US Naval Training Center - Anchor Yearbook (San Diego, CA)
- Class of 1981
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U. S. NAVAL TRAINING CENJER
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OUNTLESS GENERATIONS of seafaring men '
have come to regard the anchor as a symbol of .
their profession and a mark of security to the ships on ,D
which they serve. By the Romans the anchor was re- 4
garded as a symbol of wealth and commerce, while the ,
Greeks gave to it the significance of hope and steadiness, '
a meaning that persists in religion and heraldry today. ,Q
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 recruitis 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.
T HE NAVAL TRAINING CENTER, San Diego,
had its inception in 1916 when Mr. William Kettner,
Congressman from the Eleventh Congressional District
of California and spokesman for the San Diego Chamber
of Commerce, interested the Honorable Franklin D.
Roosevelt, then Assistant Secretary of the Navy, in estab-
lishing a naval training activity on the shores of San Diego
Bay. Due to the Nation's entry into World War I, further
development of this plan was postponed until 1919, when
Congress authorized acceptance by the Navy of the present
site of the Training Center. The original grant consisted
of 135 acres of highland donated by the San Diego Cham-
ber of Commerce and 142 acres of tideland given by the
City of San Diego. Construction work began in 1921, and
on V1 June 1923 the U.S. Naval Training Station, San
Diego, was placed in commission under the command of
Captain Clater Rear AdmiraljDavid F. Sellers,U.S. 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 popula-
tion of the station and the maximum recruit strength was
l,500. The period of recruit training was then sixteen
weeks.The shore line of San Diego Bay extended consider-
ably further inland than at present, and the land now oc-
cupied by Preble Field, the North Athletic Area and
Camp Farragut was 'entirely under water. The recruit
parade ground was located on the present site of the Public
Works garage. During the 1920's 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, re-
cruits 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 filled land were add-
ed tothe 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 it war-
time peak of 33,000 men, 25,000 of whom were recruits.
The period of recruit training during World War Il 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 established
three subordinate commands: The Recruit Training Com-
mand,The Service School Command and the Administra-
tive Command. I
The years immediately following World War ll saw a
considerable reduction in population of the Training Cen-
ter 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.
During the early months of the Korean conflict it be-
came apparent that the demand for trained personnel in
the rapidly growing Pacific Fleet would require further
expansion of this training center. Accordingly steps were
taken by the Navy Department to reactivate Camp Elliott,
formerly a World War Il 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 ofthe Naval Training Center
for the purpose of conducting the primary phases of re-
cruit training. ln 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 construction 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 con-
struction work on the new camp was completed in 1955.
ln late 1965, the demand for trained Navy men to man
the additional ships and overseas billets, required to meet
the Vietnam crisis, brought the on-board population to a
rcord of over 18,000 recruits, the highest since Korea. At
the same time, a military construction program got under-
way with the foundation of a new 8,000-man mess hall
being laid adjacent to Bainbridge Court. ln addition, an-
ambitious five-year program was formalized for the con-
struction of modern barracks, TV classrooms and admin-
istration facilities. The face lifting of the Recruit Com-
mand was completed by the early 1970's.
ln the furtherance of its mission of supplying trained
naval personnel to the fleets and ships ofthe 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 Center's 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 responsi-
bility of maintaining the Centeris buildings and grounds,
and through its facilities all personnel on the Center are
housed, fed, clothed and paid, and receive their medical
and dental care. The Administrative Command also pro-
vides such other community services as recreational and
Navy Exchange facilitiesg communications, postal and
transportation services, and police and fire protection.
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 "A" schools,
where non-rated men learn the skills and information nec-
essary to them to perform a specific petty officer rating.
Among these schools are those which train electricians
mates, radiomen. Other schools teach specialized skills
such as teletype maintenance and stenography. The pre-
sent capacity of the Service Schools is about 5,000 men.
Now in its Fifty Third year of service to the Navy, the
Naval Training Center, San Diego, faces with confidence
the challenges of an unsettled world.
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RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAN
The largest of the three commands at the Training
Center is the Recruit Training Command. Here the re-
cruit undergoes his transition from civilian to military
lifeg learns the history, traditions, customs and regula-
tions of his chosen service, and receives instruction in
naval skill and subjects which will be basic information
throughout his period of naval service.
