US Navy Recruit Training Command - Keel Yearbook (Great Lakes, IL)

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Our responsibilities sober usg our adversities strengthen us. Service to God and Country is our special privilege. We serve with honor. THE FUTURE OE THE NAVY The Navy will always employ new weapons, new techniques, and greater power to protect and defend the United States on the sea, under the sea, and in the air. Now and in the future, control of the sea gives the United States her greatest advantage for the maintenance of peace and for victory in war. Mobility, surprise, dispersal, and offensive power are the keynotes to the new Navy. The roots of the Navy lie in a strong belief in the future, in continued dedication to our tasks, and in reflection on our heritage from the past. Never have our opportunities and our responsibilities been greater. .7!Le gory ofgcwfaif jfaining, in me Yfffaifecf .gzfafw Wow? 5 I II 'Q INTRODUCTION A KEEL, as defined in Bluejackets Manual, is "the backbone of a ship." In the Navy of today, as in the past, the enlisted man and his shipmates form the backbone of the NAVY. Recruit Training Command assumes the responsibility of transforming the young men of America into the earnest and dedicated sailors needed to man the fleets of the UNITED STATES NAVY. This book is a pictorial representation of the train- ing received by every recruit as he is indoctrinated in the duties and responsibilities he must take up in the billet of a man-o'-Warsman, and so it is called THE KEEL. In future years, THE KEEL should prove a pleas- ant reminder of one of the most formative and im- portant periods in a man's life Whether he is a career Navy man or a civilian reminiscing over his "hitch" in the naval service. The Weeks and months served in Recruit Training Command are not easy, but, of necessity, are rigor- ous and demanding. This training is diligently planned and administered in order to develop the strength of character, loyalty, and patriotism in every trainee so as to prepare him to defend his coun- try, its ideals and people, against any foreign aggres- sor. UNITED STATES NAVAL TRAINING CENTER GREAT LAKES ILLINOIS jig? l I ! LJ gy V fy ,, aff: Q1 , 'QQQQM if 'Jr 1+ 'tx 4,1 IV, Ulf! www, 'fl-wa. 169 ' , A ,seJf'wg'I'Ym - . 1 Q s Q 1f?'!l' 2 nqqfgjgdv c ifv Y ,v z 1 Q'v vs: ', 3 'Y Q, Q ' J .1 j , y 1 if 4' W 1 :wh fgmx Y ss ' Mi? ' , tifiawif. , -iv A we, y vga. -W. 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Sea forces and sea-based air forces-in other words, sea power-furnishes the on- ly effective control of the sea. Sea power has a mobility which land power can never have. Whatever the weapons used, aircraft carriers fhighly mobile air fieldsj can be moved at high speed to the most favorable points for attack on enemy targets. What- ever the weapons used, large ground forces can be transported rapidly by naval means to selected coastal points and landed against opposition. The mere threat of such attacks at unpredictable points would im- mobilize large enemy forces held in reserve to meet them, thus forcing the enemy to effect a wide dispersion. Dominant sea pow- er, therefore, in the hands of the United States and its Allies, would deny to an en- emy the ability to attack us from the sea while conferring on us the ability to launch a seaborne attack at any selected point or time. The continued vital importance of sea power is clearly evident. When the oceans of the world are no longer required for the transport of men and goods, then and only then can the United States afford to dis- pense with a Navy. THE NAVY'S OFFENSIVE POWER Fulfilling an historic role the United States Navy today, as in the past, main- tains a vigilant guard over the freedom of the seas. Naval power, as exhibited throughout the struggles of World War II and as used in the United Nation's efforts in the Far East, is an indispensable part of modern defense upon which the security of our country ultimately rests. On the sea, under the sea, in the air above the sea, and in land operations where naval forces including the Marine Corps are committed, the Navy stands ready to meet any aggres- sive challenge Whenever and wherever of- fered. The modern fleet includes many task forces built around the present capital ship-of-the-line, the aircraft carrier. Fast carrier task forces composed of carriers, battleships, cruisers, destroyers and other combatant vessels, are the principal ele- ments of today's offensive naval strength and, as such, comprise the Navy's main striking force. The Navy is no longer shackled by the historic barriers of the shoreline, nor by the range of its shipborn guns, but can strike blows deep in enemy territory, and can deliver at the target the atom bomb, when and if needed. Fast car- rier task forces are able, Without resort- ing to diplomatic channels, to establish off- shore anywhere in the world airfields com- pletely equipped with machine shops, am- munition dumps, tank farms, warehouses, together