USS Hornet - Sea, Air and Space Museum

USS Hornet - Sea, Air and Space Museum The USS Hornet Museum preserves and honors the legacy of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet CV-12 and those who served aboard her. The USS Hornet spent almost three decades traveling the world's oceans in service to our nation.

The USS Hornet Museum, a State and National Historic Landmark, is berthed at Pier 3 on the former naval air station in Alameda. The ship's active duty years spanned the 1940's - 60's. The historic aircraft carrier was a key participant in WWII, the Vietnam War, the Cold War and the recovery of the first two lunar landing space missions - Apollo 11 and 12. She was stored in a naval mothball fleet f

The USS Hornet Museum, a State and National Historic Landmark, is berthed at Pier 3 on the former naval air station in Alameda. The ship's active duty years spanned the 1940's - 60's. The historic aircraft carrier was a key participant in WWII, the Vietnam War, the Cold War and the recovery of the first two lunar landing space missions - Apollo 11 and 12. She was stored in a naval mothball fleet f

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If you are interested in scale modeling make sure you visit the ship on Saturday the 23rd! There will be vendors selling...
10/20/2021

If you are interested in scale modeling make sure you visit the ship on Saturday the 23rd! There will be vendors selling kits and modeling supplies, tons of models on display and of course you can enter the contest if so inclined! See the event for categories: https://uss-hornet.org/calendar/3rd-annual-model-expo #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #familyfun #plasticmodeling

If you are interested in scale modeling make sure you visit the ship on Saturday the 23rd! There will be vendors selling kits and modeling supplies, tons of models on display and of course you can enter the contest if so inclined! See the event for categories: https://uss-hornet.org/calendar/3rd-annual-model-expo #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #familyfun #plasticmodeling

10/19/2021
Flames Of War

The 3rd Annual Model Expo is coming up this Saturday at 10 AM. We want to take a moment to thank our sponsors for this event. Please give them your business!

KQED Radio: https://www.kqed.org/

Schiffer Publishing: https://www.schifferbooks.com/

Skylancer Productions http://65.61.4.110/index.htm

Signature Flight Services: https://www.signatureflight.com/

Sean's Custom Model Tools: https://seanscustommodeltools.com/

Hobbies Unlimited: http://www.hobbiesunlimited.net/

Space in Miniature: https://spaceinminiature.com/

Tamiya: https://www.tamiyausa.com/

Battlefront Miniatures, makers of Flames of War: https://www.flamesofwar.com/

#usshornet #usshornetmuseum #familyfun #hobby

Welcome to the Flames Of War Website Here you can find information on the entire range of Flames Of War Miniatures Rules and

The USS Hornet is part of the CFC program. Please consider donating to us (#73830) when you allocate for the coming year...
10/19/2021

The USS Hornet is part of the CFC program. Please consider donating to us (#73830) when you allocate for the coming year! #usshornet #usshornetmuseum

This week’s cause is #ArtsAndHumanities. The arts provide a glimpse into the soul of a community. Your donations through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's CFC will help spark imagination, encourage empathy, and help young minds reach their full potential. Give today at cfcgiving.opm.gov #GiveCFC

This Saturday the USS Hornet is hosting the 3rd Annual Model Expo! Come down and enter your models in the contest and ch...
10/18/2021
3rd Annual Model Expo @ the USS Hornet

This Saturday the USS Hornet is hosting the 3rd Annual Model Expo! Come down and enter your models in the contest and check out the great vendors for hobby supplies and models! Most importantly, come down to see the best displays of model aircraft, vehicles, ships and more! #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #familyfun #hobby https://uss-hornet.org/calendar/3rd-annual-model-expo

The USS Hornet is hosting our 3rd annual Model Expo. Technically last year was supposed to be the...

