Coast Guard Group South Portland Division

Tag: Drill

What did you do this weekend?

<![CDATA[You know how sometimes when you pick up your cadet after a weekend, if you miss the Commander's wrap up, you ask your son or daughter what they did? So many times, they respond with "oh, nothing" or "the usual". This weekend, beyond a shadow of a doubt, you get to respond with "BALONEY!"

This weekend, we had the opportunity to spend a day with some some amazing crew members of the Zumwalt (and a lone, brave, Coastie!) to learn a number of things: take-downs, securing prisoners, use of a baton to protect yourself,  and room breaches. All that training took place in the morning, and after lunch it culminated in practical application of what they learned, where the Legion Hall became a ship, the crew members played pirates, and the cadets were split into teams. Each team had the opportunity to "take back the ship", securing the "hostiles", while under [Nerf] fire. After each team, they received a "debrief" from the judges, three Chief Petty Officers from the Zumwalt. We put this video together to try and capture some great moments.

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We had an amazing time, and are incredibly thankful to those that came to teach us new things! We look forward to the opportunities of doing more with the DDG-1000 crew!]]>

October 2013 POD

<![CDATA[Our focus this drill is on leadership training! We'll start with figuring out your Myers-Briggs personality, and then…

Camp Ketcha. On Saturday of drill we will participate in their ropes course focusing on leadership skills. Please bring an extra $20 to cover the cost. Also attached to this email is a mandatory waiver form that MUST be turned in at check-in time for drill. (We are hopeful that the cost of Camp Ketcha will be manageable by all – if this is not possible for your family, please request a scholarship to cover the fee by contacting CO Forbes.

Remember to bring any manuals that you have been working on. For those cadets who attended Recruit Training over the summer and have still not completed their BMR – you will be spending “free” time of drill working on your BMR. (Strong suggestion… get it done before you come!)

Attached are the POD and a waiver that must be returned to participate at Camp Ketcha.

OCT 2013 POD
Mandatory Waiver for Camp Ketcha