Naval Special Warfare Training
Building Opens in Coronado
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Special
Warfare Center and Navy Region Southwest hosted a
ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening
of the new Naval Special Warfare Combatant-craft
Crewman (SWCC) Training Center of Excellence on
Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif., May 17.
The $8 million facility consolidates the Basic
Crewman Training and the Crewman Qualification
Training facilities that were once in two different
"This is a huge step forward," said Chief Warrant
Officer Elmer Williams, SWCC's training officer. "I
have been doing this since before it was rated or
called SWCC, when we didn't have a training
pipeline. The addition of this building puts
everything and everyone in one spot and will only
improve the way we train our students."
The new building includes two state-of-the-art
classrooms, offices, storage space, a maintenance
and repair facility for nearly 20 11-meter
rigid-hull inflatable boats and certified storage
for weapons and communication systems that support
"[It makes it easier to communicate] now have all my
staff and students in one spot," said Williams. "I
can now talk to my staff and take care of them and
the students; it's really great."
The building, a joint effort between Naval Special
Warfare Center and Navy Region Southwest, took 13
months to complete. The two-story facility provides
support for the multifaceted elements of Special
Warfare Boat Operator "A" School.
"This is a long overdue training center," said Cmdr.
Anthony Baker, commanding officer, Naval Special
Warfare Basic Training Command. "This project is
about 10 years in the making and now helps the
instructor staff provide better training in a more
professional environment for the students."
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