The First Full Day, Training Day 2

Sunday, August 15th, 2021

The Youngies awaken to the sound of music and their squad leaders motivate them to get out of their rack at 4:45. A rush to get ready and fallout of their rooms, leaves the Cadet Candidates running in formation to the football field. At the football field, the inventory physical fitness test will take place. Youngies will have to run a time recorded mile around campus then perform as many push-ups and sit-ups as they can in a certain time period.

After their morning physical training, the candidates refuel with breakfast. Then, proceed to commemorate the start of the day with the raising and saluting of the flag at morning formation. From this point on, the different companies will execute the training schedule for the remainder of the day.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd companies began their day by switching out uniforms received during check-In that didn’t fit properly.

The other companies attended lectures in Admiral’s Hall learning basic procedures, obligations, and responsibilities as an Academy Youngie.

The topics these lectures covered included how to stand watch, military customs & traditions, the discipline system, and Massachusetts Maritime Academy history.

The companies always drilled and studied their “Youngie knowledge” when gaps in the schedule allowed it. Youngie knowledge consists of memorizing the change of command, the mission statement, the 13 traits of a leader, and other important values critical to their journey at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

The Candidates ate lunch to charge up for team and company bonding in intramural competitions around campus. The intramurals events are kickball, dodge ball, and water polo. Intramurals give companies a chance to make new friends by competing as a team and working together to create and build a stronger union. Intramurals give everyone a chance to participate and motivate shipmates to work together towards a goal.

4th Company played 3rd Company in kickball

1st Company played 7th Company in water polo

2nd Company played 6th Company in dodgeball

The Youngies had the honor of meeting their Cadre today. The Cadre introduced themselves and gave information about themselves to the class of 2025. While introducing themselves, they also told the Youngies what their standards are and what they expect from them.

At 1900, Cadet Candidates had the privilege to register and make their own account for the Massachusetts Fire Academy. They will all be practicing fire safety in the next few days. Stay tuned for photographs related to operating a fire extinguisher, operating a fire hose, and using a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus tank. Leave us a comment if you would like. We would really appreciate feedback

6 thoughts on “The First Full Day, Training Day 2”

  1. Thank you for posting! Are you going to upload all the pictures to Flickr like they have done in the past? So eager to see them:)

  2. Thank you for this! Keep the updates (and pics!) coming! Sending much love and support to both the cadet candidates and the cadre!

  3. Thank you for a great account on their first day.
    So looking forward to next Friday’s Orientation Ceremony.

    Go 6th Company!!!

  4. Thank you for theses updates. It is amazing to see everything that he CC’s are doing. Keep up the good work

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