INTRODUCTION TO NLCC SEAMANSHIP
                           GTS ADM CALLAGHAN, ALAMEDA July 2012
This NSCC Advanced training will be held aboard the GTS (Gas Turbine Ship) Admiral Callaghan, which is berthed
close to the USS Hornet museum ship, at the former Alameda Naval Air Station. This ship is the first ship to be powered
by a gas turbine (in this case, two fighter jet engines), and was used as a test platform for using turbines in future combat
ships. The Adm Callaghan, a large “roll-on/off” cargo vessel, is part of the Pacific Ready Reserve Fleet, US Maritime
Administration. She was named for the first CO of the USS Missouri, during WWII, who also was the first commander of
the Military Sea Transport Service, the forerunner of the Military Sealift Command. The ship is over 694’ long, with a
capacity of up to 750 vehicles.

                                            TRAINING PLANS INCLUDE:
We have a full week+ planned, with hands-on tours and training throughout numerous areas of the ship, including
bridge/navigation areas, major engineering spaces (including the turbines and generators), cargo decks and ramps, and
cranes. Activities include crane handling, cargo loading and tie-down, line handling/throwing, knot tying, ship tie-up,
personal and group survival equipment, navigation, fire fighting and corrosion control. We will also be touring the
Alameda Naval Museum, training on a Coast Guard damage control simulator (if it is available), and we will finish
training with a special hands-on exercise. On part of our last Saturday, we will be aboard the Mazapeta, the former WWII
Navy tug, YT-181, for underway time around the bay, including across the bay to the San Francisco waterfront, and out
near Alcatraz Island. Each cadet will get some time in the wheelhouse and also down in the engine room. This trip will
give you a number of opportunities to put new skills into practice.

                                              GENERAL INFORMATION
As guests on this ship, you will be expected to look and act to the highest of Sea Cadet standards. This ship has many
areas that could pose hazardous, and any horseplay, disobeying of the ship’s safety rules, or other major infractions of Sea
Cadet rules will not be tolerated and will very likely result in you being immediately sent home at the expense of your
family. Our daily uniform will be coveralls, and I expect you all to look sharp and mature. The MARAD crew, except for
senior officers, generally wear coveralls. Although the national surplus depot no longer has regular supplies of dungarees,
and most units have not yet obtained the NWUs, the surplus depot still has sufficient quantities of the coveralls for unit
purchase at only $3.00 each. Please obtain TWO per cadet. LET ME KNOW ASAP if your unit will not get them for
you, as I have some that could be borrowed. If you do need to borrow them, you will still be required to obtain the
required name strips and sew them on at training; they already have shoulder patches and USNSCC strips, but no rank
(1800nametape.com; $2.50 for 2 name strips; they take at least a week to order, so do not wait)(bring dark blue thread and
needles). Correct wear of coveralls includes black boots, black belt/silver buckle, white T-shirt, and ball cap; we will
provide a special ball cap. Other than the coveralls, you will only need a set of civi’s and PT clothes.

You have all been through RTC, so you should be knowledgeable of how to dress and act. Other than the walk over to the
Naval museum, and part of a day at Coast Guard Island, all training will be on or around the ship and surrounding piers.
We may have a chance to go to the exchange at CGI, so you may decide to bring some spending money for Coast Guard
souvenirs (and it must be kept in your file), but will have no other use for money.

It is likely that all of your previous trainings were spent in communal billeting areas (large open or semi-open rooms). On
this ship, most of you will be staying two to a compartment. Compartments share bathrooms/showers, that you are
responsible to keep clean daily. As you will be more spread out, we expect mature behavior, and lights-out time will be
closely observed. There is a laundry area on the ship, and a day room that we share with the ship’s crew, although they
will pretty much stay out during our stay. You must remain with the main group, or be in your compartment (with your
Battle Buddy) at all times. You will be assigned to your compartment and bunk, and you must know where you buddy is
at all times. Male and/or female staff will enter rooms at will to do inspect compartments when not occupied, do head
counts, deliver messages, etc. You must be decent at all times when in your compartment. After lights-out, you may not
leave your compartment for any reason (except a fire). Visiting is to be done in the day room. Cadets are not allowed to
enter another cadet’s room. No females may enter a male room at any time. No males may enter the room of a female at
any time. Before leaving for your training in the morning, your compartment must be neat, and may be inspected. This
means all personal items are put away in your locker/closet or other storage area, all garbage is placed in the trash, and
your bunk be straightened out. Laundry is available, but will be done at times approved by the staff so as not to conflict
with the ship’s crew, and to not have it sitting after lights-out.

The bottom line is stay with your battle buddies, in your compartment or laundry area, or with the group in the
day room, and keep your compartment neat.

                                                  FOOD & MEDICAL
If you have any special dietary needs, I need to know the specifics immediately. I have received a Medical History
Supplement (NSCTNG025) one just one cadet for being able to take medication at training. If you have a need to take
medication at training (other than the as-needed items with approval initialed by your parent on your Health History form,
such as Motrin, Pepto-Bismol, etc.), you MUST have the 025 completed by your doctor and IN MY HANDS at least a
RECEIVED 025 ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE SENT HOME. Any cadet with any approved 025 form MUST have the
medications in original labeled pharmacy bottles exactly as written n the 025 and in the SAME LISTED QUANTITY.
DO NOT BRING MORE THAN IS NEEDED. I must give medications as prescribed by your doctor, not differently
because you “just have been taking it this way.”

                                       CHECK-IN / TRAVEL / GRADUATION
You do not need to pass through any security to drive to the pier, and check-in will be at the parking area, near the gate
onto the pier. For your planning purposes, check-in will be from 1200 - 1400 on Saturday, 7 July. TRAVEL
UNIFORM: Coveralls (travel in civilian clothes if on public transportation, then change before check-in); and current
ID card. Drivers/parents must stay close to the check-in area until the cadet’s records and seabag are cleared for training.