with quarters and all types of ac- commodations for operating personnel. Such task forces are virtually as complete as any air base ever established ashore. They constitute the only air bases which can be made available at the enemy's fron- tier without assault and conquest. AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT AND NAVAL BOMBARDMENT Whenever and wherever assault and con- quest is deemed necessary, the accomplish- ment of an amphibious assault until a stable beachhead has been established is solely the responsibility of the Navy. The amphibious task forces are composed of all types of ships, naval aircraft, under-water demolition teams, reconnaissance facilities, and the specialized troops-the Marine Corps. Before, during, and after an initial assault naval guns and rocket launchers, in close coordination with naval aircraft, are able to devastatingly bombard enemy troops and installations, and lend close strategical and tactical support to our own ground forces in their advance to a desired objective. SUBMARINE AND ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE - The Navy's submarine forces, with a history of outstanding performance in World War II, are ready to assume again their vital tasks of offense or defense in any mission assigned. And, as a defensive measure, the Navy's "Hunter-Killer" task units, composed of escort carriers, blimps, and destroyers equipped with newly devel- oped electronic devices, are training to- gether as a team to track down and de- stroy any undersea craft of an aggressor nation. LOGISTICAL SUPPLY In addition to its function of denying the use of the sea to an enemy, the Navy now has the responsibility of lifting cargo CContinuedJ YQ? .- ea , .a w.- .ww i V K , f,'QTg'iggigyg ' 2 -wZ'..?2g8z:wa!ihiggf4gE:mW wi n 0 ,rg - K--x "1 ,f ..v . .1-'A-'f X, .-',s..., 2 kf,f5,:.-Qs. . fx ia-W "suv . - .v -' -H -. ggi -r .:4'l7l34:fTi-' ,A W uw. 5. "kai: ' 2:5-.L ?Ni.:, " iywfhv., gkk. -, 5 . 7.3. . . . ww 5 XX r 3. '- K f ai, JI?f'i'!3b7f?:S5i?-W:W5'l5'ff'i W nm HfYr?'W9W1DQL25EE ' A f-'-ali i M L .Wuxi mga' do 1 .:, .W-. 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The Far Eastern operations are no exception as shown by the fact that the cargo discharged in that area has averaged more than sixty pounds per man per day. This is well above the World War II average of forty-four pounds per man per day in any theatre of operation. The tremendous and ever-in- creasing task of logistical supply to overseas bases will always remain a naval responsibility. SUPERIOR NAVAL STRENGTH Through all its varied components, the United States Navy exercises control of the seas and the coastal areas bounding them. All units of the fleet display unrivaled flexibility and mobility and, together, comprise a vast fighting potential- inimical to the interests of aggressive-minded nations-and a powerful safeguard of freedom. In measuring our own capabilities against a potential enemy, due appreciation must be taken of the factors of relative strength and weakness. We may, for example, find ourselves comparatively weak in manpower. We know happily that we -gwwi-nl 'A 'W """""""'P'v's W are superior in naval strength, which includes the strength of naval aviation. It is axiomatic that in preparing for any contest, it is wisest to exploit-not neglect-the elements in which we have superior strength. We must lead from strength-not from weakness. We should "Accentuate The Positive." Thus it is that a policy which provides for balanced develop- ment and coordinated use of strong naval forces must be fos- tered if we are, within the foreseeable future, to meet the chal- lenge of arms of the forces which seem to oppose us. TRAINED NAVAL PERSONNEL The Navy's fighting ships and aircraft represent the results of America's most advanced scientific research and development. They are precision products of American ingenuity and indus- try. But scientific research, improved equipment, and new naval construction alone will not insure that the Navy can maintain its present World leadership. The need for highly trained and qualified personnel to man the ships and aircraft is now greater than ever. To meet this need, the Navy is constantly revising and im- if SQA proving its many and varied training programs and facilities in order to keep pace with modern educational and technical advancements, and thus provide the highly trained and quali- fied personnel required to maintain and operate "The greatest Navy the world has ever known." THE NEW CONCEPT OF RECRUIT TRAINING The recruit of today differs somewhat from his World War II counterpart. Today most of the men in recruit training are under twenty years of age. These men are young and impres- sionableg many of them are entering the Navy with definite intent to make the Navy their career. It is of importance to the Navy that these men get the best possible start in their new venture. The transition from civilian to military life must be smooth, indoctrination