REC Recruits Get A Taste Of History With Their Training

Atkinson, Peter
December 2006
Sea Power;Dec2006, Vol. 49 Issue 12, p54
The article reports on that the Navy's Recruit Training Command (RTC) is taking a sample from the past to instill a sense of heritage in its sailors at Great Lakes, Illinois. Navy recruit depots sent prospective sailors right to a station or receiving ship where they received hands-on training at sea. However, during their eight-week basic training period, RTC recruits reside in shore-based ships that seek to emulate shipboard environments.


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