Sea Cadets

SEA CADETS KY DIV

Sea Cadets Summer Training aboard USS Ashland LSD48

Nine cadets and three adult uniformed leaders of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Kentucky Division Lexington KY traveled to Norfolk-Little Creek VA for summer training aboard the USS Ashland LSD48. 

They were able to go aboard the USS Kearsarge LHD3 and the museum Battleship Wisconsin BB64 in Norfolk VA. They ended the week in Washington DC. 

The unit is sponsored by NAVY LEAGUE of the U.S. Central KY Council and supported by BLUEGRASS MILITARY AFFAIRS COALITION. 

  • Cadets receiving a deck seamanship lesson on the museum Battleship Wisconsin BB64 in Norfolk VA
    Cadets receiving a deck seamanship lesson on the museum Battleship Wisconsin BB64 in Norfolk VA
  • Walking under The Big Guns of the Battleship Wisconsin BB64
    Walking under The Big Guns of the Battleship Wisconsin BB64
  • Cadets at the helm of the museum Battleship Wisconsin BB64 in Norfolk VA
    Cadets at the helm of the museum Battleship Wisconsin BB64 in Norfolk VA
  • Surface Warfare Officer training cadets on the forecastle of the USS Ashland LSD48
    Surface Warfare Officer training cadets on the forecastle of the USS Ashland LSD48
  • Daily PT for cadets with sailors of the USS Ashland LSD48
    Daily PT for cadets with sailors of the USS Ashland LSD48
  • A crew member briefs cadets about a LCAC-4 before going aboard
    A crew member briefs cadets about a LCAC-4 before going aboard
  • Cadets learning about LCAC-4 (Landing Craft Air Cushioned) hovercraft
    Cadets learning about LCAC-4 (Landing Craft Air Cushioned) hovercraft
  • Cadets examine the crawl space on LCAC-4
    Cadets examine the crawl space on LCAC-4
  • Cadets learn about deck operations and experience the JLG lift
    Cadets learn about deck operations and experience the JLG lift
  • EM2 explaining about crane operations aboard the USS Ashland LSD48
    EM2 explaining about crane operations aboard the USS Ashland LSD48
  • A crew member teaches a Cadet about charting on the bridge of the USS Ashland LSD48
    A crew member teaches a Cadet about charting on the bridge of the USS Ashland LSD48
  • Cadets receive navigation instruction on the bridge of the USS Ashland LSD48
    Cadets receive navigation instruction on the bridge of the USS Ashland LSD48
  • Cadets take turns in the Captain’s Chair on the bridge of the USS Ashland LSD48
    Cadets take turns in the Captain’s Chair on the bridge of the USS Ashland LSD48
  • Cadets learn about signal flags of the USS Ashland LSD48
    Cadets learn about signal flags of the USS Ashland LSD48
  • Crew members made it a point to eat with cadets at most of their meals and really made them feel like part of the Ashland family
    Crew members made it a point to eat with cadets at most of their meals and really made them feel like part of the Ashland family
  • DCSN helping cadets don the appropriate gear before handling the fire hose of the USS Ashland LSD48
    DCSN helping cadets don the appropriate gear before handling the fire hose of the USS Ashland LSD48
  • Damage control training aboard the USS Ashland LSD48
    Damage control training aboard the USS Ashland LSD48
  • Cadets learned the Ten Commandments of Damage Control aboard the USS Ashland LSD48
    Cadets learned the Ten Commandments of Damage Control aboard the USS Ashland LSD48