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Luncheon OFF-SITE: Fleet Week

  • USS HORNET Sea, Air & Space Museum 707 West Hornet Avenue, Pier 3 Alameda, CA, 94501 United States (map)

Here's a map and driving directions; parking is across the street from the ship:   

GPS address for the museum is 707 West Hornet Avenue, Alameda, California

UPDATE 3 October 2018

Please RSVP if you plan to attend so I can get a solid headcount for our meal service.

Fleet Week is upon us! We have an amazing line up of events and if you take a minute to scroll down you will find a few links to events open to our Companions. If you can attend, please do.

As the new Fleet Week Operations Manager, I find myself sitting in the organization’s “Command Center” (our garage office located in San Francisco’s Noe Valley) looking over the amazing line up of events that are coming our way. Fleet Week is just that: a full week of events that are focused on preparing our responder community for a major earthquake in the Bay Area. We meet, plan, and exercise our response capabilities with our visiting military partners, and all the while support great community events such as visits to hospitals and volunteer activities at the Food Bank. We have pop-up military band performances throughout every Supervisor District, and of course ship tours, the airshow, and hundreds of our finest young people in uniform enjoying time here in San Francisco.


I am very pleased to announce that our speaker at this month’s luncheon will RADM Cedrick Pringle, Commander Expeditionary Strike Group 3. He will share with us the mission of ESG3, their role in Fleet Week, and their role in Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief work (HADR). He is the visiting Strike Group Commander and I hope you will take the time to come out to the USS Hornet to hear him present to our Commandery.

Sincerest regards,

John A. McKnight, Commander San Francisco Commandery  (510)-409-4727

PLAN OF THE DAY: 8 October, 2018 

1130 – Gather and Greet
1200 – Call to Order
·       Pledge of Allegiance - CAPT Stan Ellexson
·       Grace - Chaplain Bob Butchart
·       Introduction of Flag Officers – SF Commander
·       Introduction of Guests - SF Companions
·       Membership Report - CAPT Kris Carlock
1215 – Lunch (buffet service)
1240 – Welcome by USS Hornet
1245 – Announcements – Companions
1250 – Guest Speaker – RADM Cedrick Pringle, Commander Expeditionary Strike Group 3
1325 – Raffle
1330 – Adjourn
1335 – Tours of USS Hornet!

Earlier Event: September 10
Luncheon - A History of Handkerchiefs
Later Event: October 24
2018 Congress - San Antonio, Texas