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I've received inquires over the last couple of years about old Cruise Books.  Sadly, I didn't have a good answer other t...
11/23/2020
US Navy Cruise Books - The largest online collection of freely accessible US Navy Cruise Books

I've received inquires over the last couple of years about old Cruise Books. Sadly, I didn't have a good answer other than to post a general inquiry with which book one is interested in on this page and the US Navy FB page.

Recently I came across the following link in another group. I was even able to find a couple of photos of my dad from his time on the JFk.

https://www.navysite.de/cruisebooks

US Navy Cruise Books are unofficial publications published by a ship's crew to document a cruise or deployment. The number of copies of a cruise book is very limited. Several commands only order copies for about 2/3 of the crew as a rule of thumb. Creating those books is an old tradition in the US N...

The rest of February looks to be a quiet one.  Here's to the poor folks braving that "Lovely" Great Lakes winter!  As al...
02/18/2020

The rest of February looks to be a quiet one. Here's to the poor folks braving that "Lovely" Great Lakes winter!

As always FMI: https://bit.ly/2rXKPzw

Start the year off right and show the upcoming grads the kudos they deserve.  Not only the rigors of Boot Camp, but surv...
01/04/2020

Start the year off right and show the upcoming grads the kudos they deserve. Not only the rigors of Boot Camp, but surviving a cold, Great Lakes Winter! BRAVO ZULU! Don't worry, you'll thaw out!

As always FMI: https://bit.ly/2rXKPzw

October and the Fall chill is upon us.  Show some warmth for the upcoming classes proudly graduating this month.  BRAVO ...
09/28/2019

October and the Fall chill is upon us. Show some warmth for the upcoming classes proudly graduating this month. BRAVO ZULU shipmates! (From experience, be glad that you won't be at RTC for Winter!) FMI https://bit.ly/2mAIsjl

Looks like the spirit of Independence Day is going strong at Recruit Training Command!  Congratulations to our new sailo...
07/10/2019

Looks like the spirit of Independence Day is going strong at Recruit Training Command! Congratulations to our new sailors that have braved the summer heat and joined the ranks of the greatest Navy on Earth!

Sorry I've been absent as of late.  RTC had a lot of proud graduates this May, BRAVO ZULU to them all and I sincerely ho...
05/25/2019

Sorry I've been absent as of late. RTC had a lot of proud graduates this May, BRAVO ZULU to them all and I sincerely hope you are enjoying your first Commands and/or schools if you've gone in rated.

June is no exception and looks to be a busy month for graduations as we welcome more Sailors into the greatest Navy in the world. So let's show our new Sailors our gratitude and salute them as they begin the journey of a lifetime!

For full Graduation details, visit: https://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/tg_grad_dates.html?fbclid=IwAR2QsgYybxW1lQ4csTWT2RWfwtOauhtFsaqKlWsoVN_B7mr6S4D3rv6fhDw

03/01/2019
Recruit Training Command - Training Group Graduation Dates

It looks like March is going to be a busy month at U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command! BRAVO ZULU to our new Shipmates "springing" into their new careers! May your first steps toward the Fleet be the first steps of a great adventure!

Don't forget to show your pride for your new sailors and share photos of your great moments at RTC!

For details about RTC and all the command details, go to: http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/tg_grad_dates.html?fbclid=IwAR1WpHzVc0baGe8_cnMpUapVEi16CxCN8aFiIIwH8GFbB5adNqpv_IE16y0

How about a big shout out and BRAVO ZULU! to Training Group 38 graduating this weekend! Looks like great weather to help...
07/23/2018

How about a big shout out and BRAVO ZULU! to Training Group 38 graduating this weekend! Looks like great weather to help them celebrate!

Looks like it'll be a hot, but good day to welcome Training Group 36 into the World's Greatest Navy! Don't forget your s...
07/12/2018

Looks like it'll be a hot, but good day to welcome Training Group 36 into the World's Greatest Navy! Don't forget your sunscreen and as the RDC's always say, "HYDRATE!" Ask your graduate, they'll tell ya! 😁

07/07/2018

Quick poll, who has been to watch someone else graduate and join the ranks of the greatest Navy in the world? What your favorite part/best memory?

07/05/2018

Just for fun, who still has at least one old uniform? And the million $$$ question, does it still fit? 😀

What better way to spend your summer, than cheering on the newest members of the Greatest Navy in the world!  Here are t...
06/16/2018

What better way to spend your summer, than cheering on the newest members of the Greatest Navy in the world! Here are the dates for the summer graduations.

