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RTC Orlando Reunion

Time: October 9, 2018 at 2pm to October 14, 2018 at 9am
Location: Ramada Kissimmee Gateway
Street: 7470 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
City/Town: Kissimmee, FL
Website or Map: https://rtcorlandoreunion.com/
Phone: 407-630-8940
Event Type: duty, station, reunion
Organized By: RTC Orlando Reunion
Latest Activity: Sep 13

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The 2nd reunion for all former recruits, Company Commanders, and staff who were stationed at RTC Orlando between 1968 and 1994. All the details are on our web site, including the schedule and registration. 

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Comment by Richard K. "Pete" Peterson on September 13, 2018 at 11:59am

2/20/1969:  induction center in Los Angeles sent four of us to the brand new boot camp in Orlando.  I started in Company 072, spent a weekend in the base hospital, ended up in 077.  Mess hall was completed a couple of weeks before graduation.  The mock ship was ‘commissioned” the day of our graduation.  There was no naval training center facilities at the time.  All grads were sent to see except those of us signed up for advanced electronics or nuclear power.  I had temporary duty at Swan Island (reserve destroyer) in Portland, OR, before Nuke School at Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.  I was at S1W Nuclear Prototype in Idaho before being assigned to the USS Enterprise in 1971.  After one cruise to Vietnam, I had new construction in Virginia.  I was part of the first increment of the Pre-commissioning Crew for the USS South Carolina, DLGN-37 (changed to CGN-37 after commissioning).  I was an IC-1.

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