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USS Recruit TDE/TFFG-1

Every one that went to boot in San Diego should be a member here! She needs us!

Commissioned July 27, 1949. remained in service until NTC closure in 1997. Thousands of recruits passed her bow and learned seamanship on her decks.

Veterans: 71
Latest Activity: Jul 1, 2017

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Comment by Jerry Plumlee on July 1, 2017 at 8:59pm

Boot camp 525 1967

Comment by Larry Hammett on January 21, 2016 at 6:12pm
I made a mistake, my company was 59-340, not 59-318.
Comment by Larry Hammett on January 21, 2016 at 5:38pm
Hello mates, I was in recruit class 59-318 my CC was BM1 Rosenbauer,and asst. CC was BM1 Cooksen. Anyone remember them?
Comment by Jon Yim on January 17, 2015 at 2:48am

RECRUIT is currently getting a much-needed paint job and exterior restoration...the work started in mid-November 2014 and should be completed by February 2015...

Comment by Donald Mayer on August 10, 2014 at 10:58pm

Company 229 1958

Comment by Shane Wilson on August 7, 2014 at 11:51pm
Remember learning basic seamanship and Damage Control in 1991 Co 165.
Comment by Daniel Hollis on July 12, 2014 at 2:06am
Company 271 1970
Comment by ROBIN RUBEN FLORES on July 11, 2014 at 12:52am
Agreed. I'll be delighted to help Jim.
Comment by ROBIN RUBEN FLORES on July 10, 2014 at 11:41pm

Drill Company 944 (1977).


What can I do to help? Also: Walt I recall a time when no one thanked me for my service while on active duty. A result of the Vietnam Era and the way civilians looked down on the military. Lasted until Reagan became president and changed things. My how we need someone like him now1


Comment by Walt McCoy on January 24, 2014 at 9:39am

I schooled aboard the USS Recruit 1964 company 036, I got a chance to see the USS Recruit Oct. 2010 it is a memorial now. People in San Diego on bikes and walking thanked me for being in the Navy. Where the Training center was it is very relaxing now. Some of the old building still exist.


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