Recent Events

Medical AT

posted Aug 16, 2015, 7:18 PM by Allen Bevens

On 27-JUL-15, six Baton Rouge Division cadets joined the Chennault Battalion as well as cadets from Houston TX and Tyler TX in Lake Charles for a Basic Medical AT. Many doctors and other medical professionals provided lectures and the cadets also received training in first responder and law enforcement emergency procedures. The week was capped off by the cadets being allowed to PT at the Calcasieu Sherriff's Office Training Academy obstacle course.


CPO Luncheon

posted Aug 16, 2015, 6:13 PM by Allen Bevens

On 16-JUL-15 Baton Rouge Division Chief Petty Officers Matthew Gallant and Jared Bevens took a trip to down town New Orleans to meet with the eighth district Coast Guard Commander Rear Admiral David Callahan and had an interesting conversation over lunch with Command Master Chief Ryan Falhenkamp, Eighth District USCG. Discussed were the opportunities that are offered to young men and women interested in joining the USCG as well as the duties and responsibilities associated with them.

Baton Rouge "Fireworks on the Mississippi" 4th of July Festival

posted Jul 5, 2015, 8:54 PM by Allen Bevens

Baton Rouge Division Cadets assisted the USS Kidd staff and volunteers for the annual "Fireworks on the Mississippi" festival held in down town Baton Rouge at the Mississippi River Front. Cadets got to assist in multiple activities in the "Kidd Zone" helping children with arts and crafts projects, yard games, inflatables and serving fresh fruit snacks to festival goers and even got to enter three cadet into the hot dog eating contest. The evening was capped off with yet another spectacular fireworks display lighting the night sky of down town Baton Rouge.


RTLA 1501 Recruit Training Graduation / CPO Pinning

posted Jul 5, 2015, 8:07 PM by Allen Bevens   [ updated Jul 5, 2015, 8:10 PM ]

After 8 long, hot summer days of strenuous physical training and hours of intense study in the classroom, the Baton Rouge Division found 10 of its shipmates in the ranks of the graduating class of recruits at RTLA Recruit Training in Carville, LA. on Sunday 28 JUN 15. The Baton Rouge Division shined as SR Dylan Achord also was awarded as the overall Honor Cadet for the training as well as having the honor of Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Gallant and Petty Officer 1st Class Jared Bevens pinned and promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer at the same ceremony.

Baton Rouge Division 2015 Graduating Class
SR Dylan Achord, SR Wyatt Bercegeay, SR Caleb Bryan, SR Laney Chandler, SR Justin Dantzler,
SR Jace Day, SR Hunter LaGroue, SR Mallory Mullins, SR Dylan Selman, & SR Nicole Willis 


USS Alabama

posted Jul 5, 2015, 5:12 PM by Allen Bevens   [ updated Oct 21, 2015, 11:41 PM by Michael Melendez ]

On 5-JUN-15, Baton Rouge Division cadets embarked on a journey to Mobile Bay to visit the USS Alabama. The overnight experience aboard ship is one that those cadets who attended wont soon forget.

Baton Rouge Division Annual Banquet

posted May 16, 2015, 11:05 PM by Allen Bevens   [ updated May 17, 2015, 12:46 AM ]

On May 9th, 2015, the Baton Rouge Division Cadets enjoyed an evening of celebration as they were recognized for all of their hard work throughout the year. The Division had a very productive 2014 and are well on their way to having an even better 2015.

Honor Guard SR Wyatt Bercegeay, SA Preston St. Pierre, SN Thomas Bergeron & SR Justin Dantzler

Instructor of the Year INST Amanda Harris

(not pictured)

2014 Distinguished Honor Guard Award (9 Events) SN Michael Gauthier

2014 Distinguished Community Service Award (43.5 Hours) SN Justin Hill

2014 Perfect Drill Attendance Award: SA Kristian Payne

Cadet of the Year: Petty Officer 1st Class Jared Bevens

In recognition of his tireless commitment and service: Commanding Officer LTJG Michael Melendez 

NOLA Navy "Fleet Week"

posted May 16, 2015, 10:25 PM by Allen Bevens   [ updated May 17, 2015, 12:35 AM ]

On April 25th, 2015, Cadets from the Baton Rouge Division, Eisenhower Squadron and the Chennault Battalion visited historic down town New Orleans to tour ships from the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Great Britain and Canada that lined the shores of the New Orleans Mississippi River Front. Cadets were able to board the USS Wasp where they got to get hands on with the same vehicles and equipment being used by our United States Armed Forces. Although abbreviated by inclement weather, the cadets still received great exposure to Naval equipment and personnel and had a great time in the process.  

National Flight Academy, NAS Pensacola

posted Apr 26, 2015, 10:31 PM by Allen Bevens   [ updated May 17, 2015, 12:42 AM ]

On 10-APR-15 Baton Rouge Division cadets PO-1 Jared Bevens, SN Thomas Bergeron, SA Jousha Verret and League Cadet Zachary Verret from Training Ship Red Wolf graduated from aviation training from the National Flight Academy at NAS Pensacola FL. Our Division would like to extend a huge thanks to Mr. B.J. Perrett and the Blackhawk Flight Foundation whose extremely generous contributions made it possible for these cadets to get a weeks worth of top flight aviation training in one of the most state of the art training facilities on the planet.

PO-1 Jared Bevens (Call Sign TIGER)

SN Thomas Bergeron (Call Sign RAINBOW)

    SA Joshua Verret (Call Sign FERRET)

League Cadet Zachary Verret (Call Sign ICE MAN)

Recruiting Station Duty

posted Apr 26, 2015, 9:50 PM by Allen Bevens   [ updated May 16, 2015, 11:13 PM ]

During the week of spring break 06 APR  - 10 APR, Baton Rouge division cadets attended recruiting station duty where they learned and assisted with recruiting operations within an actual Navy Recruiting Station. We would like to thank  AE-2 (AW) Sean P. Sadler and his staff for opening up there station for our training.

Welcome Home Viet Nam Veterans Event

posted Apr 26, 2015, 9:09 PM by Allen Bevens   [ updated May 16, 2015, 11:14 PM ]

On 28-MAR-15, Baton Rouge Division cadets took part in honoring our Viet Nam veterans that didn't receive such a warm welcome home upon their return so many years ago. This period in time should serve as a reminder that we should treat all veterans with dignity and the honor, respect and appreciation they deserve. If you love your country and your freedom, thank a veteran.

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