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  • Open Cockpit Sunday, 04 December

    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 or landing on an aircraft carrier at sea? Sunday, 04 December, is your chance to fulfill a dream!

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  • Hydraulic Catapults Enter Navy Service 1934

    Notice the two catapult tracks on the flight deck of USS Enterprise. On 15 November 1934, the Bureau of Naval Aeronautics established plans to install hydraulic, flush-deck catapults on the […]

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  • First Homegrown Music Festival At Patriots Point

    Over 374 music lovers came out to hear the songwriter/singers perform at Patriots Point and Awendaw Green‘s first ever Homegrown Music Festival at Patriots Point under the trees on Sunday! […]

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  • Happy Veterans Day! First Aircraft Carrier Basketball Classic!

    Happy Veterans Day to all veterans! As a special treat to vets, today in San Diego the University of North Carolina Tar Heels face the Michigan State Spartans in a […]

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  • Video Thursday: USMC Birthday & Veterans Day Tribute

    Today marks the 236th birthday of our amazing Marine Corps, Happy Birthday Marines! Our videos today will celebrate their heritage and service to the nation and as tomorrow is Veterans […]

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  • Naval Air & The Berlin Airlift

    The Navy transferred two of its MATS (Military Air Transport Service) squadrons to assist in Operation Vittle on 09 November 1948. The Navy played a vital role in the Berlin […]

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  • Letter Identification For Naval And Marine Aircraft 1946

      Sixty-five years ago today, the Navy adopted a letter identification system for marking all Navy and Marine Corps aircraft,  including those belonging to the Naval Air Training Command and […]

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  • Video Thursday: John Philip Sousa

    Next week on Veterans Day the Charleston Community Band will be performing at Patriots Point at 2 PM and I would not be surprised to hear some  of the below […]

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  • Veterans Day Weekend At Patriots Point

    Veterans Day Weekend events begin Friday, 11 November, with a patriotic concert by the Charleston Community Band in Hangar Bay III onboard the famous USS Yorktown (CV-10). Charleston Community Band […]

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  • The First Air Admiral

    Rear Admiral William Adger Moffett, The Father of Naval Aviation Today is the birthday of the naval officer who was able to foresee a powerful air arm of the United […]

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