NJROTC Visited SOCAL During Spring Break

NJROTC Visited SOCAL During Spring Break

Glendale NJROTC visited SOCAL during spring break for Navy/Marine Corps orientation.  While everyone else in the district was enjoying some well-deserved time off during spring break, 25 cadets from Glendale H.S. NJROTC program continued their learning tradition by visiting several military bases in San Diego.  Stops included:

- Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Island where the Navy Seals train as well as camping out at Fiddler’s Cove where the cadets got to experience their first taste of sailing in San Diego Bay. 

- This adventure was followed by a tour of one of the largest navy bases in the world, 32nd street Naval Station where the cadets got an idea of the inherent firepower enormity involved in maintaining so many ships.

- Next stop, U.S. Marine Corps base at Camp Pendleton where the cadets got to experience barracks life for two evenings in addition to meeting a current Marine and former Glendale High School NJROTC Company Commanding Officer.  Collocated at Camp Pendleton is the West Coast’s Assault Craft Unit (ACU) Five, home of the Navy’s Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) fleet.  The kids had an opportunity to climb on one and receive an in depth brief regarding its capabilities. 

- Last but not least, the cadets were able to take in a day Knott’s Berry Farm in Anaheim before heading back to good ole Glendale.  Much of this trip brought many firsts for the cadets, proving this is one adventure the kids won’t soon forget.