Gosnold Division and training ship Patriot State of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps are welcoming new applicants to the training program at Joint Base Cape Cod.

Boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17 who are interested in nautical or military opportunities are encouraged to join.

Scheduled events include an annual swim meet, awards presentations, parades and ceremonies, marksmanship training, skills competition weekend at Joint Base Cape Cod and many other activities.

Training is conducted on alternating Saturdays between 10 AM and 3 PM at Joint Base Cape Cod. Interested applicants should contact Lieutenant Commander James McLoughlin at 508-759-8606. There is a Facebook page for Gosnold Division.

The US Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a nonprofit youth program federally chartered by Congress in 1962, and is supported by the Navy and Coast Guard. Gosnold Division has operated on Cape Cod since 1975.

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