Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – October 2017

From The Desk Of The CO

BUSY BUSY BUSY!

This weekend we have the following going on:

PRT – Annual PRT which must be completed by all cadets – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Moving to the NOSC on Sunday

Just a reminder that the LCS9 Little Rock is due to arrive on 16DEC17 – This will be an all hands event. More details to follow as we receive them.

Winter Training is just around the corner, if you are interested in going please send a chit up your chain. You must have completed Boot Camp, have a complete BMR, current in your course work and have passed your PRT.

Christmas Banquet is around the corner, I will have complete details at drill and on the website.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT AN OVERNIGHT!

Compliments;

LT Joseph Pawli

The Sullivans Division – “We Stick Together”


14 OCT 2017
Location: Buffalo Naval Park

Report Time:

0715 – Officers

0730 – Cadets

Dismissal: 1545

Uniform of the Day:  NWU’s

This will not be an overnight!!

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

15 OCT 2017
Location: Buffalo Naval Park

Report Time:

0715 – Officers

0730 – Cadets

Dismissal: 1545

Uniform of the Day:  NWU’s

Parents, you MUST come aboard the ship to pick up your child. NO EXCEPTIONS!


November Drill Dates
Return to the NOSC
4th & 5th

December Drill Dates
Saturday the 9th is the annual Awards Banquet; this is an ALL HANDS event!

January Drill Dates
6th & 7th
Drill AND possible
Inspection. All hands event;
NO EXCEPTIONS


From the Desk of the Training and Awards/Ribbons Officer

Good afternoon. There is a chill in the air and the leaves are starting to drop. A sure sign that fall is here. With that brings to mind some things we have to get ready for. One is the move back to our home away from home; Yep, this month we prepare to move off the ships and to the NOSC. I hope everyone is ready to pitch in this month. The second is preparation for the upcoming inspection. There is still time to finish strong but that means we need to have coursework and promotions up to date. I spoke to a lot of you at last drill but I need to remind all of you that I want to have coursework in at every drill. If you want to email me a copy of your coursework ahead of drill you can do so at rryan.usnscc@gmail.com. I will grade it as I get it. No excuses to let coursework hold you up for a promotion. Also make sure you are ready to test. If you are eligible for a test, we want to see you test.

As for the awards and ribbons, I know many of you are wondering why you did not receive the acknowledgement of your summer training as of yet. We have an error in our system and need  to view your ribbon rack. I need you ALL to bring in your ribbon rack, even if you did not attend summer trainings. I want to make sure you are wearing everything you are entitled to wear. I will make an attempt to have every cadet visit me in admin this weekend, hopefully alphabetically, but we will work out whatever system is necessary. Make sure you have your ribbon rack at drill.


Colorguard Recognition

Bravo Zulu to Cadets Fallon, B. Foeller, E. Foeller, Lawson, and Shealy for representing our division at the USS The Sullivans DD-537/DDG-68 Ship Reunion, on 23 SEPT 17 at the Millenium Hotel.  The cadets received much praise and thanks for their Colorguard.  They also had the honor of meeting and speaking with the granddaughter of Albert Leo Sullivan, who was especially moved by the fact that our sea cadet unit here in Buffalo, holds her family in the highest regards.

Also, while these cadets did an outstanding job and stepped up when the request was made for this colorguard, we are still in need of a sharp, core colorguard.  These are cadets who are willing to learn colorguard commands, have excellent military bearing, and can be available on short notice in some cases.

If you are interested, see SN Fallon.


Attention Auxillary and Parents:

We need 2-4 people to handle sending the donation letters and gathering the donations for the Awards Banquet.  If you are willing and able to assist, please call Lt. M Pawli ASAP at 716-892-0769 or mdpawli@msn.com

**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 Saturday and Sunday meals. Please make sure you have your Exact change is preferred. Thank you.
  • Sneakers and PT gear.
  • NWU uniform and/or Dress Uniform
  • Pens and pencils, paper, and coursework
  • Sleeping Bag/Blanket & Pillow
  • Sleeping gear (most cadets sleep in sweats)
  • Toiletries: brush/comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, wash cloth, soap, razors, and deodorant. (Most people find travel size items to be sufficient).