in the customs, traditions, and regu- lations of the service must be thorough, basic Navy knowledges and skills must be developed, pride in and love for the Navy must be carefully cultivated. Especially in time of peace must there be an increase in the emphasis placed on the mental, moral and social development of the individual. He must be led to a desire for self-improvement and advancement, a realization of his status in and importance to the Navy-a sense of belongingg and understanding of his place in a democracy as a sailor and a citizen-a fuller appreciation of the American way of lifeg the adoption, for himself, of high standards of responsibility, military performance and conduct. The Navyls stake in this enterprise is tremendous. From these men will come the petty oflicers, the warrant oilicers, and some of the officers of the Navy of the future. That Navy can be no better than its men. The goals set forth above are stated in terms of ideals, hence can never be fully realized. But it is in recruit training that progress toward these goals must begin. And continued progress, wherever these men may be through- out the Navy, will ultimately produce the strong, effective man- power required for the most powerful Navy in the world. Ziiiliiilliiliiiliiiliiill The information contained in this editorial, and in all other written presentations, features and captions appearing in this publication, was obtained from official United States Navy sources. The pictures illustrating this editorial are official United States Navy photographs. '- ' ' E- REAR ADMIRAL E. P. FORRESTEL, U. S. NAVY Commandanf, Ninfh Naval Disfricf K VE? - :Ui ' 5uls'!::1- 'mx' CAPTAIN W. I.. HARMON U. S. NAVY Commander, Naval Training Center 1 4 E153 COMMANDER H. L. VAUGHAN, U. S. NAVY Executive Officer, Recruif Training Command CAPTAIN C. E. BULL, U. S. NAVY Commanding Officer, Recruit Training Command Q .f IST RY , , fu fl ,Y V' ..g .. ---4- .- za ,, 'T Great Lakes is the Midwest's largest Naval instal- lation. A veteran of two world wars and the Korean con- flict, Great Lakes has served primarily as a recruit training establishment-bridging the gap from civil- ian to military life-by introducing recruits to Naval customs and discipline, and preparing them through intensive training for the requirements of Naval service. During World War II, approximately 1,000,000 Bluejackets were trained at Great Lakes-about one out of every three in the wartime fleet, and twice the number trained at any other installation. In addition to its primary function of training re- cruits, Great Lakes provides advanced training in various technical schools for the numerous specialists required in todayis modern and complex Navy. In these schools, men of the fleet learn to be electronic technicians, machinists, gunners, enginemen, elec- tricians, dental technicians, boilermen, and hospital- men, to name a few of the specialties. The Dental Technician School is one of the few Armed Forces schools offering instruction to Army and Air Force personnel as well as Navy. The Hospital Corps School, which can accommodate 1600 students, is a part of the U. S. Naval Hospital at Great Lakes. The Naval Hospital is one of the Navy's major hospitals for treatment and care of ill and injured personnel. At the height of the Korean fighting, more than 700 battle casualties were under treatment here. The establishment of two large Naval supply ac- tivities here in recent years has increased Great f . f.-. , Lakes' importance as a Naval supply center. Numerous Naval activities throughout the Midwest, as well as ships of the fleet, obtain equipment through the enlarged Naval Supply Depot. In addition, a large Electronic Supply Office at Great Lakes controls the procurement and distribution of repair parts re- quired for the maintenance of electronic equipment at shore stations and in Navy ships. Great Lakes also is the headquarters of the Ninth Naval Dis- trict-the largest Naval district in the nation, encompassing 13 midwestern states. The Commandant of the Ninth Naval Dis- trict directs the hundreds of Naval activities in this land-locked area. Included among these activities .is administration of the large Naval Reserve program in the Midwest, where civilians who are Naval Reservists receive practical instruction in weekly drills at 72 training centers. They also participate in annual cruises aboard ships of the Great Lakes training squadron. Other activities at Great Lakes have all-Navy functions. These include: lj the Naval Examining Center, which prepares and processes rating examinations for the entire Navy, 21 Fleet Home Town News Center, which receives news stories and photographs of Naval personnel from all parts of the world and distributes them to hometown newspapers, and 31 Navy Medi- cal Research Unit No. 4, which conducts research into the cause, cure, and control of respiratory diseases. Waves have been stationed at Great Lakes since the Navy volunteer Women's organization was established in 1942. A Wave recruit training school was located here from 1948 to 1951. In addition to filling essential jobs at Great Lakes, Waves also attend some of the specialty schools here. Great Lakes' history dates back to 1904, when a board ap- pointed by the President selected the site of the Naval Training Center from among 37 locations on the Great Lakes. The Mer- X-. As.