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Editor: Many thanks to those individuals and groups who have contributed to Midway Shelter for abused women and their children. A number of the listed donors have contributed several times during this period.

Oct. 1 thru Oct. 31, 2021

Richard Sherratt, Lynn Faris, Joanne Robinson, Mary Butler, Willliam & Judith Norton, Thomas & Luzanne Engh, The Pipkin / McGrath Family, Jordan Hagaman, Virginia Krutilek, John & Andrea Medulan, Carol Gerdes, Susan Osanna, Susan Finch & Dann Carter, Marian Williams, Ronald & Evelyn Coffman, Eugene Hosler & Barbara Hall, Karen Butter, Tomorr Haximali, Jay Dawson, Dona Fuller, Lois Pryor, Susan Foreman, Susan & Lance Russum in memory of: John St. John, Jacqueline Dalke, Mieko Moulton, Jill St. John, Juanita Blair, Retha McCurty, Wynn Themelis, Cathy Peterson, Claire St. John, Charles Goodwin, Carmelita Ray and Norm MacDonald; Anonymous I, Mary Buck, Elizabeth Rogers, Susan Martin, Donna Marchetti, Susan Jeffries, Scott Benson & Elana Swartzman, Gabrielle Dolphin & Alan Pryor, Walt & Cindy Grady in memory of Darren Massey.

Donations may be sent to Alameda Homeless Network P.O. Box 951, Alameda, CA 94501. For further information call 510- 357-0205 extension 206 or go to www.midwayshelter.org.

— Ginny Krutilek

Editor - I was sorry to learn of Ashley Jones's passing a few months ago. In addition to his other contributions to the community, Ashley Jones also taught youth swim lessons at his Gold Coast pool. Growing up in Alameda in the early 1980s, this program proved invaluable in teaching me how to swim. Thank you Mr. Jones. May you Rest In Peace.

Peter MacIlvaine (Chandler, AZ)

(Alameda resident 1977-2003)

Editor: The month of October was a whirlwind for the crew of the Hornet. The second half of the month the Hornet hosted a corn hole tournament, which several guests that were onboard, decided to join. This has become a very popular event and is growing every year. The following weekend saw the Model Expo and a live concert on the flight deck scheduled on the same day.

Commander, Naval Air Forces, Admiral Kenneth Whitesell, was aboard the Hornet last Thursday speaking before the Bay Area Tailhook Association. Admiral Whitesell’s presentation covered the status of our current Naval Air Force in the areas of combat readiness, training, and future operations. It was a sobering, detailed account of what our nation is facing militarily in both the short and long term. Admiral Whitesell commented on the amount of history, sea stories and service of those aviators that attended. It was certainly a proud and emotional moment for me.

Admiral Whitesell has requested the Hornet Museum to participate in the 100th year anniversary of the aircraft carrier. The weeklong event will be held in August 2022 and will culminate in a weekend ceremony aboard the Hornet. The Museum is honored to be chosen and the details will follow.

— Capt. Mark Epperson Executive Director USS Hornet Museum