Richard Snyder Division Sea Cadets

Richard Snyder Division Sea Cadets Richard Snyder Division, USNSCC The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is for American youth ages 13-17 who have a desire to learn about the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine.
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Sea Cadets are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms appropriately marked with the Sea Cadet Corps insignia. The objectives of the Sea Cadet program are to introduce youth to naval life, to develop in them a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance, and to maintain an environment free of drugs and gangs. The Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) is for boys and girls, at least 10 but not yet 14 years old, who are interested in the sea and ships, and our nation's seagoing services. The Navy League program is designed to introduce young people to maritime and military life, and to prepare them for later entrance into the Naval Sea Cadet Corps. The Camp Lejeune Battalion was formed in March 2010 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC. The Unit drills monthly aboard Camp Johnson at the Young Marines & Sea Cadets building, Bldg. 215

Mission: "...through organization and cooperation with the Department of the Navy, to encourage and aid American youth to develop, train them in seagoing skills, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues." - NSCC Charter - 36 USC 1541 Since 1958 the Naval Sea Cadet Corps has been committed to providing American youth with a drug and alcohol free environment to foster their leadership abilities, broaden their horizons through hands-on training and guide them to becoming mature young adults. Sea Cadet organizations exist in most of the maritime nations of the world. Recognizing the value of these organizations in educating youth in maritime matters, the Department of the Navy requested the Navy League of the United States to establish a similar program for American youth. The Navy League agreed to do so and formally established the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) in 1958. Recognizing the importance and benefits of the NSCC, Congress on September 10, 1962 federally incorporated the Naval Sea Cadet Corps under Public Law 87-655 (36 USC 1541). Today, the NSCC has formed partnerships with organizations such as the Foundation for Teaching Economics and the Flying Midshipman Association to offer cadets broader opportunities in areas of leadership and aviation. The NSCC also took an active part in the creation of the International Sea Cadet Association (ISCA). The ISCA is an association of Sea Cadet Corps' from around the world, whose main objective is to facilitate exchanges of cadets between member countries.

Operating as usual

Every year, our unit participates in Wreaths Across America Jacksonville, NC. While the ceremony will look different thi...
11/21/2020

Every year, our unit participates in Wreaths Across America Jacksonville, NC. While the ceremony will look different this year, we will still be laying wreaths. Please consider donating to sponsor a wreath. As of right now, only 15% of the wreaths at the Coastal Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery have been sponsored. This link will take you directly to their page. Thank you!

https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/16680/Overview/?relatedId=0

Don’t miss out on tonight’s episode of Real Sailors, Real Stories!
11/11/2020

Don’t miss out on tonight’s episode of Real Sailors, Real Stories!

Thank you Veterans. To all that have served, we are eternally grateful.
11/11/2020

Thank you Veterans. To all that have served, we are eternally grateful.

Happy Birthday to the US Maribe Corps!! #oorah #semperfi #usmarines #marinecorps #marinecorpsbirthday #rsdivseacadets #u...
11/10/2020

Happy Birthday to the US Maribe Corps!! #oorah #semperfi #usmarines #marinecorps #marinecorpsbirthday #rsdivseacadets #usnscc #usnlcc #seacadets

We had a great drill visiting the Fort Fisher Historic Site! Cadets enjoyed a guided tour, demonstrations, and some hand...
10/27/2020

We had a great drill visiting the Fort Fisher Historic Site! Cadets enjoyed a guided tour, demonstrations, and some hands on learning. They rounded out the day by doing some community service in the adjacent park.

It is a beautiful day to learn military history! Our cadets are enjoying a tour of Fort Fisher.
10/24/2020

It is a beautiful day to learn military history! Our cadets are enjoying a tour of Fort Fisher.

Happy Birthday to the US Navy!  #anchorsaway #navybirthday #usnavy #usseacadets #usnscc #usnlcc #rsdivseacadets #seacade...
10/13/2020

Happy Birthday to the US Navy! #anchorsaway #navybirthday #usnavy #usseacadets #usnscc #usnlcc #rsdivseacadets #seacadets #sailors

09/26/2020

It is Drill Day!! After months of not being able to meet in person, we are drilling today. Looking forward to seeing our cadets!

We will be outdoors (the rain is supposed to stop soon), everyone will be issued a face mask, and forehead temps will be taken.

Our friends on the USCG Kimball had an adventure!
08/27/2020

Our friends on the USCG Kimball had an adventure!

Swim Call...SHARK Attack!!

First, everyone is safe.

And with that, we share one of the most amazing events many of us have ever experienced at sea:

After completing our operations for the day, there were no vessels around for miles, the weather was perfect, and we were a zillion miles from land. We had not been off the ship for weeks, were at that point where every day feels like "Groundhog Day," and were looking for something to break up the monotony.

Answer: Swim Call!

We had a fully vetted and tested plan we've used before, conducted safety briefs, established communications between the various stations, launched our small boat with extra crew and a dressed out swimmer and stationed it 50 yards off the ship, set an armed shark watch, opened and manned the Rescue Station, and put an accountability system in place.

