EHS Navy Junior ROTC Students Visit Coast Guard Training Center

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Thirty-four members of the Easton High School’s NJROTC unit recently spent 3 days at the US Coast Guard’s Training Center in Yorktown, NJ.  Students from Easton, Saint Michaels, North Caroline and Colonel Richardson High Schools who are in the NJROTC unit, spent 2 nights onboard the Coast Guard’s advanced Training facility.  Under the supervision of professional Coastguardsmen and women, the cadets experienced real world training in a variety of areas and gained great appreciation for the perseverance and hard work that goes into the training of those who serve in the United States Coast Guard.

The training syllabus included experiencing the damage control or “wet” trainer; shipboard firefighting, dual ship bridge simulators and “marlinspike seamanship” The group, which included both EHS Naval Science Instructors and two parent/chaperones, also toured the USS Bainbridge, an active duty Navy destroyer based at the Norfolk Naval Station and the battleship “USS Wisconsin, a WW II era battleship at the “Nauticus Museum” complex in Norfolk.

Throughout the training, the Coast Guard’s “core values”: Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty, were practiced by the professional Coast Guard staff and cadets alike.  “Many cadets felt that the experience was among the best in their young lives and a weekend very well spent,” said Jon Hammond, LCDR, USCG (Ret.), Senior Naval Science Instructor for Easton High School NJROTC.

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