USS Lexington Field Trip
Curriculum in Action Trip for TX-20011
A Brief History of CV-16
USS Lexington (CV/CVA/CVS/CVT/AVT-16), nicknamed "The Blue Ghost", is an Essex-class aircraft carrier built during World War II for the United States Navy. Originally intended to be named Cabot, word arrived during construction that the USS Lexington (CV-2) had been lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea. She was renamed while under construction to commemorate the earlier ship. This ship was the fifth US Navy ship to bear the name in honor of the Revolutionary War Battle of Lexington.
Friday, October 4, 2013
0645 - 0700 Check in with instructors and load bus
0720 - Bus departs
Lunch at Golden Corral in Universal City, TX
Arrival at USS Lexington in Corpus Christi
Saturday, October 5, 2013
0630 - Reveille
0645 - Breakfast onboard the USS Lexington
0800 - Load the bus for NAS Corpus Christi/USS Coast Guard
1200 - Lunch on NAS Corpus Christi
1300 - Continue with tour
1600 - Return to the USS Lexington for shipboard activities
Sunday, October 6, 2013
0645 - Reveille
0700 - 0730 Move out of crew quarters
0830 Morning Colors, Final Quarters
Lunch in Austin
1630 - Return to FMHS
Each person must bring:
JROTC polo (to wear Saturday)
a shirt (to wear Sunday)
FMHS AFJROTC issued PTs (to wear as pajamas)
2 pair of shorts or jeans
a sleeping bag
Toiletries (shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.)
Closed toe shoes (You should be wearing these when you report to the bus.)
NO TANK TOPS, NO SHORTS THAT ARE LESS THAN 3 INCHES FROM THE KNEE, NO CLOTHING WITH HOLES/RIPS/TEARS AND NO OPEN TOE SHOES!
Insect repellant and a small flashlight is advisable.
Absolutely no electrical devices may be brought on board.
**Cameras, video cameras and cell phones are allowed; however, safe plugs for chargers extremely limited.
The cost per cadet is $160. Seating is limited. You may pay a non-reundable deposit of $80 to reserve your cadet's seat by Sept 13th and then pay the balance No Later Than September 27th. **If there are extenuating circumstances, please speak with an instructor, as there is the possibility of some booster club scholarship money to assist with the cost of the trip.