Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – AUGUST 2020

From The Desk of the CO

Fresh Start!
I want to give a big Bravo Zulu to our Orientation, Recruit Training and POLA graduates. It was an extremely hot yet educational experience for everyone involved. ENS Lawson made the entire training with his hard work to bring the damage control simulator to life. I have a big thank you for all our officers hard work in making this a quality training.

With all the cadets fresh out of orientation and recruit training, the future looks bright and the POLA cadets were asked to provide a fresh look at being a leader in the Sullivan Division. As our motto “we stick together” is reinforced I have asked all our cadets to participate in making the division the best it can be. This will be accomplished by taking care of the little things such as coursework, attendance, active participation and striving to be the best. This is a goal that the XO and I believe is reachable and we know so because our cadets have the potential to do anything you put your mind to.

I again want to say that all our Buffalo training cadets put their best foot forward at the training. Let us keep the momentum created last week rolling through the rest of the year. I am proud of the entire division and look forward to seeing what the future brings.

LCDR Todd A. Caughill

We regret to announce the unfortunate passing of a man who helped this program with his entire heart and soul. LCDR Charles T. Alaimo sadly passed away on 24JUL2020 at the age of 80. LCDR Alaimo was a two time Commanding Officer of the Sullivans Division/T.S. Little Rock and served as the NLUS Youth Chair for many years. LCDR Alaimo also served as an officer and special command assistant with the unit over a number of years, supervising the training of a number of current officers when they were cadets in the program, including: LCDR J. Pawli Regional Director of Region 3-5, ENS M. Kromphardt-RTC OIC, ENS. R. Caughill-Operations Officer, and ENS. S. Simone (Auxiliary) ATC OIC. His presence and wealth of knowledge, his drive and passion for the program will be missed.

From the Desk of the XO

The Buffalo Training contingent is finished, congratulations to all who participated and graduated. I was reminded this week of a saying that goes “it doesn’t matter how you get there, as long as you just do.” I used to think there was some truth to that, but recently I believe it MOSTLY matters how you get there. It is more important that you finish with honesty, integrity, and giving it your all. I watched plenty of that this week at training. We started and continued our building of leaders with RT and POLA. They learned what you do and how you do it is as important as just finishing it. I was impressed to see recruits giving everything they had to finish the training. As most of you know RT is not an easy endeavor, it takes plenty out of you. This year’s training may not have been the same as past years, but I believe the training had plenty of stressful and pressure situations to it. I was equally impressed with POLA and the commitment to other shipmates. “We Stick Together” must be more than a catchy phrase. It is important to know that a shipmate, friend or family member is with you and will stand by you.
Now that the training season is winding down, we need to turn our attention to unit business. We need to grow our ranks, and fast. You are our best advocates and advertisements for the Sea cadets get out there and spread the word. We need some work in our supply this week that will need some help cleaning and clearing out. We also have a community service opportunity preserving the cannon on the PTF-17 across from the Sullivans.

Polaris is up and running, but as with any new system there are some problems and issues at the moment. Headquarters is working on getting the bugs out and as soon as they are done you should have access to the correct coursework. When this is up and running again, I hope to see the coursework completions start to roll in again.

The sea cadets, particularly The Sullivans Division lost a good officer and a great man this month. LCDR Alaimo was good man that gave so much to this program and the people surrounding it. He was active in the cadets right up to his passing. He will be greatly missed. “Fair winds and following seas sir. We have the watch.”

As we start to drill remember to finish strong, with integrity, honesty, and giving it your all. In all things always “Stick Together”

LTJG Richard J. Ryan, USNSCC
XO The Sullivans Division/Training Ship Little Rock

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 the weekend. Please make sure you have your money. Exact change is preferred. Thank you.

Sneakers and PT gear.
NWU uniform and/or Dress Uniform. See Drill Date Section for what is needed.
Pens and pencils, paper, and coursework
Bring appropriate outdoor clothing in case we go outside!

