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  • Governor Mitt Romney Speaks Onboard Yorktown

    Every Presidential campaign since 2000 has brought candidates for President to the USS Yorktown for photo and speaking events. Yesterday, former Massachusetts’ Governor Mitt Romney spoke to a small group of veterans on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point at 2 PM.

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  • Video Thursday: Robotics II

    Last Video Thursday we looked at robotics and how scouts have a new merit badge program for it. Today we’ll look at how robotics are going to change the Navy with a few videos showing the state of the art in robotics…drone technology.

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  • Former Volunteer Headed For Navy Flight Training!

    Over six years ago, a Navy sailor from the Nuclear Power Training Center in Charleston showed up on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point and asked if he could volunteer. Frank Napier from Mesa, Arizona, was a young sailor away from home, with time on his hands and a fascination with the old Essex class carrier.

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  • USS Yorktown, CV-5, Commissioned 1937

    On 30 September 1937, the USS Yorktown (CV-5) was commissioned at Norfolk, Virginia, commanded by Captain E. D. McWhorter, United States Navy.

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  • Video Thursday – Auroras

    One sees lots of strange sights flying at night, but one of the most beautiful and mysterious displays are the polar auroras. Aurora Borealis in the northern latitudes and Aurora Australis in the southern latitudes.

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  • Open-Cockpit Sunday October 9th At Patriots Point

    Have you ever wondered what it was like to be involved in something greater than one’s self? Have you ever wanted to climb into a Navy cockpit and imagine being a Naval Aviator and flying at Top Gun? Sunday, 09 October, is your chance to fulfill a dream!

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  • Naval Aviators Set World Record For Distance In Balloons 1932

    Navy Lieutenants Thomas G. W. Settle and Wilfred Bushnell took first place in the International Balloon Race on 27 September 1932 when their gas balloon landed on the Polish-Latvian border at Daugieliszki, Poland.

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  • Patriots Point Volunteer Profile: Ned Montgomery

    Our volunteer profile for September is on Ned Montgomery. Ned grew up in Mount Pleasant, SC…so he is one of our few natives on Yorktown. His father, Lieutenant Colonel Hampden Eugene Montgomery Jr., was a career Army officer.

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  • Video Thursday: Robotics

    Robotics has become a new technology wave for future applications. It has even become a new scouting merit badge and will be taught soon to scouts camping on board the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point as part of the merit badge package offered to our scouts.

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  • Tiger Jet Suicide! Or How Not To Start Your Weekend!

    On 21 September 1956 Grumman test pilot Tom Attridge became the first jet pilot to manage to shoot his own aircraft down. He was flying the Grumman F11F-1 Tiger [138260].

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