Our 2-week Recruit Training this year will be hosted by LCDR Dodd as the COTC at Tickfaw State Park in Springfield, Louisiana. The training dates are from June 24th through July 7th, and the cost is $250. Currently all billets for recruit cadets has been filled. The information contained below has been provided for those recruits that have secured a billet. All of the following information and more can be download in a file located at the bottom of the page. Travel Directions are also given at the bottom of this page.
Cadet training aboard TICKFAW STATE PARK in will be an outstanding experience for the cadets if they are ready mentally and physically I am sure you will find these trainings both challenging and rewarding. This letter contains information we have learned to include up front to give each recruit the best possible chance of success. Please review the information listed below carefully, and in its entirety, with family members and your officers to help insure a safe and positive training experience for all.
Safety is our #1 priority. The success of this evolution depends on the safety of all personnel. To promote a safe training evolution, we hold each person, whether the most junior recruit to the Commanding Officer, responsible and accountable for safety. All hands must always be alert to possible hazards, and if they see a situation that appears unsafe, it is their duty to immediately bring it to the attention of the chain of command. We will be conducting the trainings that include classroom instruction, physical fitness, swimming qualifications, field operations, weapons safety and handling and so much more. There are ample crew berthing areas where the recruits will live. All living quarters will have a designation and areas will be off limits to recruits - Officers will be in the Officer’s berthing areas, Staff in there quarters and so on. Males and females will be securely separated at all times.
All Cadets need to understand that this is a TRAINING evolution. They are participating, particularly those in Recruit Training, to learn more about being in the NSCC program. Each individual will be asked to do things that are challenging and different, to prepare for this evolution, each person should:
TO UNIT COMMANDING OFFICERS
SEA BAG INSPECTION
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT YOUR COMMANDING OFFICER OF YOUR UNIT TO ENSURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT SEABAG LIST.
All male recruits should arrive at RTC with a Boot Camp “buzz cut” haircut without exception. Unit CO’s can answer any questions on what is required. Female cadets should arrive at RTC with your hair already within NSCC/USN regulations.
This is a medically friendly training. This means that recruits MAY be allowed to continue taking medications that they take regularly at home while at RTC. However, Cadets DO NOT SELF-MEDICATE. All medicine will be checked in with the Medical staff at check-in, and your recruits will be given the opportunity to take their medication during scheduled sick call. The Medical History Supplemental, Authorization, Consent, and Release (NSCTNG025, rev.03/08) must be completed.
This form must be COMPLETELY filled out and signed by the parent and unit Commanding Officer. For prescription medication(s) the form must also be signed by the cadet’s medical provider.
For over-the-counter medications the parent signature is sufficient, but be sure to note the medications listed on the NSCADM020. If recruits arrive at RTC with non-prescription medication that is not listed on the NSCADM20
and NSCTNG25 the medication will be surrendered for disposal.
If prescription medication is brought to RTC that is not listed on the NSCADM20 and NSCTNG25 or the medical provider has not signed the NSCTNG25 the recruit will be sent home at the parent’s expense.
All requests forms for each training should be mailed ASAP.
All requests must be properly signed.
Money Orders Only should be made payable to "USNSCC- RTC".
OUTSIDE PARTY CONTACT
In case of family emergencies, parents are to contact unit COs. The unit CO will then in turn contact the Training Site. If there is an emergency regarding a Cadet, a call will be placed to the parents, the unit CO and the Regional Director. Visits from parents, relatives, and friends are not allowed during training. Also visits from home unit staff not attached to the training are not allowed.
Graduation for RTC is on Saturday 7 July 2012 beginning promptly at 1000, lasting about one to two hours. Parents and CO’s can start picking up Cadets around 1300.
Everyone is welcome to attend the graduation ceremony (Highly recommended). This will be a proud day for all the cadets as they will be challenged to surpass their own expectations during this training. It will be very rewarding for them as well.
Be familiar with the code of conduct, as I will have absolutely zero tolerance for poor behavior or bad decisions. Unit Commanding Officers will be contacted and cadets removed from this training for any unbecoming conduct. We don’t have the time or the man power to baby sit one or two cadets that won’t adhere to the training at hand. Again, Welcome Aboard! We look forward to having a positive training experience.
Due to the nature of the training and the limited storage space, special attention should be given to the Sea bag Requirements list. Each Cadet Recruit MUST have the proper type and number of uniforms to be able to complete the training without additional hardships.
In addition, care should be taken to ensure that each home unit Commanding Officer and each parent is madeaware of what is NOT allowed to be brought to the Recruit Training evolution. The list that follows should be followed closely and modified ONLY when it cannot be avoided. The list of items NOT ALLOWED will not be modified.
Refer to Sea Bag list for what cadets need to bring, this will be what we look for during wall locker inspection. All items on the listmust be packed in the Sea Bag. ALL ITEMS MUST BE MARKED WITH THE RECRUIT'S NAME AND LAST FOUR OF THEIR SSN- NO EXCEPTIONS!
Personal & Hygiene Items
Gender Specific- FEMALES ONLY
Gender Specific- MALES ONLY
REMEMBER: Use whatever uniforms you have to make up the uniforms needed to have your 3 sets.
EXAMPLE: You can have one set of utilities, one set of BDUs and one set of NWUs or any other combination. As long as you have 3 sets.
DO NOT BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS. THEY WILL BE CONFISCATED:
Tickfaw State Park is located in Springfield, LA. The physical address is 27225 Patterson Road. For those of you using a GPS unit, the coordinates are N 30 22.9342, W 90 37.8761.
Take I-12 to the Albany/Springfield exit. Travel 2 miles south on LA 43, merge with LA 42 and continue one mile to the center of Springfield. Turn west on LA 1037 and travel six miles to Patterson Road (across from Woodland Baptist Church), then south 1.2 miles to the park entrance.
For more information about the park, browse their website at http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/itickfaw.aspx.
27225 Patterson Rd
27225 Patterson Rd