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Baton Rouge Division Site
Encompassing Hammond, Covington, and LaPlace
November Camp Shelby Field Ops and POLA Advanced Training
Cadets from the Baton Rouge Division, Chennault Battalion, and Andrew J Higgins Squadron came together in Camp Shelby Mississippi for advanced trainings in Field Operations and Petty Officer Leadership Academy. The cadets ran an obstacle course, worked together to complete a leadership obstacle course, walked a land navigation course, recovered vital information from a mock village using Field Operations training, and toured Camp Shelby's museum. The cadets of POLA learned what it took to be Petty Officers in the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps. All cadets had a great time and learned a lot.
MOWW Massing of the Colors 2021
The US Naval Sea Cadets Baton Rouge Division did it again! We took home a First Place in the Massing of the Colors, honor guard competition. The plaque was presented to Cadet Morace by LTC Patrick Widner, US Army Retired, MOWW Chapter Commander and MOWW Region VII Commander. In the last four competitions the Sea Cadets have placed first second or third. This is the Baton Rouge Division's second First Place. Cadets Harmon, Yates, Morace and Warren's hard work and hours of practice paid off. Afterwards, cadets enjoyed a feast at the local buffet. A good time was had by all. The BR Division cadets and officers are already planning for next year's competition.
Walker Veterans Parade
Cadets of the Baton Rouge Division marched in the annual Walker Veterans Parade alongside members of the Young Marines. Cadets met veterans of all the branches of the military and got to hear some of their experiences. Esprit de Corp was the word of the day. Cadets and Young Marines performed admirably, represented their units with pride, and honored all who served in our nation's armed forces.
October Drill - Camp King
Cadets of the Baton Rouge Division attended drill at Camp King in October. Cadets participated in the Physical Readiness Test. Everyone performed to the best of their abilities and did well. Cadet were issued uniforms and gear needed for the coming Winter RT. They ran the obstacle course and took part in a special firearms training that tested their skills in target acquisition and recognition. At the end of drill, Cadet N. Warren was promoted to Seaman Apprentice, Cadet T. Warren was promoted to Apprentice Cadet in the League Cadets, and Cadet Buckhalter was promoted to Petty Officer 1st Class. Congratulations cadets on your excellent work, passing the PRT, and promotions.
September Drill and Family Day
September Drill was family day for the Baton Rouge Division. Cadets did community service work for Jefferson Baptist Church, practiced for the coming Honor Guard competition, and trained new and potential cadets in marching. The Cadets marched in as a Division before the Family Day lunch and were awarded many certificates earned over the last several months.
9 / 11 American Legion Ceremony
US Naval Sea Cadets from the Baton Rouge Division were invited to participate in the American Legion's ceremony honoring those that lost their lives on Sept 11, 2001. Sea Cadets C. Dubos, I. Dubos, J. Yates, D. Leacraft, and League Cadet M. Dubos presented service flags during the ceremony.
August 2021 Drill - Lion King Retreat
Cadets of the Baton Rouge Division attended August drill at Camp King. Cadets B. Penton, D. Penton, and G. Martiossov crossed over from the League Cadets to the Sea Cadets. Petty Officer 2nd Class Buckhalter was officially made Lead Petty Officer in a Change of the Watch Ceremony then he in turn pinned ropes on the new cadets placed in command positions. The Air Rifle team practiced while newer cadets and recruits practiced rifle Manual of Arms drills. The cadets then went out for some fun activities around Camp King. On Sunday, several cadet received promotions earned throughout the summer. Congratulations to all our cadets for their achievements and hard work.
August 2021 - Swim Qualifications - Non Mandatory Drill
Thirty cadets of the Baton Rouge Division completed their swim qualifications today under the watchful eyes of parents, volunteers and officers. Cadets worked hard and earned Basic Swimmer, Third Class, or Second Class qualifications.
July 2021 - Airgun Team Tryouts - Non Mandatory Drill
Cadets of the Baton Rouge Division enjoyed a day on the American Legion Airgun range. They tried out for the Sea Cadet - American Legion Airgun Competition Team. All cadets did well, which will make choosing team members difficult. Mr. J. Antwiler was the American Legion Firearms Instructor that will be working with Inst. Yates, the BR Division Firearms Instructor, to choose team members. Just being a good shot does not guarantee a position on the team! Team members must maintain good grades in school, be timely in their Sea Cadet promotions, attend all drills, and attend airgun trainings. Good luck to all the cadets that came out today. Mr. Antwiler was impressed with the cadets' manners and willingness to help with all aspects of the event.
