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Recruit Training Command, Orlando Florida

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RTC Orlando Veterans Roll Call online

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Are you attending the 2016 RTC Orlando reunion?

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Comment by Jodi Avecilla on September 15, 2008 at 9:38pm
Ahh, the glory days of boot camp! Nov '84 - Jan '85! Got to go to Sea World on Accompanied Liberty. Missed out on Individual Liberty because I had to report to "A" school in Norfolk, VA that weekend. I think our company was K014, but can't remember for sure.
Comment by Joel Redd on August 9, 2008 at 10:20pm
I was in Company 252 in June 1977, remember getting liberty and watching the movie Star wars. I can still remember the smell of RIF. I only took a shower kit with shower shoes and a shaving kit.Used to laugh when people got off the bus with suit cases and had to send all of it home.
Comment by John Eisenhard on July 26, 2008 at 12:25am
C141 from April to June of 1988.
Comment by P.J. Ross on July 16, 2008 at 10:25am
I was in Company 3016- the 16th company of women recruits to go thru Orlando after they moved RTC(W) from Bainbridge----they cranked our company thru in 8 weeks instead of 10, incentive to NOT get held back was that we graduated only a few days before Christmas 1972. I was JUST out of high school, voted in my first presidential election by absentee. We could have seen a night time space launch go off, but the officers wouldn't let us stay up past our bed time! It turned surprisingly cold for Florida, I discovered 2 pair of pantyhose worn at once kept my legs nice and warm under my new dress blue skirt. Disney World had JUST opened and our company commander said they were having a hard time hiring enough tailors to fit our uniforms, because everybody in town that could sew was making costumes for Walt Disney. The day we had our company picture taken, half of us were in dark blues, and half in summer dress- the rest were still at the shop! Our boot camp liberty was a day at Disney world, Which I really enjoyed after being packed in a room with 50 other women for several weeks- a couple of gals appointed themselves matchmakers for dates with the guys in the battallion across the street, but I said "Thanks, no. I have a "sweetie" in the Air Force, and today I just want to be ALONE LOL
Comment by Don S. Terry on July 4, 2008 at 2:26pm
I was in Co. 17, starting 11/4/68. Construction workers were still there. Saw the 1st Co. graduate.
I remember that a reserve co. got to march w/ us at graduation after they were only there 2 weeks.
Comment by Pete Fanning on June 11, 2008 at 4:43pm
Started here in C045 in December of 1984...watched the Space Shuttle take off....
Comment by Cindy_NJ on June 5, 2008 at 8:18am
hi there... i remember also RTC in orlando...... what memories eh??? i was in 106' ... up and down those stairs changing clothes and boondockers,etc... the GRINDER'...... doin pt gettin pebbles stuck in our chins lol... the clangin of our companys dogtags in unison'... i was mail' petty officer, had to get mail from the quarterdeck. i was the shortest in my division lol. the lovely chow hall......... peekin at guys while gettin orange juice hahaha..... dont forget haircut, and SHOT DAY'....... and graduation. , and the chain of commands, and the gas chamber, and classes, the cycling on the street'....... and the inspections.. and the whole thing. lol.
Comment by John (Blue Eagle) Maddalena on June 4, 2008 at 3:45pm
Good one Doug, brought back some old memories with this command. I pulled the web site for NTS, Orlando,Fla. the other day they have some pics that will give you the willies.
Comment by John (Blue Eagle) Maddalena on June 4, 2008 at 3:39pm
Ah Yes, My adventure started 11March '69 Company #0083 . I remember it well; I was in the 3rd floor barracks overlooking the chow hall on the end of the building and the famous "Grinder" was to the side of the building. I can remember watching those blanket party boys running around the grinder holding those old Springfields over thier heads. Those ummy green,greasy eggs they served for morning chow.
Comment by Al Lieberman on May 10, 2008 at 10:48am
I began my "adventure", October 1975 in company 127.

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