Leaders at Sea

LOK members and guests will learn about the importance of the Navy, meet with seamen to hear about life on the water, tour ships, visit and tour Navy Medical Center San Diego and tour the USNS Mercy.

7:30 am

1630 Glorietta Blvd.
Coronado, CA 92118


November 15-17, 2017
Dress: Business Casual
LOK members and guests

During your class program, you learned about the military, experienced the “life of a soldier” at Ft. Sill and possibly took the Tinker tour when you were in Oklahoma City. From Classes XXV – 30, those classes have had the privilege of flying in a Blackhawk helicopter in Tulsa, thanks to the Air National Guard.

Now is your chance to learn about the importance of the Navy, meet with seamen to hear about life on the water, tour various ships (Destroyer (DDG), Cruiser (CG) or one of their amphibious ships), visit Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) where the helicopters (helos) are located, take a tour of one of the squadrons, see some of the aircraft, learn what their capabilities are and potentially meet some pilots.

Last, we will visit an Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team. These are the guys who work to disarm any type of explosive ordinance, just as you saw in the movie The Hurt Locker. Navy EOD technicians are specially trained to work underwater as well as on land, capable of disarming various underwater as well as land-based ordinance.

Friday, we will tour and have lunch at the Navy Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), hear from the Command with an overview of NMCSD, tour the Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care Facility (C5), tour and a hands-on experience at the Bio Skills Training Center & Medical and Simulation Center.

Last, we will tour the USNS Mercy. Whether providing medical support to deployed troops or offering critical care and humanitarian assistance in the wake of tragedy, serving aboard a Navy hospital ship is one of the most unique experiences anyone in health care could hope to have. The ship is the equivalent to the height of a 10-story building and the length of three football fields!