US Naval Training Center - Anchor Yearbook (San Diego, CA)
- Class of 1970
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U. S. NAVAL TRAINING CEN'TER
San Diego, California
OUNTLESS GENERATIONS 0f seafaring men
have come to regard the anchor as a symbol of
their profession and a mark of security to the ships on
which they serve. By the Romans the anchor was regarded
as a symbol of wealth and commerce, while the Greeks
gave to it the significance of hope and steadiness, a mean-
ing that persists in religion and heraldry today. The
symbolism of the Greeks was carried on by the early
Christians with a meaning of steadfastness, hope and
Here, too, in recruit training, the anchor has special
significance, not only as the symbol of the recruit,s new
life and surroundings but also as the steadfast symbol of
the security in his new career that his recruit training
will give him.
In the pages that follow, the daily life of a recruit
is traced from his initial arrival at the Naval Training
Center until his graduation some ten weeks later.
HE NAVAL TRAINING CENTER, San Diego, had
its inception in 1916 when Mr. William Kettner, Con-
gressman from the Eleventh Congressional District of
California and spokesman for the San Diego Chamber
of Commerce, interested the Honorable Franklin D. Roose-
velt, then Assistant Secretary of the Navy, in establishing
a naval training activity on the shores of San Diego Bay.
Due to the Nation7s entry into World War I, further
development of this plan was postponed until 1919, when
Congress authorized acceptance by the Navy 0f the present
site of the Training Center. The original grant consisted of
135 acres of highland donated by the San Diego Chamber
of Commerce and 142 acres of tideland given by the City
of San Diego. Construction work began in 1921, and on
1 June 1923 the U. S. Naval Training Station, San Diego,
was placed in commission under the command of Captain
tlater Rear Admirall David F. Sellers, U. 5. Navy.
At the time of its commissioning in 1923 the station
bore little resemblance to its present size or arrangement.
At that time Camp Paul Jones housed the entire population
of the station and the maximum recruit strength was 1,500.
The period of recruit training was then sixteen weeks.
The shore line of San Diego Bay extended considerably
further inland than at present, and the land now occupied
by Preble Field, the North Athletic Area and Camp Far-
ragut was entirely under water. The recruit parade ground
was located on the present site of the Public Works garage.
During the 192075 the Recruit Receiving and Outgoing
Units were housed in the Detention Unit, known as Camp
Ingram, which consisted of a group of walled tents adjacent
to the south boundary of Camp Paul Jones. Until Camp
Lawrence was completed in 1936, recruits spent their first
three weeks of training under canvas in this Detention Unit.
In 1939 a construction program was commenced which
within three years was to increase the capacity of the
station four-fold. This expansion went hand in glove with
a large scale program of harbor improvements by means
of which the channel and anchorages in San Diego Bay
were deepened and 130 acres of tilled land were added
to the eastern boundaries of the station. By 1941 Camp
Luce had been completed, and the construction of Camps
Mahan, Decatur, and Farragut was already well under
way when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Virtually
all this construction work was completed by September,
1942, when the capacity of the station had reached its
wartime peak of 33,000 men, 25,000 of whom were recruits.
The period of recruit training during World War II varied
between three weeks and seven weeks.
In April, 1944, the Secretary of the Navy Changed the
status of the Training Station to that of a group command
and redesignated it the U. S. Naval Training Center,
San Diego. Under the Center Commander were estab-
lished three subordinate commands: The Recruit Training
Command, The Service School Command and the Admin-
The years immediately following World War II saw a
considerable reduction in population of the Training
Center despite a post-war expansion of the Service Schools,
and by the end of 1949 the population of the Center had
dropped to a twenty-year low of 5,800 men. Six months
later, when the Communists invaded the Republic of Korea,
an immediate expansion of all Naval training activities
took place and by September of 1950 the Center was
again Operating at nearly full capacity.
CAPTAIN ARTHUR T. EMERSON, JR., U.S.N.
