USS Lexington Field Trip

Curriculum in Action Trip for TX-20011

FLOWER MOUND AFJROTC

Friday, Oct. 4th, 7am

Leaving from Flower Mound H. S.

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.[3] This ship was the fifth US Navy ship to bear the name in honor of the Revolutionary War Battle of Lexington.

Agenda

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

0745 Breakfast

0830 Morning Colors, Final Quarters

0900 Departure

Lunch in Austin

1630 - Return to FMHS


Packing List

Each person must bring:

JROTC polo (to wear Saturday)

a shirt (to wear Sunday)

FMHS AFJROTC issued PTs (to wear as pajamas)

a belt

2 pair of shorts or jeans

undergarments

a pillow

a sleeping bag

Toiletries (shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.)

Shower shoes

Closed toe shoes (You should be wearing these when you report to the bus.)

a towel

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.



Cost

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.