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

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DEDICATION The time spent undergoing recruit training is not easy-nor is it intended to be. Rather, it is a serious and formative experience for anyone preparing for life as a sailor. In years to come, this book will, it is hoped, help recall the pleasant and the not so plea- sant, the exciting and the routine, the humorous and the gravely important moments spent at Recruit Training Command, Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. The keel is the backbone of a ship. This cruise book-The KEEL- is dedicated, therefore, to every Navyman who has completed training at Great Lakes and become the enlisted man, the sailor, the backbone of the United States Navy. Photographed by Navy Exchange Photographic Services Center Printed under contract by Walsworth Publishing Company, Inc. Address all inquiries to Navy Exchange-The KEEL Building 1312 Great Lakes, illinois 60088 The pictures in this book were taken of a variety of companies undergoing training at Great Lakes. A thirty-two page supplement will be sent to you to place in the back of this cruisebook which will be exclusively pictures of your individual company. GRADUATION The graduation review is the climax of training for the recruits. Under the leadership of fellow recruits, the graduates display their newly learned abilities in military drill and military bearing in the Navy's traditional pomp and ceremony, not only to the reviewing of- ficials but also to relatives and friends who are visitors. The special recruit units-the State Flags Company, the Drum and Bugle Corps, the Drill Team, and the Bluejacket Choir, composed of and commanded by recruits in training-help to create a vivid and exciting picture that will last in the recruit's memory for the rest of his life. "ML Sm 12st aw: : swwem Mwwwr EMi D. A. DEWEY USN COMPANY COMMANDER THE COMPANY COMMANDER . is an outstanding senior petty officer who has been selected as part of the corps of company commanders at Great Lakes. Prior to ttpicking up" his first company, he has been trained in techniques of instruction, principles of leadership, and administrative procedures in schools at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, both at Service School Command and at Recruit Training Com- mand. The company commander instructs his recruits how to keep themselves, their clothing, their equipment and their living quarters in a smart and shipshape manner while he leads them in military and physical drill so that they gain military proficiency and physical stamina. He also helps them to exercise increasing amounts of individual and group responsibility as they grow in the qualities of self-discipiine necessary to carry out the exacting routines of life as men of the United States Navy. The company commander is genuinely interested in the needs, welfare and problems of the recruits he commands. He must be formal yet friendly so that though he is fully and firmly in control, the recruits do not have to hesitate to approach him for his assistance with their problems or for his referral to the appropriate member of the Navy's professional corps: the chaplain, the medical officer or the legal officer. The company commander, most of all, is an inspiring example of the successful Navyman upon whom the recruits can pattern their own lives as sailors and as citizens. BARRACKS LIFE One of the more important lessons the recruit learns during boot camp is how to live with others in a military organiza- tion. Life and living conditions in the Navy differ so greatly from anything he has known in civilian life that learning to live in close quarters as a member of a military group becomes a major function of recruit training. Quarterdeck Division Entrance Individuals Photographed By B. Rogers Activities Photographed By D. Jensen - J. Hoey Layouts By J. Foster "General