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  • Volunteer Profile on Dr. Art Schmitt – Helicopter pilot extraordinaire!

    One beautiful summer day a 15-year-old boy and future Eagle Scout looked up into the New Jersey sky and saw a Marine F4U Corsair fly over in a low pass, […]

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  • What is a knot? Part II

    The use of the term knot goes back to the day of sailing ships. Sailors would toss over a “Dutch log” which had a line attached with knots tied into […]

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  • What is a knot? Part I

    Coming back up the ladders from the 3rd deck (2 decks below the hangar deck, naval architecture is a topic for another post) a short while ago, I met two […]

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  • Naval aviators out West!

    If you thought flying off an aircraft carrier at night was pretty hairy, check out this video below of a 15 year old girl in a steep mountain canyon in […]

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  • Bureau of Naval Aeronautics founded 1921

    Yesterday marked the 89th anniversary of the formation of the Bureau of Naval Aeronautics on 10 August 1921. Charlestonian Captain William Adger Moffett was nominated by President Harding to become […]

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  • Korean War – 60 years ago

    On 23 June 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea. This “surprise” war led to the United States rebuilding our military, which had been pared down rapidly at the end of […]

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  • USNA '73 Reunion

    Last Saturday, 17 July, Patriots Point was the site of a reunion for five members of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1973. Their service in the United States […]

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  • Fireworks of a different kind!

    On the 4th of July this year, the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point saw fireworks of a different kind! Just as the initial rockets fired from the flight deck of […]

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  • Whale arrives at Patriots Point

    Our A-3D Skywarrior arrived on high tide this afternoon. Originally designed by Douglas Aircraft Corporation to be a twin engined nuclear bomber for the Navy, the “Whale” served most of […]

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  • Nation of Patriots at Patriots Point

    Today a very impressive flag ceremony was held on the flight deck of USS Yorktown (CV-10). Appropriately 02 July is our actual date of Independence as the Continental Congress passed […]

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