The USS Pasadena is a Los Angeles-class submarine that has been in service since 1989. It is the third ship and the first submarine to bear the name of Pasadena, California. The USS Pasadena is currently in the third month of a six-month deployment mission in the western Pacific Ocean. This mission is part of the United States Navy's commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for its citizens. In July 1991, the USS Pasadena became the first improved 688-class submarine to be deployed, initiating a six-month deployment in the Western Pacific.
During this deployment, it participated in several exercises with the Royal Navies of Saudi Arabia, Oman and Australia. It was also the first United States nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) to carry out exercises with the Indian Navy in the MALABAR Naval Exercise. In June 1993, it began another six-month deployment in the Western Pacific in the Persian Gulf. The USS Pasadena also made history by becoming the first nuclear-powered submarine to visit the Red Sea port of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). It has unlimited endurance due to its nuclear propulsion plant, advanced sonar, torpedo, cruise missile and mine-launching systems, and its ability to fulfill numerous missions due to its versatility with its highly trained and dedicated crew.
The United States Naval Marine Cadet Corps (Sea Cadets)The United States Naval Marine Cadet Corps (Sea Cadets) is another important part of the Navy's youth development program.
This program provides young Americans with skills, knowledge and confidence through an incredible variety of training opportunities. Marine cadets wear uniforms, work as a team in a disciplined environment, and adhere to core values of honor, respect, commitment, and service. They gain unique and valuable experiences that incorporate hands-on learning and teamwork. The Sea Cadets' diverse program includes seafaring, navigation, aviation, safety, robot construction, medicine, STEM, diving, photography, gastronomy, special forces training, and an international exchange program. All future cadets must be American citizens or legal permanent residents and meet our minimum age requirement (from 10 years to the completion of high school).
We have approximately 400 units in the United States and in Guam and Puerto Rico. The mission of the Sea Cadets is to train leaders of character by imbuing our cadets with the highest ideals of honor, respect, commitment, and service. At an early age, our cadets have leadership opportunities by organizing summer training events, planning unit exercise sessions, and teaching others. Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of young Americans? Become a Volunteer Today. Are you ready to choose adventure and seek challenges? Become a Sea Cadet today.
My Career in The NavyMy career in the Navy has been exciting and eventful.
I spent three years in the Naval Marine Cadet Corps and I think it provided me with excellent training for my future then as well as for my future now. I spent five years in the Naval Marine Cadet Corps and I think it gave me the foundations I needed for my uncertain future at that time. The USS Pasadena is an important part of America's naval history. It has been involved in numerous missions over its long career and continues to serve as an example of excellence for all those who serve in our nation's armed forces. The USS Pasadena has been an integral part of America's naval history since 1989. Its six-month deployments have seen it participate in exercises with multiple navies around the world as well as become the first nuclear-powered submarine to visit Jeddah port in Saudi Arabia. The USS Pasadena has also been instrumental in providing training opportunities for young Americans through its involvement with The United States Naval Marine Cadet Corps (Sea Cadets).
This program provides cadets with skills such as seafaring navigation aviation safety robot construction medicine STEM diving photography gastronomy special forces training and international exchange programs. My own experience with The United States Naval Marine Cadet Corps (Sea Cadets) has been invaluable for my career development both then and now. The USS Pasadena is an example of excellence for all those who serve in our nation's armed forces. Its nuclear propulsion plant advanced sonar torpedo cruise missile and mine-launching systems provide it with unlimited endurance while its versatility allows it to fulfill numerous missions with its highly trained crew. The USS Pasadena continues to be an important part of America's naval history as it continues its mission of providing a safe and secure environment for its citizens.