Commander, U. S. Vaval Training Center
San Diego, Cal Ornia
CONIMANDER JOHN NI. FERRAXTE, U.S.N.
Recruit Training Command
During the early months of the Korean conflict it became apparent
that the demand for trained personnel in the rapidly growing Pacific
Fleet would require further expansion of this training center. Accord-
ingly steps were taken by the Navy Department to reactivate Camp
Elliott, formerly a World War 11 Marine Corps training camp which
is located ten miles north of San Diego on Kearny Mesa. On
15 January 1951 Camp Elliott was placed in commission as Elliott
Annex of the Naval Txrairtin'g Center; for the purpose of conducting
the primary phases of recruit training. In March, 1953, in line with
the planned reduction in size of the Navy, training at Elliott Annex
was discontinued and it was placed in an inactive status. During its
two years of operation, over 150,000 recruits received training there.
Late in 1952 projects were approved to convert some recruit
barracks into classrooms and to extend training facilities by con-
struction of a permanent recruit camp on the undeveloped Training
Center land lying to the south and east of the estuary. The six
converted barracks went into service as recruit classrooms in April,
1953, and construction work on the new camp was completed in 1955.
In late 1964 a new school to train recruits in the vital function of
firefighting was opened at Carroll Canyon, some 15 miles north east
of San Diego. With the completion of this project the Naval Training
Center filled out to its present boundaries of 535 acres.
In late 1965, the demand for trained Navy men to man the addi-
tional ships and overseas billets, required to meet the Vietnam crisis,
brought the on-board population to a record of over 18,000 recruits,
the highest since Korea. At the same time7 a military construction
program got underway with the foundation of a new 8,000-man mess
hall being laid adjacent to Bainbridge Court. In addition, an ambi-
tious five-year program was formalized for the construction of
modern barracks, TV classrooms and administration facilities. The
face lifting of the Recruit Training Command is expected to be
completed by the early 1970s.
In the furtherance of its mission of supplying trained naval
personnel to the fleets and ships of the United States Navy, each of
the three subordinate commands of the Naval Training Center has
important roles to fill.
The Administrative Command has the responsibility of conducting
most of the Centers administrative business and furnishing a wide
range of services necessary to the daily life of the large community
which the Center has become. The Administrative Command has
the responsibility of maintaining the Centeris buildings and grounds,
and through its facilities all personnel on the Center are housed,
fed, clothed and paid7 and receive their medical and dental care.
The Administrative Command also provides such other community
services as recreational and Navy Exchange facilities; com-
munications, postal and transportation services; and police and
Under the Service School Command are grouped more than
twenty Navy Schools in which recruits as well as men from the fleet
receive training in the specialized duties of certain ratings. Most
of these are Class 9A19 schools, where non-rated men learn the skills
and information necessary to them to perform a specific petty
oHicer rating. Among these schools are those which train fire con-
trol technicians, electricians mates, radiomen, yeomen, commissary-
men and stewards. Other schools teach specialized skills such as
motion picture operation, teletype maintenance and stenography.
The present capacity of the Service Schools is about 5,000 men.
The largest of the three commands at the Training Center is the
Recruit Training Command. Here the recruit undergoes his transi-
tion from civilian to military life; learns the history, traditions,
customs and regulations of his chosen service; and receives instruc-
tion in naval skill and subjects which will be basic information
throughout his period of naval service.
Most of the facilities of the Recruit Training Command are
centered on Bainbridge Court and occupy the western half of the
Training Center. Here are concentrated the barracks and head-
quarters of the recruit brigade, and nearby are located the mess
hall, classrooms, athletic fields and recreation buildings used by
Now in its forty seventh year of service to the Navy, the Naval
Training Center, San Diego, faces with confidence the chal-
lenges of an unsettled world,
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Effwcwency Award Flag Mmtary EfwaIency Trophy
Each Fridalx afternoon on Prehle Field all graduating
companies participate in their final Recruit Brigade Ree
View Hertz entireh under the cnmmund at their recruit
petty otit'ieerse the graduating companies go through the
now familiar parade procedures and pass in review for the
.Xt this Rexiew the Commanding Officer presents the
Brigade. Academic: and possibly the much coveted Mili-
tary Efficiency and or the Academic Efficiency award, to
the appropriate graduating companies.
