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Blue Angels Squadron accepts new cadets in January, April and September.

We are an award winning Sea Cadet unit that has been building leaders since 1961.

Annual Enrollment Fee: $295

Annual renewal fees are discounted up to 50% depending on the cadet's rank at re-enrollment.

Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions


Why does Blue Angels Squadron enroll new cadets only three times a year?

  • New cadets start off in our structured 4-month recruit indoctrination program. Each recruit class is taught all of the basic information they need to be successful cadets before being integrated into the unit. Our cadets find this a rewarding experience that helps them make friends and build their confidence while they ease into the Sea Cadet program.

  • We promise it is worth the wait, but if you don't want to wait for our next recruit class, there are other units in the Puget Sound region that operate on an open enrollment basis. Visit the Sea Cadet Unit Locator for contact information.

How do I get on base on enrollment day?

  • First please register by the deadline.

  • All adults (18 years old+) need REAL ID compliant government issued photo identification. Only those listed on your registration form will be admitted.

    • DoD military/civilian/dependent ID cards

    • Washington state Enhanced Drivers License/ID Card

    • U.S. passport or passport card

    • DHS trusted traveler program card (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)

    • Federal employee HSPD-12 PIV card

    • DHS U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551)

    • DHS Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766)

    • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

    • Foreign-government issued passport with valid U.S. visa

  • DoD ID Card Holders: Please fill out the security form as this will serve as your RSVP for the event for scheduling purposes.

Who do you accept for membership?

  • We accept U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents ages 11 to 17 years old, who are full time students with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.

  • Mature 10 year olds are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

  • Current high school seniors are only accepted in September.

  • We only accept those who show an interest and want to be a part of our program.

  • Applicants must be unmarried, drug-free, tobacco-free, and alcohol-free.

  • Applicants must complete a medical examination similar to a high school sports physical and submit proof of immunization against common diseases.

  • Applications must also be physically and mentally able to participate in the basic required activities of the program, such as team-based physical training, close-order military drill, classroom instruction, and (for Sea Cadets only) annual overnight away-from-home training programs. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is the policy of the national Sea Cadet program that no qualified person will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefit of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination by the national Sea Cadet program simply because that person has a disability. We will grant reasonable accommodations where necessary to permit full participation.

How often do you meet?

  • We generally meet one weekend a month from September through June. See our drill schedule on the home page for our annual drill schedule. Away camps are held during winter and summer school breaks.

What happens on enrollment day?

  • If you haven’t been interviewed in advance, learn about our program and be interviewed

  • Meet our cadets and staff

  • Tour our facility

  • If you decide to join, enroll the same day

  • Get a regulation haircut (the Coast Guard barber is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - cash only)

  • Get measured for uniforms

  • Take you ID card picture (you will need a regulation haircut for your photo)

How long does enrollment take?

  • Plan on 1.5 to 2 hours.

What/who do I need to bring?

  • Your parent or legal guardian.

  • Your completed application form. In the application you will find the enrollment forms, liability release form and medical forms.

  • An annual medical exam is required for membership.

    • PLEASE HAVE YOUR COMPLETED MEDICAL EXAM WITH YOU TO ENROLL

    • The exam must be recorded on our form, we cannot accept other forms.

    • Our exam is basically a sports exam. If your insurance will not cover the exam, many urgent care clinics such as Swedish Clinic at Walgreens, Careclinic at Bartell, and ZoomCare offer sports/school exams from $50 to $200. If you have completed a medical exam in the past six months, you may request your doctor transpose the information from that exam on to our form and certify it as of the date of the last exam.

    • You will also find the medical accommodation request forms if needed.

    • If you are required to take medication during Sea Cadet activities, please have your DOCTOR complete the Medical Supplemental Form. Please note that this form will need to be updated each time you travel to an over-night camp.

  • Your proof of citizenship or legal residency (birth certificate, passport, green card)

  • Your immunization records (immunizations are required, no waivers or exemptions)

  • A copy of your medical insurance card.

What should I do before the enrollment day?

How much will I need to pay on Saturday?

  • Be prepared to pay about $499 for the first year

    • Enrollment is $295 ($90 is paid to our national organization, the remainder says with Blue Angels Squadron)

    • Purchase required physical training sweatshirt and sweatpants for $34

    • Purchase new uniform boots & shoes for $170 (you may purchase new Bates-brand Navy issue uniform boots ($115) and leather oxford dress shoes ($55) through us for a total of $170. Purchased online from the manufacturers, the boots retail for $255 and the dress shoes retail for $105.)

    • We accept cash, personal checks and credit cards.