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, 19 OCT 17, at 1900.  10 cadets are needed.  Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change.  See the Midshipman 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


Urgent Reminder

Next month when we go to the NOSC you must have proper ID to enter. Cadets need to have their ID and parents you must have your driver license, passport or military ID to pick up your child.

This is a secure building and we must follow their request.

NO EXCEPTIONS!


Important Dates/Info

  • October 14 & 15 – last drill on the ship
  • November 4 & 5 – First drill at the NOSC
  • December 9 & 10 – The annual awards banquet will be held Saturday the 9th. This is an all hands event!
  • January 6 & 7 – Drill and possible inspection – All hands event NO EXCEPTIONS ON THIS EVENT.
  • February 3 & 4 – Drill
  • March 3 & 4 – Drill
  • 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

As other events come up I will continue to add to the list every month.

Parents:

Don’t forget to shop at Amazonsmile.com 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


BZ to SA Rivera who came in first place in his 3 mile heat at the Bone Frog Race ranking 11th place over all out of 216 people! Don’t know what that is Google it or ask a shipmate that was there, everyone had an awesome time helping out such a great cause. Funds raised went to:

The Navy SEAL Foundation who stands behind all U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen, Naval Special Warfare support personnel, and their spouses and children. The Foundation coordinates closely with NSW commands to support critical needs of active-duty operators while also providing resources for NSW veterans. Our work is focused on three key areas: family services and command support, educational programs, and legacy activities.

Our mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – September 2017

From The Desk Of The CO

The summer season has flown by! Time to start preparing for INSPECTION!! We only have two more months aboard the ships before we return to our winter home at the NOSC. I want to touch base as you are back in school participating in various activities. I want you to remember even though you play football, swim, are in band etc… We still have an attendance policy. Cadets have been lacking lately in outside functions, especially All Hands Events. We
are no different than your school sports. Our drills are like your practices, our color guards, parades and community service is like your game. We need you there for both, just like your team does, because we are a TEAM. We give some leeway when we can, but in turn we expect the same back. So take a look at the upcoming functions and I hope to see you there. Another issue that is taking place is responding to email requests, it does not matter if you can
or can’t attend a function we need a response. No matter who is making the request you need to respond!

On that note please take note of the upcoming events page!

The Sullivans Division – “We Stick Together”

Compliments;
LT Joseph E Pawli


16 SEP 2017
Location: Buffalo Naval Park
Report Time:

0715 – Officers

0730 – Cadets

Uniform of the Day:  NWU’s

***Meals will be $20 for the weekend.

This includes: Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday

17 SEP 2017
Location: Buffalo Naval Park

Uniform of the Day:  NWU’s

Dismissal will be at the normal time On Sunday – 1545

You must come aboard the ship to pick up your cadet! NO EXCEPTIONS


October Drill Dates
14th & 15th
Buffalo Naval Park
Overnight may be
cancelled but there will
still be drill

November Drill Dates
Return to the NOSC
4th & 5th

December Drill Dates
9th & 10th
Annual Awards Banquet
& Chinese Auction!
This is an all hands event!


**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 $20 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
  • Sleeping bag/blanket & pillow
  • Sleeping gear ( most cadets sleep in sweats)
  • Toiletries – brush/comb, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, wash cloth, razors and deodorant

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, 21 SEP 17, 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


Upcoming Events!

Attention Auxiliary and Parents I need 2-4 people to handle sending the donation letters and gathering the donations for the Banquet. If you are able to assist please call me
ASAP at 716-892-0769 or mdpawli@msn.com.

September 23rd – If you wanted to attend the Bonefrog event and responded as you were asked to do so please check your email in the next couple of days for full details.

Color Guard – September 23rd – Millennium Hotel for USS The Sullivans DD-537/DDG-68 Association…”We Stick Together” Hosts-2017 Reunion, Buffalo, NY.
Report time: 1715
Dismissal: Approx.1800
The color guard has been invited to stay for dinner.

