For almost 20 years, the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda has stood as a monument to the US Navy, the men who defend our nation and the US Space Program. But the Hornets history goes far beyond its time as a museum. From battles at Iwo Jima and Okinawa to retrieving the Apollo 11 crew upon their return home, the Hornet has been one of the most historically significant ships in our nations long history. Today, we welcome to the podcast Captain Mike McCarron formerly of the United States Navy, to talk about the Hornets amazing past and how you can be a part of it for the price of an admission ticket.



1:50 Getting Started

2:44 Naval service, Military planes

8:32 Travelling in the Navy

13:42 Joining the Navy

15:51 Tracking Russian submarines

22:15 Moving up the ranks in the Navy

25:17 USS Hornet

30:52 Museum

38:10 WWII Involvement

  • Involvement in Vietnam

41:06 Space program involvement

43:36 Museum exhibits

47:18 Moving the Hornet

48:01 Overnight Programs

51:32 Wrap up


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