Training Ship (T.S.) Sea Lion

Honor Courage Commitment

Dear Sea Cadet & Navy League Family in the Southwest Area (that would be all of California and Nevada):

It’s CELEBRATION TIME!!! Some of you may be asking “why?” That is because on September 10, 1962, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps was born and will be turning 59 years old. What is even more exciting is that you and your family can say that you are and will always be part of the Sea Cadet family. Let’s celebrate the accomplishments of the 10s of 1000s of young men and women who have passed through our door — that includes you — who make a difference in the world as “leader of character!”

Would you please share the attached picture and verbiage below with all your friends? If you have social media pages, put the picture and wording on your walls or in a tweet through Friday (or even longer)? Let’s make this a real celebration….besides, now you have a reason to eat a big piece of cake (or pie…or chocolate éclair.or truffles….you get the picture).   

Happy Birthday Everyone! Let’s do another 59 years and more…..   
HMC Vahan Manoogian, USN (ret.) — National Headquarters Representative, Southwest Area   
This Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps will mark our 59th anniversary. In 1962, our youth organization was created to teach America’s youth the significance of maritime service in national defense while instilling a sense of pride and patriotism.

Since the stand-up of our organization, many Sea Cadets have gone on to serve their Nation proudly in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, National Guard, and the Merchant Marine. Others have gone onto successful careers in industry, academia, government, and other areas.
Thank you to the countless volunteers, parents, and other supporters who help grow our organization so we can continue to provide our youth a solid foundation to build on which to build their future.

Happy 59th Anniversary U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. #seacadets, #usnscc

Training Ship Sea Lion Cadets

The US Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a non-profit youth program. We provide a compelling, life changing program for America’s youth that instill the values of teamwork, discipline, camaraderie and service through our passionate all-volunteer force and our partnership with U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.

The US Naval Sea Cadet Corps is comprised of two programs. The Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) is the junior program for young people ages 10-13. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is the senior program for young people ages 14-17. The NLCC and NSCC programs are similar, but vary in that their training sessions are tailored to be age-appropriate.

Training Ship (T.S.) Sea Lion is the unit name of the Navy League Cadet Corps charter, which welcomes boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 13. We are located at:

Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach
Seal Beach, CA

Through Sea Cadet leadership, your son or daughter will learn skills in basic seamanship and its naval adaptations, while also learning the values of patriotism, courage, self-reliance, teamwork, and accountability.

USNSCC Training Ship (T.S.) Sea Lion

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