September 30th – October 1st – Acorn run at Genesee County Park. I need 2 Adults and 10-12 cadets for this event. You will go to the park and set up for the run on Saturday and spend the night and Sunday you will assist with the run. Please contact LT M Pawli ASAP if you are interested at 716-892-0769 or mdpawli@msn.com


DRILL DATES FOR THE 2017/2018 YEAR

October 14 & 15 – last drill on the ship

November 4 & 5 – First drill at the NOSC

December 9 & 10 – The annual awards banquet will be held Saturday the 9th. This is an all hands event!

January 6 & 7 – Drill and possible inspection – All hands event NO EXCEPTIONS ON THIS EVENT.

February 3 & 4 – Drill

March 3 & 4 – Drill

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

As other events come up I will continue to add to the list every month.

We are in need of a sharp core color guard! This is a cadet willing to learn color guard commands, has excellent military bearing and can be available on short notice in some cases.

Action Alert – Sullivans Division August 2017 Drill Dates

Please take note of the times for drop off and dismissal!!

All cadets arriving at 1300 on Saturday must have lunch before coming aboard. Meals for the weekend will only be $10

August drill is Saturday 05 AUG 2017

Report time: 1300 (1pm)

Dismissal is Sunday 06 AUG 2017 @ 1500 (3pm)

Any cadet that has completed all of their training must bring back their record jackets. Without them, you will not receive any promotions or ribbons.

Compliments;

LT Melanie Pawli

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – July 2017

Annual Family Picnic
July 22, 2017
Report Time @ 10am / Dismissal @ 1500
Location: Stiglmeier Park
810 Losson Rd. Shelter #14
Cheektowaga, NY 14227
$10.00 Per Family +
League Cadets ‐bring drinks (single serve‐bottles of water, pop, etc.)
RTC Cadets – Side Dishes
ATC – Desserts
RSVP and Money due by July 14 to LTJG Alicia Fischer
(ajl82173@yahoo.com or 812‐5767)
Bring Your Own Chair
*Reminder this a drill!!!! Uniform is not required but you must wear
appropriate summer clothing.*


ERIE COUNTY FAIR PARADE ALL HANDS
Date: 13 AUG 2017
Location: Erie County Fair – exact location TBD
Report Time: 1200
Dismissal – 1400
Please note there is supposed to be a spot that you can drop off your child where you do not
have to pay parking. We are in the process of getting that exact location for those of you not
wishing to spend the day at the fair.
This is Veterans Appreciation Day at the fair all cadets and Military personal get in FREE!

Color Guard for USS Topeka CLG8 Reunion Association
Location: Millennium Hotel
Date: 21 SEP 2017
Report Time: 1815
Cadets are required to stay for dinner and retire the colors after dinner.
NEED 5 CADETS for this color guard

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – June 2017

From The Desk Of The CO

Training Season!!!

Training Season is in full swing. Training’s all over the country are filling up quickly. If you have not made up your mind as to what training you want to attend over the summer months, do it now! June drill will be the last drill to submit any training requests.

To all the senior Cadets: you should really take advantage of Buffalo Summer training to get part of your Staff cadet requirement out of the way.

Everyone must bring their dress uniform along with NWU’s for June Drill. We will be celebrating our graduating cadets on Sunday and everyone needs to look sharp.

Our Annual Family picnic is 22JULY at Stiglmeier Park on 810 Losson Rd, Cheektowaga, NY 14227 **Pavilion 14, past the football field.

Please let LT M. Pawli know if you will be attending so we can have a good head count. You can reach her at mdpawli@msn.com

Remember, there is NO Drill in JULY as many of our shipmates are off attending trainings.

