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After Boot-Camp in Orlando , I got orders to NATTC-Millington(Naval Air Technical Training Center ) To learn my trade as an Aviation-Electrical Systems Technician , Not just my trade , But other Aviation Related Courses  , Some Tips on how to be safe around aircraft , We were shown just how dangerous F.O.D.(Foreign Object Damage) Can be on runways and flight decks . Trash can be sucked in and Damage Jet-Engines , and even more of a hazard when blasted in the air by winds or Rotor-Blades. Of course getting out in the real-Navy years later drove home the point for me. The base was on the grounds of N.A.S Memphis , that was an airport for P-3 Submarine Hunters , and Various Training Squadrons to let local reservist pilots practice. Plenty more to come…

DD(Dad’s Diary) 40

30 years ago today , my adventure began! When i arrived at Recruit-Training-Command in Orlando Florida , I Was Housed in the temporary holding barracks , Until there were enough recruits to start a full company. I waited several weeks for the “fun?” to begin , so on the that day of “real” boot-camp began , and this is the first day of my naval-adventure! I went by bus and  railroad to get there , it took several hours , so I had plenty of time to ponder what I was in for! But I was sure of the choice , and even though there was plenty of time to back out , I had no intention to.After all ,  trading Bradenton for to see the world was an easy one for me to make. The 8 weeks there was a shock for me , but just a taste of what was to come for me. My tour there was an adventure for sure , and will share more tales next time