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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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  • North Charleston SWAT Team Repells Off Yorktown Flightdeck

    Not just your average person visits Yorktown, sometimes our local law enforcement and first responders utilize the World War II Essex carrier as a unique training facility and today was […]

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  • 282nd Army Band Plays At Patriots Point This Friday!

    This Friday, 5 August 2011, from 2 to 3:30 pm,  the thirty-six member 282nd Army Band will be playing approximately 30 musical compositions to include rock, jazz and other genres […]

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  • First Naval Air Intercept Radar 1941

    Beginning on 01 August 1941 a specially modified Lockheed Electra XJO-3 had an AI-10 microwave radar installed for airborne testing. The radar was developed by Radiation Laboratory from MIT and […]

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