The Sullivans Division – “We Stick Together”


Upcoming Drill Dates

03 JUNE 2017
Location: Buffalo Naval Park
Report Time:

0715 – Officers

0730 – Cadets

Uniform of the Day:  NWU’s

***Meals will be $20 for the weekend.

This includes: Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday

04 JUN 2017
Location: Buffalo Naval Park

Uniform of the Day:  NWU’s

Dismissal will be at the normal time On Sunday – 1545

You must come aboard the ship to pick up your cadet! NO EXCEPTIONS

July  –  Family Picnic, July 22nd

August – 05 Report time will be @ 1300 for any cadet not already at the Summer Training. Please make sure you feed your cadet before bringing them to the ship as we will not have lunch that day.
Dismissal will be 06 Aug @ 1345.

**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 $20 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
  • Sleeping bag/blanket & pillow
  • Sleeping gear ( most cadets sleep in sweats)
  • Toiletries – brush/comb, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, wash cloth, razors and deodorant

SEPT – 16/17


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, 08 JUNE 17, at 1900. 10 cadets are needed. Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change. See the Midshipman 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

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – May 2017

From The Desk Of The CO

Back to the Ships!
This is one of my favorite months because we go back to the ships! Remember these are overnight drills so be sure that everything you need is packed in your sea bag. There is a basic sea bag list further in the newsletter.
If you have not completed your PRT it must be done by this drill to attend any training. PRT’s are mandatory for all cadets to remain in the program.
Please see below for all the upcoming events. Note there are a few ALL HANDS EVENTS! What does that mean you ask? YOU MUST BE THERE, NO EXCEPTIONS!

Opening Day Ceremonies
When May 6th
Where: Canal Side
Report Time: This is during drill
Uniform of the Day – Dress Whites
Cadets Needed – 5 Cadets for a color Guard Contact LT Joseph E Pawli at jpawli@msn.com or call 716-892-0769 if interested.

Apple Bees Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
When May 13th
Where: Apple Bees Southgate Plaza, 1050 Union Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224
Report Time: 0730 – 1030
All Hands Event – Proceeds to benefit The Sullivans Division USNSCC. Invite friends and family to join us that day!

Uniform of the day – NWU’s

Buffalo Yacht Club
When May 21st
Where: Buffalo Yacht Club
Report Time: TBD
Cadets Needed for Color Guard and Side boys – We will need 7-9 cadets for this detail. Please contact PO3 Brown to sign up.
Uniform of the day – Dress Whites

Memorial Day Parade – ALL HANDS EVENT!
When May 29th
Where: Williamsville South High School (Main St. Williamsville)
Report Time: 1200
Color Guard needed – 7 Cadets please contact PO3 Brown to sign up.
Dismissal – Immediately after the parade. Please be advised you need to be present to pick up your child. We encourage all parents to stay for the duration of the parade. Once it is over officers like to go home and enjoy the rest of the day with their families. When parents are late this prevents us from having our family time.
Uniform of the day –
Cadets – Dress Whites/Salt & Peppers
Officers – Dress Whites/ alternate uniform

Fraternal Order of the Eagles
We need a 5 Man color guard for this event to celebrate our veterans.
Location: 7269 Ward Rd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Date: June 3rd
Report Time: 1100
Dismissal – After the color guard
Food & Drinks provided, and there is a Basket raffle if you choose to purchase tickets.

The Sullivans Division – “We Stick Together”


Upcoming Drill Dates

06 MAY 2017
Location: Buffalo Naval Park
Report Time:

0715 – Officers

0730 – Cadets

Uniform of the Day:

Cadets – Dress Whites / Officers: NWU’s

***Meals will be $20 for the weekend.

This includes: Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday

07 MAY 2017
Location: Buffalo Naval Park

Dismissal will be at the normal time On Sunday – 1545

You must come aboard the ship to pick up your cadet! NO EXCEPTIONS

June – 03/04

July – TBD – Family Picnic

August – 05 Report time will be @ 1300 for any cadet not already at the Summer Training. Please make sure you feed your cadet before bringing them to the ship as we will not have lunch that day.
Dismissal will be 06 Aug @ 1345.