Orders oF the Day" Relieve the watch "Inspection of the watch" L3 BARRACKS LIFE The barracks is not only a place to sleep and to stow clothes, but it is also the most important classroom. Here, the recruit learns by doing. The Company Commanders IG's, the cleaning of the barracks and the constant inspections all serve but one purpose-to prepare him for a successful life during his tour in the Navy. Stenciling out Washing Sorting laundry Sorting laundry ; m $$gg$$wg gagawww x L5 L6 Ironing Ironing Folding Stowing Locker inspection L 7 Working party Compartment field . Forward hold A Bunk inspection Spit 8i polish Shaving Letter time Night study Mail call Ships company BARRACKS LIFE All is not work in the barracks, for the recruit learns the need for fellowship and relaxation. Mail call is one of his most precious moments, and the time he takes to write home is time well spent. L11 Parade rest "Company ready for Inspection, Sir!" N M. INSPECTIONS Inspecting shoe shine Personnel inspection wog tag$ Personnel inspection U-shirn Personnel inspection whim SALUTE Salute Demonstrating proper salute The salute is symbolic of the traditions and customs of the Navy. This is but one discipline learned by the recruit as part of his physical and mental orientation, to help him develop pride in his personal conduct and military manner. He becomes more aware of his role as a sailor-citizen and of the Navy's role as part of the government of the United States and the peacekeeping military forces of the world. Push-ups RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND NAVAL TRAINING CENTER GREAT LAKES, ILLINOIS RADM C. E. Gurney, IH USN Commander Naval Training Center CAPTAIN SHERMAN G. ALEXANDER Commanding Officer Recruit Training Command COMMANDER RICHARD CROOKS Executive Officer Recruit Training Command CDR ROY C. AHLGREN Military Training Officer Recruit Training Command COMPANY 81-077 DIVISION 17 'rh COMMENCED TRAINING 17 MARCH 1981 COMPLETED TRAINING 24 APRIL 1981 DIVISIONLCPO MMCS S. A. Peterson USN RCPO Assistant RCPO Taylor, Demetrius Nashville, Tn. Skul I, Anthony Waycross, Ga. L18 x1x'l COMPANY COMMANDER EM 1 D. A. Dewey USN DIVISION TRAINING ASSISTANT LIC J. J. Fiege USN Yeoman Higgins, Harold Nashville, Tn. DIVISION OFFICER ENS S. Darnell USN DIVISION BMS IC 2 V. R. Britton USN EPO White, George Hopkinsville, Ky. MAA Lopez, Arnuflo Davis, Ca. Allen, Brian Winchester, Ky. Bradbury, Carl Brewerton, N. Y. Dalgleish, Robert West Covina, Ca. Dre.w, Jackie Springfield, Tn, Baty, Randall Geneseo, H. Brown, Anthony Boca Raton, Fl. Davis, Jeffrey Gold Hill, Or. Emery, Brian New Portland, Me. Bean, Curt Naples, Id. Cichon, Thaddeus War ren, M i. Davis, Vannard Chicago, ll. Foster, Robert Wichita, Ks. Binnie, Russell Gooselake, la. Cox, Ronnie St. Louis, Mo. Devo re, 8 cott Whitewater, Mo. Gauvin, Tom Apple Valley, Ca. Bolan, Joseph Gettysburg, Pa. Dadovlch, Timothy F lint, Mi. Dinkel, Alan Wichita, Ks. Green, Alan Sylmar, Ca. Gruver, Steve Mechanicsburg, Pa. Jackson, Mahlon Gary, In. Lewis, Ronald Carthage, Mo. McGregor, Robert Birmingham, Mi. L20 Hayes, Roger Jr. Webster City, la. Jarvis, Monte White Bear Lake, Mn. L ittle, Steve K i rkland, Wa. Miguel, Stephen Los Angeles, Ca. Hoenig, James Port Clinton, Oh. Joy, John Orland, Ca. Long, Kevin Lake Tahoe, Ca. Mitchell, Gregory Topeka, Ks. Horswill, Danny Morris, ll. Knlghton, Kenneth Meridian, Ms. Matey, John Milford, N. J. Moller, John Corning, Ca. Hummrich, Donald Grafton, Oh. Knox, Brad Lakewood, Co. McC Ianahan, David Carthage, ll. Monell, Sean Somers Point, N. J. COMPANY LEADING PETTY OFFICERS Recruit Chief Petty Officer WCPm and his Assistant Company Yeoman M....