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  • World Record Balloon Flight Set By Navy At 113,739.9 Feet

    On 04 May 1961 Navy balloon pilot Commander Malcolm Ross and flight surgeon Lieutenant Commander Victor Prather (MC)  ascended to the world record height of 113,739.9 feet above sea level […]

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  • Naval Aviation Sets Seaplane Record 1928

    Launching from Philadelphia at the Naval Aircraft Factory, a PN-12 seaplane  (P for mission – Patrol, N for manufacturer –  Naval Aircraft Factory) piloted by LT’s Arthur Gavin and Zeus […]

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  • Salute To Navy SEALS

    Americans today can finally feel that justice has been served with the death of Osama Bin Laden. When the CIA finally tracked down the mastermind of the 9.11 attack on […]

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  • Volunteer Profile on Dr. "Chip" Biernbaum

    Our volunteer profile is on Dr. “Chip” Biernbaum, who was born on Pearl Harbor Day (07 Dec) 1946 in Woodstown, NJ, 15 miles from Wilmington, Delaware. He spent as much […]

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  • Video Thursday 4.28.11 What's A Wingsuit?

    Today’s videos focus on flight in nonstandard modes, such as balloons, ski jumping  and wingsuits! For myself, I would like a standard heavier than air vehicle with a little mass […]

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  • First Operational Navy Airships 1918

    Four years after United States Navy aircraft first conducted combat flights, naval aviators in naval airships over France also saw combat protecting convoys. A naval air station was established in […]

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  • A Celebration In Education At Patriots Point

    Today marked a “Celebration In Education” at Patriots Point.  Since 2002, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum’s History & Science program has provided cross-curricular educational activities to more than 125,000 […]

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  • First Combat Flight 1914

    A Navy AB-3 piloted by LTJG Patrick Bellinger from the USS Mississippi‘s aviation unit at Veracruz, Mexico, on this date in 1914, conducted military reconnaissance of Veracruz and a preliminary […]

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  • New Naval Technology Videos

    See the future of the Navy in this selection of videos! Wow! The first is a look at the developing rail gun technology at the Naval Sea Warfare Center Dahlgren… […]

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  • First Combat Deployment Of Naval Aviators 1914

    On 21 April 1914, United States naval forces under Rear Admiral Frank F. Fletcher pushed ashore at Veracruz, Mexico, during a crisis precipitated by Mexican strongman Victoriano Huerta. Huerta had […]

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