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 LCDR J. Pawli know in order to pass along the information about the program to them.

Shooting Information
On hold till further notice

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – JULY 2020

From The Desk of the CO

Moving Forward
As NYS starts to open up we are allowed to start drilling following proper precautions. Information on our next drill is below.
When arriving to drill you will need to have the attached forms filled out and signed, if you do not have a printer forms will be available. We are just trying to make the check in procedure a bit faster. Please note for Saturday Drill any parent or family member staying for graduation/picnic will need the same forms filled out. This is for our protection and theirs.
Everyone must come wearing a mask. Masks must be worn when you can’t be 6 feet apart. At Saturday drill all cadets will be provided with 2 reusable masks that they must bring to every drill as this is now a part
of their uniform. If they forget we will have disposable masks on hand at the cost of $1.00 each.
Date 11 Jul2020 – Saturday
Location Genesee County Parks & Forrest -11095 Bethany Center Rd, East Bethany, NY 14054
Pavilion E & E1
Uniform of the Day – BDU or NWU’s bring PT Gear
Report time – 0900
Dismissal – 1600
Family Picnic and Graduation will take place – Please contact Debbie Tompkins at dtompkins.usnscc@gmail.com on how
many people will be there so we can properly plan for food. Only immediate family (those in your household may come).
As stated above they will need a mask when they can’t be socially distant and will have to fill out the attached forms.
Please bring a lawn chair if you have one.
We will be having a brief parent meeting at this time to bring everyone up to speed and answer any questions you may have. We strongly suggest you attend.
Date 12Jul2020
Location Buffalo Naval Park
Report time 0800 – Please pull into the big lot over by Templeton landing across from the Big Flag we will do out check in there.
Uniform of the Day – BDU or NWU’s bring PT Gear
Dismissal time 1545 – Dismissal will be at the same parking lot as in the morning as parents will not be allowed on the ship.

A lot has changed since we last were together, not the least has been an addition to our uniform. When we gather in any setting we will need to be wearing a mask when not able to maintain a 6 foot distance. There are many opinions on the masks some pro and some con, as of now they are to be treated as you would your boots, they are required.

We have plenty to restart and lots to look forward to with our program. We have new petty officers, and new leadership. We are hoping to have some if not all of our graduates on hand for a graduation ceremony. These cadets have served our unit well for many years and I am hopeful we can send them off to their respective careers, education, and service the way the Sullivans have done for many years.

Things may not always be as they have been in this COVID environment, but we will press onward in the safest manner possible. We need to operate in the safest possible way to avoid any downtime or illness to our shipmates and our friends.

There is plenty for us to do to try to get restarted. In order to get up and running as fast as possible we need you to be as prepared as possible. Please make sure you have your uniform ready, and are focused on drill activities.

I am looking forward to finally serving with this unit once again. We will be drilling at Genesee County Park on Saturday, a place we a very familiar with and The Naval Park on Sunday. As with everything else this year the Naval Park is full of changes as well and we will discuss many of those changes we gather there on Sunday.

LTJG Richard J. Ryan, USNSCC
XO The Sullivans Division/Training Ship Little Rock

Drill dates for the 2020 year.
Drill Dates moving forward will be announced as events unfold. Please watch you emails for REQUIRED zoom meeting.
JULY 11/12 SUMMER TRAINING 2020 – 7/25 -7/29
AUGUST 8/9
SEPTEMBER 12/13

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 LCDR J. Pawli know in order to pass along the information about the program to them.

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – JUNE 2020

From The Desk of the CO

Hello Cadets & Parents,

As we start to reopen we are looking forward to hopefully drilling within the next month. We may not be on the ship but at least we can start to have a routine again. As soon as we get the OK to drill we will send out an email stating when and where.

Next order of business is I would like to Congratulate our Graduating Cadets. As you move on with this next phase in your life we wish you all the best. You have accomplished so much already and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for each of you. Remember you are always welcome to visit as we are your Sullivans Family.

