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Alameda: USS Hornet 100th Anniversary & South Sea Swing

August 13

<h1 class="tribe-events-single-event-title">Alameda: USS Hornet 100th Anniversary & South Sea Swing</h1>

Please join the USS Hornet and the Navy as we celebrate 100 years of the Aircraft Carrier in the United States. We are going to highlight the incredible history of aircraft carriers in our Navy with presentations, discussions and exhibitions.

Special Guest: VADM Daniel Dwyer, US Navy, Commander 2nd Fleet, Joint Forces Command Norfolk. (Alameda native)

Sponsored by JP Dejoria’s: JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation (peacelovehappinessfoundation.org)

Special Exhibits: 100th anniversary of the CV in HB2, US CV history (Next to wardroom)

Special Attractions: Free Carrier Operations Tours! These are tours of the Ship’s island with an emphasis on angled deck vs straight deck carrier operations. Also Open Cockpits!

Active Duty Navy and Marine personnel will have FREE admission!

Ceremony at 1p.

More information on the 100 Anniversary activities here.

Come aboard museum and historic aircraft carrier USS Hornet and enjoy a night of swing dancing, great food, and tiki drinks. We’re celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the aircraft carrier and are honoring Hornet’s heritage with our own WESTPAC steel beach party. Hawaiian shirts, vintage clothes, and dancing shoes are encouraged for this summer swing fling on the Bay!

The evening will feature a live swing band. Attendees will also be able to trace Hornet’s travels in the South Pacific during WWII with Port of Call stations featuring appetizers and drink options.

Admission is free to any card holding Member of the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum and their guests and will include a drink ticket on us as a thank you for being a Museum Members! Non-member admission price is $35 per person, which includes the day’s admission to the Museum (General Admission hours for the Museum is 10AM – 5PM).

Please Note: This event will take place on the ship’s Hangar Deck, which is accessible. For more information about the Museum and its accessibility, please see our website’s page on Accessibility Information.

South Sea Swing event from 5:30p-9p

More information on the South Sea Swing here.


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USS Hornet
707 W Hornet Ave
Alameda, 94501 United States
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