Q.       Why do e-mails sent by Sea Cadets and their Officers/Instructors close with “/R” or “V/R”?

A.       E-mails sent from Officers/Instructors to cadets will close with “/R”, which is a military abbreviation for “Respectfully”.  E-mails from cadets to thier Instructors/Officers will be closed with “V/R” which stands for “Very Respectfully”.  Both Officers/Instructors and  Cadets close e-mails to non-military members using “V/R”.


Q.       Why do e-mails sent from St. Augustine Battalion sometimes have a file attached named “winmail.dat” which cannot be opened by any application?

A.       The St. Augustine Battalion mail server sends e-mail in rich text format.  Some mail readers cannot process the more advanced rich text format.  Simple mail readers place the rich text formatting information in a “winmail.dat” file attachment and display only the standard text.  If you receive a winmail.dat attachment, and you don’t want to use a more advanced mail reader, please e-mail to request that e-mail be sent to you in plain text only.


Q.       Why do Sea Cadet Plans of the Day (POD’s) list times using the military 24 hour clock as opposed to using the 12 hour AM/PM clock format?

A.       The Sea Cadets program provides opportunities for Cadets to experience military life, in which the 24 hour time keeping system must be used daily.


Q.       What does “Hooyah” mean?

A.      Hooyah is the battle cry used by the United States Navy and is short for “Heard-Understood-Acknowledged” (HUA).  It is similar to the expressions “Oorah” in the Marine Corps and “Hooah” in the U.S. Army.  It means Ok or understood or is sometimes used to show enthusiasm.  


Q.       Where can I learn how to convert military time to standard time?

A.       The following link provides a good explanation:


Q.       What is the difference between Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC)?

A.        The Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) is a version of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) program developed for younger cadets.  St. Augustine Battalion operates both NLCC and NSCC programs concurrently.  The following table compares the NLCC program to the NSCC program.


Navy League Cadet Corps  (NLCC)

Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC)

Purpose The NLCC program provides age appropriate training for younger cadets, preparing them for membership in the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) upon meeting the age requirement.  See age requirements below. The NSCC program provides cadets with an opportunity to experience military life and to learn the values of patriotism, honor, courage and commitment, without any future obligation to join the military.
Cadet Age 10 through 14 years (NLCC cadets may transfer to NSCC when they turn 13 or they may also elect to remain in the NLCC until age 14) 13 through 18 years
  • Cadet Summer Dress Uniform (also known as the Salt and Pepper Uniform) with Black/Silver NLCC flashes
  • Cadet Camouflage Utility with Olive color NLCC flashes
  • Cadet Dress White Uniform with Black/Gold NSCC flashes
  • Cadet Camouflage Utility with Olive color NSCC flashes
Initial Correspondence Course NLCC Syllabus Basic Military Requirements
Initial Summer Training League Cadet Orientation Training (7 days). Recruit Training (14 days)
Rank System Recruit (LC-1)Apprentice Cadet (LC-2)Able Cadet (LC-3)Petty Officer 3rd Class   (LC-4)Petty Officer 2nd Class   (LC-5)Petty Officer 1st Class (LC-6)

Ship’s Leading Petty Officer

Seaman Recruit (E1)Seaman Apprentice (E2)Seaman or Airman (E3)Petty Officer 3rdClass (E4)Petty Officer 2ndClass (E5)Petty Officer 1st  Class (E6)

Chief Petty Officer (E7)