Naval Sea Cadet
The Battleship Iowa Division is the Official Sea Cadet Corps Unit of the commanding officer, CDR Rodriguez had a difficult time with finding a permanent home for his Sea Cadets. Headquarters and training facilities has ranged from the Hubbard Division, to the S.S. Lane Victory Division and as of early 2017 the USS Iowa have stepped up and provided their ship as the new home for CDR Rodriguez and his Sea Cadets. The unique history and incredible stories about the ship and its crew will certainly enrich the experiences of all current and future Sea Cadets. We salute the USS Iowa!
. The unit regularly trains together to develop their skills along with a higher sense of team work, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance. The cadets range in age from 11 to 17.
The Division has a proud record of achievement, as throughout its 50+ years of existence, the records show that most of its graduating cadets enter the military, either as enlisted or officer, and/or go on to higher education at colleges and universities. The Division is also proud of its successful anti-gang and anti-drug programs. The Division’s award winning color and honor guards are in constant demand by the community.
USS HAMPTON (SSN 767)
A nuclear powered fast attack submarine of the SSN 688 (LOS ANGELES) Class design, HAMPTON is the most advanced nuclear attack submarine in the world. Some improved features on HAMPTON include vertical launch cruise missiles and the Submarine Advanced Control System (AN/BSY-1). In addition to these tactical advances, retractable bow planes and a hardened sail provide the capability to surface through the ice, allowing HAMPTON to operate freely in any of the world’s oceans.
HALIBUT is under the operational command of Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach and is responsible for patrolling 300 miles of the southern California coast from Morro Bay to Dana Point, including the Channel Islands and Catalina Island. HALIBUT conducts safety boardings of recreational boats and commercial fishing boats to ensure the vessels are safe for sea.
In addition, HALIBUT provides security for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach (together the busiest port in America)