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  • USS Lexington, CV-2, Commissioned 1927

    Testifying before the House Naval Affairs Committee on 21 February 1922, Bureau of Naval Aeronautics Chief, Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, told the committee that unless the United States built […]

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  • First dive bombing tests 1926

    The first dive bombing exercise by the United States Navy was reported on 13 December 1926 by Rear Admiral J. M. Reeves. The Boeing FB-5 and the Curtiss F6C were […]

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  • Go Navy! Sink Army!

    Tomorrows BIG game features Army against Navy! Army’ record this year is six wins and five losses. Navy has eight wins and three losses. This Saturday’s game marks the 111th  […]

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  • Video Thursday, 09 December 2010

    It’s the holiday season and for a little fun, if you hadn’t seen this one before it is a classic bit of everything you see is not necessarily so in […]

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  • United States Declares War on the Imperial Japanese Empire, 1941

    Interestingly, the United States declared war on the same date that the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked Pearl Harbor. Because of the International Dateline, the Japanese attack came on 08 December […]

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  • Pearl Harbor Day at Patriots Point 2010

    Today two hundred and sixty-six Americans gathered on a cold, windy 07 December at Patriots Point to remember Pearl Harbor. The memorial program was put together and run by the […]

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  • No Christmas For Valley Forge, 06 December 1950

    Arriving at San Diego on 01 December 1950 from her first successful Korean combat cruise, the Valley Forge’s crew were dreaming of being home by Christmas. Indeed, most of the […]

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  • Navy Altitude Record 1915

    On 03 December 1915, Naval Aviator #14 Lieutenant Richard C. Saufley set an American altitude record flying the Curtiss AH-14 to 11,975 feet over Pensacola, Florida. Saufley was a member […]

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  • Video Thursday 02 Dec 2010

    Welcome to Video Thursday! Have you ever wondered what it is like to pilot a Navy jet aboard a moving mass of steel at sea? Here’s your chance, watch this […]

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  • Happy Birthday Fighting Lady aka USS Yorktown!

    Today sixty-nine years ago, the keel of the USS Yorktown was laid at Newport News Shipbuilding, not far from the battle site of Yorktown, Virginia. The mighty Fighting Lady (nickname […]

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