Rifle Drill Team at Recruit Training Center Orlando

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Title

Rifle Drill Team at Recruit Training Center Orlando

Alternative Title

RTC Orlando Rifle Drill

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Navy
Sailors--United States
Drills, Marching

Description

A rifle drill team performing during the graduation of a co-educational recruit company at Naval Training Center (NTC) Orlando. NTC Orlando was in operation from 1968 to 1998 and was one of three recruit training centers used by the U.S. Navy. It resided in the area that is now the community of Baldwin Park. During the 30 years that NTC Orlando was operational, more than 650,000 men and women were transformed from civilians to sailors. Beginning in 1973, NTC Orlando became the Navy's only co-educational recruit training center. Following an intense eight week training program, the various companies would march along the vast field know as the "Grinder" and pass before the base commanders for review. This ceremony would mark the completion of their transformation from civilians to sailors.

Creator

Defense Visual Information Center, American Forces Information Service, U.S. Department of Defense

Source

Original color photographs, 1992: National Archives at College Park, U.S. Department of Defense.

Date Created

1992-07-24

Contributor

National Archives at College Park, U.S. Department of Defense

Has Format

Digital reproduction of original color photograph, July 24, 1992: "A drill team, part of a co-ed recruit company, performs during their unit's graduation ceremony at the Naval Training Center. Recruit Training Command, Orlando, is the only Navy command where both men and women undergo basic training, 07/24/1992." Image 6476849, Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files, National Archives at College Park, U.S. Department of Defense.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographs, 1992.

Is Part Of

Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files, National Archives at College Park, U.S. Department of Defense.
Lone Sailor Navy Memorial History Project Collection, UCF Community Veterans History Project Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

220 KB
240 KB

Medium

2 color photographs

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Naval Training Center Orlando, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by the Defense Visual Information Center, American Forces Information Service, U.S. Department of Defense.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Defense Visual Information Center, American Forces Information Service, U.S. Department of Defense and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Barnes, Mark
Cepero, Laura

External Reference

Dobie, Kathy. "A Few Nice Men. (using Coed U.S. Navy Boot Camps to Reduce Incidence of Sexual Harassment)." Vogue 183, no. 2 (1993): 234–37, 299.
"The History." RTC Orlando. http://rtcorlando.homestead.com/.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

2 color photographs

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