US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Quonset Point, RI

Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show, 19-20 June, 2004


NCBC Cadets, along with their shipmates from FALCON Division in Providence, partnered with the RI Air and Army National Guard activities at Quonset Point to support the Open House and Air Show event at the Quonset Air National Guard Base, Quonset Point, North Kingstown, Rhode Island. This annual event was headlined this year by the Thunderbirds, the United States Air Forces Flight Demonstration Team flying the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon. Other participants in the show included the U.S. Navy's "Leapfrogs" Parachute Demonstration Team, the Red Baron Pizza Squadron, Sean Tucker and the Oracle Challenger, the British Army's "Red Devils" Parachute Demonstration Team, Mike Goulian and his CAP 232, Mike Mancuso and the Klein Tools Extra 300L, Les Shockley and the fabulous Shockwave Jet Truck, Frank Ryder and the Oreck XL acrobatic plane, Dale Snodgrass Airshows, and the always thrilling Rhode Island National Guard's Combined Arms Demonstration. The Sea Cadets were assigned two primary tasks to support show operations - manning the Sponsors' Pavilion tents, and the manpower-intensive FOD (Foreign Object Debris) Walk at the end of each day. Senior Cadets were hired by show management to assist in setting up and breaking down the air show, three days prior to and one day after.

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Sea Cadet support vehicle sets up.
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An Army of One shows his support.
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Sea Cadets begin work in Sponsors' Pavilion.
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Civil Air Patrol display for the show.
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Visitors inspect UH-60 Blackhawk.
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Crowds gather along the flight line.
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FALCON Sea Cadet keeps his area shipshape.
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FALCON Sea Cadet keeps his tent stocked.
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Sea Cadets on trash detail.
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NCBC Sea Cadet totes his load.
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NCBC Sea Cadet restocks drink coolers.
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Cadet heads off to check supplies.
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Cadet takes a break and watches the show.
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It was not all work. Cadets had the best view.
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Sea Cadet responds to visitors' requests.
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NCBC U-Boat supported Cadet operations.
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Oreck acrobatic plane taxis by.
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Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
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A surprise visitor flies overhead.
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And disappears into the distance.
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F-14 Tomcat does a flyby.
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Tomcat taxis by an appreciative crowd.
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Air Force Thunderbirds line up after exhibition.
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No caps or covers while on the Hot Ramp.
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Sea Cadets and Boy Scouts get the FOD lecture.
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Cadets and Scouts prepare for joint operations.
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Sea Cadets and Scouts do the FOD Walk.
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Eyes on pavement is the only way.





 
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