- . "Md :1! .L . .. mkaw Recruit Educational Petty Officer and his Study Guide "Divisional Landmarks" Mullins, Mark Valparaiso, In. Remillard, Michael Lake Park, Fl. Stinson, Michael Centereach, N. Y. Wilhelm, David Sandusky, Oh. L22 Norman, Dale New Waterford, Oh. Riviera, Kevin Brandon, Fl. Stoafer, William Centralia, H. Wilson, Ross Amsterdam, Mo. Nowakowski, Eugene Gary, In. Robinson, Caesar Queens, N. Y. Swicord, James G reendale, Wi. Workman, Michael Wadsworth, Oh. Pappas, Christopher East Lake, Oh. Sobek, Jeffrey M i lwaukee, W i. Szotak, Franklin Rahway, N. J. Zdunczyk, Joseph Shadyside, Oh. N . Reilly, Brian New York, N. Y. Spivey, Joel Warner Robins, Ga. West, Mark Windsor, N, Y. ,. Company Commanders LG. "Divisional Landmarks" L24 Checking the watch bill n L C K. I A Company Flag ATHLETIC TEAMS L 26 Rope Climbers Relayers, Mile and A-Halfers, Broad Jumpers L28 COMPANY HISTORY Compiled by Harold Lee Higgins Anthony Wayne Skull Demetrius Angelo Taylor Charles Edward Bryan George Clifton White Harold Lee Higgins Donald Wayne Hummrich Kenneth Knighton Scott Alon Devore Mark West Robert Thomas Foster Randall David Bcfy Kevin Arturo Riviera Mark Jay Mullins Harold Lee Higgins STICKMEN Ronald Eugene Lewis Alon Thomas Dinkel James Robert Hoenig Timothy Paul Dadouich Ronnie L. Cox Jackie Dean Drew Company Front RPOC Asst. RPOC MAA EPO Co. Yeoman Asst. Yeoman Mail PO Athletic PO Laundry PO Guidon Div MAA Div Yeoman Personal Flag Co. Honormcm SQUAD LEADERS lsf Squad Carl Mark Brodberry 2nd Squad Christopher George Pappos 3rd Squad Jeffery Lynn Davis 4th Squad Donny Lee Horswill 5th Squad Brod Alon Knox 6th Squad Thomas James Gouvin PLATOON LEADERS lst Platoon Arnulfo Garcia Lopez 2nd Platoon Micheal Travis Workman RELIGIOUS PETTY OFFICERS Catholic Timothy Poul Dodovich Protestant Joel Dean Spivey FLAGS WON BY COMPANY 1 Mia "E" Flag 2 Mn: Drill Flags 1 Div Star Flag 2 Div Drill Flags RECRUIT GRADUATION REVIEW 24 APRIL 1981 1400 RECRUIT REVIEW COMMANDER SR ROBERT E. HAMOR-Company 908 Barharbor, Maine Special Units RCPO Drill Instructor Drill Team SR J. T. Smith Co. 909 A131 W. P. Bresnahan RTC Recruit Band SR A. G. Wildes Co. 909 MUC J. R. Ruzicka Bluejacket Choir SR D. G. Monk Co. 909 Mr. E. D. Sandager, DC Honor Guard SR M. C. York Co. 908 EMI J. A. Weibley State Flags SR G, T. Stracener C0. 907 080 D. J. Bollinger GRADUATING COMPANIES CO. Company Commander Company RCPO Company Honorman 067 HTC L. Jacks SR V. W. Hackler, Jr. SR V. W, Hackler, J12. 0068 GMGZ L. K. Collins SR S. J. Worthington SR R. D. White 009 SKl R. D. Dame SR A. J. Harold SR K. P. Buchanan 070 EMZZ C. A. Bennett SR J. J. Hayward, III SR M. A. Hohr 071 RMG T. J. Styskal SR J. M. Finn SR R. P. Broussurd 072 ENI B. Marshall SR S. D. Matthews SR M. R. Gonzales 073 QMC A. K. Stoddard, Jr., SR M. A. Moyers SR R. P. Harvin 074 GMGI L. L. Leazier SR R. L. West SR J. D. Barrier 075 BMC P. L. IIamncr SR G. N. Seymour SR C. S, Pumpush 070 BTl H. Hill, Jr. SR G. M. Cuccia' SR D. Ii, Sullivan 077 EMI D. A. Dewey SR A. W. Skull SR H. L. Higgins 078 PN2 J, L. Bartels SR G. W. No Nair SR S. K. Lange 007 ETHSM R. E. Frey SR G. T. Strocenel' SR J. E. Van Doan Sequence of Events ARRIVAL HONORS TO REVIEWING OFFICER .............. ................................... Commanding Officer, RTC PRESENTATION OF THE GRADUATING COMPANIES ........ .................................. Recruit Review Commander SOUND OFF ................................ Navy Band, Great Lakes CHORAL PRESENTATION ........................... Bluejacket Choir PRECISION DRILL DEMONSTRATION .................... Drill Team MUSICAL PRESENTATION ........................ RTC Recruit Band INVOCATION .................... LCDR E. L. CARDON, CHC, USN NAVY HYMN ...................................... Bluejacket Choir NATIONAL ANTHEM ...................... Navy Band, Great Lakes AWARDS PRESENTATION .................................. 