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Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes


Recruit Training Command, RTC Great Lakes

Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes is located in Northern Chicago, Illinois

Veterans: 266
Latest Activity: May 21

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Comment by danny joe daulton on May 21, 2020 at 5:49am

We did our service week over Christmas back at camp Barry, I was at the "long desk". Since I had been in camp for a month that made me "salty" to the new guys coming in. I felt sorry for them. They were all scared and didn't know what to expect. First Christmas away from home. Very lonely time. Cold all the time, but the Navy was kind enough to send me to Midway Island right after boot leave. Arrived in Hawaii in dress blues. Duhhh

Comment by steven richmond on May 20, 2020 at 7:13pm

Great Lakes November 1970 to Feb., 1971  Below zero 40% of the time. Company 408.

Comment by David De Rooy on May 20, 2020 at 6:48pm

I always thought it was sunny southern California. When I got to San Diego it was November and for the next three months it was either overcast or rainy most of the time. We wore our raincoats a lot of days. It was still above freezing but being wet made it feel colder

Comment by danny joe daulton on May 20, 2020 at 1:23pm

1968 Nov. CO 702. Cold time on the lake

Comment by Wm. E. Gardner on April 3, 2020 at 3:29pm

great lakes 1959 comp.588 dam cold up there.

Comment by James P. Hollingsworth on April 1, 2020 at 11:47am

Went to Great Lakes boot camp in 1959 company 47 chief Olds. Our commander 

Comment by frank noel on April 1, 2020 at 8:58am
Arrived in great Lakes April 1980 graduated June 1980 with honors co#108 can't remember the vision or my CC but we are up towards the back by the field am looking for old bootcamp shipmates trying to find some pictures or a copy of my company keel I started with 093 got asmoded but it worked out graduated with honors looking forward to reconnecting with any of my bootcamp shipmates stay safe go Navy
Comment by Robert Gregory Baker on September 14, 2019 at 11:32am

I think I found my Boot Camp CC BMC Arndt ! unfortunately I saw  tombstone with his name a fouled anchor and MCPO on it , he passed in 2011 , 

Comment by Christopher James Cook on May 5, 2019 at 4:50pm

 company 377, 1986.......Airman Apprentice Cook, Anyone out there,That was with me? Shipmates. 

Comment by Robert Gregory Baker on May 2, 2019 at 12:42pm

company 038 , 1980.....BMC Arndt , EM1 Schultz Company Commanders .   anyone out there ?


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