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Comment by Mark W. Senda on June 14, 2020 at 10:33pm

Did 2 tours at CSTSC. First was DS-A school from late 1977 through early 1978.  From there DS-C school at NAS Key West (CVIC), then out to the USS Ranger in 1979.  Upon Rangers return from a WestPac, they decided to send me back to CSTSC for a second DS-C school (Supply Systems) in mid 1980, then back to Ranger where I completed my enlistment in 1983.   A lot of memories, most good during both tours in Mare Island.

Comment by Donald F. Schaeffer on January 15, 2019 at 10:01pm

Mare Island was my most enjoyable duty station during my 14 years in the Navy.  Attended TALOS Missile Test, TATTE, "C" school in 1971.  Check into the "New Barracks" in front of H-1 the day before they were dedicated. After graduation, I moved aboard the USS Long Beach CGN-9, while she was being refuled there.  After detaching from the Long Beach just before Christmas of 1974 when she was heading back to WESPAC, I reported back for AN/SPS-48A Radar "C" school Jan 75 to Sept 75.  Returned for AN/SPS48C upgrade while on Instructor Duty for the AN/SPS 48 at Dam Neck, VA. in 1978.

Comment by Frank E. Rueckert on March 19, 2016 at 11:35am

Hey, Jim Donaldson, I was there in 1968 as a student in TALOS/TATTE "C" school.

Comment by MARVIN MADDOX on March 19, 2016 at 12:40am
Attended A & C school in 1971-73 also on
Mare Islands Boxing Team.
Visited Mare Island Dec. 2013,its rundown but still looks similiar, but no people.
Comment by john clark on October 10, 2015 at 11:04pm

i am from the H1/H2 bldg Chief Ponce became a civilian instructor and gave a tour of the uss midway during the reconstruction 

Comment by Joey Gonzales on August 22, 2014 at 6:10pm

How's everyone doing?  It's definitely nice to see the site of the old CSTSC school house.  Brings back great memories!  This is where I acquired my DS "A" skills back in 1989; followed with "C" school up on the hill (AEGIS UYK-43 pipeline).  I didn't think I would stick around the Navy this long, but I did.  Now, I'm just a few months away from termnal leave and getting my trinkets ready for the shadow box.  Anyone know where I can get a CSTSC coin?  Not available on Ebay.  Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your input/assistance in advance!




Comment by Daniel Hollis on June 22, 2014 at 7:06pm
"I went to CSTSC from 1970-1971. I later taught both DS "A" and "C" school. Biggest mistake I made was getting out after passing the chiefs exam. My brother also taught at FT "A" and "C" school, Talos. I taught…"
Comment by Robert G. Larsen on June 22, 2014 at 3:11pm
For Jim Donaldson:
The only instructor I can recall is Marine Sgt. John Stewart, who taught the KY-8 night class. That would have been a couple years after your time, though.
Comment by Robert G. Larsen on June 19, 2014 at 12:06pm
I went to TSEC/KY-8 school for eight weeks in 1968, while the ship was in the yards. Someone told me to request night school. I wasn't disappointed. Great parties on Friday nights and excellent mid rats.
Comment by Brian W. Cottrell on May 17, 2014 at 9:37am

Greetings. I wasn't stationed here but my Dad was. My Father FTCS Keith Cottrell retired here June 1, 1979. I can recall that day like it was yesterday. My parents are presently living in Boise, Idaho and I'm teaching English in China. Thanks to you all for your service to our country. ( Brian. prior-Navy AK2 ( AW )  ) 


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