Sept. 9, 2012 – Sea Cadets of the St. Augustine Navy League were recent guests of the U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) at Jacksonville’s Cecil Commerce Center, formerly NAS Cecil Field. They received a day of operational orientation under the direction of Cmdr. Master Chief Matthew Boyd, USCG.
Cadets Louis Danner, Luke Mahan, Joseph Quinones and Noah Shumaker received safety familiarization and airborne instruction in the HH-65C Dolphin helicopter operations.
Cadets Christian Cousart, Jordan Hall, Theodore Owens, Garrison Partridge, Hudson Shaw, Brandon Toomey and Kyle Wai received firearms orientation.
The Sea Cadets were accompanied by their commanding officer Eric Johnson and Bill Hamm, Leah Mahan and Paul Kimmel, all members of the Navy League.