2617
Honolulu
All Hands on Deck: Maintaining the USS Missouri (The Mighty Mo) in Pearl Harbor
Leave your mark on history while maintaining the USS Missouri and enjoying time in Pearl Harbor. Also, experience privileged access to the ship on a unique overnight!
Program No. 2617RJ
Length
8 days
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8 days
7 nights
15 meals
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
D
Waikiki Resort Hotel

Activity note: Hotel check-in available from 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon: Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table in the lobby to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If your arrival is delayed, please ask for your packet when you check in.

Dinner: At the hotel's Ilima Cafe, lobby level, we will have a plated dinner with beverage options including coffee, tea, water, and soda.

Evening: Group Introductions and Orientation: The Group Leader will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures including contact numbers for key staff, and answer any questions you may have. Travel and transfers will be via motorcoach, bus, and/or van depending on local conditions and schedules at the time of the program. Scheduled free time is reserved for your personal independent exploration. Please be aware that program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. This will be followed by an Overview of Service Projects presented by the USS Missouri Association Volunteer Department.

DAY
2
Mighty Mo Introduction & Orientation, Service Work, Class
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
B,L,D
Waikiki Resort Hotel

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast- Ilima Cafe, lobby level

Morning: Bus departs for the USS Missouri located on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor. Upon arrival there will be an orientation and quick tour of the Mighty Mo to get your bearings. Meet your service project leader and commence work

Lunch: There are daily lunch locations available on Ford Island including a grill located pier-side of the Mighty Mo and the restaurant located at the Pacific Aviation Museum.

Afternoon: Service Work on Mighty Mo: Start Service Projects. Past Road Scholar projects have included the following: -Compartment Refurbishment: Compartments are in bad shape and have not been worked on since ship arrived in Hawai`i. -TACC Room Set Up: The Radio/TACC Room next to Combat Engagement Center needs to have the new/used equipment put into racks -Sign/Display Painting: Restore signage to its original condition. -Teak Wood Cleaning: Teak wood that has been taken off the deck needs to be cleaned using electric wire wheels, sanders, and grinders (the teak is then used for plaques and displays) Most projects will generally involve being outside in the beautiful Hawaiian weather with great views of Pearl Harbor, the ocean, and the mountains. Of course we do try to work in the shade where possible, and those who are particularly sensitive to the sun can be assigned projects out of the sun. No specific skills are required to participate in this service program, but we are certainly interested in identifying and using your specific talents, so let us know! Please fill out the Mighty Mo Skills Form at the end of this packet and send it back along with the other forms before your program begins.

Dinner: At a restaurant in Honolulu, we’ll have a plated meal.

Evening: Lecture: "Date of Infamy". Time to pack overnight bag for tomorrow's night aboard the Mighty Mo. Sheets and bedding are provided in the crew’s quarters. You will want to bring your towel. We also recommend bringing shower shoes and a flashlight.

DAY
3
Service Work, Overnight on Mighty Mo
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
B,L,D
USS Missouri Memorial

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast- Ilima Cafe

Morning: As everyone will be overnighting aboard the USS Missouri, check out of hotel room and remember to bring your overnight bag with you. Bus will depart for Pearl Harbor after breakfast. After arrival at the USS Missouri Memorial, there will be time to stow overnight gear in crew’s quarters. Service Work until lunch

Lunch: On Ford Island

Afternoon: Afternoon Service Work. There will be time to shower and clean up for evening activities. Between 4:00 - 4:30 pm, there will be a Behind the Scenes of the Mighty Mo: We’ll engage you in shipboard life and the experiences of a battleship sailor. You will visit the officer's wardroom and radio room, where the word of Japanese surrender was sent to other ships throughout the fleet. You'll also visit our Chief Petty Officer's legacy center where you'll learn what it means to "Ask The Chief.”

Dinner: Social Hour followed by sunset BBQ Dinner on the pier.

Evening: Optional Historical War movie

DAY
4
December 7 Ceremony, USS Arizona Field Trip, Service Work
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
B,L
Waikiki Resort Hotel

Breakfast: Enjoy an early continental breakfast at the Mighty Mo

Morning: Pearl Harbor Day Anniversary Commemoration: Highlights of the ceremony generally include military band music, morning colors, a Hawaiian blessing, a rifle salute by members of the U.S. Marine Corps, wreath presentations, echo taps, special speakers and recognition of the men and women who survived that December 7, 1941 and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Free morning to experience the commemorative events - listen and talk to special speakers and experience tours of the harbor on your own. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial. Catch the Pearl Harbor free shuttle back to the Mighty Mo on your own.

Lunch: On Ford Island

Afternoon: Afternoon service work. Depart on bus back to the Waikiki Hotel late afternoon. Check into hotel.

Dinner: Dinner is on your own to explore local fare.

Evening: Free Evening. Suggested Evening Activity: Visit the original site of the Hawaii Calls radio program, the Banyan Court, at the Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel

DAY
5
Free Day to Explore the Island of Oahu
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Waikiki Resort Hotel

Breakfast: Free Day to Explore or rest. All meals and activities are on your on your own today. You may want to consider a visit to one of many free time suggestions such as: Iolani Palace the official residence of King David Kalakaua (1882-1891) and Queen Lili`uokalani (1891-1893), the last monarchs of Hawaii; The Honolulu Academy of Arts which houses an impressive collection of world art and one of the largest collections of Asian art in the United States; or Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve designated as a State Underwater Park and is the first Marine Life Conservation District in the State.

Lunch: On your own

Dinner: On your own

Evening: Free Evening

DAY
6
Service Work, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
B,L
Waikiki Resort Hotel

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast- Ilima Cafe

Morning: Depart for Pearl Harbor and continue service work until lunch.

Lunch: On Ford Island

Afternoon: Continue service work. After cleaning up, depart for field trip: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in a dramatic natural setting in extinct Puowaina crater which was formed 75,000 to 100,000 years ago.

Dinner: Dinner is on your own to explore local fare

Evening: Free Evening

DAY
7
Conclusion of Service Work
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
B,L,D
Waikiki Resort Hotel

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast- Ilima Cafe

Morning: Depart for Pearl Harbor and continue service work until lunch.

Lunch: On Ford Island

Afternoon: Complete service projects. Return to the hotel mid-afternoon.

Dinner: We’ll walk to a nearby restaurant for an “Aloha” farewell dinner.

Evening: At leisure. Say farewell to new Road Scholar friends and prepare for departure in the morning.

DAY
8
Program Concludes
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
B

Activity note: Hotel check-out is by 12:00 Noon.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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