Hornet Settles Up
The Hornet Foundation delivered a $215,385 check to the city of Alameda to pay its outstanding lease obligation. This demonstrated the foundation’s commitment to keeping the historic aircraft carrier museum here. Five years ago the city’s lease with the Hornet recognized the foundation’s past due rent of $555,000 and challenged them to pay half, in return, the city would write off the remaining balance. The payment delivered meets that challenge.
“We appreciate the city of Alameda’s commitment to working with us,” said Randall Ramian, CEO of the Hornet Foundation. “While the Hornet still faces challenges, this is a significant milestone for us and the city in building our longer term relationship, Alameda continues to be a great partner.”
Hornet to Host Ceremony
On Saturday, April 5, Commander James R. Ridgway, USN, will be relieved as Commanding Officer, Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC), Alameda by Commander Alvin C. Concepcion, USN. Upon relief of his duties, Ridgway will retire from the Navy with 23 years of service. The ceremony will be held onboard USS Hornet at 10 a.m.
NOSC Alameda is the last remaining Navy command in the immediate San Francisco area and its commanding officer is the senior Navy officer in the area representing Navy Region Southwest.
NOSC Alameda supports more than 650 Navy Reservists on a 12-acre site on Clement Street.
To find out more about the USS Hornet Museum visit www.uss-hornet.org.