US Navy Recruit Training Command - Keel Yearbook (Great Lakes, IL)
- Class of 1981
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Text from Pages 1 - 112 of the 1981 volume:
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.
Navy Exchange Photographic Services Center
Printed under contract by
Walsworth Publishing Company, Inc.
Address all inquiries to
Navy Exchange-The KEEL
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.
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
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
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EMi D. A. DEWEY USN
. 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-
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
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
Individuals Photographed By
Activities Photographed By
D. Jensen - J. Hoey
"General Orders oF the Day"
Relieve the watch
"Inspection of the watch"
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
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Compartment field .
Spit 8i polish
Night study Mail call
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.
"Company ready for Inspection, Sir!"
Inspecting shoe shine
Personnel inspection wog tag$
Personnel inspection U-shirn
Personnel inspection whim
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.
RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND
NAVAL TRAINING CENTER
GREAT LAKES, ILLINOIS
RADM C. E. Gurney, IH USN
Naval Training Center
CAPTAIN SHERMAN G. ALEXANDER
Recruit Training Command
COMMANDER RICHARD CROOKS
Recruit Training Command
CDR ROY C. AHLGREN
Military Training Officer
Recruit Training Command
17 MARCH 1981
24 APRIL 1981
MMCS S. A. Peterson USN
RCPO Assistant RCPO
Skul I, Anthony
EM 1 D. A. Dewey USN
DIVISION TRAINING ASSISTANT
LIC J. J. Fiege USN
ENS S. Darnell USN
IC 2 V. R. Britton USN
Brewerton, N. Y.
West Covina, Ca.
Boca Raton, Fl.
Gold Hill, Or.
New Portland, Me.
War ren, M i.
St. Louis, Mo.
Devo re, 8 cott
Apple Valley, Ca.
F lint, Mi.
Hayes, Roger Jr.
Webster City, la.
White Bear Lake, Mn.
L ittle, Steve
K i rkland, Wa.
Los Angeles, Ca.
Port Clinton, Oh.
Lake Tahoe, Ca.
Milford, N. J.
McC Ianahan, David
Somers Point, N. J.
LEADING PETTY OFFICERS
Recruit Chief Petty Officer WCPm and his Assistant
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Recruit Educational Petty Officer and his Study Guide
Lake Park, Fl.
Centereach, N. Y.
New Waterford, Oh.
Queens, N. Y.
G reendale, Wi.
East Lake, Oh.
M i lwaukee, W i.
Rahway, N. J.
New York, N. Y.
Warner Robins, Ga.
Windsor, N, Y.
Company Commanders LG.
Checking the watch bill
Relayers, Mile and A-Halfers, Broad Jumpers
Compiled by Harold Lee Higgins
Anthony Wayne Skull
Demetrius Angelo Taylor
Charles Edward Bryan
George Clifton White
Harold Lee Higgins
Donald Wayne Hummrich
Scott Alon Devore
Robert Thomas Foster
Randall David Bcfy
Kevin Arturo Riviera
Mark Jay Mullins
Harold Lee Higgins
Ronald Eugene Lewis
Alon Thomas Dinkel
James Robert Hoenig
Timothy Paul Dadouich
Ronnie L. Cox
Jackie Dean Drew
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
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
RECRUIT REVIEW COMMANDER
SR ROBERT E. HAMOR-Company 908
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
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
MILITARY EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENT
SR Anthony W. Skull 0- Company 077
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HALL OF FAME TROPHY
PRESENTATION OF CAPTAINS CUP
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
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.
This award is given to the company which has maintained
the highest overall average over a three week period of
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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
PASSING IN REVIEW
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-
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
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.
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"
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.
HERE IT GOES
"IT'S DONE THIS WAY"
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
"THE NEXT QUESTION IS. . .
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.
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"NOW LISTEN UP, YOU MEN!"
PREPARING FOR FIRST ISSUE
A PERFECT FIT
"A PERFECT 38 CHEST"
"CAN I RETURN THIS?"
"BOY, WE DO NICE WORK"
Recruits not only receive medical check ups at
processing but also receive medical care
through out training by both Medical and Nurse
A LITTLE ALCOHOL RUB
WHEN NEEDED, MEDICAL CARE IS AT HAND.
CLEANING THE TEETH
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OLD FASHION BEAN SOUP
DEEP FAT FRIED PERCH
POIATOES AU GRAIIN
IIIII DINNILI ROLLS
SI MAD BAR
"HOPE THE FOOD IS GOOD"
"HAVE IT YOUR WAY . . ."
"DO WE PAY HERE?"
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-
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
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
Women for the regular Navy were trained at Great
Lakes from 1948 to 1957, taking a ten-week WAVE training
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.
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
-provide the Department of the Navy with personnel
possessing an effective level of physical fitness
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
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
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
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.
HANGING THE TOWEL
FOLDING THE BLANKET
FOLDING C OTHES
MAKING A ACK S OWING THE LOCKER
RECRUITS SPEND MANY HOURS
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.
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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.
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
The recruit curriculum taught consist
of: Overseas Diplomacwaission Ele-
ment, Equal OpportunitWRace Relation
Education, Drug Abuse ControVAIcohol
Training. The recruits are taken through
many hours of the above instruction to
prepare them for entering and func-
tioning in the fleet.
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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. '
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TRAINING POOL BUILDING
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
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.
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
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
"LET'S GO GET IT"
"GO HIGH AND LOW'
FIREFIGHTING SAVES L VES AND SHIPS
PREPARING TO SWEEP THE TANK
"IN WE GO"
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"WHERE DID ALL THE WATER COME FROM"
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"WHERE AM I?"
"WOW; WAS THAT STRONG'
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.
"READY ON THE FIRING LINE"
THE SITTING POSITION
THE PRONE POSITION
THE KNEELING POSITION
R THE MEAL
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
"BOY! THIS IS HOT!"
"ARE WE READY TO SERVE?"
SOME GET DISH PAN HANDS, . . .
SOME RECRUITS HELP WASH DISHES, . . .
THE "SPUD" LOCKER
AND SOME HELP THE COOK
RECRUITS ALSO WORK
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"DOES IT SNOW HERE?"
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"THIS IS EASY."
"GET SET, GO!"
Eternal Father. strong
Whose arm doth bind the
restless wave; h 0
Who bldst the mighty
Its own appointed
0 hear us when we cry
For those in peril on
THE NAVY HYMN
Lord, guard and guide the
men who fly
Through the great spaces
of the sky;
Be with them traversing
In darkening night, in
0 hear us when we lift
For those in peril in
0 Trinity of love and
Our brethren shield In
From rock and tempest.
fire and foe.
Protect them wheresoe'er
Thus ever let there rise
Glad praise from alr and
land and sea.
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
RECEIVING ORDE '
RTC Community Center at Building 1111.
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.
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