OSWEGO, NY – The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corp Truxtun DDG-103 Division located at 41 Lake Street in Oswego will hold its annual inspection on March 10 at 1 p.m.
This is an important day for the youth ages 10 through 18 participating in the program.
The Sea Cadets invite the public to attend this ceremony.
If anyone plans on attending the program it’s requested that you arrive at the McCrobie Building no later than 12:30 that afternoon.
There will be a small reception following the program.
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a youth program for young Americans, male and female, ages 13 through 17 and The Navy League Cadets are for youth 10 through 13 years old, whose objectives are to develop an interest and skill in basic seamanship and in its naval adaptation, to train them in seagoing skills and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues.
Cadets train aboard the ships and shore activities of the Navy and Coast Guard, and are authorized to by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms appropriately marked with Sea Cadet Corps-insignia.
You will also be able to go away during the summer to training camps, such as recruit training, basic airman, photo journalism, communications and more.
This program will help you advance to a higher rate if you decide to join the Navy after graduation.
There are some-260 units in operation in almost every state in the union as well as Puerto Rico and Guam, with some 6,000 young Americans participating.
The Naval Sea Cadet Corps affords equal opportunity for participation in all American youth without regard to race, color or sex.
The Sea Cadets Truxtun DDG-103 Division also takes part in many community events during the year.
Their latest was to help set up and serve at St. Stevens in Oswego to help raise funds for a leukemia patent that is a child of a Boarder Patrol Officer.
The cadets also take part in many parades such as Memorial Day in both Oswego and Fulton, the 4th of July parade in Oswego to name a few.
If you would like more information you and your son or daughter are invited to attend an open house, information meeting at the the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St., on March 10 at 9 a.m.
There will be a video at the Sea Cadet program, and then a question and answer period.
Your son or daughter will then be invited to stay for the day and will be paired with a cadet of the same gender and age for the day and can see what the program is all about firsthand.
You can pick him or her up at 4 p.m.
If they are still interested, they will receive an enrollment package that they can complete and bring to the (April) drill.
For more information on the Sea Cadet Program, call Lt Hoffman USNSCC at 315-591-0000 or e mail [email protected]