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1961 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.

1961 Keel Graduation Books

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1961 Company 069 The Keel

Roster for Recruit Company 69 for 1961, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: K. H. Hull, QM1. Training commenced 14 February 1961 and concluded on 20 April 1961. 66 Men Graduated.

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1961 Company 493 The Keel

Roster for Recruit Company 493 for 1961, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: R. E. Discoe, BM1. Training commenced 9 October 1961 and concluded on 8 December 1961. 74 Men Graduated.

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1961 Company 558 The Keel

Roster for Recruit Company 558 for 1961, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: R. R. Perry, MM1. Training commenced 8 November 1961 and concluded on 29 January 1962. 85 Men Graduated.

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1961 Company 614 The Keel

Roster for Recruit Company 614 for 1961, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: R. L. Stephens, SMCS. Training commenced 26 December 1961 and concluded on 9 March 1962. 69 Men Graduated.

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1961 Drill Company 5920 The Keel

Roster for Drill Company 5920 for 1961, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. G. Anderson, MMC. Training commenced 8 May 1961 and concluded on 12 July 1961. 15 Men Graduated.

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1961 Drill Company 5921 The Keel

Roster for Drill Company 5921 for 1961, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. G. Anderson, MMC. Training commenced 15 May 1961 and concluded on 19 July 1961. 25 Men Graduated.

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp 1961 Drill Company 5922 The Keel

Roster for Drill Company 5922 for 1961, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: N. R. Walk, BM1. Training commenced 22 May 1961 and concluded on 26 July 1961. 33 Men Graduated.

Roster for Drill Company 5923 for 1961, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: N. R. Walk, BM1. Training commenced 29 May 1961 and concluded on 2 August 1961. 17 Men Graduated.

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