Most of the facilities of the Recruit Training Com-
mand are centered on Bainbridge Court and occupy the
western half of the Training Center. Here are concen-
trated the barracks and headquarters of the recruit bri-
gade, and nearby are located the mess hall, classrooms,
athletic fields and recreation buildings used by the re-
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CAPTAIN B.A. WILEY, USN
Recruit Training Command
COMMANDER J.W. BRUCKNER, USN
Recruit Training Command
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known as "R and O," the recruit receives his first intro-
duction to recruit training. Here he is given thorough medi-
cal and dental examinations, takes various mental tests and
is issued his outfit of Navy uniforms and clothing. ,
Soon after his arrival he and other young men are as-
signed to their recruit company. As a newly formed com-
pany they are "welcomed aboard" by an officer representa-
tive of the Commanding Officer and are placed under the
charge of an experienced senior petty officers who will be
their company commanders throughout their period of re-
cruit training. Each company commander is a carefully
selected, thoroughly experienced career Navy petty officer
of demonstrated leadership ability who has received special
training in working with recruits.
ln his new company the recruit will meet young men
from all walks of life and sections of the country. From
these men who will be his "shipmates" for the coming
weeks, he may form life long friendships.
One of the most important steps in the "in processing"
Stage is the administration of the Navy's General Classifi-
cation Test. 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 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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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 training
and physical exertion, instruction in swimming and sea sur-
vival, and instruction in first aid, lifesaving and personal
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 inte-
grated 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 particularly sailors whole life will be the seaA
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-swim-
mers 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 pro-
vided by competent medical instructors. The recruit also re-
ceives 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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ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY
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to survive. it must be able to defend itself against hostile
attack. ln Ordnance Training, the recruit learns some ofthe
duties performed on board ship by "The Man Behind the
Ordnance and Gunnery training begins with instruction
in the use of small arms. Under the guidance of experienced
range coaches, the recruit learns how to load, sight and how
to fire the weapon. Later he will fire the weapon at the
indoor range. Throughout, thc safe use of weapons is
stressed in instruction and rigidly enforced on the firing
ln advanced training the recruit receives an introductign
to the larger weapons he will see on board ship and
some of the principles of their operation. Although he
not witness the actual firing of these shipboard wea
until he goes to sea. He is shown the various
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MILIT RY TRAININ
HE MILITARY DRILL, watch standing and inspec-
tions that are all a part of the recruit's military training
are generally new experiences to him. The marching, the
facing, the manual of arms at first seem difficult beyond all
reason, but after a weekas practice, confidence begins to ap-
pear and by the end of primary training the company has
become a sharp appearing unit.
Even though the navy man seldom carries a rifle or
marches in a military unit after he completes his recruit
training, there is a definite and important place in recruit
training for military drill. The military control of the com-
pany is gained and maintained through constant drilling.
Leaders are discovered and developed, and others learn
instantaneous response to command. All develop coordina-
tion of mind and body, and an "esprit de corps" grows
within the company. Together with physical training, mil-
itary drill is a part of the physical conditioning or "hard-
ening up" process for the recruit. But most of all, military
drill teaches the recruit the importance of implicit obedience
to orders and the importance of the individual in a mili-
tary group, whether he be in a marching unit, on a gun
crew, in the fire room, or on the bridge.
Inspections will always be an important matter in the
life of a man in the Navy. In recruit training the vigor-
ous competition maintained between the recruit companies
is based largely on a series of regular inspections which
serve the double 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
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Comprised of young men currently undergoing regular re-
cruit training, Drill Division is made up of four special per-
forming units: the Drum and Bugle Corps, Fifty-State Flag
Team, Rifle Team and Division Staffs.
Selected during their first day at Recruit Training Com-
mand from among many volunteers, the future members of
these units complete all phases of Basic Military and Aca-
demic Training while perfecting their marching and musical
talents. It is a tribute to the enthusiasm and ability of these
young men and their instructors that they have gained a wide-
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The Drum and Bugle Corps, perhaps thebest known of
these units, along with the Fifty-State Flag Team, provides
entertainment at numerous sporting events, civic affairs and
parades in and around the San Diego and Southern California
area. The Corps and the Flag Team are quite proud of their
record of having never achieved less than a second place
award when performing in competition with other civilian
and military units.