Everything was by the numbers.

Everyone was having a great day.

Everyone was smiling and having fun.

It was perfect!

And then...

Bridge personnel reported "Shark!" over the radio.

As if right out of a Hollywood movie, a 6-8 foot shark (no exaggeration) surfaced at the Rescue Door and was swimming toward 30-40 people in the water about 30 feet away. Everyone on the Flight Deck had a bird's eye view. A review of video shot by a crew member reveals it was likely a Long-Fin Mako or Pelagic Thresher Shark - not something to mess with!

ME1 Cintron, our shark watch, was on the Flight Deck and immediately locked on target...literally! 

Our animal-lover Chief who wants to save every animal she finds yelled "Shoot it!"

While some crew went for the Jacob's ladder on the Fantail, others went for the open stern notch at the ship’s stern, and a large group swam for the small boat.

ME1 Cintron fired a well-aimed burst right at/on top of the shark to protect shipmates just feet away. It turned away for a few seconds then turned back. We kept directing people out of the water while keeping a clear line of sight on the shark. ME1 fired bursts as needed to keep the shark from his shipmates with amazing accuracy. The shark would wave off with each burst but kept coming back toward our shipmates.

It wasn't the panic of the 4th of July scene from JAWS, but once everyone realized what was happening, they moved with a purpose! Everyone stayed focused and worked the problem. The small boat quickly looked like a vessel overloaded with SAR survivors. Others threw heaving lines to shipmates in the water and helped them aboard via the stern notch.

All hands are safe and accounted for. We even saved the inflatable unicorn!

The only injury was a small scrape OS3 Berk suffered while climbing aboard. Our hyper vigilant HSC didn't even deem it worth a band aid. But where was it located you ask? On his knee....in the center of a tattoo. What tattoo you ask? An open set of shark's teeth. Seriously, you can't make this up!

We have hundreds of years at sea between all of us and no one has seen or heard of a shark actually showing up during a swim call. This goes to show why we prepare for any and everything. We just didn’t think it would be a swim call shark attack!

BRAVO ZULU to ME1 Cintron who likely saved one or more of his shipmates from a shark attack!! Many others helped, such as the entire Boat Crew. It was a team effort with everyone doing their part to work the problem.

Also,...

As the CG's new SMEs on the matter, we are writing new Shark Watch & Response Tactics.

We shifted to fish call for the afternoon.

The crew’s top requests for movies on the Flight Deck that night were “JAWS” followed by “Sharknado” (seriously).

The shark is definitely making the Patrol t-shirt.

This is a sea story each of us will be retelling for YEARS!!!

UPDATE: For those asking about the shark, we don't think the shark was injured. Our goal was to keep it away from shipmates, not harm it if possible. It was most likely curious and not looking for a meal. We picked our location to try and avoid such an encounter but it is their ocean after all. It later joined a few smaller buddies that showed up and they swam off together.

Goodbyes are always hard, but especially during this time when we can’t gather in person! We’d like to wish all the best...
08/07/2020

Goodbyes are always hard, but especially during this time when we can’t gather in person! We’d like to wish all the best to HM2 Mackey as she moves across the country to her new duty station! (CA units, snatch her up!)
Thank you HM2 Mackey, for your years of dedication, mentoring, willingness, and ready smile! You will be missed! #rsdivseacadets #fairwindsandfollowingseas #seacadets #usnscc #wilmington #corpsmanup #volunteer

Happy Flag Day!Happy 245th Birthday to the U.S. Army!
06/14/2020

Happy Flag Day!
Happy 245th Birthday to the U.S. Army!

June 6, 1944Never forget. Forever grateful. #Dday #WWII #militaryhistory #seacadets #rsdivseacadets #WorldWarII #USNSCC
06/06/2020

June 6, 1944
Never forget. Forever grateful. #Dday #WWII #militaryhistory #seacadets #rsdivseacadets #WorldWarII #USNSCC

It is National Police Week! A huge thank you to all our police/public safety friends! Over the years our unit has had th...
05/15/2020

It is National Police Week! A huge thank you to all our police/public safety friends! Over the years our unit has had the privilege of training with, being instructed by, etc many law enforcement officers. From attending Master-At-Arms trainings, to drills, field trips, demos and more, our cadets have learned so much. Several wish to pursue law enforcement as a career. Thank you to #camplejuenemps #militarypolice #wilmingtonpolice #newhanovercountysheriffsdepartment #masteratarms #rsdivseacadets #seacadets #usnscc @newhanoverco @wilmingtonpd #wilmingtonnc #camplejeune #nationalpoliceweek #policeweek #thinblueline

We always appreciate military medicine, but they are especially on our minds during this pandemic. Thank you! #militarym...
05/06/2020

We always appreciate military medicine, but they are especially on our minds during this pandemic. Thank you! #militarymedicine #goNavy #nursesweek #nationalnursesday #corpsmanup #rsdivseacadets #usnscc #seacadets

May the Fourth be with you!
05/05/2020

May the Fourth be with you!

