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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%
Voters: 171. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-01-2017, 06:04 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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I was in San Diego NTC in 1977 and still remember watching the Marine boots while I shined my boondockers and smoked cigarettes after a "tough" day.


I have a number of Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard PT shirts that I wear around the house. But I can't wear a USMC T-shirt, nothing but respect for those guys.


I also remember the jets flying over. Also I remember a big white hotel on the beach in the distance, the Coronado Hotel maybe? I told myself as soon as I got out of boot camp I was going there and getting a room, never happened


Seems like the other day.



Yep. The big white hotel is the Del Coronado. Still going strong after more than a 100 years. You'll usually see a few Marines who just graduated boot camp along with their families touring the place. NTC is long gone but for some reason the strip clubs and bars along Rosecrans adjacent to the old base are still around for some reason.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Council Bluffs, IA (Phx AZ Native)
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Yep. The big white hotel is the Del Coronado. Still going strong after more than a 100 years. You'll usually see a few Marines who just graduated boot camp along with their families touring the place. NTC is long gone but for some reason the strip clubs and bars along Rosecrans adjacent to the old base are still around for some reason.
So, msgsing, where is NTC SD located now? There is a ROTC cadet in a high school that I work at that upon her graduation this year she told me that she is to train in San Diego for her boot camp. OR she is in for a rude awakening and end up at BRRRR Great Lakes NTC? Thanks.
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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So, msgsing, where is NTC SD located now? There is a ROTC cadet in a high school that I work at that upon her graduation this year she told me that she is to train in San Diego for her boot camp. OR she is in for a rude awakening and end up at BRRRR Great Lakes NTC? Thanks.
NTC San Diego is now been redeveloped into Liberty Station - a mixed retail, commercial and residential area.

Yup - the only Naval training facility for enlisted is at Great Lakes.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:31 PM
 
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1979 Lackland AFB, Texas
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:42 PM
 
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Great Lakes, March 1968................U.D.T.buds {RUDT ] Little Creek '
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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U.S. Coast Guard - Cape May, NJ. October - December 1995. Company, Yankee-147
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