Last but not least the NEW uniforms are on the way!!! Once they arrive information will be sent out from LCDR Melanie Pawli on how you may get yours.

Please see attached newsletter piece from LTJG Ryan.

Compliments,
LCDR Todd Caughill

Executive Officer Message

Good Morning Parents, Officers, Staff, and cadets. I am sitting on my deck this morning reflecting on the year that is 2020. What a year it has been so far, sad and disappointing and so many missed opportunities.

The corona virus crippled the very way we live and as we all know much of the way we lived before has changed. We still have not had a regular drill since March and our summer programs appear to be changed as well. Our graduating seniors have missed so much this year. No spring sports, no prom and even graduations are different at best. Here within our program our seniors are left for wanting.

Just as life appears to be on the verge of rebuilding, and coming back we are forced to confront another kind of pandemic. The protests and riots that have rocked our country and the world at large are paralyzing, fearful, and life threatening. I for one cannot agree with the threats, the violence, the destruction of property, and the killing of other people, but the protests, those are a welcomed site.

Protests are an expression of the 1st Amendment of the constitution

“Congress shall make no law… abridging…the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Whether I or you agree with the protests is really irrelevant, it is our constitution at work and that is a beautiful thing. It is what we live and die for, it is what sets our country apart from any other in the world; it is what makes us a great nation! I do think the protests make us look at ourselves as a country and realize there is still a lot of hate in this country and this world. To see someone as less than yourself simply for the shade of their skin is ignorance at its very core. It should have no place in our country and should not be tolerated in any form anywhere!

I have hope for our country, and for our way of life. I think we will fight our way back to the free lifestyle we enjoyed pre corona, I hope we find a way to look past the color of one’s skin and call out racism when we see it as an intolerable offense. I know we are looking forward to restarting our Sea Cadet program with regular monthly drills, and the talks of some summer trainings. Life is starting to spring, if only a little late. We have the new type III uniforms finally ordered and shipping to us this week. Soon we may finally be putting away the cameras and the ZOOM sessions and finally start our program up. Now is the time to start getting ready, make sure you have all your uniform parts together, see what fits and what you need. You may not be given very much notice when we schedule a drill so be as prepared as you can be now.

To our graduates, I am sorry, and hopeful. I am sorry you missed so much your final year of high school. I am sorry that your school, and after school activities have been cut so short. I am sorry that the world you enter right now as young adults is so filled with turmoil, conflict, and hatred. I am hopeful because I know that because of this turmoil you all will be stronger, more determined adults. You will not allow the stumbling of those who went before you bring down our way of life. I am hopeful that this ordeal will make you all better, stronger, more tolerant leaders in and out of military service.

As for our seniors I want to thank each and every one of you for your “service” in the Sea Cadet program. You have all done well in our program and served in many capacities both in program and out of the program. I hope you all have fond memories of your time here and have learned many leadership qualities that will help you to lead our nation in any capacity you choose to fill.

I’d like to take one last moment to recognize all of our seniors and tell of their plans.

Our Cadets that have chosen to attend colleges and universities are as follows:

PO2 Rivera with a scholarship
CPO Rosales with ROTC scholarship
CPO Strasburg with a scholarship

Our cadets that have chosen to enter the service are as follows:

SN Covert – Navy
PO1 Fallon – Navy
SA-T Reynolds – Navy

Congratulations and the best of luck to you all.

LTJG Richard J. Ryan, USNSCC
XO The Sullivans Division/Training Ship Little Rock

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – MAY 2020

From The Desk of the CO

Greetings from My Livingroom

I hope everyone is healthy and happy. I know you are all being overrun with schoolwork and web meetings etc. I am sure your parents are looking forward to life getting back to business as usual. I hope you would also like to get back on the ships and prepare for summer trainings.
Yes, summer trainings are starting to be cancelled. All the Early summer trainings have been cancelled at this time. July and after are still being considered along with some web-based trainings, Local Trainings etc.
The web-based trainings are so far,
Virtual Training: Virtual advanced training opportunities will be available for cadets including firefighting, arson investigation, crime scene investigation & forensic science, culinary arts, naval history, emergency management, seamanship which includes virtual tours of multiple ships, marine science, and more! Cadets can take as many of these virtual trainings as they want but only two can be used for promotion credit. Be sure to check the training list on Homeport on 01 May for virtual offerings.

