Corry Station Naval Technical Training Center
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The Center for Information Dominance Corry Station, located in Pensacola, Florida, is the headquarters of the U.S. Navy's Center for Information Dominance or CID. Other large CID school yards are located in San Diego, California and Hampton Roads, Virginia. The operation also has several small stations/activities/locations:
- Fort Gordon, Georgia
- Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia
- Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
- NAS Jacksonville, Florida
- Naval Station Mayport, Florida
- Keesler AFB, Mississippi
- Naval Station Groton, Connecticut
- Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan
- Medina, Texas
- Goodfellow AFB, Texas
- CID Learning Site PACNORWEST, Naval Station Everett, Washington
- Fort Meade, Maryland
History of Corry Station
The original Corry Field, initially Kiwanis Field, had its beginning in 1923 in a remote area north of Pensacola, Florida, with relocation to its present site in 1928. The station honors Medal of Honor recipient LCDR William M. Corry, Jr., USN.
In its beginning, Corry Field was an active aviation training complex where advanced fighter plane techniques were taught. In 1943, the field was re-designated as Naval Auxiliary Air Station Corry Field, continuing to serve as a training center for student Naval Aviators through World War II and during the Korean War and Cold War, until its decommissioning as an active airfield in June 1958.
The site saw its metamorphosis from flight training to technical training in 1960, when the first class of Navy enlisted Communications Technicians (their rating insignia indicated by a feather pen crossed by a spark; later known as Cryptologic Technicians) arrived. During this time, the installation was known as Naval Communications Training Center Corry Field. Hangars were converted into classrooms and laboratories that were stocked with communications training equipment. To reflect this change, the Chief of Naval Operations changed the name of Corry Field to Naval Technical Training Center Corry Station in 1973. NTTC Corry Station was among the first Navy technical schools to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and this accreditation certified that the instruction offered at NTTC and students could receive college-level credit for completed courses.
In 2003, Naval Technical Training Center Corry Station officially became the Center for Cryptology Corry Station, as part of the Chief of Naval Operations establishment of Navy Learning Centers in support of the Revolution in Training.
In 2005, Center for Cryptology Corry Station and the Center for Information Technology San Diego merged to become the Center for Information Dominance Corry Station.
In 2007, the Center for Information Dominance Corry Station is home to itself, as well as the Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station.
As of 2015, the Center for Information Dominance Corry Station is now known by its parent command of Naval Air Station Pensacola as well as its own name.
Center For Information Dominance Overview
According to the official CID site, "The Center for Information Dominance is the Navy's Learning Center that leads, manages and delivers Navy and joint force training in Intelligence, information warfare, Cryptology and Information Technology. Originally charted by the Chief of Naval Operations to align the training responsibilities for the key disciplines of Information Dominance, their current mission is to provide the fleet with the optimally trained Sea and Joint force warriors who can deftly operate within the Information Domain to create both kinetic and non-kinetic advantage." CID now administers over 168 courses to students all around the globe, training more than 24,000 service members per year with a staff of nearly 1,300 military, civilian and contracted staff.
Assigned units and facilities
CID Corry Station houses five of the seven uniformed services of the United States, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Coast Guard. The following units are stationed at Corry:
- NIOC Pensacola (USN/USCG)
- Center for Navy Leadership Detachment (USN/USMC)
- 313th Training Squadron (USAF)
- Delta Company, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion (ARMY)
- Detachment 1, 325th Fighter Wing (USAF)
- MarCorDet Support Battalion (USMC)
CID Corry Station also hosts the CW03 Gary R. Schuetz Memorial Health Clinic at Corry Station, Naval Hospital Pensacola, and the main Navy Exchange and DECA commissary complex for both Corry Station and Naval Air Station Pensacola. The installation is also home to the Corry Station Chapel.
Leadership for CID
Corry Station, although small in size, is where all of the Center for Information Dominance leaders work including the CO, XO, ED, and CMC. These current office holders change every several years, but the staff and team behind these faces do not change as frequently.
Leisure and Activity for Students on Corry Station
Corry Station offers many recreational facilities open for use by anyone on base looking to relax. Facilities included are:
- Corry Bowling and Recreation Center, which offers a sixteen lane bowling center, fully stocked bar, snack bar, arcade and billiards room.
- "Crosswinds" with twenty-two desktop computers open for Internet use, two big screen televisions and mini-theater, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gaming consoles with games available for rental, snacks available for purchase, and billiards, all offered for no charge to servicemembers.
- Liberty Program, which offers unaccompanied or single servicemembers the opportunity to go on various trips and outings, as well as the "DangerZone" Paintball Program that is available to all military personnel and their guests in Pensacola and surrounding areas.
- Seasonal swimming pool
- Wenzel Gym, which offers a regulation basketball/volleyball court area with bleachers to seat 300 people, three racquetball courts, a state-of-the-art Life Circuit Room using Life Fitness computerized resistance machines, an abdominal/ stretching room, a free-weight room, a selectorized fitness center equipped with state-of-the-art equipment by BodyMaster, a cardiovascular room featuring Stairmaster, Concept II Rowers, regular and recumbent Lifecycles, Versa Climbers, a fully mirrored, multi-purpose room for aerobic classes, martial arts, and other class activities, plus separate saunas for men and women in the appropriate locker rooms.
- Naval Air Station Pensacola, located just south of Corry Station across the Bayou Grande.
- This information contains material created by the United States Navy and is in the public domain.
Articles About CID
- Bloomburg Article of July 9, 2015
- Navy Times Article June 28, 2015
- Pensacola Today Article May 28, 2015
- Signal Magazine Article December 24, 2011
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Corry Station Naval Technical Training Center.|
- CID Official web site
- CID Unit Corry Station Official web site
- CID Leaders Official Biographies
- NIOC Pensacola Official web site
- 313th Training Squadron Fact Sheet
- 344th Military Intelligence Battalion Fact Sheet