Our Mission “…through organization and cooperation with the Department of the Navy, to encourage and aid American youth to develop, train them in seagoing skills, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues.” - NSCC Charter – 36 USC 1541

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet program may very well be "the best-kept secret in America". Established by act of Congress, sponsored by the Navy League of the U.S. and supported by the US Navy, we and other Sea Cadet and League Cadet units around the country provide young Americans opportunities to learn the values of naval history and traditions, patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues. We espouse the U.S. Navy's core values: "Honor, Courage, Commitment".

Forrestal Squadron (Naval Sea Cadet Corps, ages 13-17) has been operating in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1962 and Training Ship Ranger (Navy League Cadet Corps, ages 11-14) since 1958. Both units are among the oldest in America. Feel free to browse and visit the links to Navy League, Sea Cadets, and other interesting naval, military and historical sites.

Member Cadets, Parents, Officers and other registered dignitaries, please report aboard at the Quarterdeck to get the latest information on unit affairs, drill schedules, regulations, standing orders, training assignments, special events, etc. Please have your login information handy.

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February Drill

Attention All Hands

The February POD is now available and posted on our website. 

Access the POD for these events here -> http://www.seacadetsdallastx.org/docs/pod/february

Please Note the following items:

  • Cadets must report aboard by 0700 on Saturday 18-FEB – Drill fee $50. **MANDATORY DRILL**
  • Uniform of the Day: Dress Blue's Wear, NWU (pack), PT Gear (pack), Swim suit (pack).; Indoc Cadets: Follow guidance from ENS Hordge.
  • Special Activities:
    • Annual Inspection: CAPT CHARLES FARRELL USN (RET), U S Naval Sea Cadet Corps, National Headquarters Representative
    • Additional Uniform Care and Use has been posted to the Unit's Private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/316889538712502/
    • Special Classroom Instructions: Uniform Care and Use; Wargames; Knots
  • Parent Meeting - 19-FEB 1330 Cadet House
  • Final Muster - 19-FEB @ 1400 Pending NOSC Drill Deck

 

Special Notes:

February's drill is our annual inspection. It is very important that all cadets arrive in regulation. The reason cadets brought their uniforms last drill was for pre-inspection. Below is more information that may help you with tying the perfect neckerchief knot, whitening a Dixie cup, and uniform regs.

Hair should be a fresh cut for males. Males, be sure to have a fresh shave as well. Females should have a regulation bun or for short female hair-- hair off the collar.

Dress blues are dry clean only. If you need to have yours cleaned do so now. It is possible for dry cleaners to make mistakes on creases in dress blue pants. We recommend you print from the link below to show your local dry cleaner. (Often the person who "checks in" your dry cleaning is not who does the cleaning or pressing, so a hard copy helps them greatly.) Be sure to inspect both the blouse and pants when completed for accuracy. Your white undershirt should be a tight, white, round neck- wear at least a size smaller than you usually wear.

League Cadets wear Salt and Peppers. Preference is a long sleeve white dress shirt (with proper flashes) with black pants. If you do not have/cannot get a white long sleeve dress shirt then wear a long sleeve black dress shirt (with proper flashes) with black pants for inspection. Your white undershirt should be a tight, white, round neck- wear at least a size smaller than you usually wear.

INDOC are to wear white collared shirts with black slacks preferably. If you don't have black slacks, a beige color will work and the last resort would be jeans. Black dress shoes will look best and you will need those shoes once you're an official Sea or League Cadet.
Bring tennis shoes or hiking boots for the planned hike.

Whitening a Dixie Cup: do not use bleach or it will cause yellowing. Use a "hand-wash" cycle, a Tide Stain Remover pen and a small amount of Oxy-Clean, let it dry in the sun. Dixie Cup will be like new. Do not dry in the dryer or it will set the stain further and shrink the cover.