Commander Alirio Orduna (Father)

with Chief Exectuvive Officer X.O.

Osbert Orduna (Son)

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NYNMYC - Commander's Log

Commander's Log

Activities by year: All, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

Oct 2/05

The Cadets and two Officers enjoyed visiting the New York Fire Museum, which is dedicated to New York Firefighters; it's located in an old firehouse, and the building is full of old firefighting trucks and equipment. We had a great time!

Sep 11/05

The New York Naval & Marine Youth Cadets participated in the 9/11 Memorial Ceremonies, which took place at Ground Zero in Manhattan. For all involved it was a day of reflection and remembrance. After the ceremonies the Cadets and their Officers toured the area and learned some of the history of lower New York, and paid a visit to the New York Police Museum.

Jul 31/05

New York Naval & Marine Youth Cadet Color Guard, parents, and Officers showed their motivation and spirit when they marched down Northern Boulevard during the celebration of the 5th Annual Colombian Day Parade, Jackson Heights, Queens, New York.

Jul 22/05

From east to west, 18 Cadets and Color Guard marched on the beautiful green grass to second base at Shea Stadium, and were cheered by 45 thousand Mets fans. Invited by the New York Mets for the official opening Merengue Night (Noche del Merengue) ceremony.

Jul 17/05

With Honor and Pride the New York Naval & Marine Youth Cadets, parents, and Officers marched Grand Concourse Avenue, during the Bronx Dominican Day Parade.

Jul 14/05

The City Council of the City of New York invited the Cadets and Color Guard for the official Opening Ceremonies in celebration of Colombian Heritage Week.

Jul 8/05

Contemporary Productions invited the New York Naval & Marine Youth Cadets Color Guard to the "Build-A-Bear" Grand Opening Ceremony, where best friends were made, on 5th Ave & 46 St. Manhattan, NY

Jun 12/05

With pride and honor The New York Naval & Marine Youth Cadets, the Color Guard and parents marched on 5th Avenue, invited by the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. Commander Alirio Orduna was a Grand Marshall. Congratulations to all the Cadets. Manhattan, NY

Jun 11/05

The Cadets, parents and Officers were invited by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington to enjoy the "Twilight Tattoo," a colorful military pageant, performed by the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own," at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, NY

Jun 8/05

The Honorable Helen M. Marshall, Queens Borough President, appointed Commander Alirio Orduna, in a Swearing-in Ceremony, to Community Board #4, at the New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY

May 30/05

The New York Naval & Marine Youth Cadets, parents and Commander Orduna were invited by the USS Intrepid Society and CEO to participate in the Official Opening Memorial Day Ceremonies aboard the USS Intrepid We then visited the USS John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier. Our JAG Officer CWO-2 Terry Callendrilo presented to Capt. Andrew E. Bisset, US Navy Seal Motivator, with a memorial 9-11 special gift. We also toured the USS Shreveport.

May 29/05

The Cadets, Color Guard, and parents participated in the annual Metropolitan Avenue Memorial Day Parade in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps League, Maspeth, Queens, NY

May 26/05

Our Cadets and Color Guard opened the official ceremonies for the Memorial Day Remembrance, and the dedication of the new memorial Monument in Memory of our Lost Heroes. You're invited to visit the new monument located at Hillcrest Veterans Square, 162nd Street & Union Turnpike, Flushing, Queens, NY

May 21/05

The Cadets, Color Guard and parents participated in the St Albans Day Parade, which concluded inside the Veterans Administration Hospital grounds.

May 15/05

The New York Naval & Marine Youth Cadets and Color Guard were invited by the Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service to help and support the "USO" in a tribute to our departed comrades of all wars and hostile actions. The gallantry and sacrifice of these heroes is instilled in our hearts and minds forever. The Cadets also carried all floral wreaths and posted them in front of the hospital in a Salute To Our Heroic Dead. Commander Orduna extends his heartfelt thanks to all the parents and the Cadets whose support made this patriotic event a reality.

May 4/05

Our Cadets and Color Guard joined in the opening of the official 5th de Mayo Mexican Revolution Ceremony at La Guardia Community College, Long Island City, Queens, NY.

Apr 30/05

The United States Merchant Marine Academy invited the NYNMYC to its annual "Camparee" as honored guests in conjunction with the East Coast Boys Scouts of America.

Apr 11/05

Marine Staff Sgt. Riayan A. Tejada (another fallen hero of Operation Iraqi Freedom), 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines Regiment Camp Pendleton, California. The first Dominican killed in Iraq will be remembered by all Marines, the New York Naval & Marine Youth Cadets, the Commander (a former Marine), and by the United States Postal Service on the anniversary of his death with the renaming of Washington Bridge Station (555 W. 180th Street, New York, NY) in his honor. God Bless You, Brother.

Apr 8/05

18 Cadets participated in the Annual Small Arms Firing School, April 8th - 10th, at Camp Smith, New York State National Guard Rifle Range. Each Cadet received from the Civilian Marksmanship Program a Certificate for Successful Completion of the 2005 NYSRP Small Arms Firing School. We also camped, overnight, at Lake Frederick Campground, USMA West Point, New York.

Mar 13/05

Twenty of our Cadets participated in marksmanship training at the Town of Huntington Rifle Range, Long Island, NY, in preparation for the annual rifle qualification at Camp Smith, New York.

Feb 18/05

Congratulations to the New York Naval & Marine Youth Cadets! It was an honor for Commander-Founder of the Cadets, Alirio Orduna, to receive from the Boys Scouts of America, for four consecutive years, the 2005 Quality Unit Award for a job well done.

Feb 13/05

The NY Naval & Marine Youth Cadets Color Guard were the center of attention when they participated in the official Opening Ceremonies for the Annual Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, "Honor our Comrades," at St. Albans Veterans Hospital, Queens, NY

Jan 26/05

Fifteen NY Naval & Marine Youth Cadets were invited by the Commander of the Maritime College for AA special tour around the college institution.

Jan 8/05

Ten NY Naval & Marine Youth Cadets participated in the 2005 annual winter training in conjunction with the Boys Scouts of America. Under the command of our Chaplain Tom Maher, the Cadets received 3rd place for their performance, dedication, motivation and leadership. Alpine, NJ