Best Halloween party in town! Join the haunted USS Hornet on Oct 30th from 7 pm to 1 am! All the info on tickets and COV...
10/16/2021

Best Halloween party in town! Join the haunted USS Hornet on Oct 30th from 7 pm to 1 am! All the info on tickets and COVID guidelines are here: https://uss-hornet.org/calendar/monsters-bash-2021-2 #halloween2021 #swingmusic #usshornet #usshornetmuseum

Best Halloween party in town! Join the haunted USS Hornet on Oct 30th from 7 pm to 1 am! All the info on tickets and COVID guidelines are here: https://uss-hornet.org/calendar/monsters-bash-2021-2 #halloween2021 #swingmusic #usshornet #usshornetmuseum

There is a lot happening at the Hornet over the next month! Oct 15th  Ship of Spirits Paranormal Tour 7 PMOct 16th  Batt...
10/15/2021

There is a lot happening at the Hornet over the next month!
Oct 15th Ship of Spirits Paranormal Tour 7 PM
Oct 16th BattleStar Co****le Classic 10 AM
Oct 23rd 3rd Annual Model Expo 10 AM
Oct 30th Annual Monster's Bash 7:00 PM
Nov 11th Veterans Day 11 AM
Nov 13th-14th Veterans Day Weekend All Day
Check out our events calendar for more info: https://uss-hornet.org/calendar #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #familyfun #sfbayarea

Tomorrow night is Ship of Spirits! Get into the mood for Halloween with a presentation from Parapsychologist Loyd Auerba...
10/14/2021

Tomorrow night is Ship of Spirits! Get into the mood for Halloween with a presentation from Parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach and then a haunted flashlight tour of the ship! #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #paranormal #ghosthunting Full info here: https://uss-hornet.org/calendar/ship-of-spirits-a-evening-with-the-paranormal

Tomorrow night is Ship of Spirits! Get into the mood for Halloween with a presentation from Parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach and then a haunted flashlight tour of the ship! #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #paranormal #ghosthunting Full info here: https://uss-hornet.org/calendar/ship-of-spirits-a-evening-with-the-paranormal

10/13/2021

Happy Birthday to the Navy! #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #navy #happybirthdaynavy

10/12/2021

Check out this cool video about the concert being held on the USS Hornet on the 23rd! #usshornet #usshornetmuseum

The Blue Angels we’re nice enough to do a flyover above the Hornet yesterday! Great video by Hornet docent Alan Hirsch! ...
10/10/2021
Blue Angeles Flyover 10-09-21.mp4

The Blue Angels we’re nice enough to do a flyover above the Hornet yesterday! Great video by Hornet docent Alan Hirsch! #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #blueangels2021 #navy

F-4 Phantom fuselage received a coat of primer this week
10/09/2021

F-4 Phantom fuselage received a coat of primer this week

If you don’t feel like fighting the crowds in SF, come to the USS Hornet instead! We’re open from 10-5 and you might get...
10/09/2021
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If you don’t feel like fighting the crowds in SF, come to the USS Hornet instead! We’re open from 10-5 and you might get to see the Blue Angels as they take off or land from Oakland Aurport anyway! #blueangels2021 #fleetweeksf #usshornet #usshornetmuseum https://uss-hornet.org

We are open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday All visitors are required to wear masks while ...

10/09/2021

Blue Angels put on a good show today! #fleetweeksf #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #blueangels2021

It’s windy but we’re here for Fleet Week! #fleetweeksf #usshornet #usshornetmuseum
10/08/2021

It’s windy but we’re here for Fleet Week! #fleetweeksf #usshornet #usshornetmuseum

It’s windy but we’re here for Fleet Week! #fleetweeksf #usshornet #usshornetmuseum

10/07/2021

Come see the USS Hornet booth on the Marina Green all weekend! #fleetweek #fleetweeksf #blueangels2021 #usshornet #usshornetmuseum

The USS Hornet would like to thank Faction Brewing for their generous donation to the USS Hornet. Please go see them-gre...
10/07/2021
Faction Brewing

The USS Hornet would like to thank Faction Brewing for their generous donation to the USS Hornet. Please go see them-great beer and a great view of SF! https://www.factionbrewing.com/ #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #factionbrewing

We are bitter. Our beer is not. Specializing in hoppy beers, our 20-barrel brewhouse includes lagers, stouts, Belgian style, and barrel-aged, with the occasional sour. Join us at our tasting room on the old Alameda Naval Air Station for a few beers, the San Francisco skyline, and an epic sunset.

