Navy Boot Camp Yearbook Archives
The GG Archives houses a collection of Navy Boot Camp (USNTC) graduation books from four navy boot camp locations.
San Diego: Boot Camp San Diego was used from 1923-1997 and is now the site of Liberty Station. The base, located at the northern end of San Diego Bay trained tens of thousands of sailors. The site was also used as a location for a number of movies including Top Gun.
Great Lakes: Currently the only remaining Naval Training Center located in Waukegan, just north of Chicago. The original building dates from 1905. This station along with San Diego comprises the bulk of our collection of NTC yearbooks.
Orlando: Originally an Army Air Base, it was transferred to the Navy in 1968 when it became the Naval Training Center Orlando. This Naval boot camp was utilized until 1998. It had the distinction of being the only NTC providing training for female Navy recruits.
Bainbridge: Active from 1942 to 1947; and 1951 to 1976. USNTC Bainbridge was located about 35 miles northeast of Baltimore, Maryland. The majority of the recruits who went through boot camp at Bainbridge, about 244 thousand, did so during World War II.
Archive of Navy Boot Camp Yearbooks "Compass" Graduating recruits for the United States Naval Training Center at Bainbridge, Maryland
Archive of Navy Boot Camp Yearbooks "Keel" Graduating recruits for the United States Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois
Archive of Navy Boot Camp Yearbooks "Rudder" Graduating recruits for the United States Naval Training Center at Orlando, Florida
Archive of Navy Boot Camp Yearbooks "Anchor" Graduating recruits for the United States Naval Training Center at San Diego, California
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