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All Hands on Deck: Maintaining the USS Missouri (The Mighty Mo) in Pearl Harbor

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Mary Mahoney Oct 02, 2015 at 10:05 PM

Hi Nancy! I think I posted my message in the wrong spot, so I'm posting it here again:) Sorry. I too am enrolled in the December 2015 All Hands on Deck and I am exactly your age! I feel certain they will find ways for us to be useful on the ship. I look forward to meeting you. Mary Mahoney, Atlanta, GA

William Pierson Jul 09, 2015 at 06:04 PM

Hey Nancy!
I am happy for you and your new adventure. You'll do great, and you'll be among so many great people on the Mighty Mo. Age is not a factor unless it limits you in your activities. I quit when I was 85 because I couldn't handle the flight getting from Colorado to Honolulu (oxygen needs), but only after I had been 7 times. It is a wonderful way to truly feel like a patriot.
Best wishes and go for it all!
Bill Pierson, Denver, CO

Premium Email Subscriber Jul 08, 2015 at 06:50 PM

Hey out there...I am enrolled for the Dec.2015 opportunity to volunteer on the Might Mo. So looking forward to this adventure...for the first time in my life I will feel like a true patriot! What a wonderful gift! My only concern arose when I read the previous messages and saw some of the photos...hope my age (73 years young) will not set me too far apart from my fellow volunteers. Nancy Smith
Hanlon Naomi Jul 08, 2015 at 07:26 PM

Your age is fine. i was 72 when i went in 2013. Everyone was great and you'll handle any chore. Have fun. Naomi

Robert Rose Jan 03, 2015 at 02:53 PM

Heading out from NYC for Jan/Feb session. Anyone else from this area?

Hanlon Naomi Sep 26, 2014 at 05:48 PM

Thanks keith. I could not rem. well enough to give Della Shane an answer! I think I do rem that also.Della, have a wonderful time. I was one of the group fr last Dec cleaning the letters for the M. Moe. Nice group of people. then we spent 5 days on Kauai. Naomi hanlon

Keith White Sep 26, 2014 at 04:57 PM

When I've done this program before we've taken an overnight bag and valuables and left the rest at the hotel. The hotel then places bags in your room upon return the next day. The room may or may not be the same one.

Della Shane Sep 26, 2014 at 11:58 AM

When you stay the night on the Mighty Mo, do you leave the majority of your 'stuff' and keep your room at the resort?
William Pierson Sep 28, 2014 at 04:02 PM

Yes, Della, Keith is correct. I would add that you'll want to take towel and soap. If you ask at the hotel desk, they usually will let you do that. Otherwise, it'll be up to your own creativity. Also, you'll have to hope that there is warm water aboard. That's not always the case. Bon Voyage!

Keith White Aug 12, 2014 at 04:26 PM

I'm signed up for the January 29 edition. This will be the 5th time I've done this. If anyone has any questions I'll try to answer. Cheers, Keith
Elaine Doyle Aug 12, 2014 at 07:07 PM

Hi Keith!! I'll be thinking of you as you're polishing that brass!! Great memories of the program in 2013! Elaine Doyle
Sandi Gerhan Sep 02, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Keith...do you have any suggestions for how to spend the free day. I'm signed up for the December 2014 program and it's the first (and probably only) time I've done the program...or been to Honolulu. Thanks
Keith White Sep 15, 2014 at 04:37 PM

Lots of things to do in Honolulu on free day or in the evening. Your hotel is a block off the beach, so there is swimming, snorkeling and surfing lessons if you're game. The aquarium is a short walk up the beach. A short bus ride away, or an easy walk is Diamond Head. That's the massive volcano you see in all the pictures. You can walk to the summit where the view is nice. Not a very hard walk. The Bishop Museum is a bus ride away but worth the trip if you are interested in the history of the Hawaii royalty. A shorter bus ride away is the Iolani Palace which was where the Hawaii royalty lived and ruled. There are fine tours there. Other sites/sights might be the museum of Aisian art or the smaller Bishop Museum near the Hawaiian Village hotel complex. Lots more as well!
Sandi Gerhan Oct 12, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Thanks Keith...Is there any reason to make decisions/reservations for anything before actually arriving for the program?
Keith White Oct 22, 2014 at 03:18 PM

Sorry to take so long to respond. No, not really, unless you're planning to eat at a popular restaurant on the free evening.

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