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Readiness Training Facility
February 1985 - September 1994


Temporarily established in 1978 at NAVFAC Centerville, California, the mission of the Readiness Training Facility was to develop and conduct functional and operational team training on advanced systems for officer and enlisted personnel assigned to the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System, and to manage the Navy’s Surveillance Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (SURTOPS) Program. Upon completion of modern schoolhouse facilities and a twelve-million dollar operational laboratory, the Navy officially established the permanent site of the Readiness Training Facility at Dam Neck, Virginia on 14 February 1985. Since establishment, over 2,000 students have passed through the RTF, including members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The RTF offered six formal courses of instruction, the Mobile Training Team (MTT), the Tactical Training Team (TTT) and the pinnacle in training environments, the Operational Training Laboratory (OTL). The RTF continued its vital role in the operational performance and tactical effectiveness of the IUSS until it was decommissioned 30 September 1994.

NAVFAC Adak Building