- chants' Club of Chicago raised the funds to purchase the prop- erty, and the land was presented to the Government as a gift from the people of Chicago. On July 1, 1911-six years to the day after construction began--Great Lakes was commissioned. It consisted of 39 build- ings, with a capacity of 1,500 'men. During World War I, the training center was expanded to 775 buildings with a capacity of almost 50,000 trainees. More than 125,000 men received their first Navy training here during World War I. Great Lakes' population dropped sharply during the years between Wars, but population and construction began a rapid increase after President Roosevelt proclaimed a national emer- gency on September 9, 1939. Pearl Harbor threw the expansion program into high gear, with 13,000 civilians working in shifts, seven days a week, to build additional barracks, mess halls, and training facilities. A total of 675 buildings had been erected by the end of 1942 and in 1944 the population reached a peak of more than 100,000. At the end of World War II, Great Lakes consisted of ap- proximately 1,000 buildings. Since then, these facilities have been utilized in the continued training of recruits and in Great Lakes' expansion as an important advanced school center for the Navy. Q Q I COMPETITIVE FLAGS THE "C" FLAG is awarded each week to the Recruit Company within each active regiment compiling the most points in the competition based on active participation in designated activities embodying the tangible attributes of good citizenship. THE "A" FLAG is awarded each week to the Recruit Company within each active regilgent compiling the most points in those athletic events specified by the Com- man . THE BATTALION "I" FLAG is awarded each week to the Recruit Company within each active battalion compiling the highest academic average on the scheduled weekly examination. THE BRIGADE "I" FLAG is awarded each week to the Recruit Company within the command compiling the highest academic average on the scheduled weekly exami- nation. THE BATTALION STAR FLAG is awarded each week to the Recruit Company with- in each active battalion compiling the highest average in the field of cleanliness, as determined by competitive barracks, locker, and personnel inspections. THE BRIGADE STAR FLAG is awarded each week to the Recruit Company within the command compiling the highest average in the field of cleanliness. THE BATTALION DRILL FLAG is awarded each week to the Recruit Company within each active battalion compiling the highest average in a drill competition based on stationary drill, marching drill, semaphore drill, and physical drill under arms. THE REGIMENTAL DRILL FLAG is awarded each week to the Battalion Drill Flag winner in each active regiment compiling the highest average in a drill competi- tion conducted among the Battalion Drill Flag winners within that Regiment. THE BRIGADE DRILL FLAG is awarded each week, when more than one active regi- ment is in operation, to the Regimental Drill Flag winner in the brigade compiling the highest average in a drill competition conducted among the Regimental Drill Flag winners. THE REGIMENTAL EFFICIENCY FLAG is awarded each week to the Recruit Company within each active regiment compiling the highest overall numerical average com- puted from the averages attained in the separate fields encompassed by the "A", "C", "I", STAR, and DRILL flags. THE BRIGADE EFFICIENCY FLAG is awarded each week to the Regimental Efficiency winner within the brigade, when more than one active regiment is in operation, achieving the highest regimental efficiency average for the competitive week. THE HALL OF FAME FLAG is the award of supreme achievement in Recruit Training Command and is awarded to that company within the brigade which by earning the requisite number of the aforementioned flags and by maintaining consistently high standards as prescribed by the command satisfies the requisites for entrance into the Recruit Training Command Hall of Fame. HALL OF FAME 0 RECRUlTTRAlNlNG O 0 d 1 '-ess., -... ,LLL.L. .Mtn-ixvsxssxss "-+.,N WW gl T W IN PROCESSING 1 ..