While their outside committments are numerous, the pri-
mary reason for the existence of these special units is to pro-
vide entertainment and leadership for the weekly recruit
brigade review. Every Friday afternoon prior to the review,
The Drum and Bugle Corps, Rifle Team and Fifty-
State Flag Team perform in a most impressive and enter-
taining display of their talents for parents and friends of
graduating recruits. Once on the parade field, it is the fourth
of our special units, the Division, and Training Units
Staffs who take charge of the review. With the Naval
Training Center Band fthe only non-recruit unit on the fieldj,
it is the responsibility of the Staffs to lead the review
from the time the companies mass on the field through Of-
ficer's Center, and the final "Pass in Review?
This truly impressive group of fine and talented young
men, will shortly leave these special units to join the Navy's
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FLOAT 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, re-
gardless of his rate or rating, each man is in some way con-
cerned with these service duties to which the recruit is intro-
duced during service week. ln any unit. men in the lower
rates will usually perform the "chores" and those in the
higher rates will supervise them, all must stand watchesl and
all must live together in the same ship.
The fourth week of recruit training is devoted to instruction
and practical experience in Ship's Work Training. l-'or six
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
Although the fourth week is specifically designated for
training in these service duties, much of his training continues
throughout the entire training period. Every messenger or
sentry watch and every cleaning detail is a part ofthe recruit's
training in the problems ofcommunity living.
In the Recruit Training Command it is believed that the
things a recruit must learn in ship's 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. l.il'e and living
conditions in the Navy dil'l'er so greatly from anything the
young man has known in civilian lil'e that teaching him to
live in close quarters as a member ol' a military group be-
comes one olithe major missions ol' recruit training.
At the Training Center his barracks is the reeruit's
"home" lt is in his barracks that he spends an appreciable
portion of his time in training. Here he establishes himsell'
seein a sense. drops his anchor lior the weeks in which
he will be experiencing the transition lrom civilian to mili-
The barracks is not only a place for the recruit to sleep:
it is his most important classroom. Here he "learns by
doing." He learns to live with others and to take care ol'
himsell' and his belongings. The scrubbing ol' his clothing.
the cleaning ol' his barracks, and the constant inspections
all serve but one purpose: to prepare him for a successful
lilc during the remainder ol' his tour in the Navy.
And it is not all work, lor the recruit must also learn the
need ol' a Navy man for the companionship ol' his fellows,
lor mail lrom home, and lor amusement and relaxation. He
should also develop the habits ol' writing letters and budget-
ing his spare time. These things he learns in his barracks life
at the Training Center.
Knot Of The Day
News From Home
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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. lnstead, 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 chaplain's role in the command and will explain the reli-
gious programs which will be available to him during recruit
Regular divine services are conducted by chaplains of all
faiths, thus giving each man an opportunity to Worship in ac-
cordance with his religious background.Voluntary classes of
religious instruction are held regularly for the benefit of re-
cruits who desire to prepare themselves for church member-
ship. The chaplains cooperate closely with the local churches
to facilitate membership or attendance at services in those
Character guidance talks given by the chaplains are an inte-
gral 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 ol
the station by joining the choir or providing musical accom-
paniment at divine services.
ln time of distress or personal emergency. the chaplains
stand ready to give advice and counsel. and the recruit is en-
couraged to take his personal problems to a chaplain of his
choice at any 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 in need.
ECREATION PLAYS AN important part in the re-
cruit's training at the Naval Training Center. Through-
out 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 best 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 recreation. In order to
bring him through the loneliness and sharp readjustment 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 ot him. Liberty to
visit San Diego is not granted until after the final week of
The recreational facilities of the Training Center are many
and varied. In the recreation buildings 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 week-ends. The facilities of the Navy
Exchange store, soda fountain and snack bar afford him
opportunities to purchase his needs conveniently and at rea-
sonable cost. An attended telephone exchange makes it easy
for the recruit to call any place 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
may also use one of the swimming pools or play golf, tennis or
handball. Recruit boxing and wrestling bouts and impromptu
entertainment acts afford interest at periodic Recruit Smok-
Commencing his final week of training, each recruit who
has earned the privilege is granted liberty on two days after
his graduation parade. During his liberty hours the recruit is
"on hiw ownw to select his own form of recreation, but by
group indoctrination he is reminded that he has an obligation
to the uniform he is wearing to conduct himself in a manner
which will bring credit to himself, his organization and his
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 the sand or swim in the surf. Balboa Park, with its
excellent zoo and other scenic and recreational attractions, is
always popular with the recruit and man-of-warsman alike.
