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Governor Mitt Romney Speaks Onboard YorktownPosted: Oct 07, 2011
Every Presidential campaign since 2000 has brought candidates for President to the USS Yorktown for photo and speaking events. Yesterday, former Massachusetts’ Governor Mitt Romney spoke to a small group of veterans on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point at 2 PM.
CrossFit Garage Games On Yorktown’s Flightdeck SaturdayPosted: Sep 20, 2011
This weekend will see the first South Carolina Garage Games series event hosted by CrossFit Integrity. This CrossFit event will be a two-day competition held in Charleston, South Carolina on September 24-25, 2011.
USS Yorktown Hosts 43rd WMD-CST TrainingPosted: Sep 14, 2011
Last night the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point was not a site for tourists, scouts, students or a corporate party, but a training site for military professionals with a serious job of being prepared to protect the American homeland.
North Charleston SWAT Team Repells Off Yorktown FlightdeckPosted: Aug 03, 2011
Not just your average person visits Yorktown, sometimes our local law enforcement and first responders utilize the World War II Essex carrier as a unique training facility and today was […]
USS Yorktown Rescues Fifty-three Merchant Sailors 1960Posted: Jun 10, 2011
On 10 June 1960, seven helicopters from HS-4 flying from the USS Yorktown (CV-10) rescued 53 merchant sailors from the British freighter Shun Lee which had run aground on Pratas […]
Volunteer Profile on Dr. "Chip" BiernbaumPosted: Apr 30, 2011
Our volunteer profile is on Dr. “Chip” Biernbaum, who was born on Pearl Harbor Day (07 Dec) 1946 in Woodstown, NJ, 15 miles from Wilmington, Delaware. He spent as much […]
CXAM Radar On Yorktown CV-5 Leads To IFF And CICPosted: Mar 28, 2011
Following successful tests of the XAF radar, the Navy contracted with RCA (Radio Corporation of America) to build six more radars and they would be placed on one aircraft carrier […]
Video Thursday 1.20.11Posted: Jan 20, 2011
It’s Video Thursday and if you haven’t read or seen the news today, Patriots Point is going to try to interest the Boeing Company in joining us here on Charleston […]
FREE Admission Weekend this Saturday-Sunday, 8-9 January 2011Posted: Jan 04, 2011
Everyone is invited to Patriots Point’s “FREE Admission” weekend to kickoff the Centennial Anniversary of Naval Aviation (1911-2011). Come aboard and visit our ships, the Medal of Honor museum, […]
Happy Birthday Fighting Lady aka USS Yorktown!Posted: Dec 01, 2010
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 […]