000000000000 REAR ADMIRAL AUSTIN B. SCOTT, JR., USN PASS IN REVIEW ............................. Graduating Companies DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD GMI LARRY A. LEAZIER 0 Company 074 Fort Wayne, Indiana NAVY LEAGUE AWARD RECIPIENT SR JOHN M. FINN 0 Company 071 Hanover, Massachusetts MILITARY EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENT SR Anthony W. Skull 0- Company 077 Waycross, Georgia L29 Presenting The Colors 0 Honorman Reviewing officials Passing in review wqqoa x $104 0.1 ..M,mdb zavab 9a 134, 72167? $313; ! flee B n c. $509.56 Wk. rgzLEI-C" P 4 RemWiQL'c KPoc-q M' I 3Q . Q5 7ft; 02; SQ 54v . a '2 7; k. 'Sapw :0 -nv OJ. WWVV-b ATWS 70 Co. 077 1.07J OF LUC x, 1 330173291 LLomh 7 QY 90 ! W gag, 0K1C0ml924M 3K9M 5W . 00:; '0"??? 5M an quag- INTRODUCING COMPANY COMMANDERS 'TIME ORDERLY, STRIKE FOUR BELLS" am , f N PIPING ABOARD REVIEWING OFFICER . A , . INSPECTION OF HONOR GUARD AVAL TRAINING CENTER BAND "SO UNDS OFF" RECRUIT REVIEW COMMANDER AND STAFF "SOUNDS OFF" ALL COMMANDS AT GRADUATION :u. 3 ' DRILL TEAM STATE FLAGS MMWJ Wyn. vnmm. s um $....'.;.;, ."...'.,..$. m .m x THE BLUEJACKET CHOIR 3am DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS DD 'u laugh. Oh COLOR GUARD PRESENTING THE COLORS DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM J. w E a ww 1v niwA .- HONORMEN AWAIT AWARDS MILITARY EXCELLENCE AWARD NAVY LEAGUE AWARD NAVY LEAGUE HONOR AWARD m memtm - V' HALL OF FAME TROPHY PRESENTATION OF CAPTAINS CUP HONORMAN AWARD This award is given to one recruit out of each company who has been chosen by his fellow shipmates as the most outstanding recruit in the company. COLOR COMPANY FLAG This flag is won by the company that attains the highest overall average of the group of companies with which it will graduate. MILITARY EXCELLENCE AWARD The Military Excellence Award is presented to a graduating recruit whose total performance in recruit training best exemplifies the qualities of enthusiasm, devotion to duty, achievement, militar appearance and behavior, self-discipline and team worli. NAVY LEAGUE HONOR AWARD The Navy League Honor Award is sponsored by the Navy League of the United States and is awarded to the recruit who has best expressed the American spirit of honor, in- itiative, loyalty, and having set a high example for his comrades-in-arms during his training period. HALL OF FAME TROPHY The company that achieves the Hall of Fame trophy is superior in all phases of recruit training. This trophy is rarely earned, and the deserving company displays it with honor in its battalion. CAPTAIN'S CUP This award is given to the company which has maintained the highest overall average over a three week period of athletic events. 13 judg'! . .P-v-.-u." - ' v , PASSING IN REVIEW The highlight of the ceremony occurs when the graduating companies pass in review. As each company marches past the reviewing stand, the Recruit Chief Petty Officer orders, "Company, eyes right," and renders a salute to the Reviewing Officer and Guest of Honor. REVIEWING OFFICIALS PASSING IN REVIEW WELCOME ABOARD! Welcome to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. The men entering Recruit Training Command and seeing this sign for the first time will probably think of home for a brief moment and wonder of things to come; but before long, they start their busy schedules. As a motivating factor during basic training, each company competes with the other companies in the follow- ing areas: military smartness, precision in drill, smart seamanlike appearance, cleanliness of living spaces, physical training, scholastics, and, finally, departmental excellence which is the average of all phases of train- ing. The success of each company in these areas is indicated by the flags they will carry at their graduation. Since every man in the fleet must work as part of a closely-knit peace keeping team, this competitive system enables the new Navyman to learn and understand the need for team work and dependence upon one another. Over two hundred years ago, on October 13th,1775, the Continental Congress established the Navy. The Navy takes great pride in the past accomplishments; reflecting back on years of tradition, dedication and sacrifice, our Navy's