JPK Weekend 2015

The JOSEPH P. KENNEDY JR Division would like to announce “JPK Weekend 2015″ Where? – Battleship Cove, Fall River MA – on board the USS JOSEPH P. KENNEDY JR (DD-850) When? – Friday November 6th through Sunday November 8th – report and departure times to be announced Cost?- $50 Dollars per Cadet This years training is going to focus on the role of a US Destroyer during wartime. The JOSEPH P. KENNEDY JR played a vital role during the Cuban Missile Crisis back when it was in active duty service. Cadets can...

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2014 Recruit Training at Devens, Massachusetts

2014 Recruit Training at Devens, Massachusetts

I’m very happy to announce that we’re posting some initial information about this year’s Recruit Training at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.  Head over to our dedicated “official” RT-MA page on this site for all the dates and info.  (This blog post you’re reading now is not the official RT-MA content.  It’s just my personal observations.) Although MUCH more information is about to drop on the official RT page, I’d like to share a few initial thoughts I have about the major changes happening this...

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Underway Trip aboard USCGC ESCANABA!

Underway Trip aboard USCGC ESCANABA!

I was very happy to take cadets from two of our Region 1-1 units on board USCGC ESCANABA, a 207-foot Medium Endurance cutter.  The ship left Boston and got underway for a day this past week. We got to Boston very early, boarded the ship, and got to stand on the bridge during the Navigator’s safety/conning brief, and then were able to interact with the crew throughout the entire trip.  We got to visit the engine room while it was in operation, and even assisted the crew in “plugging in” the HUGE electrical power cables when...

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