NTC FOUNDATION LAUNCHES PHASE 2 OF COMMEMORATIVE BRICK PROGRAM AT FORMER SAN DIEGO NAVAL TRAINING CENTER
Opportunity to Honor, Celebrate and Commemorate Military Service
The NTC Foundation is offering past Recruits, their families, and supporters of the former Naval Training Center San Diego an opportunity to honor those who served our country with a commemorative brick or granite pavers with personalized messages…just in time for the holidays. These will become a part of a permanent tribute in a new Legacy Plaza in the Naval Training Center Historic District at Liberty Station. Proceeds from the sale of bricks and pavers, and identical replica bricks – which can be displayed as keepsakes – will support the NTC Foundation’s programs, which increase community access to the arts, provide arts programs for school students, and support the preservation of the Naval Training Center’s heroic history. NTC closed in 1997 after 75 years as a training center for Navy recruits.
“For thousands of Navy recruits, NTC represents the place where they learned the skills required for military duty and life,” said RADM Fran Holian, NTC Foundation Board member and a former Navy Region Southwest Commander (sometimes referred to as the “Navy Mayor”). “Purchasing a commemorative brick is a way for everyone — former recruits, families and friends — to become a permanent part of the transformed Naval Training Center and pay tribute to the critical role that this facility and the recruits played in United States history,” he added.
The Commemorative Bricks and Pavers can be purchased at a variety levels starting at $150. The NTC Foundation is creating a new Fieldstone Legacy Plaza in front of the Dick Laub NTC Command Center next to the Sybil Stockdale Rose Garden. Commemorative bricks that were in the previous plaza are being replicated at no charge and will be placed in the new Plaza.
Replica bricks and pavers can be purchased at an additional cost as keepsakes for easy display. After your order is received, you will be sent a Certificate of Recognition and once installed, a map identifying the approximate location of your commemorative to the NTC Foundation.
A dedication event will be scheduled in late Spring 2016.
To leave a lasting legacy go to https://www.brickorder.com/ntcbricks
or phone toll free 1-844-NTC-BRIX (844-682-2749). For questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
While at NTC, visitors can experience exhibits celebrating Navy history that are free and open to the public. They include:
Chow: Feeding a Navy, Building 201, 2820 Roosevelt Road
Naval Training Center San Diego was the first Navy training school for Mess Management and was recognized for “Outstanding Large Mess Ashore.” See original recipes that fed thousands, sample menus and learn why the best time of a sailor’s day was Chow Time!
The Life of a Naval Training Center Recruit, Barracks 19, 2690 Historic Decatur Road
An exhibit in an historic barracks building – now housing artist studios – that tells the story of the life of an NTC recruit from the time they stepped off the bus to graduation from bootcamp 12 weeks later.
The Vice Admiral James and Sybil Stockdale Tribute – Dick Laub NTC Command Center, 2640 Historic Decatur Road. This exhibit pays tribute to their story with memorabilia, photographs, and portraits. In addition, the Sybil Stockdale Rose Garden in honor of Navy Families invites guest to wander, enjoy and reminisce.