Virtual Drills: Coming soon NHQ will be offering a template for units or individuals to use to participate in virtual unit drill activities. This template will provide an opportunity for cadets to virtually participate in
many activities that typically occur at unit drills, all while maintaining healthy safe social distancing measures. Stay tuned for more details in our next weekly update.

ALERT: Several emails have been sent recently and almost no cadet has responded to them! These emails are important and all communication from the Division is to be returned minimally as at least “received”.
Petty Officers need to check in with cadets and make sure messages are being received.

PRT! An Email was sent out with PRT information and no-one replied as received. Your time is running out to complete the PRT as described or you will not be qualified for trainings of any type and your next promotion may be held up.

The Division will have information coming out soon for better communication, news and projects for you to complete. Now is the time for you to stand out from the rest! Send ideas for things we can do or ways to improve the training now and when we are able to return to business. I truly hope you and your families are doing great and let’s hope this ends soon.

LCDR Todd A. Caughill
Commanding Officer
The Sullivans Division
Training Ship Little Rock

Executive Officer Message
Greetings! I hope this finds you all healthy and safe. I am sure most of you are growing tired and frustrated with this stand still. I know I am. People big and small were meant to move, do things, and be active. I think this is why it is so frustrating to us to stay at home. The first thing we do while still infants is try to move, we learn to crawl, later as we get older we want to move more, we learn to walk. The more we move the more we become active and explore. We run, harnessed animals to ride, designed ships and cars to send us further and faster, we learned how to move about the skies and eventually space. People have a desire to move it sets us free.

This is why the “time out” is an effective discipline tool for parents. It is designed to stop our kids in place, keeps them safe, and allows them time to think about their actions. That’s what we should be doing with this time we have now, be safe and think about things. This will come to an end, but what have you learned? Unlike a discipline “time out” where we need to think about corrective actions, instead we can think about what we want to see from our fresh start. We can think about what positives have come from this period, there are some I know I’ve had some GREAT times with my family. We can think about what we can do to improve upon ourselves and the things around us when we start back up.

Unlike the traditional “time out” I gave my children, in this period we can still do some things, just not in the same fashion. As I write this now, two of your shipmates have already tested from the comfort of their homes towards their advancement. Several more of you can do the same. Also at this time two of you have performed the PRT and sent back their cards, well done! You cannot advance, or attend trainings without the PRT and after 15MAY20 you will not have another opportunity till October. Many of you have handed in coursework and submitted entries into our various projects. I salute all of you who have done so. On Tuesday 28APR20 at 19:30 there will be a ZOOM meeting for the entire Sullivans Division. For most of you it will be the first time since March that you’ve seen some of your shipmates. Plan on attending this chance to see, and share with your shipmates.

This is a depressing time; “time outs” are never a happy, fun filled time. You have the power inside you to make it the best learning opportunity you can. You can begin to move slowly towards a better future when we get back by taking advantage of as many “opportunities” as you can right now. No they are not like we are used to doing it and some seem really dumb and meaningless, but they help keep us together as a unit and point us to a time we can be free to RUN.

Stay safe, be healthy, and participate where you can.
LTJG Richard J. Ryan, USNSCC
Executive Officer
Sullivans Division NSCC / Training Ship Little Rock NLCC

Updated Contact Information – Please use these emails moving forward for all Sea Cadet Correspondences.
LCDR Todd Caughill – tcaughill.usnscc@gmail.com
LCDR Melanie Pawli – mdpawli.sullivans@gmail.com
LTJG Rick Ryan – rryan.usnscc@gmail.com

Contact Information Update!
To All;
In order to make sure you are receiving information from NHQ and the unit, I am asking all of you to please email the following information through your chain. OIC’s please forward me the information.

