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Old 09-26-2006, 21:10   #1
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Orlando RTC

Anyone here go through boot camp during the summer of 1986 at Orlando RTC?
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Old 09-29-2006, 13:34   #2
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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.

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Old 10-01-2006, 07:01   #3
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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.
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Old 10-01-2006, 10:48   #4
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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.

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Old 10-08-2006, 12:12   #5
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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!!
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Old 10-14-2006, 06:49   #6
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