One du'x during the following week the recruit company
will complete its last day of training, and its members,
having sewn mi their apprentice stripes, will be eligible
torgraduution leave and reassignment
Recruit Training Comma nder presents Brigade Award
Recruit Traini ng Comma nder presents Academic Awa rd
At this Reximy the Commanding
Officer presents the Honor Certifie
eates t0 the Honormen of each mm-
paiiy, Finalh the Commanding Offi-
cer or a distinguished Visitor makes
the presentation of the American
Spirit Medai tn the one recruit who
has been chosen for this award.
Recruit Training Comma nder presents Honor Certificates
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1. Miiitary Efficiency Award: To win the Efficiency Award 3 Come
pany must have won each of the weekly milita ry awards, Brigade
awa rd, Academic award and two athletic championships.
5 Academic Award: The Academic Award is presented to that
graduating Company which has achieved the highest academic
average in competiton with the other companies in the training
8. Weekly Military Award: The Weekly Military Award is presented
to the Company having the highest weekly average in competition
with the other Companies in the training group.
2. Athletic Excellence Award: To win the Athletic Excellence A-
ward a Company must win five of the seven sports events.
Field and Track
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Blue and White
6. Sports Streamers: Compa
on the company guidon.
9. Company Guidon: Each Company is issued a blue flag with gold
numerals corresponding to the company number. it is carried in
front of the company when in formation. The stars represent a
wards the company may have won. Red stareWeekIy Military Award
Winner, White-Weekly Military Award Runner-Up, GoId-Brigade A-
ward, BIue-Academic Awa rd, Green-Weekly Academic Award.
3. Competitive Sports Award: Awarded the Company with the high
est number of totat points tn the sports events
Black and White
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.ports streamers are carried
A Perpetual Military Efficiency trophy
B Perpetual Academic Excellence trophy
C Perpetual Athletic Excellance trophy
10. The wmnmg Compames number and Company commander's
name IS engraved on these trophtes.
4. Academic Excellence: To wm the Academic Excellence Award,
a Company must Win the Academtc Award. attain an overall acae
demlc mark of 3.50 and be m the upper hatf of the training group
7. Brigade Award: The Brigade Award is presented to that gradu-
atton company havmg the highest overall average for the entire
ll. Infantry Flag: Datly award for the best Company passmg rh ref
T THE RECEIVING and Outfitting Unit, better known
as liR and Of, the recruit receives his first introduction
to recruit training. Here he is given thorough medical and
dental examinations, takes various mental tests and is issued
his outfit of Navy uniforms and Clothing.
Soon after his arrival he and some seventy other young
men are assigned to their recruit company. As a newly formed
company they are liwelcomed aboard77 by an olhcer repre-
sentative of the Commanding OHicer and are placed under
the Charge of an experienced senior petty omcer who will be
their company commander throughout their period of recruit
training, Each company commander is a carefully selected,
thoroughly experienced career Navy petty ofhcer of demon-
strated leadership ability who has received special training in
working with recruits.
In his new company the recruit will meet young men from
all walks of life and sections of the country, Among these
men who will be his iishipmatesi7 for the next nine weeks, he
may form friendships which will be lifelong.
One of the most important steps in the ilin processingii stage
is the administration of the Navyis General Classification Test
battery. The results of these tests together with a later meeting
with a trained classification interviewer will lead to the selection
of a career pattern in the Navy, and in some cases, to special
schooling after his graduation from recruit training.
Having donned his new Navy uniform and shipped his
Civilian Clothes home, the new recruit is now ready to move
to the Primary Training Regiment where his company will
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AVING LEFT CIVILIAN LIFE behind him, the recruit
at once finds himself in unfamiliar surroundings where
he is governed by a new code of regulations, where words
and phrases have acquired new meanings, and where new
obligations and responsibilities have been placed upon him.