Cadet Cell Number
Cadet email
Cadet address
Parents Cell number
Parents email

Drill dates for the 2020 year.
Drill Dates moving forward will be announced as events unfold. Please watch you emails for REQUIRED zoom meeting.

JULY 11/12 SUMMER TRAINING 2020 – 7/25 -8/1
AUGUST 8/9
SEPEMBER 12/13
Check your email for Zoom meeting information.
Upcoming Drill Dates

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – APRIL 2020

From The Desk Of The CO

As you are all aware by now, the April drill has been cancelled along with all other events. Information comes in fast, furious and frequently. We have been also notified by the Navel Park of their intentions to open the Park on or about May, 15th if this continues. If this does happen and the all clear is given by HQ, we are looking into other options for May Drill unless the Park changes the opening date. (At this time) all summer training will be going forward but are subject to change. If you sign up for a training that requires travel, purchase refundable tickets. Please look for emails from the Division for future information. The Sullivans officers are working hard to prepare for whatever comes up next. I hope you are all well and healthy. Please remember to get ready for the PRT in the near future. Do not wait to get prepared for the test, you are only hurting yourself. We all hope to have drill at the earliest opportunity allowed so we can continue to go full speed ahead. Stays focused and continue to send in coursework and prepare classes. Remember that ‘We Stick Together” and notify the Division with any issues or questions.

Compliments;
LCDR Todd A. Caughill

Greetings. I hope this finds you all healthy and safe. This is a very strange, anxious, and possibly scary time for some of you. Trust the processes that are in place and know together we will all get through this. I ask that you all check on each other making sure your shipmates are healthy and doing well. Please pass up anything that anyone may need, we are here to help where we can.

I would like to pass along some congratulations and well wishes to LCDR Joseph Pawli on his appointment to Regional director! We will surly miss his direct leadership here as CO of the Sullivans division, but I know he will do great things in his new position. Also congratulations to LCDR Todd Caughill on his appointment to CO of the Sullivans division! I personally look forward to serving with you, and know we have some new and exciting ideas in the time ahead. Finally I would like to extend congratulations to Chief Petty Officer Bianca Foeller. Chief Foeller was selected out of the entire country to represent the Sea Cadets in Australia. There was plenty of competition to go on this trip and to be selected was a huge honor! Unfortunately due to the Corona Virus pandemic the trip had to be cancelled, but it does not make her selection any less significant. Please take a moment to congratulate her. Finally I would like to congratulate all of you on a job well done with our annual inspection, and the change of command ceremony. You all looked and performed very well.

Our drill schedule is not defined at this moment due to the health concerns that are still in place. Things change quickly and I ask that you be ready to move out on a moment notice. We will give as much notice as we can as to where and when the drill will be. In the mean, time please work on your course work, submitting up your chain via email. Also we WILL be doing the PRT when we get back to drill so work on this at home now where you can safely.

Please stay safe and healthy, always at ready to drill. Keep in touch with your shipmates and pass along any needs or requests.

Compliments;
LTJG Richard J. Ryan
Executive Officer
The Sullivans Division / Training Ship Little Rock

Important Information

Cancellation of April Drill – As you all know by now April drill is cancelled. The move to the ships is on hold till we have more information from the NOSC as to when we can get in to move our stuff. As of right now May drill is still a go with our first overnight on the ships.
PRT – Everyone will need to be at May drill to complete their PRT; you need this to attend drill and trainings. We will not have time to make it up so again YOU MUST BE AT DRILL. For those of you who did not do well last year or just passed take this time to work on your PRT. Do a few sit ups or push-ups every day. If it’s nice outside go for a run. Let’s have everyone pass on the first try this time.
Dress Uniforms – Sea Cadets are to bring their Dress Whites and League Cadets are to bring their summer salt and peppers to May Drill for inspection and exchange if needed. (Upon confirmation of May drill)
Updated Contact Information – Please use these emails moving forward for all Sea Cadet Correspondences.
LCDR Todd Caughill – tcaughill.usnscc@gmail.com
LCDR Melanie Pawli – mdpawli.sullivans@gmail.com
LTJG Rick Ryan – rryan.usnscc@gmail.com

Cadets check out what NHQ has created for you!