- i E HE TRANSITION from civilian to Naval life begins in the Receiving unit where the recruit is first introduced to the procedures of IN-PROCESSING. After logging in and getting watch caps, one of the first things they learn is their rights and privileges as defined in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Then they take the Navy's General Classification Test Battery. lt is through the results of these tests, combined later with an interview by a trained classification inter- viewer, that the Navy is able to select the appropriate career pattern for each man entering the service. Designations for special schooling after completion of recruit training are made at this time. lt is here that they are given thor- ough medical and dental examinations, as well as a complete outfit of Navy uniforms and clothing. Finally, it is here that the recruit first meets his company commander, and the other members of his company with whom he is destined to spend the duration of his training. I Q LP ,ff , 5 ' W CLOTHING ISSUE in li Q' S' if , ., ,a,,,, R Il'l'l : 1 'W 3 E' wg -fm, A A 9 QE. 'B - Aff -14 . -Zia, . 2 4?. " - . f ,ki fg :gpg ill' 'll HE "I" FLAG is awarded weekly to the company in the regiment that excells in the technical aspect of recruit training. The purpose of the technical train- ing department is to teach the recruit the basic subiects and varied responsi- bilities of Navy life that he will meet in his Naval career. The subiects included are ordnance and gunnery, indoctrination, damage control, and seamanship. Most of the time in technical training is spent in the classroom attending lectures and watching training films. However, practical training is gained through field trips and student participation in class demonstrations. Once a week the recruit is given a written test to determine his progress in technical training. The winning of the "I" FLAG is determined by the company which has the highest test score average for that week. KK . E 'I' -fam 3 'f 1-2' W. Q? 5921 :E wwf ew: ' ', 'H-f . .N kv 1, -i h wflzff. at ' X ln M 'R .. , ,,X. gm ' e xx'-M. A Qu ds'QfQlf!f,:41 lb!-wk!-W 'ooo-was ,,,, ., MACHINERY MACHINISTS ENGWEMAN BOILERMAN REPAI RMAN MATS ELEcTRlglAN'S p MAT NDOCTRINATION covers the many facets of Navy life from early history to cold weather training. The planks so necessary in the construction of a true man-o-warsman, the reverence for naval customs and tradi- tions, the obedience to naval discipline, and the irreplaceable esprit-de-corps are care- fully Iaid in this process of indoctrination. The essential seed of personal pride is planted in order to promote within the recruit the high Navy standard of responsibility, conduct, manners, and morals. Here he learns the importance of team-work in ioint tasks and the responsibility of the individual to- wards his shipmates and his ships. Success within the Navy is measured in terms of advancement. Included in the objec- tives of indoctrination is the development of a desire for self-improvement and advance- ment. Indoctrination is more of a mental than a physical process, since the U. S. Navy ensures that its men are the best prepared mentally as well as physically. As a member of the military, the recruit is now a sailor-citizen. With this in mind, he becomes aware of the fundamental workings of democracy, the Navy's place in democracy, and the American way of life. and Q of Comma xg' fm gf? .x E X 'wx "'-wmwq pr' 47-...K ,affi X I m,,mm,::,l5. . il . 7 kim I 41' ., ,,,.. i, N0-f 1,- 2' 45 QL elf yn' 'i 5 wi ORDNANCE and GUNNERY xf I Q 1 , , , ep, f'SK7" , ,Mazi- X Y MONG the many varied operations ex- pected of a ship at sea, perhaps the primary function of its existence 'is to be able to protect its country by virtue of pos- sessing superior firepower. But having the guns is only half the iob . . . the other half involves providing highly trained men to operate the weapons. The ORDNANCE and GUNNERY Division presents I a series of classes which attempt to introduce to the recruit the general types of ordnance equipment utilized in the Navy. He spends a good deal of time with his rifle, or as he later learns to call it, his piece. After becoming familiar with the weight and feel of the piece, the recruit is instructed in its principles of operation. He learns to hold it, aim it, and fire it most effectively. He is introduced to the other various small arms that he is likely to encounter during his service years, i.e., the Garand M-1, the Browning Automatic Rifle, and the Thompson Sub-Machine Gun. f .1 1 l A " G 0. , rr E His instruction also includes a series of lectures and demonstrations designed to familiarize him with the various types of weapons and ammunition, and how to identify them. He receives practical expe- rience in the loading and firing operation of the 40 MM and 5"f38 guns. Although the ammunition used is of the dummy type, and completely harmless, still, speed, thoroughness, and safety factors are stressed as if performed under battle conditions. The recruit leaves the command confi- dently and secure in his mind that in a minimum of time he may take his place beside his shipmates in the world's best fighting navy. -f' 'F-Wif- ,Q f , " .Zli9ff+ :+f-df-'fi?'f'2314f1fi21?" 'iii ' . if , " 4, 22 h. K" .71 v .b ffm. ff,--1 'Q 1. ,.", L' 1 ' ' m',. b f S, ' k -'ip f afar "7 , vf uhm-5, fr I , A, 2 , .' ""'4'ff:9, if ,H--1 f A, f,ffI-QZQ.4:tv mx -g fifa. .w iv "ff f X v 5 J, W , ,. ,, ...,...N-W mm 1--'K H Q., Y' Q 1 fan I-ni .A ,. 