PX-LA-2101 Public Safety & LN-LA-2101 Culinary Arts Advanced Trainings at Camp Villere, LA
Cadets from Texas, Tennessee, New Orleans, and the Baton Rouge Division participated in a 5 day Advanced Training led by Officers of the Baton Rouge Division. Cadets trained with the Slidell Police Dept. SWAT Team, completed a CPR certification, qualified on pistols and rifles, trained in Fire Fighting tactics, and toured the Camp Villere motor pool. League Cadets assisted in cooking for the training and went on a zipline excursion. While most their age are home playing games, these cadets trained long and hard. All the cadets had a great experience and showed that they are the top 1% among their peers. A special thanks goes out to Mr. Window and his staff for cooking the meals for everyone at the training. To see more pictures click the link provided. July 2021 - Public Safety AT
RTLA-2101 Recruit Training Gillis Long NGB Carville, LA
Baton Rouge recruits were some of the many cadets that attended recruit training in Carville, LA. The Baton Rouge Division is proud of our recruits for sticking it out, and overcoming their adversities. Cadets Ryan, Roussa, Musso, Morace, Haydel, and Isabella Dubos were awarded the Unit Commendation Ribbon for being in the Honor Company. Cadet Isabella Dubos was selected as the Honor Cadet for Alpha Company. Congratulations also goes to Cadets Jonathan Dubos, Harmon, Rowe, Varnaev, and Warren for graduating RT. Cadet Moritz served as a Staff Cadet for the training, working with his fellow Staff Cadets to ensure a successful RT. Recruits, you brought honor to the Baton Rouge Division.
Bravo Zulu to our New Sea Cadets
Memorial Day - Hammond LA Cemetery
On May 29, 2021, cadets from the Baton Rouge Division were invited by the American Legion to assist with placing American flags on the graves of fallen veterans. Cadets also presented colors and performed a Battlefield Cross presentation.
May 2021 Drill - Weapons Qualification at Camp Villere
The Baton Rouge Division held it's May drill at the National Guard Base, Camp Villere in Slidell, LA and was attended by most all cadets. Training included firearms / marksmanship qualifications, police traffic stops and basic auto maintenance. Cadets were rotated between classes during the day. All of our cadets qualified on firearms training, some cadets earning the Sharpshooter award and a few cadets earning the Expert Ribbon. The police traffic stop training was to teach cadets what it's like from a police officer's perspective to make a traffic stop and why police act the way they do. Many of our cadets will be getting their driver's license or already have it and need this insight. The basic auto maintenance class covered how to check the air pressure in tires, how to check the fluid level in the radiator, how to check and change the oil, and how to change a tire. At the beginning of drill, promotion interviews were conducted on eligible cadets. In between classes cadets found time to relax and just relax. A Physical Readiness Test (PRT) was given after all the classes were completed and not everyone passed. There plenty of room for improvement. At the end of drill awards and promotions were handed out to deserving cadets. Congratulations to all of our new Second Class Petty Officers.
Cadets Honored by American Legion and Free Masons
Baton Rouge Cadets Velasquez and Penton were honored by American Legion Post 38, Baton Rouge, LA as the Sea Cadet and League Cadet of the Year for the Baton Rouge Division. Cadets Velasquez and Rabalais were honored by the Baton Rouge Trinity Union Mason Lodge #372 with awards for their Honesty and Integrity.
April 2021 Camp King Overnight Drill
The Baton Rouge Division returned to Camp King for their April 2021 drill. At the beginning of drill Cadets Musso and Ryan crossed over from the League Cadets to the Sea Cadets. Cadets attended a boating safety course conducted by Coast Guard personnel, practiced rifle drills, learned about and took apart small engines, and returned to normal Physical Fitness Test training with appropriate COVID precautions. At the end of drill, cadets received well earned promotions and awards.
March 2021 Carville Overnight Drill
The Baton Rouge Division deployed to Carville for their March 2021 drill. Cadets practiced marching, ran the obstacle course, and attended a presentation by high school seniors soon to ship off to the Naval and Coast Guard Military Academies.