Orlando in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
A City Within A City
Naval Training Center Orlando
There were several different commands at Naval Training Center (NTC) Orlando. Although Recruit Training Command (RTC) was only one of these, it was the largest. RTC provided the training that turned men and women civilians into Sailors. NTC was home to many different schools such as Nuclear Power Training, Seaman Apprentice training, Signalman, Torpedoman’s Mate, and Quartermaster schools.
The base opened July 1, 1968 and closed March 31, 1995. Orlando’s mild climate and proximity to many Navy bases on the East Coast made it an ideal location for training.
The base was fully self-sufficient with housing, stores, post office, bowling alley, restaurants, a gas station, public works, shooting range, fire department, police force, hospital, and a golf course.
Erected by City of Orlando.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Military • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1968.
Location. 28° 34.491′ N, 81° 20.271′ W. Marker is in Orlando, Florida, in Orange County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3702 Lower Park Rd, Orlando FL 32814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Military Site History (here, next to this marker); Arrival at Recruit Training Command Orlando (here, next to this marker); The Lone Sailor Memorial of Central Florida (here, next to this marker); Day in the Life of a Recruit (here, next to this marker); Graduation (here, next to this marker); Honoring Women Sailors of the Navy’s First Co-Ed Boot Camp (here, next to this marker); Blue Jacket Recruit Bronze Statue Honoring Our Women Sailors (a few steps from this marker); The Navy & Marine Corps in Orlando Today (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orlando.
Also see . . . Naval Training Center Orlando. (Submitted on November 29, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
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