Each year Squadron 50 holds one of our most popular activities aboard the USS Hornet in Alameda, CA. In 2011 Squadron 50 started the USS Hornet Overnight activity with just a 8 cadets and 5 senior members. In 2013 we decided to allow other area squadrons to participate. In 2014 we had 77 cadets, senior members and cadet sponsor members on board from four different groups in CAWG. Our vision is to create an activity within CAWG that will continue for many years and become a CAP weekend much like the USS Hornet’s Sea Cadet and Boy Scout weekend they currently hold. Cadets learn about aviation history, World War II, The Doolittle Raid, the Apollo moon landings and recoveries and much more. Ghost stories are told and everyone gets the chance to eat in the mess hall and sleep in the original crew quarters. As part of CAP’s community service commitment, we also work aboard the aircraft carrier performing various duties to help improve the ship. In the past we have repaired aircraft tiedowns on the main deck, cleaned the mess hall and replaced the linens on over 500 crew bunks. This is an amazing opportunity to give back to our nation by helping to maintain a piece of its’ history and also learn about the history of naval aviation.