Winter Training 2019
Over the Christmas Holidays, four cadets attended Recruit Training in Keystone Heights Florida and three attended League Orientation in Carville, Louisiana. The cadets performs exemplary and represented the Baton Rouge Division with honor, courage, and commitment. These cadets had a great time and came back with stories and a new sense of comradery. As anyone who served in the military and you will quickly learn of the bond formed by those that go through recruit / basic training together. Shipmates and Friends forever!
Wreaths across America 2019
On Saturday, December 14, members of the US Naval Sea Cadets Baton Rouge Division took part in the National Wreaths Across America day of remembrance. On this day, all across America, Christmas wreaths are placed on the headstones at National Cemeteries to honor military personal that have paid the ultimate price. These Sea Cadets also performed a "Battlefield Cross" presentation. The inverted rifle with helmet place on top was, in past wars, a marker of a fallen soldier. This marker was placed so the mortuary detail could locate the remains for proper burial after the battle. Today, the Battlefield Cross is used to commemorate those who gave their lives in defense of our way of life. It is a solemn tribute. In this video, please note each rifle and helmet is period correct for World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the War in Iraq, and the War in Afghanistan.
MOWW Annual Honor Guard Competition
The Baton Rouge Division of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps was invited by the Military Order of the World Wars (a prestigious veterans group of military officers)(MOWW) to take part in their annual Honor Guard competition. This is the third year the Sea Cadets have been honored with an invitation. There are typically over twenty military youth groups participating, including many JROTC units, The Civil Air Patrol (CAP), and others. The competition is judged by members of the Pershing Rifles and members of the MOWW. The Sea Cadets have been successful in placing in the top three each year they have participated.
October Tactical at Camp Villere
From 18-OCT-2019 to 20-OCT-2019 the cadets participated in tactical training with members of the Slidell Police Department's SWAT Team. Cadets learned navigation skills, how to apply a tourniquet, Close Quarter Combat / building entry skills, and techniques for shooting from various positions. The cadets ran a timed obstacle course and ran a team obstacle course. They built a cart from basic items and pulled the cart under a combat simulated situation. They also trained in patrolling and fought in a convoy ambush exercise.
Baton Rouge Division USCG Training
From 29-JUL-2019 to 02-AUG-2019 a few Baton Rouge Division cadets spent the week with LT Fortier and Baton Rouge USCG personnel to do some instruction and hands on training as part of a locally arranged training. Thanks goes out to LT Fortier and the USCG Baton Rouge Office for assisting with putting on this last minute training.
July Mandatory Drill
Baton Rouge Division cadets were invited by Mr. John Spinks to spend the weekend at his property in Pine Grove, LA where the cadets got to get up close and personal with some military vehicles and equipment as well as send some rounds down range, a good time had by all. A special thanks goes out to Mr. Spinks for his hospitality and generosity.
American Legion "Passing of the Flag Ceremony
On 27-JUL-2019 Baton Rouge cadets provided the honor guard for the Baton Rouge American Legion "Passing of the Flag" ceremony