Links, News, and Important Information…
May is upon us and we all know what that means….
Okay, but first, Saturday Drill. Saturday Drill will be at Greenwood Cemetery ( 719 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009) from 0800 – 1500 (Latest). This is one of our yearly service days. We will be readying the flags that will be placed on Veterans’ graves over Memorial Day. We will meet at the Cemetery Offices and work with our unit sponsors, the Fleet Reserve to ready the flags. Last year we had over 6000 flags to prepare. The XO will be in charge of operations at the cemetery. UOD will be PT Gear. Also, during this time we will conduct PRT’s, especially those wanting to go to summer trainings. Remember, you are not eligible for summer trainings if you do not have a passing PRT in the last 6 months.
Now, Sunday…..AWARDS CEREMONY!!!!!!
Uniform of the day is Summer Whites. We will take care of uniform issues Early Sunday Morning. If you do not have a uniform, arrive in dress clothes, black pants, white button down shirt, and dress shoes. We will be on a tight schedule for Sunday. We need to take care of any issues, do uniform inspections and run through program before the actual ceremony. As always, if you have any question, please use the chain.
LTJG Jay E. Myers, NSCC
Phoenix Division / TS Battleship Arizona
Attention to Orders!
If you have questions about training or coursework, please email the training officers at TRAINING@phoenixdivision.org.
They will be able to answer your questions about your training and course work.
<<<<CHECK YOUR IDs / RE-ENROLLMENT>>>>>
If your ID card is due for re-enrollment, the fee is $125.00 cashier check or money order is acceptable made out to “USNSCC”. If you are not sure if you are due, look at your ID card for the enrollment date to confirm or contact the Admin staff ASAP. If are planning on attending Summer Training, you must have a current and valid ID. It is your responsibility to verify you have what you need for training. If your ID is not current, you may be denied training until your enrollment and ID is current. Replacement ID Cards if you lost or damaged, replacement cost is $10.00. Be sure that the payments are made to the Admin or Disbursing officer and you receive your receipt for payment.
Attention All Hands!!!
Please go to the Homeport Portal and look for the training you would be interested in attending. Review the training lists for all the different trainings throughout the United States, Please be sure to read the NSCC Information Letter (FIRST) at the top of the training portal page or the hyperlink in this announcement for important guidance on all trainings. Please get your Training Authority (Request) NSCTNG001– Cadet completed and submitted to the Commanding Officer with the applicable registration fees in the form of a “Money Order” or “Cashier’s Check” made out to “USNSCC”, unless otherwise directed per NSCC Information Letter. Please bring orders requests and registration fees to drill this weekend, hesitation may cause you to miss out on advanced training opportunities!
All Hands – Chain Of Command
COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE, AND COMMUNICATE!!
If you’re not able to attend drill, contact your LPO / Division Officer
And be sure to copy the Commanding Officer in all E-mails!
May is the unit Awards ceremony, that means you need to ensure that your uniforms are squared away. They should be neatly pressed and free of lint and Irish pennants. (loose threads and strings) If you have any issues with your uniforms or coursework, reach out to your LPO or Staff. Make sure your grooming standards are per the uniform regulations, which can be found on Homeport Portal, Homeport Uniform Regulations Manual.
COURSEWORK, COURSEWORK, COURSEWORK!!
Planning and preparing, it is important to start schedule your time wisely to maintain a good balance of schoolwork and Sea Cadet coursework. Working on it on a regular basis will allow you to take it in smaller pieces over time to get it all done without a lot of grief. Set a personal goal to be able to turn in at least 2 (or more) assignments every drill. This will help put you on the fast track to promote quickly through the program. If there are any issues with coursework that has been submitted be sure to let ADMIN know, but be sure to let you LPO/Division Officer know FIRST!
Blank Answer Sheets: http://homeport.seacadets.org/download/attachments/1343728/nsctng028.pdf
Do you have your PQS done yet? All cadets should be able to complete Level 1 introduction to PQS within the first three drills after joining. Level 2 PQS is for all cadets to prepare them for recruit training and should be completed before RT if possible and not longer than their first year in the program. If you don’t have them completed, plan on getting them caught up ASAP.
Other items ongoing you should know about…
Unless directed above to do differently, for Saturday drills, Navy League cadets generally wear Woodland Camouflage (BDU) uniforms, and Sea Cadets wear the Navy Working Uniform (NWU).
Cadets should arrive in PT Gear and bring their NWU’s/BDU’s. Please bring a clean T-shirt (navy blue for NWU’s, white for all others) to change into after we finish PT both days.