NEWS & EVENTS
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.
Camp Williams Hosts USNSCC Summer Training
Posted July 31, 2022
The Combined Training Command Area 15 completed their 9-day summer training evolution this last weekend at Camp Williams. Over one hundred cadets came from all over the country, and from 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 20 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 7 of our Squadron cadets!
A big shout out goes to LCDR Wayne Baker and LCDR Jeanette Hernandez for organizing a great training experience for all.
Offsite Field Training Exercise (FTX)
in Idaho a Success
Posted May 22, 2021
Our unit traveled to a remote site in southern Idaho with our other local unit (Battleship Utah). A Forward Operating Base (FOB) camp was set up and a total of 4 missions over a 3-square-mile area were carried out over the course of the day and evening. The Cadets were divided into 3 fire teams and rotated through various roles including Patrol, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad and Headquarters (HQ).
The cadets utilized and practiced all the skills they had learned at drills, including teamwork, radio comms, overwatch and night operations. In spite of the cool temperatures and brief rain, all cadets were highly engaged and performed very well.
A special thank you goes out to Julie Rudie, who handled all culinary operations flawlessly.
This evolution provided Advanced Training credit (required for promotion) for the participating cadets.
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!
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.
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Summer Training 2023
Make time to include national Sea Cadet Training in your summer break plans! Check the Parent Portal regularly for trainings and dates throughout the country that will begin posting in March or April.
Recruit Training and Advanced Trainings will be offered locally at Camp Williams this summer. Dates have not yet been finalized but generally occur in late June or July.
Remember that participation in national trainings is a requirement for rank advancement.