**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 $20 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
  • Sleeping bag/blanket & pillow
  • Sleeping gear ( most cadets sleep in sweats)
  • Toiletries – brush/comb, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, wash cloth, razors and deodorant

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 MAY 17, at 1900. 10 cadets are needed. Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change. See the Midshipman 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

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – April 2017

From The Desk Of The CO

April Showers…

 It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce the passing of Col. Patrick Cunningham. He always supported the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps at the Buffalo Naval Park. The Col. has been the Executive Director for the Naval Park for a very long time and he has implemented various programs and encampments for both the Sea Cadets and Boy Scouts.

We will miss him dearly and wish him fair winds and following seas.

Stand easy sir, we have the Watch.

 We will be having a parent meeting for any parents that want to voice their opinions or have any questions or concerns about the unit. We do this on annual basis and appreciate your input. So please join us after muster on Saturday.

 We will be moving back to the ships on Sunday, so be ready to pitch in and help. Saturday we will be doing our mile run to finish up our PRT for summer training’s.

 I would like to say Bravo Zulu to those Cadets performance at the Shrine Circus; you again received very high praise from all the Shriners and we even seemed to spur a little interest in the cadet corps from the crowd!!!  Also those of you that were at the ceremony for the Naval Park–very well done!!

I thank you all for volunteering for these events.  You made us proud.

 We also have some good things coming up, such as training with the Coast Guard starting in MAY!!!

The Fraternal Order of the Eagles is coming up once again on 03JUNE2017; this is always a good time!!!

 Training’s are already being posted on the Homeport website and I hope you have been keeping your eyes open, as some training’s fill up very quickly.

The Sullivans Division – “We Stick Together”


Upcoming Drill Dates

01 APRIL 2017
Location: Buffalo NOSC, 3 Porter Ave, Buffalo NY
Report Time:

0715 – Officers

0730 – Cadets

Uniform of the Day: NWU’s

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

This includes: Lunch on Saturday and Sunday

Dismissal will be at the normal time On Sunday – 1545

You must come in the NOSC to get your cadet! Please have proper ID as it is required to get in.

02 APRIL 2017
Location: Buffalo NOSC, 3 Porter Ave, Buffalo NY
Report Time:

0715 – Officers

0730 – Cadets

Uniform of the Day: NWU’s

Dismissal will be at the normal time On Sunday – 1545

You must come in the NOSC to get you cadet! Please have proper ID as it is required to get in.

May – 06/07

June – 03/04

July – 08/09


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, 06 APR 17, at 1900.  10 cadets are needed.  Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change.  See the Midshipman 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

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – March 2017

From The Desk Of The CO

MARCH in like a Lion…

I would like to congratulate everyone for a job well done on our annual inspection. Sea cadets scored 3.5 out of 4.0 and the League Cadets scored 3.5 out of 4.0.

BRAVO ZULU!!!

Keep Pushing and Never Quit!

We have just completed our annual Winter Survival Training and well we did not have the optimal conditions to do all the Shelter building, we did venture out numerous times to preform various Operations and put classroom lectures to the test. We learned about various things including Land Navigation, Field Medical techniques, Combat formation structure and movement. We had a very good time and everyone learned a lot.

With March coming very soon, we need to prepare for our busy Color Guard season; our first event is for the Shriner’s Circus.

We need 5 cadets for a Color Guard Detail and 5 Cadets to do a security detail. Those cadets who perform the Color Guard are welcome to join with the security detail cadets for the remainder of the show. First show is on Saturday 18March 2017; report time is 1630 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. (Color Guard cadets will come dressed in Dress Blues, Security Detail cadets will come dressed in Jeans and a Unit or Sea Cadet Shirt to be easily identified). Second show is on Sunday 19March2017; report time is 1200 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. If you are interested in either of these events please contact LT J. Pawli at jpawli@msn.com.

Training season is coming up very quickly and I hope everyone has turned in all their coursework in order to get your promotions after your summer trainings. Remember to plan ahead for what you want; do not wait until the last minute. Make your plans now!!!

