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Field Medical Service School FMSS

For seven boot camp-like, rifle-toting, blister-breaking weeks, the Navy and Marine Corps team up at Field Medical Service School (FMSS) East to mold standard Navy-issue corpsmen into Sailors good enough for the Fleet Marine Force (FMF)

Location: Camp Pendleton
Veterans: 46
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

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Looking for class photo2

Started by Robert L. Seago. Last reply by Robert Gregory Baker on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Graduated November 3 1982 Camp P. Not sure of class #, nothing on my certificate from FMSS. Started Sept. 1982

Lost and damaged FMSS Company photos.

Started by Dave Chapman Oct 22, 2017. 0 Replies

Good afternoon. Looking for replacement photos of my FMSS unit with company photo, to replace the ones that were lost and damaged to water. I was at Camp Johnson from May to June of 1982; Thanks in…Continue

Does Anyone remember my Brother? FMSS early 1967

Started by Dean Vercruysse Sep 11, 2016. 0 Replies

Hello to all, and Thank you all for your service!  My brother HN Gregory P. Vercruysse went through FMSS at Camp Pendleton the very first part of 1967. He went to Viet Nam in late April, early May…Continue

Semper Fi, Folks

Started by Curt Hiller. Last reply by Timothy Michael Shalk Mar 25, 2014. 9 Replies

Okay, 1972, 2nd Amtrac Btn, Force Troops, Camp Lenjeune, Courthouse Bay Dispensary. Been there and definitely done that. Quite an experience but I am proud of the 2 years with the Marines. I am a…Continue

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Comment by Robert Gregory Baker on June 22, 2020 at 10:44pm

would love to find a graduation Photo Co. 028 3rd Platoon Feb. 1983 FMSS Camp Pendleton 

Comment by Dave Chapman on October 16, 2017 at 6:59pm

Good evening y'all. Hope all my fellow brothers in arms are doing well. Trying to locate copies of my class at Camp Johnson from May - June of 1982.I would like the full company picture, and both group pictures. I think  I was in "B" Co., but I am not sure. My copies were destroyed by water. Thanks for any and all help with this request.

Comment by Richard Doggett on January 28, 2016 at 1:30pm

James, I went through FMSS in late 69. Was only 4 weeks long and compared to what they have now t was a joke. We were prepared using the WWII version . You'd think that the Marines would know more about jungle warfare than anyone but they imparted very little of that useful history. I learned on the job assigned to CAP 2-7-2 just to the starboard of the middle of no where. 12 Marines one Corpsman in my CAP (Combined Action Platoon). Would have need nice to have the kind of training they give now-a-days. Semper Fi Rick Doggett HM2. Retired in 1990 as a Major, Army Nurse Corps.

Comment by James B. Johnson on January 27, 2016 at 4:01pm

Don't recall class number but was at Camp Pendleton FMSS sometime in 1978 after tour of duty at NRMC Oakland enroute to next duty at US Naval Hospital Guam, M.I.

Had a great time, was one of the few classmates that had a car that afforded me the opportunities for a trip to Las Vegas, a couple of weekends around LA, Hollywood, Universal Studios & Disney. Always had a "car full" on these excursions!

After graduation, even helped a couple of other Corpsmen getting an extra day or so with their local residing families. All good except the speeding ticket for having "a red sports car" while taking a fellow Corpsman home just south of San Diego!

Left with a Court appearance date pending while enroute overseas. What a mess to clear up and get the "failure to appear" warrant cleared while on Guam.

Comment by Carl Hill on February 6, 2015 at 2:05pm

This is a WARNO: SEPT2015 marks the 65 Year Anniversary of Field Medical Training Battalion onboard Camp Pendleton CA. We will be having a get together on 25SEP2015. More details to follow but we would like as much participation as possible!

Comment by Carl Hill on June 1, 2014 at 10:47am


I have seen many comments about people looking for class pictures. I am stationed at FMTB-W right now and just ran into a bunch of old pictures in tubes and stacks. Please email me month and year and I will do my best to get these scanned and emailed out.


Carl Hill

Comment by Christopher Sylvanus Barker III on April 28, 2014 at 10:53am

Same time and same barracks I was in.  I was on the lower floor.  If you were facing the E.M. Club, I would have been in the squad bay to the right of the office.  Terrible 3.2% beer.

Comment by Bob Northcutt on April 28, 2014 at 8:49am

I can't remember the company number, however I was at Delmar May -  July 67..  in the barracks across street from em club... I do remember closing club several nights...

Comment by Christopher Sylvanus Barker III on April 24, 2014 at 12:04pm

I was in Class E-6705, Alpha Company, late May-July 1967.  Got any idea how I can get a copy of our class photo?

Comment by Robert Gregory Baker on April 24, 2014 at 9:24am

good morning Doc's


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