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Mooberry Division competes in 2017 Navy Mile!
By Cecilia Hu
October 1, 2017
Good job to all Mooberry Cadets who competed in the Sea Cadet heat of the 2017 Navy Mile. Congratulations to Cadet Lamine Traore for 2nd place in the Sea Cadet heat and Cadet Theo Ma for 3rd place in the Push Up Challenge!

Breakfast at the Cannon House
By O-1 - Ensign (ENS) Josephine Clay
April 26, 2017
On April 26, 2017, Sea Cadets and Young Marines meet with Rep. Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) for the Military Youth Program Caucus Breakfast at the Cannon House Office Building. PO2 C. Rich Clay, SN Ava Daugherty, SA Saddique Stephens, SA Lamine Traore and LC2 Aiden Smith represent H. E. MOOBERRY Division. Certain cadets and young marines provide testimony regarding the positive and life-changing impact of these military youth programs upon themselves. PO2 Clay testifies that the summer and winter Sea Cadet training have developed him physically and have given him the purpose of becoming not only a Naval Officer but also a leader.
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and the Young Marines rely on the Navy and Congress to help fund the program’s military training and activities. This breakfast event is a unique opportunity for the cadets and young marines to advocate for continued congressional support. It's an honor and privilege to be a part of the lives of these young men and women. BZ.

H.E. Mooberry Sea Cadets greet Honor Flight veterans on April 1, 2017
By Cecilia Hu
April 10, 2017
H.E. Mooberry Sea Cadets greeted Honor Flight veterans on April 1, 2017 at Reagan National Airport and the World War II Memorial and helped create a memorable impression on the veterans' trip to Washington DC to visit the war memorials and honor their service to our nation.
Honor Flight Volunteer Professional Photographers captured the veterans' trip through DC and posted at the following websites. I've requested access to and permission to use the photos from the Honor Flight Photographer's photo gallery. They have granted H.E. Mooberry unit permission to download any photo for personal use. They have uploaded 10,000 photos already, with still more in-processing. Please peruse and download for non-commercial use at your own leisure. Our unit's Sea Cadets made a deep impression on the veterans and the Honor Flight Ground Crews.
Bravo Zulu to all Cadets for looking sharp and honoring our veterans with the respect that they deserve!

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano visits H.E. Mooberry Division/McCain Training Ship!
By Cecilia Hu
March 18, 2017
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano visited H.E. Mooberry Division/McCain Training Ship at the Washington Navy Yard on March 11, 2017 to have a round-table conversation about experiences in his 28-year career in the Navy and to pass along advice to the Division's US Naval Sea Cadets and League Cadets. MCPON is the highest ranked enlisted person (E-9) in the US Navy, and MCPON Giordano is the 14th person to hold this honor.
MCPON's biography:
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano, a native of Baltimore, enlisted in the Navy in June 1989. Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command Orlando, Florida, he reported to Naval Technical Training Center Pensacola, Florida, completing cryptologic technician technical training. Giordano later completed a Bachelor of Science in Management, is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy and the National Defense University Keystone course. He is designated a specialist in submarine, surface and information warfare.
Giordano’s early assignments include a tour at Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 1 Agana, Guam, serving as a signals analyst and reporter, an operational deployment to Naval Security Group Det., Bahrain in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and numerous deployments aboard ships and submarines in the Pacific and European areas of responsibility.
Giordano’s command master chief tours include time aboard the guided-missile frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41) and at Navy Information Operations Command Colorado. He also served as the force master chief for Navy Information Dominance Forces and fleet master chief for U.S. Naval Forces Europe/U.S Naval Forces Africa.|
His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (seven awards), various unit and campaign awards.
Giordano became the 14th master chief petty officer of the Navy Sept. 2, 2016.
Find out more about MCPON at: http://www.navy.mil/mcpon/

The Navy commissions the newest class of Destroyer, USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000)!
By Instructor (INST) Cecilia Hu
October 15, 2016
DDG 1000 is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission surface combatants and is named for Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, former chief of naval operations. A veteran of World War II as well as the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam, Zumwalt exemplified honor, courage, and commitment during 32 years of dedicated naval service, earning a Bronze Star with Valor for his actions during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
Mooberry's Cadets Clay, Baker, Gibson, and Traore were present to volunteer at this historical commissioning ceremony and were ambassadors for the Sea Cadet program.
See USS Zumwalt in action!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST_gpsdTaZI
Learn more about Admiral Zumwalt: http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/deptStory.asp?dep=8&id=80273
Photographs from the Commissioning ceremony are available in the Photo Gallery!

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