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ONCE SOMETHING HAS BEEN POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE, ALL CADETS ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIALLY NOTIFIED AND RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING ALL INFORMATION AND FOLLOWING ALL INSTRUCTIONS.

  • New  AURORA DIVISION COLOR GUARD PERFORMS AT KANE COUNTY COUGARS IN GENEVA:  View photos of the event here

  • NSCC NHQ ANNOUNCES NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR:  LCDR Dave Hull has been appointed as NSCC Deputy Director effective June 2016. LCDR Hull has a wealth of NSCC experience; view his biography here.

  • ENROLLMENT/RENEWAL FEE:  Effective 01 SEP 14, the Enrollment and Re-enrollment fees are each $60.00. 

  • AURORA CADET PICTURED IN 2010 NSCC ANNUAL REPORT:  Former Aurora Division cadet PO3 Taylor Ryberg is pictured on page 11 of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Annual Report (PDF file). She is the 3rd cadet from the left in the photo from Culinary Arts training.

  • DIVISION COMMUNICATIONS:  There have been issues with some not receiving important communications from the unit. Aurora Division uses e-mail lists (called DISTRO lists in the military) to keep its membership informed of important events, policies, etc. Sometimes these messages get mislabelled spam by YOUR e-mail or internet service provider. I have used quite a number of different providers over the years (AOL, Juno, G-mail, Hotmail, Outlook (at work), SBC, AT&T, etc.) and the one thing they all have in common is that while their spam filters generally work reasonably well (some are more sensitive than others), they ALL will occasionally deliver spam to your inbox that should have been filtered out, and ALL will occasionally deliver non-spam that should have gone to your inbox to your spam or junk mail folder. So you all should go to your e-mail box, and check your settings to make sure that you've enabled a spam or junk mail folder (i.e. don't let it just automatically delete everything IT thinks is spam). Then get into the habit of regularly checking your spam or junk mail folder to look for legitimate mail that should have gone to your inbox. The list messages from the unit will be easy to spot; the subject line always starts with the list name in brackets, i.e. [Aurora Sea Cadets All Hands], [Aurora Sea Cadets Parents], [Aurora Sea Cadets Ward Room], etc. If you find one of those in your spam or junk mail folder, select it and click on the Not Spam button (or whatever your e-mail provider calls it). If you have the option, add the list to your whitelist (the list of people you're telling your provider to always accept mail from), but that's not foolproof as I not uncommonly find messages from people I've whitelisted in my spam or junk e-mail folder, and messages from people I blacklisted in my inbox.

          Jeff Dooley

          Aurora Division Webmaster/Postmaster

  • CHECK YOUR ID EXPIRATION DATE: Expirations dates are different for each cadet. Please check yours all the time to be up to date and within (1) one month of expiration please bring the current re-enrollment funds of $60 for your re-enrollment. CO will process thru Magellan to have new ID cards for those who have re-enrolled within 1-2 weeks.

  • ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY:  This unit has significant issues with communication, particularly amongst cadets not communicating their attendance to drill. No contact/no show = 0 attendance.

    • Cadets - YOU are responsible for communicating your attendance to drill. Do not wait for your section leaders to contact you! Always, always return phone calls and emails.

    • Section Leaders - you must make positive contact will all members of your section by Wednesday before drill. Drill information is not getting out to all cadets. Parents are not happy.

    • LPO - You should know by Friday who is coming to drill. Communicate this to exec_off@auroraseacadets.org by Friday evening before drill.

  • IMPORTANT REMINDER ON HOW TO ADVANCE: The C.O. wants to warn all hands to NOT be an obstacle to their own advancement. Two keys to advancing are:

    • Completing your correspondence courses. You should be turning in AT LEAST one answer sheet every drill.

    • Completing a Ship's Log entry for each training you attend. There's no excuse for not completing this assignment; it doesn't require a 20 page paper, just a paragraph or two to tell others what the training was like and what you learned.

