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USS Yorktown Hosts 43rd WMD-CST TrainingPosted: Sep 14, 2011
Last night the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point was not a site for tourists, scouts, students or a corporate party, but a training site for military professionals with a serious job of being prepared to protect the American homeland.
Just Another Day On Yorktown At Patriots PointPosted: Sep 13, 2011
Yesterday some of the staff of Kindred Hospital in Charleston showed up on the flight deck of USS Yorktown to work on some corporate competition between the 76,000 employees of the Kindred Hospital system throughout the nation.
Patriot Day At Patriots Point: The Power Of MemoryPosted: Sep 12, 2011
Yesterday a crowd of 700-800 people silently watched and listened in Hangar Bay 3 on the USS Yorktown as over 9,000 names were read aloud. The names included all those who died on 9/11/01 and members of our armed forces killed in the War on Terror since 2001.
Video Thursday: Patriot Day RemembrancesPosted: Sep 08, 2011
This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America and the beginning of the War on Terror. Since that date in 2001 over 9000 Americans have lost […]
Video Thursday: Brand New Blue Angel Video!Posted: Sep 01, 2011
Here is a brand new Blue Angel video! Enjoy the view! Featured is the Skipper and Citadel graduate, Captain Greg McWherter United States Navy. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/28135997 w=400&h=225] 2011 BLUE ANGELS […]
Carolina's First Ship With Colonists: AdventurePosted: Aug 31, 2011
Lots of sights can be seen from the flight deck of Yorktown at Patriots Point…dolphins, manatees, alligators, C-17’s, Blue Angels, the Hunley…but today a replica of the proprietary colony of […]
Gemini 5 Splashes Down 1965Posted: Aug 29, 2011
Gemini 5 splashed down in the Atlantic just 90 miles off her intended target on 29 August 1965. The USS Lake Champlain was the recovery ship for the astronaut crew […]
Video Thursday – Heavy WeatherPosted: Aug 25, 2011
With Hurricane Irene churning through the Bahamas and heading for the US East Coast, our Navy has put her ships to sea to ride out the storm…If you have never […]
Navy's First Rigid Airship Crashes 1921Posted: Aug 24, 2011
After World War I, the United States Navy decided to add rigid airships to its fleet and originally pursued acquiring German Zeppelins as part of the wartime reparations. However, all […]
Project Stormfury 1963Posted: Aug 23, 2011
On 23 August 1963, a joint Navy-Weather Bureau (today’s NOAA) project called Stormfury was put into action when an A-3B Skywarrior seeded Hurricane Beulah with silver iodide crystals in an […]