I don't know about the Navy but when I was in the USAF you could order
the manuals for any course that they tought. This was free to anyone on
active duty and I *think* to retirees. If you know anyone in the military,
have them contact the base education office and see what's avilable. You
Don't know about retirees, but that's a good point about active duty.
may even be able to get them from the US
Government printing office. Tech
manuals were available from them for many years, but I don't know if they
I'd forgotten about this, I think in the front of the manuals is a blurb
about how non-military can obtain them. The caveat being that they are
non-classified manuals. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the Data
Systems Technician manuals were, but the rest I was talking about weren't.
I assume you also have to be a US citizen.
I suspect even some of those old manuals may still be available. The
trick would be to get the proper part number to order. Considering how
much computer equipment the government buys, this could be a treasure house
of old manuals.