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Orlando RTC

Discussion in 'US Navy Forum' started by TxDeputy, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. TxDeputy

    TxDeputy

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    Anyone here go through boot camp during the summer of 1986 at Orlando RTC?
     
  2. stevetexas

    stevetexas

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    Hi,

    Nope. I was there in 1971. First barracks off the grinder. First ship was USS Neversail.

    I volunteered to go to East Coast, West Coast or CONUS. After due deliberation they sent me to Africa for 2 years.

    Steve
     


  3. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    I was there for the Summer of 1974. Fresh from Cleveland, OH, I had never SMELLED the tropical vegetation until then.

    Is RTC ORL just a memory now?

    I know that RTC SD was closed, as well as the entire NTC SD.
     
  4. Leathercrafter

    Leathercrafter

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    RTC Orlando closed in Dec 96. The Naval Training Center, which RTC was a part of, closed in mid-98 if I recall correctly. There are only a couple of buildings left on the main base portion of the property. They were some of the newest buildings on the base when it closed - the DFAS building, and what was supposed to be a chow hall for SSC. The rest were bull-dozed, and there's homes/condos there now. The hospital was turned over to the VA in '96 or '97.
     
  5. boatguy

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    Only had to drive about 45 min. from my house to get there too. Still serving and still have a great time what I'm doing!!
     
  6. Ship A'Hoy

    Ship A'Hoy Trigger Control

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    Co 441 Pamples Pride

    First day in boot camp Friday Feb 14, 1975.