              Get 'er done!!!!

  • COMMUNITY SERVICE AND COLOR GUARD OPPORTUNITIES SOUGHT:  All members of the Aurora Division are encouraged to do community service whenever they can. Also, we would like to do more community service as a division. If you know of any opportunities, contact our Commanding Officer. Also advise the Commanding Officer if you know of any Color Guard opportunities.

     


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    WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

     

     

     

    March 2015

    • SR Jared Addo
    • SR Dakota Meeks

    January 2015

    • LC-1 Anthony Kramer

    November 2014

    • SR Emily Eckles

    October 2014

    • SR Ryan Hammond
    • LC1 Colton Daniele

    April 2014

    • SR Reece Mavros

    March 2014

    • LC-1 Veronica Modesto

    February 2013

    • SR Paul Lamb
    • SR Thomas Lamb

    January 2013

    • SR Matthew DeGarmo

    October 2012

    • Matthew Poto
    • Antonio Bourge

     

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    POLICIES & REMINDERS

    ATTENDANCE POLICY:

    • All cadets are expected to attend all drills.
    • If the battalion is participating in a multi-day drill not involving travel outside the immediate area, you are expected to attend at least during normal drill time, even if you cannot attend the entire weekend.
    • If you cannot attend a drill, it is your responsibility to notify your Squad Leader prior to the drill.  If you cannot contact the appropriate individual, move up the chain of command until you get someone (i.e. LPO, OPS, XO, CO).
    • You must maintain a 75% or higher attendance record (senior cadets 90% or higher). If your attendance drops, advancement may be delayed, you might not be issued orders to attend trainings, and you may be relieved of senior positions.
    • Continued poor attendance could result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the NSCC/NLCC.

    COMMUNITY SERVICE:  Members of the Aurora Division are highly encouraged to volunteer their time in the service of our community. Remember, 30 hours of service earns the Community Service Ribbon.

    CORRESPONDENCE COURSES:  All cadets are expected to complete at least (1) ONE correspondence course yearly.  YOU SHOULD BE TURNING IN COMPLETED ANSWER SHEETS AT EVERY DRILL. Click here to download a PDF version of an important letter regarding correspondence course procedures.

    ELECTRONICS POLICY:  NO ELECTRONICS will be allowed during drills at ANYTIME. Cell phones will be stored in the Unit building and used for emergency purposes and after drill only. MP3 PLAYERS, IPODS, AND OTHER ITEMS AS SUCH are not allowed.

    FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIPS:  Funds may be available, in return for community service hours, to assist cadets with the following costs. For further information and/or eligibility requirements, contact LCDR Wayeshe Mayer (see the Contact Us page).

    • Annual Enrollment Fee
    • Uniform Costs
    • Travel costs for attending Advanced Trainings

    PHYSICAL FITNESS:  Cadets wishing to earn the Physical Fitness Ribbon (PFR) should contact the Commanding Officer.

    REPLACEMENT RIBBONS:  The initial award is issued at no charge. Replacement ribbons and appurtenances will be issued at a cost of $1 per item. Replacement ribbon bars will be issued only after the cadet has turned in his previous ribbon bar. Damaged or lost ribbon bars will be replaced at a cost of $2 each.

    REPORT CARDS:  Cadets are required to turn in semester report cards at the drill after they are received. Cadets on the Honor Roll will be Awarded the Academic Achievement Ribbon.

    SHIP'S LOG:  Cadets attending trainings are expected to submit an entry for the Ships' Log page. 

    UNIFORM OF THE DAY:  At this time all hands are assumed to have all items, and the proper uniform for drills. The POD includes the Uniform of the Day. AS HAS BEEN DISCUSSED BEFORE, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE POD ON THE WEBSITE AND KNOW THE UNIFORM OF THE DAY. If you appear in anything other than the prescribed uniform of the day you may be subject to disciplinary action. If you are missing any uniform items, contact the Supply Officer, IMMEDIATELY!!!