Upcoming graduations for the month of May. BRAVO ZULU Shipmates! If you're headed off to "A" School, remember to do your...
05/08/2018

Upcoming graduations for the month of May. BRAVO ZULU Shipmates!

If you're headed off to "A" School, remember to do your best and you'll have a shot at better orders and points for your first Evals!

Don't forget, tag us in your grads photos and share their accomplishment on their first steps toward greatness!

http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/tg_grad_dates.html

Coming up this month, March graduations. A big BRAVO ZULU to our new shipmates embarking on to new and exciting adventur...
03/07/2018

Coming up this month, March graduations. A big BRAVO ZULU to our new shipmates embarking on to new and exciting adventures around the world!

If you know a sailor graduating and will be attending any of the upcoming Pass & Review ceremonies, please don't be afraid to post your photos and share the journey with those of us that have since returned to shore!

01/23/2018
A few things to bear in mind with the upcoming holidays.
11/14/2017

A few things to bear in mind with the upcoming holidays.

08/22/2017

Training Group 42, 9 Divisions (257-264 & 942) Graduate Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Congratulations on making it to the end, BRAVO ZULU!

06/02/2017

Shout out to Training Group 30, Divisions 167-176 & 930 Graduate today, June 2, 2017. BRAVO ZULU Shipmates!

05/25/2017

Training Group 29 - 9 Divisions 159-166 & 929, Graduate Friday, May 26, 2017. Let's hope the light rain in the forecast stays light! BRAVO ZULU Shipmates!

02/10/2017

8 Divisions (073- 078, 914 & 915) Graduate tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Here's to hoping the weather eases up and is cooperative. BRAVO ZULU Shipmates!

01/26/2017

Training Group 12, 11 Divisions (051-060 and 912) Graduate Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. BRAVO ZULU!

Beautiful, comfortable final day of Liberty for Training Group 51, divisions 347-350 and 950 & 951. BRAVO ZULU and enjoy...
10/30/2016

Beautiful, comfortable final day of Liberty for Training Group 51, divisions 347-350 and 950 & 951. BRAVO ZULU and enjoy the rest of your R&R!

09/27/2016

Training Group 47, 9 Divisions 329-336 and 947, graduate Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. BRAVO ZULU!

Timeline Photos
07/22/2016

Timeline Photos

07/21/2016

TG 37 - 5 Divisions (255-258 and 937) Graduate Friday, July 22, 2016. Looks like the weather will be cooperative for a beautiful Pass and Review! BRAVO ZULU Shipmates!

Don't forget to proudly share photos of your graduates! They've worked hard and we all know they'll be smiling come liberty call!

05/27/2016

Training Group 29 - 9 Divisions, 195-202 and 929, graduate today, May 27, 2016

BRAVO ZULU shipmates! Enjoy your much deserved Liberty Weekend!

Training Group (TG 23) - 9 Divisions 151-158 and 923 graduate Friday, April 15, 2016. BRAVO ZULU Shipmates! Looks like i...
04/13/2016

Training Group (TG 23) - 9 Divisions 151-158 and 923 graduate Friday, April 15, 2016. BRAVO ZULU Shipmates! Looks like it'll be a nice weekend for it!

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26th Division Company 098 5 March 91-5 May 91
Anyone have information on the company that started around May 9, 1973 with a company commander named TMC Murphy? Lost my yearbook.
Boot Camp '98, Division 164!
can someone tell me if there an archive for boot camp - I'm lloking for company 914 april-june 1979
Company 286 in 1964 anyone?
Anyone here from Company 286 in 1964?
congratulations Ayrton
Attended RTC Great Lakes June 25, 1973-August 10, 1973. Company 73-200. Looking for others I served with during this time.
Looking for any one Company 73-200 RTC Great Lakes. Started June 25, 1973 and graduated August 10, 1973
LOL, memories,,,it's where i learned the " Graceful Art " of using ( for lack of a better term ) "Adult Language ",,,LOL,,, Oh man,,,did i ever have to watch my tongue when home on leave or out in the " Real World " on Liberty,,,learned how to be cussed out,,, or at,,,, and NEVER take it personally while is was in the Navy!! The children of today's world who enlist could not of handled it. As far as i will always be concerned, that " Graceful Art " is a lost Art Form and helped me grow up and realize i was in the " Real World " back then and it has helped me through-out my life, although it took a WHILE after i was discharged in 1973,,,
Nov 1995 - Mar 1996. Recruit Div 056.
I am in need of a copy of "The Keel" from RTC Great Lakes for Co. 112,May-July 1977. I'm watching a search on eBay but nothing has come up yet. Thanks