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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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  • Fort Sumter bombardment begins, 12 April 1861

      Confederate forces under Brigadier General Beauregard began the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor this morning at 4:30 AM.  Confederate guns fired from Fort Johnson and several batteries […]

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  • Video Thursday Air Expo Charleston 2011

    Today we’ll see videos that will pump us up for the Air Expo at Joint Base Charleston this Saturday. The Air Force Thunderbirds are our first video as we see […]

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  • First Navy Flight Gear Issue, 1917

    The United States Navy standardized the issuance of flight gear when the Secretary of the Navy, Josephus Daniels, approved a recommendation of the Board on Flying Equipment on standard flight […]

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