Welcome to the new online home of the U.S.S. Hornet Association. Here, current members are able to view the association’s roster, search for other members, trade stories, and get the most up-to-date news about the U.S.S. Hornet Association, the annual reunion, and everything Hornet! Family and friends of crewmembers and squadron members interested in becoming part of the association can find everything they need to join right here as well.

The objective of the association is to identify all former crewmembers (officers and enlisted) and all members (officers and enlisted) of any squadron or air group that ever served aboard any of the Hornet designation ships. The association serves to afford its members the opportunity to keep alive the comradeship from their days spent aboard the Hornet, and to forge new bonds and friendships with those who served across different generations. (CV-8, CV-12, CVA-12 and CVS-12)

One of the powerful features of our new website is to enable all members to connect with each other as well as represent themselves on our community website utilizing things like our Online Roster and other information that they would like to share. Another great feature is that as a registered member you will be able to connect with other members with out sharing any personal information. Read more about the features of our new online community.

To all our members, thank you for your continued support and we sincerely hope you enjoy this great new site!

If you are not a member, become one today! Help us honor these great ships and the crewmembers that fought for our freedom.

The very first Hornet was christened in 1775, and was one of the first 2 ships in the Continental Navy, along with the Wasp. Since then, the Hornet ships, their crews, and the squadrons that have served on their decks have defended our country’s shores in some of the most memorable and decisive military actions over the last 200 years. From the Revolution, to Tripoli, to World War II, and to the retrieval of the Apollo 11 astronauts, the Hornets have shaped the history of this great nation. The last Hornet ship (CVS-12) was designated as a national landmark in 1998, and is open as an aircraft carrier museum in Alameda, CA. Today, the F/A 18 strike fighter carries on the Hornet name in the Navy.

The US Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CVS-12) underway in the Pacific Ocean, circa July 1969.