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Naval Training Center San Diego (NTC San Diego) (1923–1997) is a former United States Navy base located at the north end of San Diego Bay.

Veterans: 189
Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2018

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Naval Training Center San Diego 1976

Started by Phil Mercuri. Last reply by ROBIN RUBEN FLORES Aug 23, 2014. 2 Replies


Started by Joseph L. Dolgos Jul 21, 2014. 0 Replies

company 107 1963

Started by Cecil Pearson. Last reply by Terry Schiele HM-2 (RN) Jul 14, 2014. 1 Reply

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Comment by James W Ward on July 17, 2014 at 4:19pm

Rode a couple of PBR's up the delta once or twice, The brown water Navy was a bunch of great sailors.  courage and duty first!

Comment by Gary G Glass on July 17, 2014 at 3:54pm

I can honestly say that the one thing I wanted more than anything in the Navy, they never gave to me because I could not copy code fast enough. That was Rivron boat duty. I volunteered three times and was shot down three times. After a few years in the Navy and serving with guys that were on Rivron, I sure am glad I never got that wish. 

Comment by James W Ward on July 17, 2014 at 3:26pm

Yes, I remember the sign through bleary eyes after the bus ride from Los Angeles to San Diego.  Made it though boot camp with only one scar and the flu. but was glad to be going to BEEP school.  I knew most of what they taught so it was simple, Radio A school was good and we had fun learning the code (Standing watch in the barracks at night would lead to someone to sit up and start talking in Morse code) Then off to War.. That is where we found out it was not like the movies, Naïve we were and we were in the REAL Navy now. Little bit of Jungle training (but guys I am on a ship) and then in country with the Marines for a bit.  I can say now that I really did love the Navy, Bad times and Good, Proud to have served and thankful that I made it out alive. 

Comment by Gary G Glass on July 17, 2014 at 11:21am

sure did.I hated it too. Funny story, I quit school to join the Navy cause I was sick of school. The Navy sent me to school for 2 yrs. My luck.

Comment by Charles Dennis Sissel on July 17, 2014 at 11:18am

Gary did Radiomen have to go through BEEP school before RM A school?


Comment by Gary G Glass on July 17, 2014 at 11:14am

Looking back now on that sign, it seems sort of silly but at the time, it was very scary.

Comment by Gary G Glass on July 17, 2014 at 11:13am

Comment by Jim Decota on July 17, 2014 at 10:49am

Remember the sign? What they didn't tell you when you arrived was written between the lines!

Comment by ROBIN RUBEN FLORES on July 7, 2014 at 7:58pm

anyone from Drill Company 944, 1977?


Comment by David W Asche on June 21, 2014 at 3:50pm

Near the end of Boot, we were all given our orders where we were going to go after Boot.  I was going to "ML-A School".

I asked my CC BT-1 Sam Deaton what "ML-A School" was.

He said he didn't know. Never heard of it before.

I asked him a year or so back if he found out what  "Molder" was.  He said, "Yes, I was assigned to a Destroyer Tender and found out about Molders."

I still E-Mail with him now. 


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