main strength is and will continue to be our people-highly trained, versatile professionals who maintain and operate the most modern and sophisticated ships and aircraft in the world. So, once again, we welcome you to Recruit Training Command. TRANSITION The men entering the gate with their civilian clothes on and seeing the recruit sentry on watch have just begun the difficult transition from civilian to Navy life. "SO THIS IS IT" WHAT NEXT? HAIRCUTS Within the first few hours of the first day at Recruit Training Command each new recruit receives his first haircut. To some this is a very emotional moment; to others very humorous. The purpose of the haircut is to maintain cleanliness and neatness as well as to establish the concept of good military appearance. "A HAIRCUT" IT'S OVER HERE IT GOES 19 m D F. R E H ,w w. l ILLING OU "IT'S DONE THIS WAY" x i T FORMS IN PROCESSING Within the first few days at Recruit Training Command the recruits go through processing. The recruits processing consist of: inter- views, filling out many forms, clothing issue, medical and dental checks, and many instructions. "THE NEXT QUESTION IS. . . ll CLOTHING ISSUE Clothing issue is one of the most confusing parts of the first day of training. Here the recruit receives his first Navy issue of un- iforms which consists of clothing from the cap to the shoes. k t ' "NOW LISTEN UP, YOU MEN!" PREPARING FOR FIRST ISSUE 22 "NEXT" A PERFECT FIT "NOW WHAT?" "A PERFECT 38 CHEST" "CAN I RETURN THIS?" USTOM TAILORING "BOY, WE DO NICE WORK" MEDICAL CARE Recruits not only receive medical check ups at processing but also receive medical care through out training by both Medical and Nurse Corps. 210 POUNDS A LITTLE ALCOHOL RUB WHEN NEEDED, MEDICAL CARE IS AT HAND. "DON'T MOVE" 26 DENTAL CARE "SMILE" CLEANING THE TEETH "ANY QUESTIONS?" .55.: .55.: 55:: w E: NEW FRIENDS NEW WAYS NEW HOME p WW. mwtm i CHOW HALL "AND THEY FEED US, TOO" INNNER OLD FASHION BEAN SOUP CRACKERS BEEF PATTIES DEEP FAT FRIED PERCH IARIAR SAUCE POIATOES AU GRAIIN BROCCOLI CARRO'IS IIIII DINNILI ROLLS SI MAD BAR IWWI PIICS IIUIIIIINI; "HOPE THE FOOD IS GOOD" "HAVE IT YOUR WAY . . ." "NOT BAD." "DO WE PAY HERE?" RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND-GREAT LAKES Great Lakes was commissioned as a Naval Training Station on 1 July 1911, received its first trainee two days later, and was officially dedicated by President William Howard Taft on that first recruit's graduation day, 28 Oc- tober 1911. The mission of recruit training at Great Lakes has varied little since its early days, but the facilities and the techniques have changed significantly over the years at Great Lakes to meet constantly changing needs. The original thirty-nine building complex provided facilities for 600 recruits undergoing sixteen weeks of training. More than 125,000 World War I sailors began service in the Navy at Great Lakes. Emergency build-ups brought the number of buildings to 775 with a capacity of 50,000 men on a twelve-week training schedule. . Depression years saw Great Lakes at a standstill; but World War II saw a rapid expansion program to relieve strained facilities. A growth to almost 1,000 buildings was able to handle a peak on-board cou nt of 67,000 recruits as Great Lakes trained almost 1,000,000 men for the fleet. At one point, the demand for more men was so great that training curriculum was a highly-accelerated three weeks. The normal post-war recruit population has been 10,000 with significant increases during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Women for the regular Navy were trained at Great Lakes from 1948 to 1957, taking a ten-week WAVE training course. An advanced training period of twelve days was im- plemented for seamen, firemen, and airmen rates so that those who leave Great Lakes and go directly to the fleet would be more adequately prepared for their duties. The staff under peacetime conditions is made