WAHOO – A combination of community service and training brought 19 Sea Cadets to Wahoo this past weekend.
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corp, Cornhusker Division got a jump on summer with an outing in Wahoo.
In addition to swim qualifications at the Wahoo Civic Center in the afternoon, the cadets toured the Law Enforcement and Judicial Center in the morning.
Community service was worked into the day too. The cadets helped clean the County Veterans Memorial and put up crosses at the cemetery in advance of Memorial Day.
Chief Petty Officer Vanis Davidson of Wahoo said it was a good feeling to do projects such as this.
“It definitely helps the community,” he said. “When you get done, you can look back and saw ‘wow, that’s what we’ve done.’”
The Cornhusker Division currently has about 30 cadets from across the state.
Davidson said most of the cadets will have a busy summer attending camps and training.
To be sure training got off to a good start, the cadets primary mode of transportation Saturday was marching. They worked on steps, cadence and other marching techniques as the went to and from the park, cemetery and Civic Center.
Davidson said it was a good way to warm up and make sure boots were broke in, especially for those who would be attending basic training soon.