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Old 12-10-2012, 04:06 PM   #31
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NTC, San Diego 1954
ET'A' school, Treasure Island
U.S.S. Chanticleer (ASR-7)
CommSta, Barrigada, Guam, M.I.
CommSta, Saipan, M.I.
U.S.S. Calvert (APA-32)
ET'A' School, Treasure Island: Instructor duty
Discharge 1964

Was treasure island in Philly? I talked to a retired chief yesterday and told him I just made HT3 and he said he originally came in as a HT and his A-school was in treasure island.
Treasure Island was(is) in California. It's in the SF/Bay area…actually a man-made island adjacent to Yerba Buena Island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay.

As I remember it, it was built for some Exposition back in the day, then the Navy acquired it during the War and used it for a training center for years.

The ET (A), (B) and (C) schools were there, as well as some other schools. I understand it's been turned back over to San Francisco and is undergoing another re-incarnation.

HT…? That's after my time. Wikipedia says it's hull maintenance. I remember there was a fire-fighting
school there that might have been part of a greater school for ship maintenance, Damage Control, etc.
As 'A' School students, we were sent through a half day course on 'fire-fighting.' They had a concrete building set up as an engine room, with the steel grate flooring and flaming oil floating on water below us. We had to grope our way through while wearing an OBA. Then when we came out we were subjected to a tear gas experience.
Twofer day, I guess!


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Then when we came out we were subjected to a tear gas experience.
Twofer day, I guess! [/QUOTE]

I just remembered! They used the tear gas to demonstrate how well the OBA's worked. They sprayed the gas in the air, waited a few seconds, then made us pull off our masks.

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I just remembered! They used the tear gas to demonstrate how well the OBA's worked. They sprayed the gas in the air, waited a few seconds, then made us pull off our masks.
And as I remember, after removing the mask, we had to sing Anchors Aweigh before they let us out of the "gas chamber."
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And as I remember, after removing the mask, we had to sing Anchors Aweigh before they let us out of the "gas chamber."
Ha! I had forgotten that!
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And as I remember, after removing the mask, we had to sing Anchors Aweigh before they let us out of the "gas chamber."
We had to say seaman (are name). And are division #. Before they let us out. They went down the line there was about 10 in a row and once every one said it they let the row go.
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RTC Orlando Jul 1976-Sept 1976
NTC Orlando, BE&E School Oct 1976
NTC Great Lakes, ET "A1" school, Nov 1976-Jan 1977
NAVCOMMSTA/NSGA Adak, Feb 1977-Feb 1978
NTC Great Lakes, BE&E school, ET "A1, A2, A3, A4" Mar 1978-Dec 1978
Ft. Gordon, KW-26 Cryptologic systems repair "C" school Jan 1979-Apr 1979
Naval Base Norfolk, Overseas Homeported Ship (OHS) school, Communications QA school and AN/WSC-3 satellite communications school Apr-1979-Jun 1979
USS Holland AS-32, SUBRON 14, Holy Loch Scotland, Operations Department Jun 1979-Feb 1982
USS Holland AS-32, Naval Shipyard Charleston SC, Fire and Safety Division, Mar 1982-Jul1982
Jul 1982 Discharged from the service

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NTC, San Diego 1954
ET'A' school, Treasure Island
U.S.S. Chanticleer (ASR-7)
CommSta, Barrigada, Guam, M.I.
CommSta, Saipan, M.I.
U.S.S. Calvert (APA-32)
ET'A' School, Treasure Island: Instructor duty
Discharge 1964

jackrich3: I hitched a ride from Hunters' Point to Pearl Harbor on the Coral Sea as a civilian sub-contractor sometime in 1968, best I remember. She was en-route to points Far East. My assignment was to install a new video pilots de-briefing system and have it up, operational and signed off by the time we arrived in Pearl. Otherwise, I would become ships crew for the tour. I had that sucker up and running three days out!

Watched AirOps the rest of the time. VERY impressive!
AirOps was very cool. Any time I wasn't on watch on the after-switchboard, I was on the 07 level watching the best pilots in the world do their thing.
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RTC Orlando Jul 1976-Sept 1976
NTC Orlando, BE&E School Oct 1976
NTC Great Lakes, ET "A1" school, Nov 1976-Jan 1977
NAVCOMMSTA/NSGA Adak, Feb 1977-Feb 1978
NTC Great Lakes, BE&E school, ET "A1, A2, A3, A4" Mar 1978-Dec 1978
Ft. Gordon, KW-26 Cryptologic systems repair "C" school Jan 1979-Apr 1979
Naval Base Norfolk, Overseas Homeported Ship (OHS) school, Communications QA school and AN/WSC-3 satellite communications school Apr-1979-Jun 1979
USS Holland AS-32, Holy Loch Scotland, Operations Department Jun 1979-Feb 1982
USS Holland AS-32, Naval Shipyard Charleston SC, Fire and Safety Division, Mar 1982-Jul1982
Jul 1982 Discharged from the service
Just missed you...I was on a CG ship based in Adak...I left about Apr '76.


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