up of thirty-one officers and 559 enlisted men to train an all- volunteer force of 35,000 recruits annually. The true meaning of discipline is not punish- ment but that development of self-control and teamwork which enables men to strive -for perfection and accomplish greatness. MISSION The Mission of Recruit Training Command is to provide a training program which will: -effect a smooth transition from civilian to Navy life -foster patriotic behavior '-affirm the dignity of the individual -encourage high standards of personal responsibility, conduct, manners, and morals -create a desire for self-improvement and advancement -provide the' recruit with knowledge and skills which are basic to all naval personnel --develop pride in unit and the Navy and a desire to observe appropriate naval customs, ceremonies, and traditions -provide the Department of the Navy with personnel possessing an effective level of physical fitness NAVY CREDO The United States Navy is responsible for maintaining control of the sea and is a ready force on water at home and overseas, capable of strong action to preserve the peace or instant offensive action to win in war . . . It is upon the maintenance of this control that our country's glorious future depends. The United States Navy exists to make it so. Tradition, valor, and victory are the Navy's heritage from the past. To these may be added dedication, dis- cipline, and vigilance as the watchwords of the present and future. At home or on distant stations we serve with pride, confident in the respect of our country, our shipmates, and our families. Our responsibilities sober us; our adversities strengthen us. Service to God and country is our special privilege. We serve with honor. 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. 33 COMPANY COMMANDERS IG ilnstructional Guidancei The Company Commander is not only a father, mother, counselor, and disciplinarian, he also instructs the men of his company in the proper procedures for keeping their compartment as well as their personal appearance-trim, neat, Clean and well balanced. This procedure is called the Company Commanders IO. 34 HANGING THE TOWEL FOLDING THE BLANKET FOLDING C OTHES MAKING A ACK S OWING THE LOCKER RECRUITS SPEND MANY HOURS IN CLASSES Each recruit spends many training hours in the classroom. He studies and is tested on the traditional skills of the Navy such as Navy time, watch standing, and the command organization of ships and other Navy units. He is also schooled in the Uniform Code of Military Justice and in the history, courtesies, customs, ships, uniforms, and awards of the Navy. On a more sociological plane, to ensure the proper rounding out of the modern sailor in the modern Navy, he is exposed to courses in Drug Awareness and Defensive Driving and he participates in Race Relations seminars to make him aware of reactions to other people and of their reactions to him. Even though these activities do not lend themselves well to photographic reproduction, they are, nonetheless, a very vital and es- sential part of the recruit's preparation for service as a knowledgeable, skilled, and active Navyman. TESTINI w a MM. 5 E N O H P R EL w O P D N U 0 S TYPICAL CLASS ASMO'S tAssignment Memorandum Ordersi Because of the closeness he feels to his fellow recruits, it is difficult for a recruit to "lose his company." Though he might be "ASMO-ed" for violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice or dis- ciplinary reasons, it is more likely that a recruit is re-assigned to a later-formed company because of failed tests or a need for remedial reading work. Or, he might be hospitalized due to illness or an acci- dent. It is not easy for a recruit to leave his friends in his original company; but it is a mark of maturity when he can make new friends in another company and work with them to attain that ultimate goal of graduation to the fleet. HUMAN RESOURCES The Human Resource