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  • Video Thursday, 10.04.10

    Here are my top three videos this week, one serious and two for fun! Send me your top video and if I use it you become eligible for this month’s […]

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  • Curtiss-Navy racer sets World Speed Record, 1921

    On 03 November 1921, pilot Bert Acosta flying the Curtiss-Navy racer powered by a 400-h.p. Curtiss engine, won the Pulitzer Race at Omaha, Nebraska, with a world record speed of […]

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  • Second Yale Unit, 1917

    A group of Yale students volunteered to form a flying unit for the United States Navy in February 1917 and they enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve as seamen […]

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  • Father of Naval Aviation Birthdate

    Today is the birthday of the naval officer who was able to foresee a power air arm of the United States Navy. William Adger Moffett was born in Charleston, South […]

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  • American aircraft carriers and the Suez Crisis 1956

    Whenever a crisis happens in the world, ever since World War II, our Presidents have probably asked as one of their first questions, “Where are our carriers?” On 29 October […]

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  • Video Thursday 10/28!

    Time for my top videos of the week! Hope you enjoy them, again send me links to your favorite videos and the best one I receive during the month of […]

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  • USS Akron Commissioned 1931

    USS Akron was commissioned at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey, on 27 October 1931. She was 785 feet in length and weighed 242,356 pounds.┬áThe ZRS-4 was built in 1931 […]

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  • First landing on the Navy's first aircraft carrier!

    On 26 October 1922, Lieutenant Commander Godfrey de Chevalier, USN, flew his Aeromarine 39-B on to the flight deck of the United States Navy’s first aircraft carrier, USS Langley (CV-1), […]

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  • Victory at Sea, 25 October 1812

    One hundred and ninety-eight years ago, the young United States Navy gained a victory at sea against the world’s most powerful Navy, when the USS President defeated the HMS Macedonian […]

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  • Centennial of Naval Aviation

    Next year, 2011, will mark the centennial of Naval Aviation in the United States Navy. It will be a year marked by many celebrations and remembrances across the nation of […]

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