NHQ has created a web-based enrichment and educational initiatives. By visiting our Sea Cadet Virtual Academy (SCVA), cadets who are interested can access resources to stimulate their curiosity on topics such as ethical leadership and naval history. SCVA includes virtual tours of Navy ships, memorials, and dockyards. We even have a free online game to test your skills in naval engineering! Cadets can also access a Virtual Academy Course Catalog, featuring online resources in key subject areas such as computer sciences, STEM, humanities and seamanship

I want every cadet to take a moment and view this link once there click on Explore – Navy Careers and choose a job that you might want to do and write a paragraph of why this seems like an interesting job to you. Email your assignment to your OIC copying the OX on all emails. All emails must be received by 05APR2020 no later than 1200.

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – MARCH 2020

From The Desk Of The CO
A Few Thoughts

I wanted to take a moment and thank LCDR Joseph Pawli for his leadership and commitment to the Sullivans Division all these years. We have always said this program is for the cadets and have fought for the concept every day. LCDR Pawli in fact, will not be leaving us totally and will remain with the Division. From time to time he will have to devote his efforts to his newly appointed position as our Regional Director; a position that was earned and is well deserved. As a friend and colleague, I say Bravo Zulu sir and the future looks to remain bright for us and the Sea Cadets organization.

To the staff and cadets of the Sullivans Division; I wish to also say that you are without a doubt the most dedicated and cadet-oriented staff of any Division. I appreciate all that you do for the Division and look forward to a continued productive relationship. I am excited about all the plans in the future starting with our trip to Canada. A few of you have already spoken with me about new ideas going forward and I welcome all input from the officer staff as well as our cadets.
Let’s have a great Fundraiser on Saturday and enjoy our friends and family before getting back to business. It is important for all cadets to be prepared and ready to shine.

Compliments;
LCDR Todd A. Caughill

Important Information

INSPECTION – The Inspection date has been moved to March 8th. You are to arrive in a Cleaned Pressed uniform with your name tag & ribbons on it. You should have a clean cover and shined shoes. Males, hair needs to be the proper length and you must be clean shaven. Females your hair must be properly secured NO nail polish unless it is clear or flesh colored. No piercing unless it’s in regulations.

Pancake Breakfast – Saturday March 7th is our Pancake Fundraiser. Proceeds will go toward our trip to Canada in June.
Report time: 0730 in NWU’s
Location: Applebee’s 1050 Union Road West Seneca, NY 14224-340
We will need a few officers and parents to help out.

Change of Command – At March drill we will be very busy, Saturday will be the pancake breakfast and Sunday will be our inspection and Change of Command where LDCR Joseph Pawli will be stepping down as unit CO and handing it over to LCDR Todd A. Caughill. LCDR Pawli has moved onto another position within the Corps as Regional Director.

Medical Forms: If you received a notice or email that medical forms were due I need to have them at this drill.

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 the weekend. Please make sure you have your money. Exact change is preferred. Thank you.
 *Sneakers and PT gear.
* NWU uniform and/or Dress Uniform See Drill Date Section for what is needed.
 *Pens and pencils, paper, and coursework.
 *Bring appropriate outdoor clothing in case we go outside!

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 LCDR J. Pawli know in order to pass along the information about the program to them.

Shooting Information
To be announced at drill

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pancake Breakfast – 07MAR2020 – This is a full drill day for us as after the breakfast we will be going back to the NOSC to finish off the day. Tickets can still be purchased at the door for $6 each.

