Welcome to the official web site of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, PMRF Division Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawai’i. As the training year continues, pictures and updates of our Division’s activities will be posted. If you have any comments, suggestions or questions, please, send e-mail to the email address at the bottom of the page.
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, (USNSCC), is a program for young Americans, male and female, ages 11 to 18, whose objectives are to develop interests and skills in basic seamanship; its Naval adaptations; to train in seagoing skills; to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues. Cadets train on board ships as well as shore activities of the Navy and Coast Guard, and are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms appropriately marked with Sea Cadet Corps insignia. There are about 260 units in operation in almost every state in the union as well as Puerto Rico and Guam, with about 6,000 young Americans participating. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps, (NSCC), affords equal opportunity for participation to All-American youth without regard to race, color, religion or sex. The Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC), a division of the USNSCC, exists for those youths ages 10 through 13. The opportunities available are similar to those of the Naval Sea Cadets.
P.M.R.F Division, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii Unit was commissioned on 13 February 1997. Under the direction of Commanding Officer Lt. Marty Crews. . This unit has made a tremendous impact on the youth of Kauai as well as the local communities. The unit's objective's is to develop informed and responsible citizens; to develop a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline and leadership, and promote habits of orderliness and precision. While the program focuses on building teamwork and leadership qualities, strong emphasis is placed on academics as well. Cadets are strongly encouraged to maintain their academic focus in all school subject areas. Cadets also learn the value of giving something back to the community through various community services projects. The unit Color Guard and Precision Drill Team perform in various activities ranging from the Veteran’s Day Parade, Christmas Parade, the Koloa Plantation Days Parade, private conventions and many other activities which require their appearance and assistance. The cadets also participate in many training activities such as two weeks basic training known as "Boot Camp", one week basic airman, two weeks advance airman, (HLA) Hawaii Leadership Academy, (POLA) Petty Officer Leadership Academy and many, many more. Training is also available for the cadets all over the United States as well as foreign exchange programs with other countries.
On September 25, 1999 the cadet's went through a day of water survival rescue training with the Point Evans U.S. Coast Guard at Nawiliwili Harbor. The cadet’s were allowed to jump overboard into the water fitted with life vests and learned how to help himself or herself survive as well as rescue someone injured or in distress. Cadets were introduced to everything on the ship, the purpose and how it was used. They got a thrill out of blowing the horn and learning how to set off smoke signals and flares. Their reward for the end of an exciting day was a ride on the Coast Guard zodiac at high speed. Further training with the Coast Guard is planned for the future. Two years ago the cadets participated in two days of survival training in the woods where they had to build their own shelter out of whatever they could find, weather proofed as they spend the two nights in it. They had to figure out how their group of 5 would stretch their meager allowance of rations for that day, how to find the right berries or guavas that are edible and basically how to depend and trust each other to get through. Another survival training is being planned to happen once again. Cadets/Officers meet twice a month at the Kauai Veteran’s Center where they are instructed in basic military requirements and advancement. They are also given lectures on military life and what to expect and what is expected of them. One weekend a month cadets and officers get together for what is called “drill weekend”. They are picked up on Friday afternoon at a designated sight and spend the weekend at PMRF Barking Sands where training is available and planned for the weekend. Cadets do drills and (PT) physical training, class instructions and night maneuvers on the beach, which was so exciting and fun to the cadets. Being able to do and complete these special training’s and or courses successfully, gives satisfaction and accomplishment to the cadets as well as an idea on careers upon graduating from high school.
Honor, Courage, and Commitment The Three Core Values Of The U.S Navy
HONOR- " I will bear true faith and allegiance..." Accordingly, we will conduct ourselves in the highest ethical manner in all relationships with peers, superiors and subordinates; be honest and truthful in our dealings with each other, and with those outside the Navy... illegal or improper behavior will not be tolerated. We are accountable for our professional and personal behavior. We will be mindful of the privilege to serve our fellow Americans.
COURAGE-"I will support and defend...." Accordingly, we will have courage to meet the demands of our profession and the mission when it is hazardous, demanding, or otherwise difficult...Courage is the value that gives us the moral and mental strength to do what is right, even in the face of personal or professional adversity.
COMMITMENT-"I will obey the orders..." Accordingly, we will demand respect up and down the chain of command; care for the safety, professional, personal and spiritual well-being of our people; Show respect toward all people without regard to race, religion, or gender..
"THE NAVY HAS BOTH A TRADITION AND FUTURE-- AND WE LOOK WITH PRIDE AND CONFIDENCE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS." SAID BY ADMIRAL GEORGE ANDERSON
P.M.R.F Division Officer Staff & Lpo's
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