NAVY LEAGUE NEWS / COUNCIL DIGEST
Sea Cadets Get
Training at Kings Bay
the course, and also volunteer their
time to the NSCC on a monthly
basis, according to a report in the
Kings Bay Periscope.
The training session was
designed to teach Sea Cadets about
the Navy’s MAA specialization.
During the training, cadets were
instructed in the use and function of
the M- 9 pistol, general firearm safety
and suspect take-down tactics. They
learned about the Uniform Code of
Military Justice and other guidance
employed by Navy MAAs.
Additionally, Sea Cadets participated in physical training twice a day,
lived in the Navy enlisted quarters
and ate chow in the base galley. To
pass the course, all cadets were required to demonstrate proficiency in
reciting the Sailor’s Creed and the 11
General Orders, as well as being evaluated on leadership and other traits.
Five cadets earned the distinction of Navy Expert Marksman, 10
cadets earned the Sharpshooter
distinction and 13 cadets earned
the Marksman distinction in the
M- 9 pistol simulator.
To pass the MAA course, cadets
were required to pass a written test
and complete a physical challenge
that consisted of carrying two
training logs for two miles in less
than 40 minutes.
In their non-training time, cadets
were able to tour the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode
Island and run the Marine Corps
obstacle course, under the supervision of the active-duty Marines.
Cadets also visited the St. Marys
Submarine Museum and were treated to an evening at a local water park
and a pizza night off base.
Benefits Sea Cadets
The Pacific Merchant Marine
Council in San Francisco hosted a
pierside fund-raiser aboard the
presidential yacht Potomac Aug. 5 to
benefit the NSCC’s Arkansas