school
66,66,68
 

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