All Hands, Virtual Trainings are LIVE on Homeport. Check them out on the training section and send an email to AO to sig...
05/02/2020

All Hands, Virtual Trainings are LIVE on Homeport. Check them out on the training section and send an email to AO to sign up! #seacadets #usnscc #rsdivseacadets #quarantineandtrain #nscc #nlcc

Thanks to @dempster_nscc for the invitation! Cadets check this out TONIGHT at 5pm! #realsailorsrealseastories #usnavy #u...
04/30/2020

Thanks to @dempster_nscc for the invitation! Cadets check this out TONIGHT at 5pm! #realsailorsrealseastories #usnavy #usnscc #rsdivseacadets #seacadets #militarylife

Cadets--I know you are all missing HM2 Miller's motivation! Please remember to submit your PRT forms by 30 April!Check y...
04/24/2020

Cadets--I know you are all missing HM2 Miller's motivation! Please remember to submit your PRT forms by 30 April!
Check your email for the info on the exciting Webinars being offered this weekend! Helicopter pilots, SAR swimmers, CMCs, the USNS Comfort XO, etc!!

A little info about our Navy’s hospital ships. The Comfort is currently off the coast of NYC and the Mercy is off the co...
04/10/2020

A little info about our Navy’s hospital ships. The Comfort is currently off the coast of NYC and the Mercy is off the coast of Los Angeles. #hospitalships #usn #usnscomfort #usnsmercy #rsdivseacadets #seacadets #usnscc #usnavy #gonavy #coronavirus #covid19

Happy birthday to the United States Navy Chief! #happybday #goatlocker #usnavy #usn #navy #chief #cpo #chiefpettyofficer...
04/01/2020

Happy birthday to the United States Navy Chief!
#happybday #goatlocker #usnavy #usn #navy #chief #cpo #chiefpettyofficer #usnscc #nscc #nlcc #rsdivseacadets

It’s April Fools Day! Here are some funny stunts shared by the USO of North Carolina!
04/01/2020

It’s April Fools Day! Here are some funny stunts shared by the USO of North Carolina!

Nobody does April Fools like our military! Take a look a some of our service members having some fun and enjoying themselves!

#Aprilfools #usoofnc #militaryhumor

Sea Cadet Bingo!To all Richard Snyder Division Cadets, complete this bingo card and submit it by this Saturday April 4th...
03/30/2020

Sea Cadet Bingo!
To all Richard Snyder Division Cadets, complete this bingo card and submit it by this Saturday April 4th 15:00, for a chance to win a prize! All submissions will be entered, winning card is not required. In addition, the Chief has issued a challenge, if any RSDIV cadets can beat his card he has a special prize for you. Good luck!
Please send entries to Chief, instructions in your email.
#usnscc #rsdivseacadets #nscc #nlcc #bingo #prize #win #quarantine #iknowyoureboredsoheressomethingtodo

Thank you Vietnam Veterans. #honorcouragecommitment #vietnamveterans #vietnamveteransday #rsdivseacadets #seacadets #mil...
03/30/2020

Thank you Vietnam Veterans. #honorcouragecommitment #vietnamveterans #vietnamveteransday #rsdivseacadets #seacadets #military #usnscc #notforgotten

Practice your Navy terminology as well as Social Distancing!
03/27/2020

Practice your Navy terminology as well as Social Distancing!

All Sea Cadet activities have been suspended for the next 30 days. This includes our March 21-22 drill.Cadets—use this t...
03/14/2020

All Sea Cadet activities have been suspended for the next 30 days. This includes our March 21-22 drill.
Cadets—use this time wisely! The PRT will be very soon and you may email in coursework.

Richard Snyder Division Sea Cadets's cover photo
02/24/2020

Richard Snyder Division Sea Cadets's cover photo

Awards and a fond farewell to our XO, HM1 Anthony Ley. Fair Winds and Following Seas HM1, we will miss you!
02/24/2020

Awards and a fond farewell to our XO, HM1 Anthony Ley. Fair Winds and Following Seas HM1, we will miss you!

Team Building! We reorganized our fire teams this month so we wanted them to learn to work together. Today they built st...
02/23/2020

Team Building! We reorganized our fire teams this month so we wanted them to learn to work together. Today they built structures using dried spaghetti, marshmallows, and tape. They had certain parameters to follow and then were judged on size and structural integrity.

Morning PT session!
02/23/2020

Morning PT session!

02/23/2020

Morning warm up early this morning!

This afternoon we visited New Hanover County Sheriff's Office detention center for a K9 demonstration and tour of the de...
02/23/2020

This afternoon we visited New Hanover County Sheriff's Office detention center for a K9 demonstration and tour of the detention center (no photos from inside the secured areas)

Great drill day today! We took care of some required training, had some fun team building this morning!
02/23/2020

Great drill day today! We took care of some required training, had some fun team building this morning!

02/01/2020

Combat Medicine! Corpsman up!

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