March 8th – Inspection & Change of Command

APRIL – 4/5 PRT & Move to Ships (Remember to go to any training and stay with the unit you must pass the PRT)

MAY – 2/3 Graduation on Sunday May 3rd (due to the trip in June will hold graduation early)

MAY – 9 Armed Forces Week – Military Ball

JUNE – 6/7 Trip to Canada – We will be leaving Friday evening and returning Sunday Afternoon.

SUMMER TRAINING 2020 – 7/25 -8/1

AUGUST 8/9

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – FEBRUARY 2020

From The Desk Of The CO
Important Information

INSPECTION – The Inspection date has been moved to March 8th. We will still be having a hanger inspection at February Drill. Bring in your Cleaned Pressed uniform with your name tag & ribbons on it. You should have a clean cover and shined shoes.

Pancake Breakfast – I hope you all remembered to sell those tickets!!! Remember order forms need to be turned in with the money at Saturday Drill. At that time I will give you the tickets to hand out to those who purchased them. So Sell! Sell! Sell! We are looking for each cadet to sell at least 10 tickets. Proceeds will go
toward our trip to Canada in June.

Change of Command – At March drill we will be very busy, Saturday will be the pancake breakfast and Sunday will be our inspection and Change of Command where I will be stepping down as unit CO and handing it over to LCDR Todd A. Caughill. I will be moving onto another position within the Corps, but I will always be here to support the Sullivans Division.

Medical Forms: If you received a notice or email that medical forms were due I need to have them at this drill.

Compliments;
LCDR J Pawli

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 the weekend. Please make sure you have your money. Exact change is preferred. Thank you.
 *Sneakers and PT gear.
* NWU uniform and/or Dress Uniform See Drill Date Section for what is needed.
 *Pens and pencils, paper, and coursework.
 *Bring appropriate outdoor clothing in case we go outside!

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 LCDR J. Pawli know in order to pass along the information about the program to them.

Shooting Information
To be announced at drill

UPCOMING EVENTS
February Drill – If you are attending Winter Training all orders and money are due at this time. No Exception.

Pancake Breakfast – Ticket form and money due.
March 7th – Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast, see attached form for ticket sales. All tickets are $6 each, please sell as many as you can and bring in form with money to February drill ad tickets will be handed out at that time to give back to those who purchased them. Tickets can still be purchased at the door.

March 8th – Inspection & Change of Command

APRIL – 4/5 PRT & Move to Ships (Remember to go to any training and stay with the unit you must pass the PRT)

MAY – 2/3 Graduation on Sunday May 3rd (due to the trip in June will hold graduation early)

MAY – 9 Armed Forces Week – Military Ball

JUNE – 6/7 Trip to Canada – We will be leaving Friday evening and returning Sunday Afternoon.

SUMMER TRAINING 2020 – 7/25 -8/1

AUGUST 8/9

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – JANUARY 2020

From The Desk Of The CO
I hope everyone has enjoyed their Holidays. The banquet was a huge success and I would to thank all the officers and parents who helped make it so. Also, Congratulations to all the awardees. Now let’s start off the New Year right! Show up for drill lets improve our attendance! Read the newsletter, do your coursework and study if you can test. February will be our annual inspection, so this month is your last chance to make sure you have everything you need for your uniform.

Compliments;
LCDR J Pawli

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 LCDR J. Pawli know in order to pass along the
information about the program to them.

Upcoming Events
February Drill – Inspection – All hands are required to be at this drill no exceptions! February Drill – If you are attending Winter Training all orders and money are due at this time. No Exception.
March 7th – Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast, see attached form for ticket sales. All tickets are $6 each, please sell as many as you can and bring in form with money to February drill and tickets will be handed out at that time to give back to those who purchased them. Tickets can still be purchased at the door.

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – December 2019

From The Desk Of The CO

Our annual holiday banquet is this Saturday 07 DEC.19; I expect everyone to be picture perfect in your dress uniform. Please make sure you take note of the report time & Location.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Have a Happy Holiday Season
LCDR J Pawli

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 LCDR J. Pawli know in order to pass along the information about the program to them.
I am issuing a challenge for each cadet to bring a possible new recruit to drill.