Excited for all the events aboard Hornet? Us too! Don’t miss a thing with Membership. Join today and enjoy free or disco...
10/05/2021
Membership

Excited for all the events aboard Hornet? Us too! Don’t miss a thing with Membership. Join today and enjoy free or discounted admission! https://uss-hornet.org/support/membership #usshornet #usshornetmuseum

$45 Student Must have proof of active Student ID ● Free General Admission for one cardholder a...

The USS Hornet is participating in the CFC again this year. Our charity code is #73830. If you are a federal employee, p...
10/05/2021

The USS Hornet is participating in the CFC again this year. Our charity code is #73830. If you are a federal employee, please consider giving to the USS Hornet to support our educational programs, ship and aircraft restoration and more! https://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/ #CombinedFederalCampaign #usshornet #usshornetmuseum

The USS Hornet is participating in the CFC again this year. Our charity code is #73830. If you are a federal employee, please consider giving to the USS Hornet to support our educational programs, ship and aircraft restoration and more! https://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/ #CombinedFederalCampaign #usshornet #usshornetmuseum

Beautiful rendition of God Bless America by Jean Judith Javier Tiu, Guitar Accompaniment by Rev. Leonard Oakes. #filipin...
10/04/2021
God Bless American October 3rd 2021

Beautiful rendition of God Bless America by Jean Judith Javier Tiu, Guitar Accompaniment by Rev. Leonard Oakes. #filipinoamericanheritage #filipinoamerican #usshornet #usshornetmuseum https://youtu.be/4evQ4Y8TGmo

The USS Hornet hosted several organizations, led by the Bataan Historical Legacy Society, on October 3rd 2021. We celebrated the beginning of Filipino-Americ...

Some pictures from our Filipino-American event yesterday. A big thank you to all the speakers and vendors! The special e...
10/04/2021

Some pictures from our Filipino-American event yesterday. A big thank you to all the speakers and vendors! The special exhibit will be up for the next few weeks. #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #filipinoamerican #filipinoamericanheritage

Great event on the USS Hornet! #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #boxing
10/04/2021

Great event on the USS Hornet! #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #boxing

Filipino-American Heritage Month kick off! #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #filipinoamerican
10/03/2021

Filipino-American Heritage Month kick off! #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #filipinoamerican

Getting ready for boxing tonight. You can buy tickets at the door! The event starts at 4 pm. #usshornet #usshornetmuseum...
10/02/2021

Getting ready for boxing tonight. You can buy tickets at the door! The event starts at 4 pm. #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #amateurboxing

10/01/2021
Bringing motorcyckes to the flight deck.

One last video from our visit by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department: Bringing their motorcycles up to the flight deck. #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #alamedacountysheriff #motorcycles

10/01/2021
BATAAN LEGACY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Our Filipino-American Heritage event this Sunday is being led by our friends at the Bataan Legacy Historical Society. Please go visit their website and come to the event on Sunday to meet them in person! #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #filipinoamericanheritage #navy http://www.bataanlegacy.org/index.html

HISTORY WAS MADE ON JULY 14, 2016. THE CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVED THE INCLUSION OF WWII IN THE PHILIPPINES IN THE U.S. HISTORY CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK FOR GRADE 11 (CHAPTER 16)....

Some nice pictures today…beautiful day! #usshornet #alamedasheriff #usshornetmuseum
09/30/2021

Some nice pictures today…beautiful day! #usshornet #alamedasheriff #usshornetmuseum

09/30/2021

Aircraft elevator in action! #usshornet #alamedasheriff #usshornetmuseum

Alameda Sheriff’s here today… #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #alamedasheriff
09/30/2021

Alameda Sheriff’s here today… #usshornet #usshornetmuseum #alamedasheriff

Address

707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3
Alameda, CA
94501

Only 20 minutes from San Francisco and 10 minutes from Berkeley. From I-880, take the Broadway/Alameda exit and follow the signs. Located at the former Naval Air Station (now Alameda Point). Lots of free parking at the beginning of the pier. For customized driving directions using Yahoo Maps or 1-800-555-TELL, enter: W Hornet Ave & Ferry Point, Alameda, CA Public Transit Providers: BART Alameda Ferry Want to know which connections provide the fastest trip or the cheapest fares? 511 Transit Trip Planner (http://511.org) provides a customized transit itinerary. Just enter "USS Hornet" and "Alameda" as your destination (hint: select “3/4 mile” for maximum walking distance).