In the classrooms the recruit receives basic information on
the rules and regulations by which he will be governed; the
history, traditions and customs of the service of which he has
become a part; and the privileges and obligations which he
has assumed as a member of the naval service.
Here, too, he gains a better understanding of the government
of his nation and the role he plays in it. Through lecture and
discussion he becomes more aware of his responsibilities as a
citizen and the responsibilities that his country has assumed
in the world of today.
The Navyls rating structure and its system of career advance-
ment are explained to him. He is taught how to recognize the
various naval ranks and ratings and the opportunities he will
have in attaining petty oHicer 0r commissioned officer status.
As the recruit progresses in training and becomes more
familiar with naval history, the names of Paul Jones, Preble,
Decatur, Farragut, Nimitz, Halsey and other naval heroes in
whose honor the camps, buildings and streets of the Training
Center are named take on new meanings. By learning of the
deeds of these heroes of our earlier naval history, there comes
a realization and acceptance of the proud heritage carried
forward by the man-of-warsman of the United States Navy.
ORDNANCE and GUN N ERY
TO BE AN EFFECTIVE fighting unit, a warship must be
capable of inliicting maximum damage upon the enemy;
to survive, it must be able to defend itself against hostile attack.
In Ordnance Training, the recruit learns some of the the duties
performed on board ship by llThe Man Behind the Gun?
Ordnance and Gunnery training begins with instruction in
the use Of small arms. At the snapping-in range, under the
guidance of experienced rifie range coaches, the recruit
learns how to load and sight a rifle, how to adjust the sling,
and how to fire the weapon from the several positions, Later he
will spend a day on the outdoor ritie range firing the Garand
M-l rifle itfor record? He will also be instructed in the use
of the service pistol and carbine and will witness firings of
the Browning automatic rifie and the Thompson sub-machine
gun. Thfoughout, the safe use of weapons is stressed in instruc-
tion and rigidly enforced on the firing line.
In advanced training the recruit receives an introduction
to the larger weapons he will see on board ship and learns
some of the principles of their operation. Although he will not
witness the actual firing of these shipboard weapons until he
goes to sea, he receives practical experience in sighting and
loading a five-inch gun, using dummy ammunition. He is
shown the various types of ammunition he will encounter and
handle on board ship and learns the necessity for strictly
observing the safety precautions which are necessary for his
own safety and that of his shipmates.
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On The Firing Line
TO MEN WHO WILL ttgo down to the sea in shipsll a
knowledge of basic seamanship is fundamental. Although
some seamanship skills can be mastered only from long expe-
rience at sea, the foundations upon which these skills are
based form an important part of recruit training. Emphasis
here is placed upon teaching the recruit the language of the
sea and the names and uses of the tools of his new trade.
Among the subjects taught to the recruit are marlinspike
seamanship and knot tying, steering and sounding, anchoring
and mooring, and the recognition of various types of ships,
their characteristics and structures. He learns the principles of
shipboard organization and something of the role he will later
play as a member of his shipis company. He receives practical
instruction in the use of the sound-powered telephones by
which personnel stationed in various parts of a ship may
communicate with each other.
To facilitate practical demonstrations of these subjects the
RECRUIT, a scale model of a destroyer escort, was constructed
on shore for use by recruits. On board this landlocked ship
practical exercises are'held in stationing personnel for getting
underway and in anchoring, the handling of mooring lines,
the manning of watch and battle stations.
Small boat drills are conducted the year around. Each recruit
By the time he completes recruit training the recruit will
have learned many of the fundamentals of seamanship which
will stand him in good stead on board ship.
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Hli PAGES OF HISTORY of World war II are filled with
instances where lirave meiL giVen the proper equinment and
the necessary liknow how? were able to save their ships
from apparentli certain loss following severe battle damage.
