“I Marched the Grinder” T-shirt on Sale!

Our best-selling t-shirt is on sale again! And we want YOU to have one! Every penny of the sales goes directly to help our reunion be the best event we can make it. This is a great conversation starter. Choose from a unisex crew-neck style or a ladies’ v-neck style in steel gray color. Sizes from Youth Small to Adult…

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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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