Who’s Going to the Reunion?

So far, at least the following companies will be represented by attendees at the 2018 RTC Orlando Reunion. Register now to be included! [If you have already registered and your company isn’t listed below, please let me know, thanks!] 1968 005, 3119 1969 117, 118 1970 1971 046, 093, 129 1972 366 1973 2442 1974 084D, 3119D, 3137, 3153 (CC),…

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Find your Navy RTC Yearbook and Company Photo

You’re looking back on your time at Navy boot camp and wishing you could remember more . . . What was that CCs name that I thought I’d never forget? Who was that RCPO who made us do extra push-ups on the grinder? When was my graduation? If you don’t have your yearbook or company photo from boot camp, here…

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Help Spread the Word about the RTC Orlando Reunion!

We are developing tools to help publicize and promote the RTC Orlando Reunion 2018. You can help by printing business cards and flyers, using social media to announce the reunion, and making sure other Navy veterans get the word. Business Cards Our business card includes all the basic data about the reunion and where to go for more information. It’s…

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CFNL Wounded Warfighter Lone Sailor 5K/10K

RTC Orlando’s Goal: 50 Participants The Central Florida Navy League (CFNL) will host the 9th Annual Wounded Warfighter Lone Sailor 5K/10K on April 14, 2018 at Blue Jacket Park in Orlando, Florida. The CFNL will dedicate the new Blue Jacket Recruit Statue that day, too. “Honor Orlando’s rich military heritage and support our wounded service men and women at the…

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Why YOU Should Attend the Reunion

There are certain events in our lives we never forget. Remembering those times is more important the older we get, and consequently, the further back in time we need to go! Boot camp was one of those important events, and you should remember and share it with others who went through the same experiences. Joining the US Navy was one…

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What’s Your Favorite Navy Movie?

Just for fun, we’re asking you to vote (once only, please) on your favorite film about or including the US Navy. If the selection doesn’t include your favorite, add it under “Other.” Check out the results afterward. Thanks!

Then and Now—Overlay Maps of RTC Orlando

These clever maps, created by volunteer Lee Browndorf, show the past and the present. This is the location of the Recruit Training Command base from 1968 until 1994 overlaid on the current Baldwin Park neighborhood of Orlando, Florida. You may download a full-size map by clicking on a picture, waiting for it to load, and right-clicking to save to your computer. The…

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Dress Code for the Navy Ball

We want to respect our hosts, the Central Florida Navy League, and the traditions of the Navy Ball, so the dress code is important. Please use these guidelines to plan for the occasion. RETIREES If you are retired from the Navy and wish to wear your formal dress or dinner dress uniform, please follow US Navy Uniform Regulations (NAVPERS 15665I),…

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Poll: What Was Your Navy Rating?

So, let’s see how many ratings we can cover with our first poll. (Please only take the poll once.) For enlisted sailors: Choose your rating. If you had more than one, list the second in “Other.” NOTE: As you know, ratings have changed quite a bit over the years. Some of these are no longer applicable, but please choose the…

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Justice for RTC Orlando Shipmate Pamela Cahanes

We would like to post on behalf of our RTC Orlando shipmate, Pamela Cahanes, whose life was brutally taken from her the day after she graduated RTC Orlando in August, 1984. Her case is still a cold case. Anyone who knew Pamela and can provide any information whatsoever is urged to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477 or Seminole County Sheriff’s Office…

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