From 28 - 30 April 2006, the Quonset Point NCBC Sea Cadets joined their shipmates from throughout New England for the 16th annual weekend of competition, comaraderie, and good times at the 22,000 acre Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR) in Cape Cod. MMR is home to U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Camp Edwards, Otis Air National Guard Base and the 6th Space Warning Squadron. The cadets spent their weekend in competitions that included events in signal flags, semaphore, knot tying, morse code, honor guard drill, heaving line, military drill, firefighting, first aid and stretcher bearing, and the all-important personnel inspection. NCBC Cadets put in an outstanding performance, bringing home several silver and bronze medals. The annual Flagship Competition was ably hosted by our shipmates at NSCC Gosnold Division & NLCC Training Ship Patriot State, commanded by LCDR James McLoughlin.
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CHOW - mealtime was always a highlight of the weekend.
COMPETITION - PERSONNEL INSPECTION - the first event, in a blustery, and cold, wind.
COMPETITION - HEAVING LINE - Cadets benefited from a strong tail wind. The farthest distance thrown was 84 feet.
COMPETITION - FIREFIGHTING - Always entertaining, especially when the pressure kicks in and the nozzle gang holds on for dear life...
COMPETITION - MORSE CODE - The Cadets discovered that it takes two to transcribe and transmit code - practicing as individuals doesn't work!
COMPETITION - KNOT TYING - One competition where practice paid off handsomely. These young Cadets from Dealey Division (Stamford, CT) were outstanding.
SOCIAL - THE BIG DANCE - Cadets in the New England region plan all year for this part of the Flagship Competition. It was a late night for all.
GRADUATION & AWARD CEREMONIES - By Sunday afternoon, all the Cadets were on edge, waiting to see how well they did.