Challenger Division and Training Ship Columbia Upcoming Drills and Events


Moving Ship


Regular Drills

  • Always be sure to check the POD (Plan of the Day) for possible time or uniform changes.

  • Senior Cadets & Officers report at the drill site at 0715.

  • Remainder of division report at the drill site at 0730.

  • Any visitors/prospective recruits should check with Commanding Officer LTJG Shannon Ward at ahead of time so we are expecting you; sometimes our plans change at the last minute and are not posted here.

  • Dismissal at 1400 on Saturday and 1400 on Sunday, or when all ship-shape and secured.

  • Always bring your ID, a wristwatch, a lunch, completed answer sheets, PT gear, and notebook.

  • Unless stated otherwise in a specific POD, the Uniform of the Day is always NWUs or khakis for officers, alternate uniform for instructors, and NWUs and appropriate outerwear (NWU parka or raincoat) for NSCC cadets and Woodland BDUs and appropriate outwear for NLCC cadets.

  • Scroll down and click on the link below the calendar to open or download the current POD and any supporting documents.


Challenger Division and Training Ship Columbia Calendar

Visitors:  We would love to have you join us at one of our drills. Contact our Commanding Officer LTJG Shannon Ward at to confirm when our next drill is, and what time you should arrive.


August 2020

15 August Command Picnic (tentative, may be via Zoom)

September 2020

5 September Santee Street Fair

?? September Drill

25-27 September Miramar Air Show

October 2020

10 October Drill

November 2020

14 November Drill

December 2019

14-15 December Drill and Wreaths Across America at Miramar Cemetery & Ft. Rosecrans Cemetery

26 December 2019 thru 4 January 2020 Winter Training at various locations

January 2020

11-12 January Drill

25 January Annual Awards Banquet

February 2020

8-9 February Drill

March 2020

14-15 March Drill (Swim Quals)

28 March Annual Inspection (MANDATORY ATTENDANCE at 32nd street amphitheater. Arrive @ 0830.)

April 2020

2 April shift to Dress Whites

Due to COVID-19, there will NOT be an April Drill.  With these uncertain times, please stay safe. Updates will be sent out via email, so be sure to check.

May 2020

Participation in May’s street fairs will be determined as we approach those dates.

9 May Virtual drill

16 May America on Main Street (El Cajon) postponed; date TBA

Santee Street Fair rescheduled for 5 September 2020

June 2020

6 June Virtual Drill 0830-0930

July 2020

No July Drill (summer trainings)


Download/View the Plan of the Day (POD)/Plan of the Month (POM)

Drill Dates for 2019-20 (PDF file)

Drill Dates for 2018-19 (PDF file)

Drill Dates for 2017-18 (PDF file)

New   POM for November 2020 (PDF file)

POM for October 2020 (PDF file)

POM for August 2020 (PDF file)

POM for June 2020 (PDF file)

POM for May 2020 (PDF file)

POM for April 2020 (PDF file)

POM for March 2020 (PDF file)

POM for February 2020 (PDF file)

POM for January 2020 (PDF file)

POM for December 2019 (PDF file)

POM for November 2019 (PDF file)

POM for October 2019 (PDF file)

POM for September 2019 (PDF file)

POM for August 2019 (PDF file)

POM for June 2019 (PDF file)

POM for May 2019 (PDF file)

POM for April 2019 (PDF file)

POM for March 2019 (PDF file)

POM for February 2019 (PDF file)

POM for January 2019 (PDF file)

POM for December 2018 (PDF file)

POM for November 2018 (PDF file)

POM for October 2018 (PDF file)

POM for September 2018 (PDF file)

POM for August 2018 (PDF file)

POM for June 2018 (PDF file)

POM for May 2018 (PDF file)

POM for April 2018 (PDF file)

POM for March 2018 (PDF file)

POM for February 2018 (PDF file)

POM for January 2018 (PDF file)

POM for December 2017 (PDF file)

POM for November 2017 (PDF file)

POM for October 2017 (PDF file)

POM for September 2017 (PDF file)

POM for August 2017 (PDF file)

POM for June 2017 (PDF file)

POM for May 2017 (PDF file)

POM for April 2017 (PDF file)

POM for March 2017 (PDF file)

POM for February 2017 (PDF file)

POM for January 2017 (PDF file)

POM for December 2016 (PDF file)

POM for November 2016 (PDF file)

POM for October 2016 (PDF file)

POM for September 2016 (PDF file)

POM for August 2016 (PDF file)

POM for June 2016 (PDF file)

POM for May 2016 (PDF file)

POM for April 2016 (PDF file)

POM for March 2016 (PDF file)

POM for February 2016 (PDF file)

POM for January 2016 (PDF file)

POD for 6 December 2015 (PDF file)

POD for 5 December 2015 revised (PDF file)

POM for December 2015 (PDF file)

POD for 7 November Drill (PDF file)

POM for November 2015 (PDF file)

POD for 24 October Drill (PDF file)

POD for 3-4 October 2015 Airshow and Drill (PDF file)

POM for July/August 2015 (PDF file)

POM for June 2015 (PDF file)

POM for May 2015 (PDF file)

POM for April 2015 (PDF file)

All Hands POD for 15 March 2015 Drill (PDF file)

NSCC POD for 14 March 2015 Drill (PDF file)

NLCC POD for 14 March 2015 Drill (PDF file)



Other Documents

The documents below provide information for upcoming special events such as parades and off-site activities. Select the document from the list below to open an MS-Word Doc or Adobe Reader PDF file; left click to open it, right click and select "Save Target As" to download it to your computer.


General Items

2015 Pacific Southwest Region 11 Training Schedule (PDF file)



Items for Specific Events