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  • Video Thursday: Brand New Blue Angel Video!

    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 […]

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  • Carolina's First Ship With Colonists: Adventure

    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 […]

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  • Gemini 5 Splashes Down 1965

    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 […]

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  • Video Thursday – Heavy Weather

    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 […]

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  • Navy's First Rigid Airship Crashes 1921

    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 […]

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  • Project Stormfury 1963

    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 […]

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  • Lost Cold War Aviators August 1956

    On 22 August 1956 a P4M Mercator on night patrol flying 32 miles off the Chinese coast in international waters reported being under attack. Wreckage and the bodies of two […]

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  • First Tartar Missile Kill 1958

    The first successful firing of a Tartar surface to air missile took place at the Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, California on 19 August 1958 and it destroyed a […]

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  • Part II: Colonel Charles "Chuck" Murray's Story Of His Hero

    Here is the rest of Colonel Murray’s story…read here if you missed the first part… He knew that this bridge like the first would be mined. Lt. Murray considered using […]

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  • The Passing Of An American Hero

    Today I was saddened to learn of the death of Colonel Charles Murray, United States Army (Retired). Here is a reposting of a story I did about him and scouting […]

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