Community & People Cadet boards the Hornet Published July 10, 2014 at 10:24 am Alison Skon of St. Michael recently boarded USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier Museum http://www.uss-hornet.org/. Hornet is a retired aircraft carrier with history going back to battles in WWII. Hornet located at the former Alamedia Naval Base, near Oakland, Calif. Alison is staffing a National Naval Sea Cadet Summer Training for new (younger, 11 and 12 year olds) sea cadets known as “Leaguers.” She will be spending a week on board USS Hornet training these new cadets. There are well above 100 new leaguers on board, and this training allows her to grow her leadership skills. The Skon family thanked the S.t Michael American Legion Post 551 for supporting her financially with a $100 gift to help defray travel expenses.