December 2009 Activities

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7 December Pearl Harbor Day Luncheon and Ted Brattin Civic Youth Awards

26 December Color Guard at the Chicago Bulls


26 December 2009 Color Guard at the Chicago Bulls

Click here to download the 31 Dec 09 article on the TribLocal website, sponsored by the Chicago Tribune (PDF file)

Aurora Division National TV Exposure? That's No Bull!

The cadets of the Aurora Division were seen from coast to coast at Christmastime the night of Dec. 26th during a local and nationally televised Chicago Bulls home basketball game. WGN-TV, which is carried on most cable systems in the country, gave plenty of airtime and lots of closeups as our Color Guard presented the Colors for the National Anthem sung by a Chicago policeman. A sold out Chicago Stadium crowd of 22,008 saw the Aurora Sea Cadets looking sharp and marching off the court to the sound of "Anchors Aweigh" and lots of applause. The Bulls beat the New Orleans Hornets 96-85 and nobody beats our cadets!

Bravo Zulu to:

  • SA Claus (rifleman)
  • PO2 Koehnke (carrying the American Flag)
  • PO2 Mayer (carrying the Division flag)
  • SA Wood (rifleman)
  • ... and INST Claus for providing adult leadership


Aurora Division/Region Public Affairs Officer

Photo Gallery From the Bulls Game


7 December 2009 Pearl Harbor Day Luncheon and Ted Brattin Civic Youth Awards

The Aurora Division provided the Color Guard at the Annual Pearl Harbor Luncheon on 7 December, sponsored by the Navy League of the United States Aurora Council. Survivors of the attack at Pearl Harbor were in attendance. In addition, PO3 Katherine Travalik received one of the 2009 Ted Brattin Civic Youth Awards.

Photo Gallery From the Luncheon