NEWS & EVENTS
Coast Guard Auxiliary Hosts Local Units for FTX (Field Training)
Posted August 24, 2023
For our annual field training, cadets from the Squadron and the Battleship Utah units travelled to Jordanelle Reservoir, where they were hosted by our local USCG Auxiliary. For this joint drill weekend, they learned important seamanship skills, including knot tying, parts of a ship, manning the helm, radio communications, land and water navigation and the role of the USCG in maritime operations and protection. Some cadets even had the opportunity to tow a "distressed" mariner to shore.
All the participants camped out at the USCG group campsite and enjoyed beautiful weather and several delicious meals provided by the USCG Auxiliary chefs, with some cadet help. Much gratitude to the District 11NR Division 7 USCG Auxiliary for a successful and educational weekend.
Camp Williams Hosts USNSCC Summer Training
Posted August 5, 2023
The Combined Training Command Area 15 completed their 9-day summer training evolution this last weekend at Camp Williams. Over one hundred thirty cadets came from all over the country, and local units as well, to participate in the various trainings. This year, in addition to Recruit Training (RT) and Navy League Orientation (NLO), Petty Officer Leadership Academy (POLA), Medical Training, Basic Airman (UAS Operator) and Photojournalism/Digital Media were offered.
View some of the work of the Photojournalism/Digital Media cadets on instagram at #area15training.
Squadron staff were part of an excellent team of over 30 adult volunteers who gave some of their valuable free time to assist cadets in their training and we look forward to being part of the tradition of offering a variety of national trainings next summer.
Bravo zulu to all cadets who successfully completed their RT or an AT, including our Squadron cadets!
A big shout out goes to LCDR Wayne Baker and LCDR Jeanette Hernandez for organizing a great training experience for all.
Wreaths Across America 2022
Posted December 30, 2022
For our last drill of the year, the Squadron joined local Sea Cadet units and other volunteers to participate in the annual Wreaths Across America. Through this solemn event, held at locations throughout the country, we remember, honor and respect our fallen veterans during the holidays.
USNSCC Regional Director LCDR Jeanette Hernandez conducted the ceremony at the Post theater on the grounds of Fort Douglas and then participants moved to the historic Fort Douglas cemetery on the beautiful winter morning to lay nearly one thousand wreaths on the veterans' headstones.
Recruitment is a Priority
Updated January 2, 2023
Sea Cadets offers a variety of exciting opportunities for leadership development and personal growth. We are always looking for new members to share it with throughout the year.
We would like all cadets to focus on recruiting for the unit. Talk to your friends and invite them to a drill. Recruit candidates are welcome to shadow any time. The only requirement is that their parent/guardian fill out the proper waiver, available on this website under "Home" -> "Drill Visit". Parents/guardians are always welcome to observe drill activities as well.
We are hoping that 2023 will be a banner year for the squadron. With everyone helping, we can continue to develop this squadron with dedicated young adults who are motivated to improve themselves and the unit as a whole.
Two Local Leaders Selected for 2021 National Recognition
Posted April 12, 2021
National awards are announced annually and we are proud of two local leaders who have been recognized this year:
Our outgoing CO, LTjg Marc Russon, is being awarded "Officer of the Year" for the Northwest/HI/GU Area, as well as receiving the national-level Nicholas Brango Award for Inspirational Leadership.
Our Regional Director, LCDR Jeanette Hernandez, has earned the "Regional Director's Recruiter of the Year" for the Northwest Area, in addition to a special national award, the Bruce B. Smith Award for Regional Director's Recruiter of the Year.
Congratulations to both of these individuals! They spend countless hours working to continuously improve the Sea Cadet program and this recognition is well-deserved!
Wreaths Across America
Fort Douglas Chapel and Historic Cemetery
Winter Training 2023
Winter training opportunities are available during the holiday break and are posted on Magellan. Check the Parent Portal now for training options throughout the country.
Remember that participation in national trainings is a requirement for rank advancement.