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Photo 130110-N-FO977-884
130110-N-FO977-884 GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Jan. 8, 2012) Command Master Chief Christopher R. Angstead, command master chief of Recruit Training Command (RTC), records a video asking fleet Sailors to look for orders to return to the Navy's only boot camp as recruit division commanders. At present RTC is 76 percent manned with 442 recruit division commanders training between 5,000-to-6,000 recruits. The eight-week training at RTC turns more than 37,000 civilians into basically trained Sailors annually. (U.S. Navy photo by Mike F. Miller/Released)

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Photo 130117-N-DT702-011
130117-N-DT702-011 GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Jan. 17, 2012) Recruit divisions that have completed training arrive for graduation practice at Recruit Training Command, the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo byLt. Liza Swart/Released)

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Photo 130119-N-IK959-275
130119-N-IK959-275 GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Jan. 19, 2013) The Brass Ambassadors from Navy Band Great Lakes perform before an awards dinner for Great Lakes area commands. The dinner, which honored Senior and Junior Sailors of the Year, Bluejackets of the Year, Recruit Division Commander and Military Instructor of the Year, was hosted by the Lake County Council of the Navy League of the United States in the Port O' Call Banquet and Conference Center aboard Naval Station Great Lakes. The Navy League dinner honored the 25 top Sailors from eight area commands. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)

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Photo 130125-N-IK959-918
130125-N-IK959-918 GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Jan. 25, 2013) Rear Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne, commander of Naval Service Training Command (NSTC), presents a lecture via video-teleconference (VTC) from his headquarters at Naval Station Great Lakes to Navy Junior ROTC (NJROTC) cadets from North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Ga. Mewbourne, who directly oversees the NJROTC program, conducted a leadership class with the North Cobb/Harrison unit. It was the first time NSTC has used VTC technology to communicate with one of the more than 580 NJROTC units as a way to cut travel costs. (Official U. S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)

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130124-N-IK959-566 GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Jan. 24, 2013) Rear Adm. Donald P. Quinn, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), talks to recruits during a pre-graduation Pizza Night in the USS Kearsarge recruit barracks galley aboard Recruit Training Command (RTC). Quinn toured RTC training facilities, talked with staff members and recruits and was the reviewing officer at the weekly pass-in-review graduation on Jan. 25. More than 725 recruits officially became Sailors at the weekly graduation. RTC trains more than 35,000 Sailors annually. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)

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Photo 130125-N-IK959-746
130125-N-IK959-746 GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Jan. 25, 2013) Rear Adm. Donald P. Quinn, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), inspects a recruit drill platoon at a pass-in-review (PIR) graduation in the USS Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall aboard Recruit Training Command (RTC). Quinn toured the command's training facilities, talked with staff members and recruits and was the reviewing officer at the weekly PIR. More than 725 recruits officially became Sailors at the graduation. RTC trains more than 35,000 recruits annually. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)

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Photo 130125-N-IK959-867
130125-N-IK959-867 GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Jan. 25, 2013) Rear Adm. Donald P. Quinn, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), reviews recruits with Capt. John T. Dye, commanding officer of Recruit Training Command (RTC), at the weekly pass-in-review (PIR) graduation in the USS Midway Ceremonial Drill hall. Quinn toured the command's training facilities, talked with staff members and recruits and was the reviewing officer at the PIR. More than 725 recruits officially became Sailors at the graduation. RTC trains more than 35,000 recruits annually. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)

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130207-N-FO977-943 ZION, Ill. (Feb. 7, 2013) Navy Junior ROTC cadets from Zion-Benton High School in Zion, Ill., prepare to fire their air rifles during a practice for the 2013 NJROTC Air Rifle Championship in Anniston, Ala., Feb. 22 and 23. Nearly 200 NJROTC cadets from 51 high schools across the United States participated in the competition. (U.S. Navy photo by Mike Miller/Released)

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Photo 130207-N-FO977-944
130207-N-FO977-944 ZION, Ill. (Feb. 7, 2013) Navy Junior ROTC cadets from Zion-Benton High School in Zion, Ill., prepare to fire their air rifles during a practice for the 2013 NJROTC Air Rifle Championship in Anniston, Ala., Feb. 22 and 23. Nearly 200 NJROTC cadets from 51 high schools across the United States participated in the competition. (U.S. Navy photo by Mike Miller/Released)

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Photo 130223-N-MN502-608
130223-N-MN502-608 SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Feb. 23, 2013) Midshipmen from the University of Notre Dame Naval ROTC walk to the university's 17th annual Naval Leadership Weekend conference. More than 110 midshipmen from 28 Naval ROTC units attended the three-day conference. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Matthew Comer/Released)

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Photo 130302-N-FO977-026
130302-N-FO977-026 GREAT LAKES, Ill. (March 2, 2013) Navy Junior ROTC cadets participate in the armed knockout event at the 2013 NJROTC Area 3 West Regional Academic, Athletic and Drill competition at Recruit Training Command. More than 300 cadets from 13 Navy Junior ROTC units across three Midwest states participated in the two-day event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mike Miller/Released)

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131025-N-WL435-089 NEWPORT, R.I. (Oct. 25, 2013) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert administers the oath of office to 85 officer candidates during an Officer Candidate School (OCS) graduation ceremony at Officer Training Command Newport. Greenert was also the guest speaker at the event. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

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Photo 131101-N-IK959-827
131101-N-IK959-827 GREAT LAKES (Nov. 1, 2013) Commodore Steve R. W. McDowell, Royal Australian Naval (RAN) Attache, congratulates recruits following a capping ceremony at the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command (RTC). McDowell toured the command's training facilities, talked with staff members and recruits and was the reviewing officer at the weekly graduation. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)

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131102-N-IY426-413 GREAT LAKES (Nov. 2, 2013) Seaman Recruits conduct a victory lap during a Captain's Cup at Recruit Training Command (RTC). Recruit divisions compete against each other in ten different events to earn the Captain's Cup trophy and to have the opportunity to display the Captain's Cup flag at their pass-in-review. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Adam Demeter/Released)

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131102-N-IK959-215 NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Nov. 2, 2013) Lt. Patrick K. Sweeten, director of Navy Band Great Lakes, conducts Navy Musicians from the band's Wind Ensemble during a Veteran's Day Appreciation Concert at the Wentz Concert Hall on the North Central College campus in Naperville. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)

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Photo 131221-N-ZZ999-142
131221-N-ZZ999-142 AMES, Iowa, (December 21, 2013) Six Iowa State University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen wait to be commissioned during a commissioning ceremony, Dec. 21. The midshipmen who were commissioned to ensigns are, from left to right; William Honeyman, Shane Lyons, Daniel Oftelie, Stephanie Palacheck, Christopher Rogeness, and Ryan Schaefer. (U. S. Navy photo courtesy of Iowa State University NROTC/Released)

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