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View Poll Results: When and Where Was Your Boot/Basic Training?
Air Force 33 19.30%
Army 65 38.01%
Coast Guard 2 1.17%
Marine Corps 20 11.70%
Navy 51 29.82%
Poll Created Aug 30, 2017. Moderator Will Update Manually --- Page 5 0 0%
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Great Lakes IL Naval Training Center for Boot Camp in early 1961.
Great Lakes IL Naval Training Center for E&E Prep School then same location for Electrician Mate Class A School in mid to late 61.
USN Submarine Base, New London CT for Submarine School then to my first boat, USS Hardhead SS365, New London CT in late 61.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:18 AM
 
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Great Lakes IL Naval Training Center for Boot Camp in early 1961.
Great Lakes IL Naval Training Center for E&E Prep School then same location for Electrician Mate Class A School in mid to late 61.
USN Submarine Base, New London CT for Submarine School then to my first boat, USS Hardhead SS365, New London CT in late 61.
you saying you went from boot camp/prep school/A school/ and finished Submarine school all in the year 1961?


Amazing !


any yet today recruiters say the Navy needs 6 year enlistments because the schooling is so long ?
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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you saying you went from boot camp/prep school/A school/ and finished Submarine school all in the year 1961?


Amazing !


any yet today recruiters say the Navy needs 6 year enlistments because the schooling is so long ?
If I recall Boot Camp was 8-10 weeks, one week leave, E&E Prep 4-6 weeks, one week leave, EM A School 4 to 6 weeks, one week leave. Sub School 4-6 weeks, one week leave. All total less then one year. This on a 4 year enlistment.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:36 PM
 
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Ft. Dix, NJ 2/21/1966
Ended up in the 1st. Cav
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:14 PM
 
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you saying you went from boot camp/prep school/A school/ and finished Submarine school all in the year 1961?


Amazing !


any yet today recruiters say the Navy needs 6 year enlistments because the schooling is so long ?
Depends on the schooling. Nukes have long schools, an ST not so much. Enlistments for submarines range from 4-6 years depending on the rate (due to the school length).
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:53 PM
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US Army Fort Ord CA 50's, D-10-3, then Fort Monmouth NJ Signal Corp, then off to Korea.
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Old 08-28-2017, 01:49 PM
 
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Default Basic Training

Like Phil306 said nobody has boot camp training like the Marines, everyone else has basic training. I know, I was in basic training 7 July 1972 to 11 November 1972, NTC San Diego, California and I watched those Marines go through that "boot camp"!

Side note: Our barracks was next to the wire which on the other side was San Diego International Airport. When those PSA jets would take off over us, those "smiles" on the underside of the front fuselages made all of us "maggots" give the ol' fickle-finger-of_fate award!!
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:19 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Like Phil306 said nobody has boot camp training like the Marines, everyone else has basic training. I know, I was in basic training 7 July 1972 to 11 November 1972, NTC San Diego, California and I watched those Marines go through that "boot camp"!

Side note: Our barracks was next to the wire which on the other side was San Diego International Airport. When those PSA jets would take off over us, those "smiles" on the underside of the front fuselages made all of us "maggots" give the ol' fickle-finger-of_fate award!!

I went through Marine Corps boot camp in San Diego during the Vietnam War. There were also training areas that were adjacent to the airport. Recall times I watched the aircraft and wished I was on one of them. As I live in San Diego there are news reports every year or two about recruits jumping the fence and getting all the way across the runway and into the terminal before getting caught.


Have you been back to San Diego? The old Navy basic training center closed down in the mid 90's and has been gradually redeveloped into commercial and residential spaces and schools. The old USS Recruit has been preserved and is on display. A lot of the old buildings are also still around including the Navy Chapel, some of the barracks and the parade ground.
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Orange County
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Lackland AFB Texas Feb 1972
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:29 PM
 
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USCG Training Center Cape May, NJ October 2003.
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