Cadets needing to travel by public transportation can arrival via Greyhound, Amtrak, or air and be picked up/dropped off,
as long as at the following locations:
        Greyhound: Oakland station
        Amtrak: Oakland, Jack London Square Station (if coming from Southern Cal, you would need to leave
                  the evening before as the arrival times are too late for the day runs)
        Air: Oakland airport ONLY, NOT San Francisco

To get to the MARAD piers, at the former NAS Alameda, there are good directions at the website for the USS Hornet
museum, at the adjoining pier: http://www.uss-hornet.org/visit/car/
If you have a GPS unit, put in 280 W. Ticonderoga Ave., Alameda, CA 94501

At this time, we do not expect to hold a formal graduation ceremony.

                                            TRAINING COMMAND STAFF
COMMANDING OFFICER: LCDR Dave Autore, CO of Princeton Division & Training Ship Princeton. I am a former
Air Force Captain, flying both the B-52 bomber and the KC-135 tanker, and have been the Training Officer of multiple
NLCC Orientations, Medical Officer of numerous RTC’s, COTC of NLCC Airman (NAS Lemoore), and multiple
evolutions of the NSCC Mass Communication Specialist training, and COTC of Seamanship previously held aboard the
same ship. I currently work as an advanced practice RN with severely handicapped kids.
                     princetondiv@sbcglobal.net        (209)485-4148 Cell
EXECUTIVE OFFICER: WO Albert Diaz, XO of Princeton Division & Training Ship Princeton. He is a retired Navy
Senior Chief, with an extensive background on Navy warships and ammunition ships. He has served as an Escort Officer
aboard at-sea evolutions aboard the USS Reagan, USS Lincoln, USS Macon Island, and USS Bon Homme Richard, in
addition numerous related trainings.

  2 Navy coveralls, with all proper markings (collar tab rank for PO’s)                       ____________
        We will provide a ball cap
  1 Pair black boots*, steel toe preferred (best price is $30 at Walmart)                     ____________
  1 Seabag                                                                                    ____________
  1 Padlock with 2 keys or combination lock; 1 key or combo code should
     be placed in personnel file; Chain to wear (for key around neck)                         ____________
  1 Black belt w/silver buckle                                                                ____________
  1 Small amount of powdered laundry soap (enough to do one or two loads)                     ____________
  1 flashlight, with spare batteries                                                          ____________
  1 Pairs of athletic running shoes (bring a 2nd pair if you do not want these getting wet)   ____________
  5-6 White crew neck T-shirts; clean, necks not stretched out                                ____________
  5-6 Plain white cotton briefs                                                               ____________
  5-6 Bras (female)                                                                           ____________
  8-10 Pair socks **                                                                          ____________
  1 Dungaree jacket (utility); something similar if your unit no longer
        issues jackets; it does get cold on the water at night                                ____________
  1 set of sweats (top & bottom) – black, blue, grey (plain or Navy)                          ____________
  1 Pair of shorts – black, blue, grey (plain, or Navy)                                       ____________
  2 Towels                                                                                    ____________
  2 Washcloths                                                                                ____________
  1 Pair of shower shoes                                                                      ____________
  Bathrobe or shower wrap (or use sweats)                                                     ____________
  1 Sewing kit                                                                                ____________
  1 Shoe shine kit (boots MUST be kept professional looking)                                  ____________
  1 Mesh laundry bag (with draw string)                                                       ____________
  1 Sleeping bag and pillow                                                                   ____________
  1 Canteen/belt or Camel Back***                                                             ____________
  1 Hygiene kit (shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shaving gear, deodorant, feminine products, comb/brush,
  Females: pins, rubber bands to secure long hair                                         ____________
  1 Tube of SPF 30 or higher sunscreen                                                        ____________

                                           OPTIONAL ITEMS:
  Self addressed stamped envelopes/paper            Pencil/pen/paper                 Reading book
  Spending money up to $50 in file                  Religious material               Small camera/batteries
                                    * * NOTES ABOUT SOME REQUIRED ITEMS * *

* If you buy your boots new, wear them around then house for at least a week to break them in

** STRONGLY SUGGEST wearing two pair of socks whenever wearing boots. All socks will be standard length;
    no very short socks/anklets

*** Camelbacks are preferred as they will be less bulky in getting around the ship.

CONTRABAND:          The following items are EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED (Do Not Bring)!!!

       Cosmetics                               Weapons                        Controlled substances
       Glass containers                        Matches/lighters               Pornographic materials
       Tobacco products                        Perfumes                       Liquid shoe polish
       Alcoholic beverages                     Talc/Baby Powder               Medications (shelf or prescribed)
       Aerosol cans (hairspray, shaving cream)             Jewelry (except 1 optional religious medal)
       Electrical devices (NO IPods/Cell phones/MP3 etc.)

* Cadets traveling commerical may bring a phone and will turn it in to Administration after calling home; all other
cadets need to leave phones with drivers.


NOTE TO PARENTS: Your Cadet is responsible for preparing and packing his/her Seabag. Please inspect their Seabag
for the required items. A Seabag inspection will be performed upon arriving at check-in, and escorts will be required to
obtain any missing items before the cadet can be released to the training.

If you have any questions about anything, please contact me asap, and not wait until you show up at the ship. Email at
princetondiv@sbcglobal.net or call at (209) 485-4148 cell (not 0800-1600 M-F)

                    LCDR Dave Autore, COTC, NSCC Seamanship, GTS Adm Callaghan 2012

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