Management Division at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, has as its primary function teaching the new recruits about the Navy's Human Resource Management Support System. The recruit curriculum taught consist of: Overseas Diplomacwaission Ele- ment, Equal OpportunitWRace Relation Education, Drug Abuse ControVAIcohol Prevention, Leadershipranagement Training. The recruits are taken through many hours of the above instruction to prepare them for entering and func- tioning in the fleet. THEY TEACH US HOW TO MARCH . . . ...ANDMARCH... , Wz-mmm n.1,;znu' I ' ' 3y me-WW W ...ANDMARCH... . . . AND MARC WATER SURVIVAL TRAINING A skill which is vital and basic to every sailor is swimming. All recruits spend many hours in the classroom and water survival training tanks mnofficially, swimming poolsL Some are taught to swim; all are urged to learn to swim better. Particular emphasis is placed on "abandon ship" procedures and survival flotation. ' .m-un v .wuauamwv .. z TRAINING POOL BUILDING TREADING WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTION l'S" FLAGSeThe Division "5" Flag irightl is awarded weekly to the company in each division scoring the highest on scholastic examinations. The Military Training Assistance "S" Flag tcenterl is won by the company which excels all other companies in each training unit. The Military Training Department "S" Flag tleft goes to the recruit company with the highest score among all the companies in training. DRILL FLAGSeTeamwork by recruits is rewarded weekly with Drill Flags for proficiency in drill. The Division Drill Flag icenterl is won by the company in each division compiling the highest average in competition; the Military Training Assistance Drill Flag irightl by the company scoring highest in competition among Division Flag winners; and the Military Training Department Drill Flag ileftl by the company in recruit training demonstrating the greatest proficiency. "E" FLAGS-"E" Flags ialso known as "Efficiency Flags" 0r "Rooster Flags"l are the symbols for overall excellence in a given week of training. The company with the highest score in a training unit wins the Military Training "E" Flag trightl and the company with the highest score in recruit training wins the Military Training Department "E" Flag tleftl. COLOR COMPANY FLAG-This flag is given at every graduation to the recruit company maintaining the highest overall average of efficiency in all aspects of training. STAR FLAGS-Star Flags are awarded weekly in the field of cleanliness as determined by barracks, locker, and personnel inspections conducted by a staff unit known as "Military Evaluaters". The Division Star Flag irighti is for the winning company in each division; the Military Training Assistance Star Flag icenteri for the winning company among Division Star Flag winners; and the Military Training Department Star Flag ilefti for the company in recruit training compiling the highest overall average. "A" FLAG-Athletic superiority in team and individual events is recognized by the weekly presentation of an "A" Flag to the company within each division which achieves the most points. 45 DAMAGE CONTROL AND FIREFIGHTING The mission of the Damage Control Training Division is to acquaint each recruit with the basic principles of ex- tinguishing shipboard fires and controlling any storm or battle damage which his fighting unit may sustain. Damage control training is accomplished both in the classroom and in structures designed to simulate a naval warship. Controlled oil fires are ignited in the "ships", and it is the task of the damage control team to actually enter the structure and extinguish the flames. All such training is conducted only under the strict supervision of a trained and experienced petty officer. Instruction is also given on seIf-protection against nuclear, biological and chemical warfare. As part of this training, each recruit puts on a gas