The Sullivans Division – “We Stick Together”


From The Desk Of The Training Officer

Greetings from winter survival training. We are here in Genesee County Park. As I sit here writing, we are huddled in an igloo your shipmates built, and the temperature is about 15 degrees. This is advance training at its best. Actually this is a little exaggerated. It is 52 degrees and sunny. No igloo, no snow. It is advance training and your shipmates are learning valuable information about survival skills, and combat strategies. If you have never been to this training, it’s certainly one to keep in mind for next year.  Everyone should be keeping track of what training’s they need for advancements. Advancements should be one of the reasons you are attached to this unit. It is also an item on our inspection, so we need to see you advancing. In order to advance in rank you need advance training’s, book work, time in grade and time in service,  Additionally, for petty officers, you need positions staffing.

I trust every cadet will have some kind of coursework to hand in at this upcoming drill. I know you all are busy and involved with other things, but take a few minutes to an hour each day and you’ll finish a book. There’s no reason you can’t get ahead on your book work. If you think you are ready for testing, get a chit in right away. Put in some study time for this, so you can pass the first time out.

If you think you are missing any awards or ribbons, get a chit in right away. You all should know where to find the ribbon checker at homeport. Remember you can receive awards and ribbons for things outside of cadets; academic achievement awards for performing in school, community service for helping and being a good citizen in the community. I’m sure most of you need to perform community service for school. I know colleges want to see you involved in the community as well. Finally let’s spread the word and get a recruiting award and grow this unit. You are the best way to get people here.

Have a plan!! We talked a lot about that this week at survival training. It applies to every part of your life. What is your plan for this program? What is your plan for advance training this summer? What is your plan for college? What is your plan for life in general? If you wait till the last minute, your options WILL BE limited…

so, PLAN!


Upcoming Drill Dates

04 MARCH 2017
Location: Buffalo NOSC, 3 Porter Ave, Buffalo NY
Report Time:

0715 – Officers

0730 – Cadets

Uniform of the Day: NWU’s

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

This includes: Lunch on Saturday and Sunday

Dismissal will be at the normal time On Sunday – 1545

You must come in the NOSC to get your cadet! Please have proper ID as it is required to get in.

05 MARCH 2017
Location: Buffalo NOSC, 3 Porter Ave, Buffalo NY
Report Time:

0715 – Officers

0730 – Cadets

Uniform of the Day: NWU’s

Dismissal will be at the normal time On Sunday – 1545

You must come in the NOSC to get you cadet! Please have proper ID as it is required to get in.

April – 01/02

May – 06/07

June – 03/04


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, 09 MAR 17, at 1900.  10 cadets are needed.  Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change.  See the Midshipman 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

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – February 2017

From The Desk Of The CO

Once again our Annual Inspection is upon us.

I know everyone has been working very hard on their uniforms and that showed at last drill. All we needed was some minor fixes and some more polish on the shoes. I know you will all be there bright eyed and bushy tailed looking your best. LCDR Adams will be joining us for our inspection; for those newer cadets, LCDR Adams is our Regional Director.

Winter Training is coming up very quickly and those who have signed up; if you haven’t paid or turned in your orders FEB drill is your last chance to do so. Those of you that are planning classes for either during a drill or winter training do not forget to pass it up the chain for approval.

We will have all cadet billet letters available on Sunday of FEB drill so if you want anything that is offered you need to speak up. Remember you have to be at least a PO3 to earn your right to pick a billet SN and lower will randomly be placed in any unfilled billets for a minimum of three months.

The Sullivans Division – “We Stick Together”


Upcoming Drill Dates

04 FEBRUARY 2017
Location: Buffalo NOSC, 3 Porter Ave, Buffalo NY
Report Time:

0715 – Officers

0730 – Cadets

Uniform of the Day

Cadets -Dress Blues & bring NWU’s
Officers – Dress Blues & bring NWU’s

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

This includes: Lunch on Saturday and Sunday

Dismissal will be at the normal time On Sunday – 1545

You must come in the NOSC to get your cadet! Please have proper ID as it is required to get in.