Action Alert – Sullivans Division Sea Cadet Newsletter – November 2019

From The Desk Of The CO

It’s that time of year again, it is BLUE’s Season! All Sea Cadets must try on their blues!

  1. If they fit; wear them to Drill 02NOV and bring your NWU’s.
  2. If they don’t fit; wear your NWU’s and bring your Blues to swap out.
  3. If you don’t own any you will be the first to be outfitted.

    League cadets are to wear their Winter Salt and Peppers (long sleeved white shirt) to drill. This includes your tie which is to be worn whenever you wear your dress uniform. Bring your
    NWU’s to change into after inspection.

    All of you are to shine those shoes, cut that hair and press that uniform. I expect all of you to be picture perfect.

    Also; as a reminder everyone must have an ID to enter the NOSC.
    If you are new let them know at the gate that you will be receiving your new ID today at drill.
    If you are expired; let them know at the gate that your new ID will be handed out to you at drill.

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 $15 per cadet for the weekend.
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
Bring appropriate outdoor clothing in case we go outside!
Sleeping gear – sleeping bag, blanker, pillow, sweats to sleep in
Shower gear – towel, wash cloth, soap, shampoo, Toothbrush, toothpaste, brush and most important 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 LCDR J. Pawli know in order to pass along the information about the program to them.

Shooting Information
Suspended until further notice.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Veterans Event November 8th
Location: 5833 Snyder Dr, Lockport, NY 14094
Report Time: 1730
Dismissal: Approx.2000 – 2030
Uniform: Dress Blues Sea Cadets – Salt & Peppers League Cadets
Looking for Cadet to greet and assist in whatever may be needed for a Veterans event starting at 6pm-8pm. You will
receive community service for this event if you can attend.

Military Sabbath November 10th
Location: 50 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202 St. Joseph’s Cathedral
Report Time: 0930
Dismissal: After the service
Uniform of the day – Dress Blues/Salt & Peppers
We are looking for 5 for the color guard and 3 gift bearers; please respond ASAP to LT Melanie
Pawli at mdpawli@msn.com and PO2 Fallon.

Veterans Day November 11th
We understand that for some parents you may not be able to bring your child to this event. We are
asking that if your child can ride with another cadet to get there please do so. We are looking to have as
many of us there as possible to support our veterans.
Location: Russel’s Steak & Chops 6675 Transit Road, Buffalo, NY 14221
Report Time: 1030
Dismissal Time: about 1230
Dress Uniform: Dress Blues & Salt & Peppers

We are in need of 5 cadets for a color guard please contact LT Melanie Pawli @ mdpawli@msn.com
As always parents are wlcome to stay and celebrate with us and there is a small reception afterwards for
all.

Annual Holiday Banquet
Date: December 7, 2019
Location: Polish Cadets 927 Grant St, Buffalo, NY 14207
• Chinese Auction gift basket tickets and 50/50 Tickets will be sold.
• Plan of the Day 1000 Welcoming – Color Guard
• 1030 League Cadet Awards
• 1100 Break-Final Ticket Purchases and Entries
• 1145 RTC/ATC and Final Awards POW Table
• Lunch will start at 1230
• Sweat Suits ($50 per set or $30 for a hoodie), Keys Chains and Sullivans Coins ($10 Each) will be available for sale – Cash Only
• 1230 Lunch Chinese auction raffle Closing remarks
• 1430 Clean Up
• Dismissal: 1500 (After clean up)
• Cost: $12 per person (cadets also have to pay) children 4 & under are free
• RSVP by NOVEMBER 17, 2019 – money due at the time of reservation. Money Orders can be made out to USNSCC or Cash will be accepted. NO CHECKS
Please RSVP by November 17, 2019, to mdpawli@msn.com
Money orders can be mailed to LT Melanie Pawli 60 Haller Buffalo NY 14211.


– THE SULLIVANS DIVISION