Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – April 2018

From The Desk Of The CO

April Showers
This will be our Last Drill at NOSC Buffalo and we will be moving our supplies to the ships on Sunday. Drop off and pick-up will be at the NOSC so there is no confusion as to where to pick up your cadet.
Our Color Guard Season is Ramping up; see below for the list of events coming up quickly.

1. Sandy Beach Yacht Club Opening Day
a. Location: Sandy Beach Yacht Club, Grand Island, NY
b. Date: April 29th 2018
c. Report Time: No Later Than 0830
Please note this is a League Cadet ONLY event – We need at least 4 – 5 cadets

2. The 73rd Battle of the Atlantic Memorial
a. Location: Navy Hall 305 Ricardo St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
b. Date: Sunday May 6th 2018
c. Report Time: 1030 @ Naval Park
d. Please NOTE – This event is in Canada and you will be required to have a parent escort you to and from this event, due to the restrictions of crossing the border. Also this event is happening over our drill day so we will be excusing early to attend this event. Parents may pick up their cadet at the Naval Park and
proceed to the Venue.

3. Armed Forces Week Ball
a. Location: Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, NY 14043 Date: Saturday, 12 May
b. Report Time: 1730
c. Please note this is a Sea Cadet Only event – We need 10 Cadets

4. Salute to Armed Forces Ceremony
a. Location: Riverworks
b. Date: Sunday, 20 May 2018
c. Report Time: No Later than 1130
d. Please note we will need at least 5 people for the Color Guard

On a somber note; LCDR Kenneth Hall passed away 25March2018. LCDR Hall was a very staunch supporter of our program and also our Division. He was also a cadet under the Command of LCDR Charles T. Alaimo. LCDR Hall Served numerous years for our Division starting as the supply officer and working his way up through the Ranks. He is also credited for initiating our national summer training held aboard the USS Little Rock. Towards the end of his career he was still very Active as 031 Empire Assistant Regional Director under LCDR Steve Adams. We will be dedicating this summer training in honor of LCDR Hall and all his
accomplishments. You will be missed Sir!

Fair winds and Following Seas.
Stand easy as we have the Watch.

Hope everyone is ready for the PRT, remember you must pass to attend a training! Also as a reminder it is mandatory that all cadets attend one training a year, failing the PRT or not attending a training can get you terminated from the program.

Shooting Information

Shooting will be on Thursday, 12 APR 18, at 1900. 10 cadets are needed. Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change. See the ENS Simone at drill if you want to sign up. Must be 12 or older to attend
Mohawk Rifle & Pistol Club
851 Sheridan Drive
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Important Dates/Info
• April 7 & 8 – Drill – Move to the NOSC
• 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

Don’t forget to shop at to help us raise funds. Just go there choose The Sullivans Division as your charity and shop as always. A small percentage of your purchase goes directly to the unit. No selling involved!

Also keep in the loop of events, drill dates etc. by using Remind!
Just text @Sullivansd to 81010

Looking for a galley cook for drill weekends. If you can make the commitment please contact LT Melanie Pawli at 716-892-0769 or for more details.