05 FEBRUARY 2017
Location: Buffalo NOSC, 3 Porter Ave, Buffalo NY
Report Time:

0715 – Officers

0730 – Cadets

Uniform of the Day

NWU’s

Dismissal will be at the normal time On Sunday – 1545

You must come in the NOSC to get you cadet! Please have proper ID as it is required to get in.

March – 04/05

April – 01/02

May – 06/07


Galley Information

The galley is looking for donation of an 18 qt. slow cooker and a griddle. If you have one to donate, please bring it to drill.  Also, we are looking for ideas for lunch entrees…if you have any thoughts, bring a recipe to drill and turn it in to LT. Fischer.

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, 09 FEB 17, at 1900.  10 cadets are needed.  Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change.  See the Midshipman 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

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – January 2017

From The Desk Of The CO

I want to first say, I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and we are looking forward to a very Good New Year. I would like to say Bravo Zulu to all those that received awards at our Annual Banquet. Remember to keep pushing and striving for excellence.

January Drill is going to be a formal Dress Inspection; so come prepared! Soak those Dixie Cups, Shine those Shoes and Iron those Uniforms. I expect everyone to be looking very sharp and squared away. Please remember that our tentative date for our Annual Inspection is set for February 2017.

Our Annual Winter Survival Training is coming up in February too; Sign up now if you are interested and want to learn a thing or two. This training is restricted to the first 20 cadets to sign up and sadly this is only open to Sea Cadets, not league cadets. The dates are 17FEB2017 – 21FEB2017 held at Genesee County Park and Forest in E. Bethany, NY

To All Officers & Auxiliary members; please remember to complete your Darkness to Light class; seeing as this is a mandatory requirement for all and must be completed before February Drill.

Remember to keep turning in that coursework, keep moving and be active. Before you know it, our Bi-Annual PRT will be right around the corner again.

08 Jan 2017 USCG Master Chief Martin will be joining us to see what everyone is interested in and assess what the Coast Guard can do for us in the upcoming months ahead.

I hope I can get some others to join me in the sit-up challenge put forth by LTJG L. Fronk; I owe him 71 sit-ups. Let’s show him what our Motto is & stands for…

The Sullivans Division – “We Stick Together”


Upcoming Drill Dates

07 JANUARY 2017
Location: Buffalo NOSC, 3 Porter Ave, Buffalo NY
Report Time:

0715 – Officers

0730 – Cadets

Uniform of the Day

Cadets -Dress Blues & bring NWU’s
Officers – Dress Blues & bring NWU’s

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

This includes: Lunch on Saturday and Sunday

Dismissal will be at the normal time On Sunday – 1545

You must come in the NOSC to get your cadet! Please have proper ID as it is required to get in.
NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

08 JANUARY 2017
Location: Buffalo NOSC, 3 Porter Ave, Buffalo NY
Report Time:

0715 – Officers

0730 – Cadets

Uniform of the Day

NWU’s

Dismissal will be at the normal time On Sunday – 1545

You must come in the NOSC to get you cadet! Please have proper ID as it is required to get in.
NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

February Drill Dates – 04/05

March – 04/05

April – 01/02


From The Training Officer

For those of you interested in our Winter Training; orders and money are due by February Drill, but if you can have them in this month, that would be great. Remember, this training is an advanced training and you must have completed RT to attend. Keep turning in the coursework, summer trainings are just around the corner.  For all of you recruits: you must complete the BMR to attend Boot Camp.

League Cadet Information

Cadets, I’m very proud of all of you for staying on top of your coursework and testing opportunities.  We had quite a few cadets test in December, and will be seeing some advancements this month as a result.  You all are a great example of “you get out of something, what you put into it.”

Also, Bravo Zulu to all the cadets who received awards at the Christmas Banquet.  Keep up the good work!

-ENS. Fallon

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, 12JAN17, at 1900.  This month’s session will include learning how to clean and sight-in your rifle.  A minimum of 10 cadets are needed, maximum of 20.  Cost is $11.00; please bring exact change. Must be 12 or older to attend shooting.

Mohawk Rifle & Pistol Club

851 Sheridan Drive

Tonawanda, NY  14150

– THE SULLIVANS DIVISION