Fires were extinguished. flooded cmnpartments plugged and
tlewaterecl. and the wounded cared for, to the end that the
ship surVived and returned to fight other battles.
Damage Control 'nstructimi for the recruit is designed to
teach him the fundamental prim'iples of fire fighting and a
working knuwledge of the equipment which may save his ship
and his mm life.
Probably mm: of the longest remembered days of recruit
training: is the 0119 spent at the Fire Fighting Center. Here
the nwruit learns the vhemistry Hf fire. basic principles of
combating fire. and then spends nearly an entire day extin-
guishing actual fires. tinder watchful supervision of trained
firefighters he will put out serious fires under simulated ship-
lmard conditions. After receiving this Valuable practical experi-
ence he will haVe lost most of his fear of fire and will have
gained confidence in his ability to combat serious fires.
The recruit also receives practical instruction in the use of
the gas mask. oxygen breathing apparatus and other equipment
designed for his personal protection. In the tear gas vhamlier
he has the opportunity to test the ellectix'eness of his gas mask.
Basie instruction is also given to each recruit in the probable
eliccts of an atomic explosion and the measures he should take
to insure his personal safety and survival.
Compartment Fire Instruction
Masks Must Be Clean
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HE MlLITARY DRlLL, watch standing and inspections
that are all a part of the recruitis military training are
generall-x new experiences to him. The marching. the facino.
the manual of arms at first seem dillicult beyond all reason.
hut after a week's practice. confidence begins to appear and
ll-t the end of primary training the compam has become a
sharp appearing unit.
lCVen though the navy man seldum carries a rifle or marches
in a military unit after he cnmpletes his recruit training, there
is a definite and impurtant place in recruit training for military
drill. with and without arms, The military control of the
cnmpan-x is gained and maintained through constant drilling.
Leaders are discovered and developed. and others learn
instantaneous response to command. All deVelop coordination
Hf miml anrl lmdy. aml an tlesprit de enrpsi'i grows within the
Company. Together with physical training. military drill is a
part of the phvxsical conditioning.r or "hardeningl up" provess
for the recruit. But most of all. militar-x drill teaches the
recruit the importance of implicit obedience to orders and the
importance of the individual in a military group. whether he
be in a marching uniti ml a gun crew. in the fire room. or
on the bridge.
Inspections will always he an important matter in the life
of a man in the Navy ln recruit training the Vigorous cum-
petition Iiiaintained hetween the recruit Ctmipanies is hased
largel-x on a series 0f regular inspections which serxe the
douhle purpose of teaching him the requirements of military
life while comparing his performance and that of his unit with
the performance of others in training with him.
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pany Who in its Competitive Week of Training Has
Achieved the Highest Mark in their Training Group.
The Purpose of this Hag is to Promote a Competitive
Spirit and Pride in a Job Well Done.
0 BE 0F MAXIMUM effective use to himself and to the
Navy a man must be in top physical condition, must know
how to care for his body and must be able to survive in the
water at sea. To the end that all navy men may meet these
demands of naval service, they participate in a physical training
program that involves strenuous physical exertion, instruction
in swimming and sea survival, and instruction in first aid,
lifesaving and personal hygiene.
When they report for duty some recruits are soft, some are
overweight, and some are underweight. To build some up and
trim others down, and to condition all for the rigors of life at
sea, a well-planned physical training program is integrated with
other phases of training: military drill, an active outdoor life,
good food. good living habits. These physical training activities
emphasize correct posture and muscular coordination and strive
to develop a respect for authority and habits of instantaneous
response to commands.
All men a particularly sailors whgse life will be the seae
must know how to swim, how to use life jackets and, if no
jacket is available, how to use clothing as a flotation device.
Many hours are spent in the swimming pools, Non-swimmers
are taught to swim, qualified swimmers improve their ability,
and all recruits learn sea survival and water safety.
