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it,” Jennifer Anderson says. “Then Jessica moved to Lakeland and worked on growing the group there up to 20 kids. When my youngest was old enough to sign up, I decided, ‘I’m going to sign up, too.’” Jennifer Anderson started as the personnel officer for the group. “I would do recruiting,” she says. “I’d go to events to set up pamphlets and talk to people about the cadets. Now, I’m the training officer. So, I set up drills and decide what we do each month. Each month it’s something different. One month will be fun, the next will be more classwork or business work.” The events cover a wide range of activities to prepare the cadets for careers in and out of the military. “We learned about marksmanship, and went to the gun range,” Jennifer Anderson says of a recent activity. “We had an expert, a certified sharp-shooter lead the instruction.”
Top: PO2 Carlos The cadets meet one Sancen Henderweekend each month son, 14, sits for at the Lakeland Police his unit’s uniform portrait. Bottom: Department training Sea Cadets in facility for training in the color guard perform the openthe field and in the ing flag ceremony classroom, but there are at a Detroit Tigers also other opportunities vs. Atlanta Braves in March. Photos for involvement. provided to The “It’s good because 863 Magazine. only once a month is mandatory, but you can do as much as you want,” says Christie Henderson, whose son, Carlos Sancen Henderson, 14, is a Sea Cadet. “There are voluntary things about six to eight times a
month. My son has earned 97 community service hours just from Sea Cadet activities.”
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