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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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  • Doolittle Raid 18 April 1942

    it is in memory that keeps telling us, some of the old story about us W. S. Merwin In early April, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto wrote to Niwa Michi at her […]

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  • Navy UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Development 1923!

    On 15 April 1923 the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) made known its early work in the development of the first UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) for the Navy. A specially equipped […]

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  • Major Robert Anderson Surrenders Fort Sumter!

    Today marks the 150th anniversary of the surrender of Fort Sumter by Major Robert Anderson to Confederate forces at Charleston, SC.  After a day and a half of bombardment, not […]

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