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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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  • End of the Airship Era, 1959?

    On 30 November 1959, the Airship Training Group at Naval Air Station (NAS) Glynco, Georgia, was decommissioned, bringing an end to lighter-than-air training in the United States Navy.  Click on […]

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  • First Naval Aviator Training 1910

    On 29 November 1910, Glenn H. Curtiss wrote to the Secretary of the Navy under President Taft, the Honorable George von Lengerke Meyer. In his letter to the Secretary of […]

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  • First combat air patrol 1917

    On 22 November 1917, a Tellier seaplane flown by a naval aviator, Ensign Kenneth R. Smith, was forced down at sea on his flight out of Naval Air Station LeCroisic […]

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  • Picture of the Weekend, J-35C "Lightning II"

    Here is the “Lightning II” piloted by David “Doc” Nelson. The “Lightning II” departed Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base and achieved successful air refuels at a maximum […]

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  • Antiaircraft Gunfire Director – The Mark 19

    With the advent of high-flying and high-speed aircraft, the United States Navy was faced with a new problem, which was ignored until Billy Mitchell’s demonstration of air power in the […]

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