mask and passes through a chamber filled with a harmless but obnoxious gas. While in the chamber he removes his gas mask briefly for a dramatic demonstration of the protection it provides. Confidence is instilled in the recruit as a result of the damage control and firefighting instruction. Armed with training and the knowledge that shipboard fires can be ex- tinguished and damage corrected, the Navyman may save many lives and keep his fighting unit afloat should disaster strike. COMPARTMENT FIRE "LET'S GO GET IT" "GO HIGH AND LOW' FIREFIGHTING SAVES L VES AND SHIPS PREPARING TO SWEEP THE TANK "IN WE GO" as, V -k- ., "BOY; IS THIS TIGHT: "WHERE DID ALL THE WATER COME FROM" i Q . 1$ t E 3 E A i i 3 E GAS MASK ORIENTATION "WHERE AM I?" "WOW; WAS THAT STRONG' I N: ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY The Ordnance and Gunnery Division instructs recruits in range safety precautions and the use of small arms. Safety precautions are especially stressed. All recruits are given live firing practice using the .22 caliber Mossberg rifle. During classroom periods, the men are taught the t nomenclature of the .22 caliber Mossberg rifle, sighting and aiming technique, and the three firing positions: prone, sitting, kneeling. ARMORY "READY ON THE FIRING LINE" "READY" THE SITTING POSITION THE PRONE POSITION THE KNEELING POSITION ROLLS FO R THE MEAL MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT TRAINING Maintenance and Support Training is devoted to instruction and practical experience in work normally encoun- tered aboard ship. Though most recruits assist in the messing of the crew, others perfor m housekeeping chores, watchstanding and messenger duties. "BOY! THIS IS HOT!" f "ARE WE READY TO SERVE?" 57 SOME GET DISH PAN HANDS, . . . SOME RECRUITS HELP WASH DISHES, . . . THE "SPUD" LOCKER h 58 AND SOME HELP THE COOK SNOW WATCHES 59 S RAIGHTENING RECRUITS ALSO WORK OUTSIDE YEAR-ROUND RAKINC CLIPPINI Ma , : :1 aw "DOES IT SNOW HERE?" G1 DRILL HALL PHYSICAL TRAINING LEG STAN I SIT UPS "THIS IS EASY." "GET SET, GO!" Eternal Father. strong to save. Whose arm doth bind the restless wave; h 0 Who bldst the mighty ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep: 0 hear us when we cry to Thee For those in peril on the sea. THE NAVY HYMN Lord, guard and guide the men who fly Through the great spaces of the sky; Be with them traversing the air In darkening night, in sunlight fair; 0 hear us when we lift our prayer For those in peril in the air. 0 Trinity of love and power. Our brethren shield In danger's hour; From rock and tempest. fire and foe. Protect them wheresoe'er they 90; Thus ever let there rise to Thee Glad praise from alr and land and sea. RELIGIOUS LIFE Since 1775 the United States Navy has provided oppor- tunity for sailors to worship. Recruit Training Com- mand, Great Lakes, continues this tradition. Various religious services are conducted by Navy Chaplains, local civilian clergy, and selected lay people. Within these varieties of worship, each recruit is able to attend a worship service of his religious faith. WISH SERVICE CATHOLIC SERVICE PROTESTANT SERVICE RECEIVING ORDE ' RTC Community Center at Building 1111. RECRUIT RECREATION Of the various forms of recreation available, the two most important to the recruits are probably on-base liberty and receiving visitors. Navy Exchange operates cafeterias, stores, and amusement centers to provide snacks, necessities, and entertainment. The profit from Navy Exchange provides Special Services with funds to operate on-base recreational facilities such as bowling alleys, TV lounges, libraries, recreation centers, and movie theaters for off-duty enjoyment. RECEIVING VISITOR "HELLO, MOM?" "WILL IT BE, A STRIKE?" "STRUMMING" "TILT! l !" DEPARTURE 9v w 4 ., 7:; V a , . a w; . , . ' f v garwi W s: a V w , - ' . V 315m ,. , w : ,. . a 'd'fww m "Q4. ,S-YM'a 5." 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