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Monday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

(510) 521-8448

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Very Interesting Vietnam Wall facts. A little history most people will never know. Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall. There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010. The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it is 61 years since the first casualty. The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth , Mass. Listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as having been killed on June 8, 1956. His name is listed on the Wall with that of his son, Marine Corps LCpl Richard B. Fitzgibbon III, who was killed on Sept. 7, 1965. There are three sets of fathers and sons on the Wall. 39,996 on the Wall were just 22 or younger. 8,283 were just 19 years old. The largest age group, 33,103 were 18 years old. 12 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years old. 5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years old. One soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15 years old. 997 soldiers were killed on their first day in Vietnam . 1,448 soldiers were killed on their last day in Vietnam . 31 sets of brothers are on the Wall. Thirty-one sets of parents lost two of their sons. 54 soldiers attended Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia . I wonder why so many from one school 8 Women are on the Wall, Nursing the wounded. 244 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War; 153 of them are on the Wall Beallsville , Ohio with a population of 475 lost 6 of her sons. West Virginia had the highest casualty rate per capita in the nation. There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall. The Marines of Morenci - They led some of the scrappiest high school football and basketball teams that the little Arizona copper town of Morenci (pop 5,058) had ever known and cheered. They enjoyed roaring beer busts. In quieter moments, they rode horses along the Coronado Trail, stalked deer in the Apache National Forest . And in the patriotic camaraderie typical of Morenci's mining families, the nine graduates of Morenci High enlisted as a group in the Marine Corps. Their service began on Independence Day, 1966. Only 3 returned home. The Buddies of Midvale - LeRoy Tafoya, Jimmy Martinez, Tom Gonzales were all boyhood friends and lived on three consecutive streets in Midvale, Utah on Fifth, Sixth and Seventh avenues. They lived only a few yards apart. They played ball at the adjacent sandlot ball field. And they all went to Vietnam . In a span of 16 dark days in late 1967, all three would be killed. LeRoy was killed on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the fourth anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Jimmy died less than 24 hours later Thanksgiving Day. Tom was shot dead assaulting the enemy on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The most casualty deaths for a single day were on January 31, 1968, ~ 245 deaths. The most casualty deaths for a single month was May 1968 - 2,415 casualties were incurred. For most Americans who read this they will only see the numbers that the Vietnam War created. To those of us who survived the war, and to the families of those who did not, we see the faces, we feel the pain that these numbers created. We are, until we too pass away, haunted with these numbers, because they were our friends, fathers, Husbands, wives, sons and daughters There are no noble wars, just noble warriors. Please pass this on to those who served during this time, and those who DO Care. I've also sent this to those that I KNOW do care very much, and I thank you for caring as you do.
Visited the Estrella Warbirds museum today. Lots of aircraft, military vehicles and cars. Their displays are top notch.
Logistic
USS Hornet CVS-12 w/Apollo 11 arriving Pearl Harbor.
Welcome Home...Job well Done. USS Hornet CVS-12 with Apollo-11
53 years ago today the USS Hornet CVS-12 left Long Beach on her last Westpac Cruise to the Gulf of Tonkin. I was stationed in the Dental Lab, DT3. Remember it well as our daughter was 2 days old when we pulled out.
Will you be doing a remembrance of Garcia-class frigates for the Hispanic History Month series
2005 may be? We had the Sunday Church service in the cafeteria/chaple..
Pretty cool podcast, thought I'd share:
Picked up these coins Saturday during my visit to USS HORNET to add to my collection!
Can anyone guess where?
A great Saturday!