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Navy Boot Camp San Diego Yearbooks - The Anchor 1968-1975

USNTC - San Diego - The Anchor Yearbooks Archives

Commissioned in 1923, the recruit training was limited until 1942, when the Station was operating at a capacity of 33,000 men (25,000 Recruits). During WWII, the training period ranged from three to seven weeks.

The Anchor was published for each graduating class at the San Diego Recruit Training Command and provided a record of the training, names and portraits of the graduating class and the portraits of the Commanders of the Company and regiment.

Each book represents a basic training yearbook for that Company at the United States Naval Training Center, San Diego, California covering everthing from the first day to graduation.

In a typical ANCHOR YEARBOOK, the daily life of a recruit is traced from their initial arrival at the Naval Training Center until their graduation.

Most books contain a Table of Contents along with hundreds of photographs covering topics such as: History; Recruit Training Command; In Processing; Clothing Issue; General Classification Test; Physical Examination; Primary Training; Physical Training; Obstacle Course; Swim Test; Water Survival Class; Abandon Ship Drill; Ordnance and Gunnery; Rifle Instruction; Firing Positions; Seamanship; Ground Tackle; Marin Spike Seamanship; Ship Board Activities; Damage Control; Preliminary Instruction; Compartment Fire; Fire Fighting Equipment; Open Tank; Military Training; Rehearsal; Personnel Inspection; Farragut Court Preparing For Parade; Drill Division; Drum And Bugle Corps; Color Guard; Service Week; Food Preparation; Chow Line: Food Serving; Scullery; Field Day; Barracks Life; Barracks Routine; Leisure Time; Religious Life; Recreation; San Diego Zoo; Sea World; Visitors; Captains Meritorious Mast; Graduation Review; Recruit Leave; Departures plus various other photographs.

NTC San Diego was active 1923–1997.

NTC San Diego Boot Camp "The Anchor" Yearbook Collection 1968-1975

1968

 

Front Page, Navy Boot Camp Book 1968 Company 054 The Anchor

1968 San Diego Company 054 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: B. C. Mullins, SF1
  • Men Graduated: 58
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Recruit Honors Photos, Group Photo of Company 68-054 Commander B. C. Mullins, SF1, and Petty Officers, 18 March 1968, Passing in Review.
Navy Boot Camp Book 1968 Company 120 The Anchor

1968 San Diego Company 120 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: H. J. Moreland, BMC
  • Men Graduated: 58
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Recruit Honors Photos, Group Photo of Company 68-120 Commander H. I. Moreland, BNC, and Petty Officers 12 April 1968, Passing in Review.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1968 Company 179 The Anchor

1968 San Diego Company 172 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: A. C. Beech, SH1
  • Men Graduated: 61
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Note: Images Contributed by Douglas K Stivers, Gilbert, AZ
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1968 Company 179 The Anchor

1968 San Diego Company 179 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. L. Reider, TM1 (SS)
  • Men Graduated: 59
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Note: Images Contributed by Douglas K Stivers, Gilbert, AZ
Front Cover, The Anchor 1968 Company 182, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook.

1968 San Diego Company 182 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: R. J. Lawrence, SHCS
  • Men Graduated: 57
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Company Commanders and Petty Officers - 8 May 1968; Passing in Review; Honorman - J. G. Pearcy; Academic Award - W. P. White; and Outstanding Recruit - F. M. Amposta

 

1969

 

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1969 Company 159 The Anchor

1969 San Diego Company 159 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: D. S. Johnson, BTC
  • Men Graduated: 57
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Note: Images Courtesy of Stephen Samborski
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1969 Company 416 The Anchor

1969 San Diego Company 416 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: I. C. McBride, SMC
  • Men Graduated: 56
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Recruit Honors Photos
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1969 Company 438 The Anchor

1969 San Diego Company 438 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. M. Locke, DCC
  • Men Graduated: 49
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Recruit Honors Photos
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1969 Company 708 The Anchor

1969 San Diego Company 708 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: W. L. Peeler , SHC
  • Men Graduated: 56
  • Graduation Date: 12 December 1969
  • Supplemental Content: Recruit Honors Photos, Group Photograph Company 69-708 W. L. Peeler, SHO Company Commander, Group Photograph Company 69-708 Company Commander and Petty Officers, Bluejackets On Parade Record Album, 1970s Photograph of Company 69-708 Recuit Virgil Lovejoy in Civilian Clothes, Appointment to Recruit Petty Officer 3CL - Virgil Lovejoy 30 January 1970, 1970s Staged Photograph of Virgil Lovejoy and Two Shipmates.

 

1971

 

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1971 Company 010 The Anchor

1971 San Diego Company 010 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: H. B. Brogan, UTC
  • Men Graduated: 54
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Company 71-010 Commander H. S. Brogan, UTC, and Petty Officers, Company 71-010 Recruits Passing in Review, Company 71-010 Honormen, "A" School Documents from 71-010 Recruit Clifford B. Jones.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1971 Company 331 The Anchor

1971 San Diego Company 331 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: W. J. Mulach, EMC
  • Men Graduated: 66
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Honors Photos, Company Commander W. J. Mulach FMC and Petty Officers (Photo), Passing in Review

 

1972

 

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1972 Company 114 The Anchor

1972 San Diego Company 114 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. Bradford, MMC
  • Men Graduated: 70
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Photos of Activities at Boot Camp, Departure; Inoculations, and Recruits Passing On Review
  • Note: Images courtesy of Nicholas Geier
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1972 Company 318 The Anchor

1972 San Diego Company 318 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: W. H. Dotson, BMC
  • Men Graduated: 84
  • Graduation Date: 27 September 1972
  • Supplemental Content: Company 72-318 Commander W. H. Dotson, BCC and Petty Officers (Photo); Recruits Passing in Review; Company 72-318 Honormen Photo.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1972 Company 371 The Anchor

1972 San Diego Company 371 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. T. Ruppenthal, SMC
  • Men Graduated: 85
  • Graduation Date: 25 October 1972
  • Supplemental Content: Honors Photos, Company Commander and Petty Officers Photo, Company 72-371 Group Photo.

 

1973

 

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1973 Company 139 The Anchor

1973 San Diego Company 139 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: R. A. Nentwig, TMC
  • Men Graduated: 49
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Honors Photos
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1973 Company 279 The Anchor

1973 San Diego Company 279 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. F. Contreras, ENC
  • Men Graduated: 61
  • Graduation Date: 16 November 1973
  • Supplemental Content: 1,135th Recruit Brigade Review (Graduation Ceremony) Program Transcription and Images, Passing in Review, Bluejacket on Parade Recording
  • Notes: Images and Notes submitted by: Carter West, CTR2 1973-1977; Additional Information by Fr. Francis C. Zanger (U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps, ret.)
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1973 Company 308 The Anchor

1973 San Diego Company 308 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: W. B. Zilar, QMCS
  • Men Graduated: 55
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Honors Photos

 

1974

 

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook 1974 Company 214

1974 San Diego Company 214 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: F. B. Sullivan, ABEC
  • Men Graduated: 73
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Honors Photos
Front Cover, The Anchor 1974 Company 361, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook.

1974 San Diego Company 361 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: D. N. Hines, BM1
  • Men Graduated: 58
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Photos: Passing in Review; Honorman - G. E. Frazier, SR; Academic Award - J. A. Coon; Outstanding Recruit - R. A. Jones.

 

1975

 

Navy Boot Camp Book 1975 Company 918 The Anchor

1975 San Diego Company 918 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: E. Miller MMC
  • Men Graduated: 63
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Passing in Review, Honors Photos, Recording of Passing in Review

 

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