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San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Training Facility

Out & About

Many years ago, from 1923 to 1997, there was a huge naval training complex of 550 acres on the north end of the San Diego harbor. It was closed by the Base Realignment and Closure commission in 1993. Most of it was converted into a mixed use development complex of 361 acres named Liberty Station, and many of the buildings were declared historic and were saved.

Yesterday I discovered the other 189 acres:

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Most of these 189 acres consist of about 500 units of military housing.

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The fire-rescue training facility is not accessible to the public, and there is a very tall green fence around the complex, said fence being about 15′ tall. However, through little cracks in the gate where entrances are, I was able to get pictures with my 28-300mm zoom lens.

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Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

Now go back and look at the pictures and imagine thousands of new navy recruits training to keep America safe!

The Naval Training Station is San Diego Historical Landmark #425, so it eventually will show up in my San Diego Historical Landmark series.

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

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