This group was the first CT “R” Branch class to graduate from NCTC Pensacola in June 1961. The class helped “build” NCTC in the fall of 1960 after the school was moved from the west coast. At that time, basic school was eight weeks, intermediate school six weeks, and advanced school eight weeks, followed by two weeks of watch standing.
Front row front left: SGT Hawell, D. Miller, F. Presti (instructor), D.G. Batcho, and unidentified.
Middle row from left: J.W. Maire, T. Secoy, R.I. Jennings, W.L. McRae.
Back row from left: L Kistler, W. Dahl, D. Cunningham, W. Frazier and D.L Swissler.
Source: NCVA CRYPTOLOG Summer, 1992
30 June 2021 at 16:34
I was the first Lopez to graduate from R branch school at Cory Station
in early May 1962 and was on the crews still building Corry. Art was next from O branch school followed by Del from R branch later that year.
Fond memories of a classic school
30 June 2021 at 18:23
I’m in the second row left just behind SGT Hawell. Great class and we worked like hell to put ether base back in operation. My first tour Adak and then on to COMSIXFLT FLAG aboard the USS Springfield Hon ported in Villefranche Sur Mer in the Med. NSG gave me the skills experience for a 50 year career with the CIA. Corey field has a warm place in my heart.
30 June 2021 at 19:21
Mr. Maire, Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
4 July 2021 at 18:54
My Dad was at Corry Air Station twice closing it down.