Stressed constantly in the Physical Training Program is
personal cleanliness and the importance of health to the indi-
vidual and to the Navy. A knowledge of the medical and dental
services available, the prevention of infections, correct eating
habits, and the care of feet, mouth, and teeth is provided by
competent medical instructors. The recruit also receives first
aid instruction so that he will know how to care for himself or
for his injured shipmates under circumstances where immediate
medical attention is not available.
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SHIPS WORK TRAINING
AFLOAT OR ASHORE, each naval unit is generally a self-
sustaining unit. The messing of the crew, all the house-
keeping chores, and the watch standing must be performed
by those assigned to the unit. Throughout his naval career,
regardless of his rate or rating, each man is in some way
concerned with these service duties to which the recruit is
introduced in his Ship,s Work Training. In any unit, men in
the lower rates will usually perform the llchoresil and those
in the higher rates will supervise them; all must stand watches;
and all must live together in the same ship.
The fourth week of recruit training is devoted to instruction
and practical experience in Shipls Work Training. For eight
weeks of his training period the recruit is waited upon in the
mess halls by other recruits and for one week he takes his
turn in performing these important tasks for his shipmates
in recruit training.
Although the fourth week is specifically designated for
training in these service duties, much of his training continues
throughout the nine-week training perod. Every messenger
0r sentry watch and every cleaning detail is a part of the
recruits training in the problems of community living.
In the Recruit Training Command it is believed that the
things a recruit must learn in Shipls Work Training can best
be taught by actually doing them, for experience is the greatest
teacher of all.
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ROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT thing that a recruit
must learn during his recruit training is how to live with
others in a military organization. Life and living conditions
in the Navy difTer so greatly from anything the young man has
known in Civilian life that teaching him to live ip Close quarters
as a member of a military group becomes one of the major
missions of recruit training.
At the Training Center his barracks is the recruits iihomef,
It is in his barracks that he spends an appreciable portion of
his time in training. Here he establishes himself ein a sense,
drops his anchorefor the nine weeks in which he will be
experiencing the transition from civilian to military life.
The barracks is not only a place for the recruit to sleep;
it is his most important classroom. Here he iilearns by doing?
He learns to live with others and to take care of himself
and his belongings. The scrubbing of his clothing, the cleaning
of his barracks, and the constant inspections all serve but
one purpose; to prepare him for a successful life during the
remainder of his tour in the Navy.
And it is not all work, for the recruit must also learn the
need of a Navy man for the companionship of his fellows, for
mail from home, and for amusement and relaxation. He should
also develop the habits of writing letters and budgeting his
spare time. These things he learns in his barracks life at
the Training Center.
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N MAKING THE CHANGE from Civilian to military life,
the recruit does not leave behind the religious beliefs
which he learned at home. Instead. he is given every oppor-
tunity and encouragement to maintain and strengthen his
Soon after his arrival. the recruit is given an opportunity
to talk to a chaplain of his own faith, who will acquaint him
with the chaplainis role in the command and will explain the
religious programs which will be available to him during
Regular divine services are conducted by chaplains of all
faiths. thus giving each man an opportunity to worship in
accordance with his religious background. Voluntary Clasees
of religious instruction are held regularly for the benefit of
recruits who desire to prepare themselves for church mem-
bership. The Chaplains cooperate closely with the local
churches to facilitate membership or attendance at services
in those churches.
Character guidance talks given by the chaplains are an
integral part of recruit training. These are designed to foster
the growth of moral responsibility. spiritual values and strong
self-discipline within the recruit.
Recruits are encouraged to participate in the religious life
of the station by joining the choir or providing musical
accompaniment at divine services.
