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SSC Great Lakes, IL

Service School Command, Great Lakes, Illinois

Veterans: 33
Latest Activity: Dec 31

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Comment by Lee Damicone on December 31, 2017 at 7:03pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of my fellow SSC GREAT LAKES, IL members.

Comment by James H. Houchin MMC(SW) Retired on October 16, 2017 at 1:41pm

After boot camp at Great Lakes (Winter) I went to MM A as a FA out of boot School was from 27 April to 01 August 1977. Was berthed in the Quads I think Quad 333. School was backlog when I got there from boot. I had to muster every morning at the school, we got assigned different jobs everyday till we could get into class. Summer was warm we had no A/C in the barracks and I was on C Shift for the Hot Plant phase had to try and sleep during the day with construction (New Sewer Lines) going on outside Left as a MMFN for USS Midway CV-41 out of Yokosuka, Japan

Comment by Douglas James Riley on October 8, 2013 at 6:25pm
BP&E school, then Engineman A school IN 70 before shipping out to Assault Craft Unit One and VN
Comment by Russell David Jones on September 11, 2013 at 2:54pm

Would like to find this patch, served as an EN A School Instructor 1979 to 1981

Comment by ALPHONSE J LARIVEE on October 19, 2012 at 7:04am

Does anyone have a copy of thier Graduation certificate from Class "A " BT School? . All my Navy stuff,uniforms,Medals,certificates were lost in a house fire in the early 70's. Iv'e managed to get my medals replaced through the Enlisted Navy records facility in St Louis,Mo, and all my certificates with from Tiffany Publishing Co in Norfolk Va.with  the exception of my BT "A"' School certificate. I can scan and send you a copy of my DD-214 form which shows my attendance at BT "A School. Thank You.

Comment by Russell David Jones on September 21, 2011 at 7:54pm
Instructed EN "A" School from 1979 to 1982
Comment by Lawrence "Ski" Gorski on May 1, 2011 at 5:34pm
I also attended MM "A" School and probably lived in the same barracks as Paul, but I was there from Sept. '65 to Dec. '65. I couldn't understand why we shifted to blues shortly after I arrived, but the next week it snowed and then there was always snow on the ground the rest of the time I was there. I returned to MM "A" School, only it was then called Propulsion Engineering School (PE School) in June '74 as an Instructor. I started in the 600 PSI Hot Plant then became a Plank Owner in the 1200 PSI Hot Plant. I remember that tour well, as I made Chief while I was there. I loved the duty but hated the weather, both in the winter (too cold and too white) and summer (just too hot and humid).
Comment by Paul E Liles on March 16, 2011 at 8:54pm

Hello ... I was assigned to MM "A" School in Great Lakes from December 1972 through Apr 1973.  Lived right across from the Enlisted Men's Club.

Comment by Jim Verna on January 30, 2011 at 7:55pm
I went to B.P.&E. and M.M.A. schools from Oct.1970 to Feb.1971.
Comment by Veronica Jasso on October 14, 2010 at 8:56pm
MM-A School in 93

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