An unfortunate event occurred this past summer of 2000 that is both insightful and disturbing. Members of U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corp units, sponsored by the Navy League, were unable to locate their annual New England Regional Boot Camp at its former site at the Naval Station, Newport, Rhode Island. This was a disturbing occurrence for many reasons, not the least of which was a lost opportunity for the Navy to make a favorable impression on young minds.
Nobody Asked Me, But ... Don't Slam the Door on Our Youth
By Commander Emery Haskell, U.S. Naval Reserve