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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

 
 
Old 09-30-2008, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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I think this is one critical reason why so many people learned to hate the Navy fast. Great Lakes IL was a horrible place. Cold, gray overcast sky, bitter cold. If the boot camp was set in San Diego, they'd probably have much more enthusiastic new recruits. I've never been to Corpus Cristi, or Pensacola, but these might better locales also.
Yup...went to OCS in Pensacola. I'd take the summer humidity over that wind off Lake Michigan any day!
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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I went to Navy Boot Camp in Orlando FL, Aug - Oct 78. They use to tell us that off duty police hung out in the orange groves outside the base to catch those trying to escape....

Company 256 and I can still remember sweating off body parts marching on the grinder.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I was thinking there are many of us on here.. maybe some of us did boot camp together. We might be able to reconnect to friends long lost.

I did Boot Camp in April of 1989 at Fort DIX New Jersey. I was in Alpha 2-26.
Orlando RTC, started Sep 7, 1988.
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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February 1990 Orlando, Florida followed by Navy Nuclear Machinist Mate A school. Dropped out of Nuclear Power school.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:57 AM
 
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I think this is one critical reason why so many people learned to hate the Navy fast. Great Lakes IL was a horrible place. Cold, gray overcast sky, bitter cold. If the boot camp was set in San Diego, they'd probably have much more enthusiastic new recruits. I've never been to Corpus Cristi, or Pensacola, but these might better locales also.
The USAF's basic training is in San Antonio, TX. A GREAT place in the Spring, Fall and even most of Winter. But DAMN hot in the Summer. Glad I went thru in January.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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USAF: Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX October 1986-Basic Training

Lowry AFB, Denver, CO December 1986 to August 1987-Tech School
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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Navy Boot Camp Great Lakes Company 256, 17th Div July 87

OCS (06-96) in P'cola September '95

Retiring November '09
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:42 PM
 
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USAF Lackland AFB, TX

August 1995

Mcguire AFB, NJ 605th AGS until August 1999
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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U.S. Army, Fort Jackson, SC summer of 1999
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:31 PM
 
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Fort Sill, OK May 2003
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