The shopping and amusement facilities of down-town San
Diego also attract many Navy men on liberty.
The USO and Armed Services YMCA, together with local
churches and community organizations all do their part to
help the serviceman enjoy his liberty in San Diego. The home
hospitality programs the "Under 21" dances and the Java
Club offer pleasant memories of recruit liberties while in San
For families and relatives who may have occasion to come
to the Training Center, the Reception Center affords conve-
nient and attractive surroundings for visiting or for taking a
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CAPTAINS MERITORIO MAS
The Lions Club Citizenship Award is awarded weekly to a
single recruit in each graduating training group, who during
thc course of his training, has bcst cxcnipliiiicd the traits of
good citizenship and sinccrc concern for thc welfare of his
COMPANY OUTSTANDING RIECRUIT WINNER-
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The Guest of Honor presenting the Navy League of the United States
Outstanding Recruit Award.
The Navy League Outstanding Recruit Award is presented weekly by the San Diego Council of the Navy League of the
United States to the single recruit in each graduation training group who, during the course of training, has exemplified Navy
ideals and traditions. This is the highest award bestowed upon a recruit in training. A special board of officers is convened to
select the recipient from those nominated by their company commanders on the basis of the following Patriotism, Individual
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Baldwin, George W.
Benham, Barry V.
Bologna, Salvador E.
Borkholdt, Bryan M.
Branco, V. James
San Jose, Calif.
Breshears, Robert A
Bryant, David D.
Yuba City, Calif.
Burney, Michael W,
Little Rock, Ark.
Calentine, Brian W.
Division 45 Officer: CWO4 W. A. Olson
Ist, 2nd, 3rd Week Barracks Efficiency Award
2nd, 3rd Week Infantry Efficiency Award
lst, 3rd Week Academic Efficiency Awad
lst, Znd Week Athletic Efficiency Award
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Chaboya, Albert M.
Chargulaf, Gregory J,
Christy, Ricky A.
Blue Springs, Mo.
Cook, Charles R. Jr. Ill
Crayton, Howard J.
Kansas City, Mo.
Cruz, Gerald J.
Curry, Mark L.
Nevada City, Calif.
Danicl, Hobert W. Jr.
Day, Roscoe G. Jr.
Drenning, David G. Jr.
Estrada, Vincent S.
Florendo, Mariano l..
Frascona, Anthony J.
Garcia, Joe A.
Giles, Andrew L.
Hadley, Herbert M.
Hamilton, Michael C.
lone, Carl K.
White Mountain, Alaska
Kaufman, Craig K.
Killough, William E.
Indiana Trail, Colo.
Kolb. James M.
St. l.ouis. Mo.
Kowalski, Andrew S.
Corning. N. Y,
Mason, William M,
San l.eandro. Calil
MeKeon. Preston A.
Merrill, Randall K.
Las Vegas. Nev,
Miller, Russell W.
Millhollin. James R.
Moran. Daniel P.
Moreland, Tvliehael A
Morgan. Clayton E. Jr
Corpus Christi. Texas
Murray. Keith A.
Jersey City. N. .l.
Nelson. Matthew P.
Neuvar. Dean .l. Jr,
Newton, Gregory J.
Lake Tahoe, Nev.
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Orr. James A.
San Diego, Calif.
Oscar, Robert V.
Ott, Jacky li. .lr.
lil Paso, Texas
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Albuquerque. N. M.
Sons. James E.
Slroupe. David M.
Sterling Heights. Mic
Stuck. Jeffrey B.
Mt. View, Calif.
Taitano. Miguel C.
Virda. David J.
Bridge City. Texas
Wedge, Mare .l.
Buena Park. Calif.
Wilks, Gregory C.
San Jose, Calif.
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Richardson. Stephen C.
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DIVISION 45 OFFICER MIDSHIPMAN F. GREN, THE WIFE MRS. J. J.
MCCABE OF SEAMAN J. J. MCCABE III. THE NAVY LEAGUE
OUTSTANDING RECRUIT FOR DIVISION 45 COMPANY 924, MRS.
MCCABE THE MOTHER OF SEAMAN MCCABE III 8L DIVISION 45
OFFICER CWO4 W. A. OLSON
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