2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 2, 2021 10:07 AM by Sylvia Naylor

    Seeking information on BCT & AIT for Signal 05f/05d

    Melvin Walker Newbie

      Greeting, I am in search of any documentations (pics) from Fort Gordon, from October 1976 - March 1977 BCT (Basic Combat Training) & AIT (Advanced Individual Training). This the name of my BCT 11 Company and 2nd PLT at Fort Gordon, GA.  Would there be any Graduation pictures from that period? That is what I am actually looking for. Or can you direct me to some place that may have kept things like that?  I was thinking that Fort Gordon would have something like that but I do not know who to contact. Thanks for your time

        • Re: Seeking information on BCT & AIT for Signal 05f/05d
          Alice Lane Navigator

          Hi Melvin,

          Welcome to History Hub

           

          There are a few photos on the following website.

          Search - The Military Yearbook Project

           

          Alice Lane

          Research Volunteer

          • Re: Seeking information on BCT & AIT for Signal 05f/05d
            Sylvia Naylor Scout

            Dear Mr. Walker,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 31 series, 106 file units & 11 items for the 1970-1979 time period  in various record groups that relate to Fort Gordon. Please note that some of the records have been digitized and may be viewed using the Catalog. For access to non-digitized records, please contact the unit listed in the description.

             

            Group photographs were not considered permanent records unless the photographs were taken by official military photographers usually for publicity. Photographs of various U.S. Army  activities from 1940 to 2007 (that are permanent) are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at stillpix@nara.gov.

             

            Usually, the instructor of a training facility paid a civilian photographer to come to the base to take pictures. These photographs sometimes are filed in the records of the unit but oftentimes they are just distributed to the individual members with no permanent copy kept.

             

            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDSS and other NARA reference units. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

             

            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!