Fort Lauderdale
Sea Cadets

View From The Bridge

VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

March 2017

March roared in like the Lion! The Unit participated in the Annual Marine Industries Association Waterway Clean Up. The Cadets were assigned to clean the beaches and mangroves of John U Lloyd State Park. Ranger Carmen told us that our Cadets had picked up the most trash of any group working in the Park, over 14 tons! The Cadets were divided up into several working groups. The Winterfest Boat Parade Awards Dinner was held at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, and our new boat, the Archer, was Awarded First Place in the Non-Profit category. Our thanks go to our volunteer Staff and Cadets who worked very hard to decorate and clean the boat. A great night was had by all! Training was held at the Fort Lauderdale Coast Guard Station, and all of the Cadets were given the “PT” Test to assess their abilities.
The Unit held our Annual Inspection on March 11, at our Unit HQ. LCDR Jeff Leibowitz, our Regional Director, inspected our Records and Training and Advancements in our new Magellan Personnel System. The Color Guard presented Colors at the Christening Ceremonies for the brand new Seabulk Towing Harbor Tug, MV Trident, which is the first delivery of this new propulsion system, Rotor Tug, In the Country.
LCOL Rey Revas USMC, spent the day with us including PT. He told our Cadets about the choices he made in his life to bring him now to his position at US Southern Command. The Colonel also participated in Awards and Promotions. The month ended like a lamb with pictures for our Annual Cruise Book.
Respectfully submitted:
LCDR Alan M. Starr, NSCC Commanding Officer