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1:47 Why join the Navy; 2:45 Boot Camp Attendance; 3:39 Beginning of Training at NTC; 4:53 First impression of NTC; 5:15 First Days; 6:20 Impression of the recruits and training; 8:32 Returning to hometown with recruiters after Boot Camp; 9:08 How training shaped relationships with other recruits; 10:09 Friends from NTC; 11:14 Instructors; 13:04 Hardest part of NTC; 14:57 Unforgettable story "Cycling"; 17:23 The "Grinder"; 18:37 Defining and reflecting on the "Grinder"; 21:23 NTC in comparison to other bases and posts; 22:23 Important areas of the base; 24:09 The White Hat; 24:59 Naval Career; 28:01 Most significant station; 30:13 Boarding vessels and contraband searches; 31:50 Other contacts from the Navy; 32:54 Naval values; 35:26 Most valuable lesson learned in the Navy; 37:03 Changes to the area; 38:55 NTC's lasting legacy; 40:07 Ideas for the site; 41:09 "NTC Orlando means ___ to me"; 42:48 Serving in the Navy.

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Collection Description

Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborativeendeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida


Department of History, University of Central Florida


All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576.


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

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UCF Community Veterans History Project

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