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1957 Great Lakes Navy Boot Camp Graduation Books

In the course of his training the recruit receives both a basic indoctrination in the many skills he will need as a Bluejacket and a broad picture of the entire Navy, its history, traditions, and customs.

Physical training, inoculation against diseases, and training in first aid, physical hygiene, and related subjects form another major part of the recruit training program. Coupled with wholesome food and the active but healthful environment of the training camps, this program results in a noticeable improvement in the physical condition of most recruits.

A sharp break between civilian and Navy life, recruit training is the basic element in any man's time in the Naval service. It is the keel of a career in your Navy.

1957 Keel Graduation Books

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1957 Company 033 The Keel

Roster for Recruit Company 33 for 1957, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: S. W. Wiesner, QMC. Training commenced 4 February 1957 and concluded on 8 April 1957. 55 Men Graduated.

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1957 Company 046 The Keel

Roster for Recruit Company 46 for 1957, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. W. Donnelly, GM1. Training commenced 11 February 1957 and concluded on 15 April 1957. 55 Men Graduated.

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1957 Company 056 The Keel

Roster for Recruit Company 56 for 1957, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: P. D. Ryan, GM1. Training commenced 25 February 1957 and concluded on 26 April 1957. 57 Men Graduated.

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1957 Company 135 The Keel

Roster for Recruit Company 135 for 1957, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: W. K. Miller, BT1. Training commenced 15 May 1957 and concluded on 18 July 1957. 55 Men Graduated.

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