In time of distress or personal emergency. the chaplains
stand ready to give advice and counsel. and the recruit is
encouraged to take his personal problems to a chaplain of
his choice at anv time. The chaplains also maintain close
contact with the Navy Relief Society and The American Red
Cross in obtaining financial and other assistance to those
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ECREATION PLAYS AN important part in the recruits
training at the Naval Training Center. Throughout his
life in the Navy. many and varied recreation facilities and
opportunities Will be available to him. but he himself must
learn how to make the hest and most worthwhile use Of
During his first weeks of training the recruit has little
or no time to spare from his daily routine for rer-rreation. In
order to bring him through the loneliness and sharp read-
justment to life in his new environment. a special effort is
made to keep each recruit fully occupied throughout each
day of primary training. and he therefore has little time or
inclination for the recreational Opportunities which lie ahead
of him. Liberty to Visit San Diego is not granted until after
the final week of training.
The recreational facilities of the Training Center are many
and varied. In the recreation huildings in the recruit areas
there are excellent libraries. game rooms. television lounges.
billiard rooms and bowling alleys. Movies are available on
certain evenings and on weekends. The facilities of the Navy
Exchange store. soda fountain and snack har afford him oppor
tunities to purchase his needs conx'eniently and at reasonalle
cost. 411 attended telephone exchange makes it easy for tho
recruit to call any place in the country in an emergency, or
just to hear familiar voices from home.
Athletics also play a part in the recreation program. Inter-
company softball. baseball and volleyball games afford a
diversion from the daily routine. and spectator interest in
varsity athletics is often keen. During his off hours the recruit
RECREATI 0N tCOntimiedl
may also use one of the swimming pools or play golf, tennis
or handball. Recruit boxing and wrestling bouts and impromptu
entertainmmt arts afford interest at periodic Recruit Smokersi
Commencing his final week of training each recruit who
has earnvd the privilege is granted it twelve-hour pass, either
on Saturday or Sunday afternoon. During his; lihortv hours
the recruit is Jon his own" to select his own form of. recrea-
tion, hut by group indoctrination he is reminded that hv has
an Obligation to the uniform he is wearing to conduct him-
self in a manner which will luring credit to himself. his
organization and his Navy. ,
The San Diego recruit is particularly fortunate in being
stationed in a city which has so many worthwhile attractions
for its visitors. Fine beaches are at hand for those who wish
to relax on thv sand or swim in the surf. and thc amuse-
ment park at Mission Beach is a popular attraction. Balboa
Park, isith its excellent zoo and 0th0r scenic and recreational
attractions, is always popular with the recruit and man-of-
warsman alike. The shopping and amusement fat'ilities 0f
down-tmm San Diego also attract many Navy men on liberty.
The U50 and Armed Services YMCA, together with local
Churches and community organizations all do their part to
help the svrvirvman enjoy his liberty in San Diego. The home
hospitality programs the 4tL'nder 21" dances and the Java
Club otter pleasant memories of recruit liberties while. in
For families and relatives xsho may have occasion to come
to the Training Center, the Reception Center affords con-
venient and attractive surroundings for visiting or for taking
a picnic lunch.
Ships of Yesterday and Today
A Picnic is given for the Weekly Award Winning
Companies as a reward for outstanding Company
performance in recruit training.
50 State Flag Team
M ILITARY TRAINING
Advanced Training Headquarters
Adiutant's L L - Commanders
l Present The Brigade
Addressing The Brigade
W ' 'Lsimt 5
Naval Training Center Band Passing in Review.
Passing in Review
Cashing Final Pay Check as a Recruit
EAGERLY looked forward to throughout recruit
training is graduation and recruit leave. Upon suc-
cessful completion of his training each recruit is eligible
to take fourteen days leave, or if he desires, he may
go directly to his first duty station and save his leave
for a later date.
Before graduation the recruit is given full information
on transportation facilities to his leave address and may
purchase his rail, bus, or airline ticket right at the
"The big dayii dawns early. After 0530 reveille and
an early breakfast, the members of the graduating com-
pany draw their final recruit pay, stow their sea bags,
pick up their leave papers and leave for the train or bus
depot or the airport from which their graduation leave
journey will start.
Stowing Sea Bag
Aho, Ronald A.
Ahumada, George A.
Anderson, John D.
Anderson, Kenneth E.
Anderson, Ralph L.
Andrews, Craig H.
