News & Events
Patriots Point Volunteer Profile: Ned MontgomeryPosted: Sep 26, 2011
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.
Video Thursday: RoboticsPosted: Sep 22, 2011
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.
Tiger Jet Suicide! Or How Not To Start Your Weekend!Posted: Sep 21, 2011
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 .
CrossFit Garage Games On Yorktown’s Flightdeck SaturdayPosted: Sep 20, 2011
This weekend will see the first South Carolina Garage Games series event hosted by CrossFit Integrity. This CrossFit event will be a two-day competition held in Charleston, South Carolina on September 24-25, 2011.
Super Hornet Comic Video!Posted: Sep 19, 2011
This video was produced for the Strike Fighter Ball at NAS Oceana in 2009 and is so good I couldn’t wait until Video Thursday to post it.
Navy v. South Carolina: Connections and SurprisesPosted: Sep 16, 2011
This weekend the Naval Academy plays the University of South Carolina in football on ESPN. Names at the Naval Academy associated with great men and events such as Bainbridge, Decatur, Farragut, Hull, Porter and Rodgers were once led by a South Carolinian, Paul Hamilton.
Video Thursday: New Medal Of Honor Recipient Marine Corps Sergeant Dakota MeyerPosted: Sep 15, 2011
At 2 PM EST today at the White House, President Obama will present the Medal of Honor to Marine Sergeant Dakota Meyer for his actions in Afghanistan in 2009.
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.