52 BIA' 1 W 'S ,V , , .au A V . KA., ,QL- ,Dirty A,' ., t,h..A A ,ny .U,, NR , :N , 'Im -. 4: - ' ,.,- ,1.-.ff mx,-, - , . . K 'ki . F, ,. V, . K 3 'i 1- --K ' xx :Mail ,xx X . N A 4 . x 3 I O , ,Mr s ag 3.5 , 'l W3 an K ' .Q , K, ' Q A + an .f i zz .A 'X ,, 'Kan . r xx au...-. . ffsi' HE PURPOSE of the program of instruction at the DAM- AGE CONTROL Training Unit is to teach the basic principles of shipboard damage control. The teaching of these basic principles is divided into two main topics: 111, how to fight fire, and 121, how to defend effectively against Atomic, Bio- logical and Chemical Warfare. The program is set up in such a way as to accomplish the following specific obiectives: 111, remove unwarranted fear of fire: 121, develop a feeling of confidence within each man in his ability to conquer fire: 131, provide actual experience in the basic procedures of fighting shipboard-type firesf and 141, acquaint each recruit with the individual protective measures to be taken in the event of an Atomic, Biological, or Chemical Warfare attack. Prior to the day of fire-fighting on the field at the Damage Control Training Unit, the recruit is given four periods of classroom instruction to acquaint him with the chemistry of fire and the equipment used in fighting fires. Next comes a full day of actually fighting "live" fires. Here he is able to put his classroom knowledge into practical use. Here, terms, such as "mechanical foam," "Handy BiIly," and "O.B.A." take on a real meaning. ln addition to the fire-fighting training, the recruit re- ceives classroom instruction in A.B.C. warfare and iust what to do in all types of attacks. Leaving nothing to chance, he learns how the Navy Gas Mask can be a useful companion. 1,4 3 o QW' QE? I H ' ,A ,,.w 3 an . 'ny 4 X ' w . M W. Qf 1 5' N iii .M , hrs,-V. gg'fIYw,Z" Lf , , M .55 4,1112 . 'Q Q? X iw ff? "T " I , 4 gf, A Q, -f , 12.,.."' 1' ""' , j,'3,?,,Q ' -Krdxmw, 9-p q, gg 5 , V, A b QV V i"fF N w- " ' 3? ,mlm www iiggyri 'M' . 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Among the subjects taught, are marlin- spike seamanship and knot tying, steering and sounding, the principles of anchoring and mooring, practical instruction in the use of sound-powered telephones, and the recog- nition of various types of ships, their char- acteristics and their structures. The recruit learns the principles of shipboard organiza- tion and something of the role he will later play as a member of some ship's company. By the time he completes his training in sea- manship, he is no longer bewildered by the "mysterious" iargon of the blueiacket. llll f gm. -WW 13':'x?s37.,T2'-mf Q K M, 2, W, We my " A 'YF-'f Ls' .QW N K Ki -Wu.. My tw- 3-1 ,www A , Qi ,L,, Q mu N.. 'A mf psi' W ff? l gw 3' Sf 5 ff F2 .Ft , in gm ' My lm M3 0-.V M.. '-M, wwf ,Q ' W 'SBLQX' w., fx 1 I Q X sm 6, -Q A911 ig, .I A.k. 1 W H' .Y-Q imma? 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X9 ....:f 1 6 wk 4 , L if 1H"'i-3 ' 'I Vx In Il -""'h,.MM M 5""'T :r ig grim. jf, , if ,M """ WA FROM the PHYSICAL TRAINING division the recruit develops strength, ability, endurance, and coordination through mass exercises, swimming, the ob- stacle course, and combative sports. Swimming and survival at sea are highly important parts in the training curriculum. The recruit may enter training as a qualified life guard or as a non-qualified swimmer, but all leave equipped in the methods of sea survival in order to ensure that they have the maximum protection against the potential perils of the sea. Special emphasis is placed on fundamental swimming strokes, abandon ship procedures, and flotation drills. Classes in boxing and wrestling not only present a diversion from ordinary classroom work, but also give the recruit confidence through the skill he gains in developing his reflexes and coordination. Closely allied to the physical training curriculum is the competition between companies for the "A" flag for excellence in athletics. Under excellent super- vision from the instructors in the P.T. division, the recruit spends many excit- ing and healthful hours in athletic competition. "A" FLAG points are won in tug- of-war, boxing, swimming meets, volleyball and basketball games, rope climb- ing, and relay races. lt is through this competition in sports that the ideals of fair play and sports- manship are instilled within the recruit. The ioy of fierce competition among the teams is equalled only by the enthusiasm and cheers from the spectators that echo throughout the camps. -"' .S M 3.35 -31 554. . ,, ,MI 4577? A 1' - -1 25" 5. f I 1 1-M' .fo .. MALL -gan 1 ,Hg-k - ' ri 3 N... .' Liv n , . mfs? .gl ---.pf 1? is RQ!-.. A -K . vw, XM .... . Rf ,In K K H M it I .1 i.kf hf:qi.iLfVb.w xg mf My 'fm . M"'.gA:?452 7.5 ff sw 1 nm W. IQ 9 I 1 1 .1 fs W fy f ig? 1 f N -Q W .. 'TIP' 'T Fi' vga x4 . ...mm W - -mmm.-1 Q s iffy? ,K Mp: if wx: N I ,K ' -'Tad :fw 'iww ','x4 :', " :' Q7fW-'Z A - . jx ' N5 - . .S . t 1 i . K-if if N1 z f? 