Castro Valley, Calif.
Arakawa, Gary H.
Arbuckle, Robert E.
R. D. GAUGER, GMGl
R. E. TISDALE
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Atanasu, Wayne M.
Atkins, Moir W.
Mt. Airy, N. C.
Baird, David J.
Baker, William K.
Barkes, Andrew L.
Manhattan Bch. , Cali
Barreras, Joe F.
Las Cruces, N. M.
Bartz, Jere L.
Bates, Larry W.
Baumann, Dennis E.
San Rafael, Calif.
Beach, Dennis R.
Kansas City, Kans.
Bekemeier, Michael E.
Benton, Lloyd M.
Bird, Danny R.
Bittle, Gary J.
Bliven, Gerald J.
Grand Rapids, Minn.
Boryca, Michael A.
Boyce, Robert E.
Brockert, John V.
La Junta, Colo.
Brockman, David A.
Port Orchard, Wash.
Brown, Carl E.
Brown, Richard L.
Bryant, Bradford 0.
Burns, Shane D.
Butler, Robert G. Jr.
Virginia Beach, Va.
Charon, Rocky J.
Delaney, David M.
San Jose, Calif.
Feight, Walter L.
Fortune, Gregory F.
Freeman, Joseph W.
San Francisco, Calif.
Heimann, William J.
ohnson, Marcus G.
Reid, Vernon C. Jr.
Rust, Donald A.
Schartz, Danny F.
Schartz, Dennis F.
Shaw, Mark E.
Smith, David L.
Smith, Richard A.
Spencer, John R.
Splichal, Duane F.
South Heart, N. Dak.
Stagner, Gary M.
Staley, Gregory L.
Burlington, N. Car.
Sullivan, Edward D.
Taylor, Frederick E.
Thompson, Daniel E.
Vallejo, Rejino E.
Vera, Manuel R.
Vigil, Harold J.
San Francisco, Calif.
Walden, Henry A. Jr.
Willi amson, Larry L.
Wood, Benny J.
Young , David L.
Zander, Timothy E.
Dickinson, N. Dak.
Beal, Ronald W.
Cox, Greg 8.
Coos Bay, Ore.
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COMPANY COMMANDER R. D. GAUGER, GMGI AND PETTY OFFICERS - 16 OCTOBER 1970.
PASSING IN REVIEW
DOUGLAS G. TONJES
G. H. ARAKAWA
R. E. TISDALE
ANNIE J. TURNER, GOLD STAR MOTHER.
September 2, 1970
Dear Friends of Company 315, United States Navy:
First, I must thank you for your share of protection
that you are giving to this Splendid Country that is ours.
With men like you, from so many areas of the United
States of America, giving full time service, Surely we
shall remain a free country.
That so many gentlemen bothered to say, "Thank you, "
for so small a favor as a few pieces of fudge from the
kitchen of an old woman really touched me Where I live.
I'm humbly grateful if my small effort sounded a note
of cheer in one of your very busy days.
Each gesture of kindness from a Service Man is
treasured here and tucked away, "Among my souvenirs, "
as your messages are now.
May the Good Lord bless each one of you and give
you courage to face difficulties and temptations tthat
are sure to come. y And may you be given knowledge to
make all the right choices.
17w ML' 9L. Moewo
Annie J. Turner.
.49, wanna, .
The Publisher wishes to acknowledge that
fine cooperation received from all persi
some! while compiling material for this:
Additional credit is hereby given to the;
US. Naval Training Center. San Diegm1
California. for the use of certain NWT?
jostens Military Publications is pwudju
have had the honor of producing this
book. We hope you are pleased with- it
and we know you will prize it more highlly'
with the passing years. '
PUBLISHER'S STAFF 1
Charlie C. George ............ Field Ediitifl
PHOTOGRAPHERS , 1
William H. Bonsack Carl 0. Hmsgm:
Nell George .................... Secretary t
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U.S.Navcl Twining Center
San Diego, Califatnio 92133
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