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Shop AmazonSmile for the Holidays and Support LEX

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Here’s How to Double Your Giving Without Doubling the Effort

You can show your support for the USS Lexington this holiday season when you purchase gifts for friends and family through AmazonSmile!

How Does This Work?

When you shop through AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to LEX. You’ll find all of the same items that you would while shopping through regular Amazon, except this lets you donate to the charity of your choice at the click of a mouse. Visit their website to learn more about AmazonSmile.

You can visit AmazonSmile for LEX here or by clicking the photo below. Happy shopping!

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USS Lexington Unveils First F9F-8 Cougar Painted Pink in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

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See the “Heliconia” Pink Plane on the Flight Deck Through Oct. 31st

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The USS Lexington today unveiled the very first F9F-8 Cougar painted in pink. The F9F-8 Cougar will be on display on the flight deck through the end of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

The idea was presented by the Director of Operations & Exhibits, Rusty Reustle, from a technique he observed Disney using while filming the blockbuster movie, Pearl Harbor, aboard LEX. Dishwashing liquid is applied to latex paint and prevents the paint from becoming permanent. The paint color on the F9F-8 Cougar is a vibrant shade of pink called “Heliconia.”

The F9F-8 Cougar is the swept wing version of its forerunner, the F9F Panther — Grumman’s first jet fighter plane. The Blue Angels flew with the F9F-8 and one –8T from 1955 to 1958. The USS Lexington chose a fighter plane in support of all who have fought and continue to fight the battle of cancer.

Download Full Press Release (PDF)

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Shop AmazonSmile on Amazon Prime Day – July 12, 2016

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Support LEX and Purchase via AmazonSmile when you shop on Amazon Prime Day, July 12, 2016.

About AmazonSmile and Amazon Prime Day

When you shop through AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to LEX. You’ll find all of the same items that you would while shopping through regular Amazon, except this helps you automatically donate to the charity of your choice. Visit their website to learn more about AmazonSmile.

Amazon Prime Day is one day a year where Amazon opens up amazing deals to Prime members. Think of it as Black Friday in July. You can learn more about this Amazon shopping holiday and preview items on sale at their website.

Click the photo below or click the link to visit AmazonSmile for LEX

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Support Us When You Shop for Father’s Day

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Double Your Giving This Father’s Day!

Buy gifts for those special dads in your life at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate a portion to us. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you already know – same products, same prices, same service.

Here’s how it works:

  • Click the provided AmazonSmile link and sign in to your Amazon account
  • Make your purchases
  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases

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Welcome Aboard!

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Get Ready for Summer!

LEX is gearing up for a terrific summer season.  From Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend we are open from 9am to 6pm. (Gate closes at 5:30pm)

Monday 30 May 2pm – Join us for our Memorial Day Ceremony

New Exhibits:

Pearl HarborTwo high-end solid state synchronized digital computer controlled projection systems with state-of-the-art animation software and an 8000 watt sound system depict the day that thrust America into World War II. You can feel the rumblings of the explosions through the use of transducers built into the walkway surrounding the exhibit.

The Captain’s In-Port Quarters exhibit provides an intimate look inside the Captain’s life when not at sea. Here, audiovisual projection enables a mannequin of the Captain to come to life with moving lips, blinking eyes, and voice as he welcomes visitors to his ship.

The Combat Information Center (CIC) exhibit delights visitors with holographic projections of a CIC watch team explaining their duties.

Engine Room – Meet “Charlie” has he tells the story of being on board when the Torpedo hit LEX on 4 December.

COMING SOON:

  • Smart Phone Tour
  •  NEW 3D Giant Screen Experience in the Joe Jessel MEGA Theater – “Aircraft Carrier 21st Century Sea Power”
  • World of Wars Gaming Stations

23rd Annual Stage Door Canteen

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Lexington Museum Board President Jay Wise has announced plans for the 23rd Annual Stage Door Canteen to be held aboard the USS LEXINGTON Museum on Friday, 12 February 2016 at 7:00 PM. The upcoming event will commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the commissioning of USS LEXINGTON CV-16.

Rocco Montesano, Museum Executive Director, said this year’s show will recreate the Canteen shows from WW II when famous entertainers traveled the world performing for service men and women far from home. Headlining the star-studded cast will be the USS LEXINGTON Big Band Orchestra. Celebrated vocal artists Jason Armstrong, Geri Elliff, Flicka Rahn, Carla Gardiner and Christine Skinner, will perform songs of the era. Scott Plant is back this year and will entertain you with his fiddle!   Described as a magical evening of nostalgia, the show has been a complete sell-out for the last twenty-two years.

Tickets are $60 per couple, $35 single for open seating. Reserved tables for ten are available for either $400 or $500. Advance ticket purchase is required – tickets will not be sold at the door. Major credit cards are accepted.

For reservations or more information, call 361-888-4873 ext 307 or 800-523-9539 ext 307.

 

WHAT:             23rd Annual Stage Door Canteen

WHERE:         USS LEXINGTON

WHEN:             Friday, 12 February 2016 – 7 PM

 

 

Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony

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DECEMBER 7th . . . 74 YEARS AGO
Corpus Christi – The USS Lexington Museum will hold a Remembrance Ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, 7 December 2015, to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The ceremony, which will honor those who died in the attack as well as local survivors, will feature the Corpus Christi Veterans Band, Mary Carroll High School NJROTC members, and the Corpus Christi Fire Department Texas Fire Pipes & Drums. In Navy tradition a wreath will be laid in the water followed by taps. Local Pearl Harbor Survivors are invited including Lexington Volunteer Bob Batterson.

On Pearl Harbor Day last year we opened our renovated Pearl Harbor exhibit in the Foc’sle. Two high-end solid state synchronized digital computer controlled projection systems with state-of-the-art animation software and an 8000 watt sound system depict the day that thrust America into World War II. You can feel the rumblings of the explosions through the use of transducers built into the walkway surrounding the exhibit. This new exhibit was designed by Rodolfo Magnus with Magni Gadgets, LLC of Austin, Texas.

The ceremony is sponsored by the USS Lexington Volunteer Organization and will be hosted by Captain F. W. “Rocco” Montesano, USN (Ret), Executive Director, USS Lexington Museum on the Bay.

WHAT:         Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony – 2:00 PM – Hangar Bay II
WHERE:      USS LEXINGTON Museum on the Bay
WHEN:        Monday 7 December 2015

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Closed Caption Viewing For Hearing Impaired Audiences

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Corpus Christi –The USS LEXINGTON is proud to announce the installation of a closed caption viewing system, CaptiView, for all visitors that are deaf or hearing impaired in the Joe Jessel 3D MEGA Theater. This system will be in place for visitors beginning Wednesday, October 7, 2015. The addition of this system to our 193 (including 4 wheelchair accessible spaces) seat theater, will allow those visitors with hearing impairments to view closed captioning at their seats, and take full advantage of all educational 3D films offered. The USS LEXINGTON has made a continual effort in accommodating those with disabilities and will do so once more by the addition of CaptiView. This improvement was made possible by a grant from the Coastal Bend Community Foundation.

WHAT: CaptiView Closed Caption Viewing System
WHERE: Joe Jessel 3D MEGA Theater

For More Information:
Debbie Crites
361-888-4873 ex.307