'w,,,,,. , , f .QW Wa POINT COMPETITION F lx 1 1 V! I I fs' f-73177 1 4 PERHAPS the flag that does most to promote personal achievement is the regimental "C" FLAG. "C" flag points are awarded for individual participa- tion in the Regimental and Brigade staffs, the drill team, the band, the drum and bugle corps, the choir, and the variety shows. The recruit also earns points toward the "C" flag whenever his picture or an article about him appears in the hometown newspaper. Although talent is the key word for the "C" flag, points may also be won by the company when a high percentage of the company takes out savings bonds as an allotment. i 'i ' A 'ff if .,-,,A J E 3 v s- l A Q '14,- in. -Q . -4 Ju, .M .Nh 'a+ Q- 1 if P Es Y, f cs.-A S' 2. NEVER is competition between companies as keen as when they are com- peting for MILITARY DRILL FLAGS. A great deal of the recruit's first days is spent learning the fundamentals of military drill, the manual of arms, marching, physical drill under arms, and semaphore signalling. Competition for the Military Drill flags begins in his second week of training, and from then on, the company's efforts are directed towards preciseness, teamwork, and in- stantaneous response to orders. When the recruits leave boot camp to ioin the fleet, they carry with them the habits of quick response to orders and the co- ordination of individuals towards team effort. The knowledge of the individual coordinated into a team, and that team's instantaneous response to an order given by one in authority, is the formula for the operation of the Navy in times of peace and war. QL-fr I 4 Al L . t m.,, , A . R, me i if-'fi M. VVEi i, fa! " ' 'f' Y ' , x 5 4 V f , l2 lI f ,,2.'4 X-L2' ' N ' ,, A , r , W ex '- . 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Mail call is one of his most precious moments, and the time he takes to write home is time well spent. fs F!! s K -,...,, V 1 .' ge Z ,aff fx ...... ,X '4 1 Q ,-, A qv: Y ,j"1-:'? ,, fi?' 'X 1' iw . 43, s Q, Q 4 'QQ' . ,iff Q W- , , . ' 3 x. ff'g,.f3,, T-: ,fffAg1wef,wf,f gsm 3 ,fx if 5 ,gif j VJ-qu A 'f'ffJ'1.'. 1.1.33 'sw ,P :'4",f',. .. - 3 ' ,,fi1f'Sf??a.,f'afr.2Jf if ' 5-nw, 'E ui, "' J -we ,231 A .b x 4 pu .. 4 . , 11 A M1 13. ,, I Mx , N .vw -,f W ying! N QA fzqfgwg Q , K 3 Qwsigi -5 5 cg .V ,.,. V' , , 1 . 1. exqffff-2,'ff5i,f'5f-EPTFQB -g"Sg+PQfhZfif,, . S - -1g,2S'?fgg ,ax-'F -1 ' A nffip 'Wi?ifL.xu. NH " A W l W 'H ff .rx A 'L 'vi -L-- Y ' ,gif ,Q 9 .V W. ,J K 4,2 .x .g 5 ,, Q 2 iC,,g?3fg:i.4T,.n...gk,Tb 1 MX.l,,Qxig ,, .' . '. m ' ' 1 wx Q r AV' f-iv ,n , M.: .Q A , , firaz. ,, gk ' ,,,g'K'QAQg: fi' we- ' .' 'L T W f ff.,1'iElfif.f Maxi?" Y- Emi-flfzif-Si ' ' we L L - 1 , ,L ' - 'LW' MH Q +!'f:.s41 wha. , A - W- . fs!'f-f si.. 1 A 5.: as . Phu f ., .T H-ff Wg. 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In any unit, men in the lower rates will usually perform the "chores" and those in the higher rates will supervise them, all must stand watches: and all must live together in the same ship. The fifth week of recruit training is devoted to instruction and practical ex- perience in Ship's Work Training. For all but one week of the 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. Although the fifth week is specifically designated for training in service duties, much of this training continues throughout the entire training period. Every messenger or sentry watch and every cleaning detail is a part of the training in the problems of community living. ln the Recruit Training Command it is believed that the things the recruit learns in Ship's Work Training can best be taught by actually doing them, for experience is the greatest teacher of all. SHIP'S WORK AINING f lg ml 1 FZWS? 'Y ix oWo'o'oY iv Amm 4 ' mmf m J QMSM ff I , qv- 5 1 H Q 1 'U . -. FM? fn- .NNW ..-,,, nu- :el X n. , M ,, ., N L fy x V ., ..,,,. 1"l , . . W' Q 1- -N '1 ":' 1 f , f 2 N , R ssl , I ' N7 A "his, A N-x, . V , I S. x . k 'Y'5:""Q-h..,mw MN Wh. 'T'-.M LM ig M E ---.... -Q 5 .,.. ,wx , nw f Ill Ill Kll QW!! F' 'i mum ,X .pw yea Q f b. -. X rffk-.-,.,, vi A 4 ,X k,,. -"' 'TNT' ,Q-Q "QPR- ., , 174' "- .xsi 'V tx L ,mwkvkh Ni M. , E '::' HEN the recruit enters military service he is given the opportunity of attending the RELIGIOUS SERVICE of his choice. Immediate contact is made with the Chaplain of his faith who acquaints him with the chapIain's role in conducting Divine Services, administering the Sacraments, and the develop- ing of a religious program. Lectures on character guidance and related films are presented by the chaplain wherein the recruit is encouraged to develop moral responsibility, self control, and a spiritual life. We find that the chaplain is available for personal interviews and that he stands ready to offer assistance at all times, either personally or through the agencies of the Navy Relief Society and the American Red Cross. IGI LIFE ,. +3 V, Za- xxagnb -19 . -J!f A fm. 3 Q i 3 1 ffiif Q g l e 5 L I W 4 '51 .s MQ1' 4 if Dyna N Q as HM, l , , k. f . 4 rj, I .