Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – January 2018

From The Desk Of The CO


We have made it through another year and grown stronger in all aspects of our lives. We will continue to strive for the Bergen Trophy and bring it back home where it belongs.

Winter Training is just around the corner; make sure you have all your paperwork and supplies squared away.

I am putting out a challenge to each and every one of you; if we can obtain and sustain 100% attendance from February through April 2018 the prize for all will be amazing. (It will be a function on an off drill weekend) That’s all I’m saying about that. So make sure you talk to all your shipmates and make it happen. So I challenge you to be there and bring a friend.

We have a date for our inspection which will be 04FEB, with a foul weather date of 04MAR 2018. (Remember on Inspection day I expect everyone to be there NO EXCEPTIONS!)

In order to prepare for this we will be doing a dress blues inspection for all cadets. Please wear your NWU’s and bring your dress uniform and be prepared for inspection. This means, a clean pressed uniform, shined shoes, and hair cut with-in regulations or pulled up for females and males must be clean shaven. I have special dollar store razors for those of you who are not clean shaven.

Parents remember you must have valid ID to enter the NOSC.

Please note as of 01 Jan 18 Dues are now $125 per year.

The Sullivans Division – “We Stick Together”

06 JAN 2018
Location: NOSC
Report Time:

0715 – Officers

0730 – Cadets

Uniform of the Day:  NWU’s (Bring Dress Uniform)

***Meals will be $10 for the weekend.

This includes: Lunch on Saturday and Sunday

07 JAN 2018
Location: NOSC

Uniform of the Day:  NWU’s

Dismissal will be at the normal time On Sunday – 1545


February Drill Dates
03rd & 04th
Drill AND date for Inspection


March Drill Dates
03rd & 04th
Drill AND foul weather date for Inspection


April Drill Dates
7th & 8th

**Sea Bag List**
REMEMBER, even if it is not an overnight drill, you are still required to have a sea bag with the necessary contents.

  • Meals are $10 per cadet for meals. Please make sure you have your money. Exact change is preferred. Thank you.
  • Sneakers and PT gear.
  • NWU uniform and/or Dress Uniform
  • Pens and pencils, paper, and coursework

Recruitment Information
Remember each and every one of you is our best recruiter. If you would like to bring a friend/neighbor/relative who is interested in joining, let LT J. Pawli know in order to pass along the information about the program to them.

Shooting Information
Shooting will be on Thursday, 11 JAN 18, at 1900. 10 cadets are needed. Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change. See the Midshipman  Simone/LT J at drill if you want to sign up. Must be 12 or older to attend shooting.

Mohawk Rifle & Pistol Club
851 Sheridan Drive
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Important Dates/Info

  • January 6 & 7 – Drill
  • February 3 & 4 – Drill and date for inspection – All hands event NO EXCEPTIONS ON THIS EVENT.
  • March 3 & 4 – Drill and foul weather date for inspection – All hands event NO EXCEPTIONS ON THIS EVENT.
  • April 7 & 8 – Drill
  • April is usually the month we do our annual pancake breakfast. I will update everyone as soon as I have full details.
  • May 5 & 6 – Drill
  • June 2 & 3 – Drill – Sunday will be graduation
  • July – Buffalo Summer training July 21st – 28th Family picnic TBD
  • August 4 & 5 – Drill
  • September 15 & 16 – Drill