Approximately 40,000 recruits pass through Great Lakes’ Recruit Training Command annually, with an estimated 7,000 recruits on board the installation at any time. At the Center for Surface Combat Systems, sailors benefit from state-of-the-art facilities such as the Shipboard Information Training and Entertainment Lab, USS Whitehat shipboard trainer, and Radar and Communications Lab, where they learn the fundamentals and repair of shipboard radar and communication systems. In the Surface Vessel Torpedo Tubes Lab, sailors get training on how modern torpedoes are handled and fired. In the Fire Arms Training Simulator (FATS), they learn to handle a variety of handguns, rifles, and machine guns.
“We are proud to offer high-quality training experiences for active military personnel at the Naval Station Great Lakes. SDCCD’s City College is wellknown for its Military Education Program through partnerships with the Navy. Its location in San Diego is perfect for offering this type of programming because it is in keeping with our mission of service to the active-duty military and veterans in our local community and beyond.” — Stephanie Bulger, Vice Chancellor of Instructional Services
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