-"Q 4 ...43...:. .M in . P' I Y: T an if '15 im 4 5 I f Vx e l 'wf ' ' hm - Q , m L V? ,M , ig, 4 -ml. ig ,, 9' Q '11 ff r. , " 9 2 I bfi ' ,-w:Q'i'f0 . gum 1 1 I I if 1 I A Q Q11 LQ: I' is an-.. V ' 'jg T' A. " ' - Q39 j i: ' . - x 1 ' -X. : K 1 'l2?jZ?QhZ23. g .5215-f ' R 1 I L54 I, 'Sr l"' 4, 713,12 LTHOUGH recruit training is highly routine and the schedule is planned so that everyone receives equal and consistent training, the Navy does recog- nize the necessity of providing various forms of RECREATION to satisfy the many divergent interests and energies of individuals. Recruit Training Command has bowling alleys, TV lounges, swimming pools, gymnasiums, libraries, and recreation centers available during off duty hours. The hobby shop is staffed with skilled instructors in photography, model- craft, leathercraft, and carpentry. Professional variety shows feature the per- sonal appearances of top performers of the stage, screen, radio and TV. In addition, the latest and finest in movie entertainment is available. The Navy Exchange operates special stores and cafeterias to provide the recruit with necessities and extra personal items he may need. The small profits derived from these sales are then utilized in providing the various recreational facilities and programs outlined above. EW Z 1 wif ' -I-12' Sag' ,Nm-W ,. ff! w- "ffl, ,GSYH x-. 5'l2ln . I Qf, ,E""- JA, K M .fa "Fx V we at - x A -1 Hs- Q- - Qqxx ' if Q' V J , , .- wr 5' I'-1555? X' " -H 1 ' A, ' k K' F af .LX Six Q 'i . 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The Review is held on Ross Field during the summer, and in one of the large drill halls during the winter. The recruits are not aided by the company commanders or officers who have worked with them during the past weeks. This is their chance to display newly learned abilities in military drill, military bearing, and to perform in the Navy's traditional military pomp and ceremony. Added to the graduating companies are the performances of the special units-the drum and bugle corps, the drill team, and the band. These units are commanded by recruits and all of the members are men in training. The march on the colors, the national anthem, the presentation of the honorman awards, and final pass in review form a vivid and exciting picture that will last in the mind of the recruit for the rest of his life. AMERICAN smmr HONOR MEDAL THE AMERICAN SPIRIT HONOR MEDAL is a medal- lion offered and provided by the Citizens Committee for the Army, Navy and Air Force, Inc., of New York, N. Y. The American Spirit Honor Medal has been ac- cepted by the Department of Defense for use as an award to enlisted personnel who, while undergoing basic training, display out- standing qualities of lead- ership best expressing the American Spirit-Honor, Initiative, Loyalty, and High Example to Comrades in Arms. This medallion has also been accepted by the Department of Defense for the promotion of closer ties between the Armed Services and the Civil Communities of the continental United States in which the Armed Services establishments are located. Sim L . 3.1 -ee..-sv "' ""LI .I , Q A Y - W " a..,... sf . "4 Y Y. M r!53,f,H,, w I .1 , y ,V,, - VH.. 5342?-gn,f. f ' -ff,:..,W4-145-s2.Pl'4'ffiQ.,.fl'All Y' ' 'R- Commenced Training: Completed Training 7 JUW1959 5 September 1959 LCDR R. E. McCabe, USN Lf C. H. Garner, USN Brigade Commander Regimenfal Commander 2ND REGIMENT 24TH BATTALION Ens W. F. Greve, Jr., USNR Baffalion Commander M. A. Townsend, BMI Company Commander Joe H. Sikes RPOC David M. Shields EPO Raymond F. Brosan APO W. C. Lorefte MAA George T. Lees Company Clerk Charles M. Adams K. M. Alexander C. L. Andrews Randall B. Anno W. R. Beck, Jr. G. F. Bice, Jr. James G. Blaney L. A. Bombace Henry R. Braun Richard Burino Arthur F. Burke B. H. Caswell, Jr. K. H. Cornelissen A. Cushman, Jr. Wflliam F. Dailey Dennis R. Dalton D. A. Desrosiers Ronald A. Dorp G. A. Engstrom John E. Forbes V. E. Gilmore Peter A. Goff L. N. Gooding M. Greenbaum J. W. Gribble Wk I Xl XI John K. Hansell Harry G. Hansen C. E. Heaton C. A. Howard David L. James A. L. B. Jensen, Ill Dan B. Jones John A. Keimel P. W. Kinney, Jr. Ludwig Klindf R. B. MacDonald John Mclzzoccoli Donald J. McGee George E. Meirose Leonard Mignim M. E. Miftleman G. E. Morrissey E. J. Mott, Jr. James Nevin R. D. Nordone R. H. Northam J. R. O'Brien A. J. O'Connor John O'Grady J. E. D. Ohlsson James B. Peek John B. Peek Luther Perkins P. S. Pefrovitch Guy M. Poisson John H. Revy . G. J. Sherknus, Jr. William A. Smoak Thomas Sfrumolo Allan R. Strand Eric G. Suesser A. Superior, Jr. Frank E. Thomas M. Tolnay, Jr. John A. Weber A. Wifkiewicz, Jr. E. T. Zielinski C. R. Darnell G. C. Harris, Jr. f COMPANY 276 training fn-wwf W We V N NVAK , W 'HV Me f W ? - Q. - ii- , - -5 Q55 ,N gf .- . sf' M . 5 A iam .v:" 'fsg-f ' Q. df Q Q? . -J N s vg if' ir as 'Q C' Wk XXX ww ' "i'1':' N, 5 r fit WWW QNX fi' if F,-nr y. ,f a, V if Maw ""'--ug, WM NN Saw.. raw? E Randall B. Anno, Honorman V , ge? Y


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