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    Default Junior Naval Reserve of America (Sea Cadets)

    Does anybody remember this organization. Had Battalions all over long island back in the 60' & 70's. I belonged to the North Massapequa Battalion. We used to meet on Friday nights at the Albany Avenue School. Had drills, marched in local parades and had a yearly "review" with all the other Battalions. Great organization.....Met it's death thanks to the Viet nam war.

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    I remember the blue jackets or something to that affect.
    I'm sorry you feel that way. Nah, no I'm not.

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    I remember back in elementary school, guys used to come to school wearing their "uniforms" because the meeting was right after school. If I remember right, they used to be called "Sea Scouts." They looked like mini Navy Sailors. :D

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    Most Battalion meetings were either thursday or friday evenings 7-10 p.m. I don't remember any of our Battalions meeting directly after school, might have been another type of "Naval Cadet" organization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 660T
    Most Battalion meetings were either thursday or friday evenings 7-10 p.m. I don't remember any of our Battalions meeting directly after school, might have been another type of "Naval Cadet" organization.
    probably JROTC.

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    i had a friend in grammar school who was a member of the jr blue jackets or sea cadets. like red and blue and 66 mentioned they met on friday nights.



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    The Junior Naval Reserve eventually evolved into today's American Cadet Alliance. A detailed history can be found at http://www.acacadets.org/Historical.htm .

    The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) was formed in 1958, with many units of the various Naval Cadet programs merging into their program. I personally served in the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, as a Cadet, and then up to LCDR as an NSCC officer, for a total of 24 years.

    Our program was primarily in the NYC area until eight years ago. Today, the American Cadet Alliance < www.militarycadets.org > and < www.AdventureBeginsHere.org > operates in 19 states and is growing each month. Although we are a joint-service program (Naval Cadets, Marine Cadets and Army Cadets) and the program has transitioned to become primarily focused on the Army Cadets, on par with the Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Civil Air Patrol .

    We're searching for alumni for the American Cadet Alliance's 100th Anniversary Celebration in April, 2009. Please feel free to email me at JMLand@militarycadets.org for details. Also, if you have ANY photos, certificates, insignia, etc., from your days as a Cadet, we're gathering that information for our new National Headquarters < www.militarycadets.org/dayton.htm > in Dayton, PA.

    Finally, we're always searching for benefactors for the refurbishment of the National Headquarters, as well well as sponsors for our two weeks of Cadet Annual Training. If you'd like to "pay back" the program, please consider a donation by going to https://enroll.gocadets.org/ .

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    Saw one yesterday at the air show.

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    Default Re: Junior Naval Reserve of America (Sea Cadets)

    I was a member in the 60s in the Freeport Battalion. Started out as the Allied Nautical Cadets. We had a pretty good drill team then, won a state championship. I remember competing against Massepequa, a real powerhouse Battalion at the time.

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    Default Re: Junior Naval Reserve of America (Sea Cadets)

    Was their a sea scout tradegyof some sort years ago off yhe coast of LI ? My father mentioned it to me that we had a relative die in a drowning. Any info would fill in the gaps. thanks.

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    Default Re: Junior Naval Reserve of America (Sea Cadets)

    Quote Originally Posted by x223backstep View Post
    Was their a sea scout tradegyof some sort years ago off yhe coast of LI ? My father mentioned it to me that we had a relative die in a drowning. Any info would fill in the gaps. thanks.
    Not to my knowledge from JNR. There were other naval cadet groups on the Island ( though not as big as the JNR). The Police Boys Club had a few "Naval Cadet" groups at about the same time, as did the "American Cadet Alliance".

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    Default Re: Junior Naval Reserve of America (Sea Cadets)

    I was a member of " The American Blue Jackets" back in 1975-77ish.
    we met in seaford at an elementary school weeknights.
    went on camping trips .....went to road trips to naval academys,even plymouth rock . i think my commander was named .... stadtmeyer...stottlemeyer...something like that

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    Default Re: Junior Naval Reserve of America (Sea Cadets)

    I was a member of the Blue jackets " Sea scouts" 1958 - 60's Freeport,LI. @nd class Petty Officer Signalmen. Also a member of the drill team...

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    Default Re: Junior Naval Reserve of America (Sea Cadets)

    I was a member of the Blue Jackets which changes to the American Training Corp in Oceanside in the mid to late 70's. We met at school 8.

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    Default Re: Junior Naval Reserve of America (Sea Cadets)

    Quote Originally Posted by tonybaxter@hotmail.com View Post
    I was a member of the Blue jackets " Sea scouts" 1958 - 60's Freeport,LI. @nd class Petty Officer Signalmen. Also a member of the drill team...
    Are you sure you weren't a member of the Junior Naval Reserve? they had a very big Freeport Battalion back in the 60's. I've never head of an Organization called the "blue Jackets". I've heard the term used to describe the Naval cadets better known as the Junior Naval Reserve of America. Note: The Name Junior Naval Reserve was first called the "Allied Nautical Cadets" unit the late 1950's when they changed the name to Junior Naval Reserve of America here on Long Island.

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    Default Re: Junior Naval Reserve of America (Sea Cadets)

    It was the JBA - the Junior Bluejackets of America. The McKnights were involved. And if I remember correctly, some of the Holmes' were involved also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonybaxter@hotmail.com View Post
    I was a member of the Blue jackets " Sea scouts" 1958 - 60's Freeport,LI. @nd class Petty Officer Signalmen. Also a member of the drill team...
    i am new to this site But i was in the massapequa batt. does any body remember MR. HANS ; I was in from 59 to72

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    Quote Originally Posted by marine6973 View Post
    I was a member in the 60s in the Freeport Battalion. Started out as the Allied Nautical Cadets. We had a pretty good drill team then, won a state championship. I remember competing against Massepequa, a real powerhouse Battalion at the time.
    i was in the drill team in massapequa; do you remember eddie woods, bruce jagoe, billy doyle, charlie buckowitz, or anybody

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    Default Re: Junior Naval Reserve of America (Sea Cadets)

    Quote Originally Posted by trouble View Post
    i am new to this site But i was in the massapequa batt. does any body remember MR. HANS ; I was in from 59 to72
    I knew the entire Hans Family: Charlie, Betty, Charlie jr. & Barbara. They all came over to North Massapequa after an incident in the mid to late 70's which unfairly forced Charlie out of his command over there.

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