Video Thursday: Brand New Blue Angel Video!

Here is a brand new Blue Angel video! Enjoy the view! Featured is the Skipper and Citadel graduate, Captain Greg McWherter United States Navy. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/28135997 w=400&h=225] 2011 BLUE ANGELS Website PROMO – FINAL APPROVED COPY from Blue Angels on Vimeo.

Carolina's First Ship With Colonists: Adventure

Lots of sights can be seen from the flight deck of Yorktown at Patriots Point…dolphins, manatees, alligators, C-17’s, Blue Angels, the Hunley…but today a replica of the proprietary colony of Carolina’s first sailing vessel could be see from our World War II aircraft carrier’s flight deck. Above is a replica of Adventure, a 17th century […]

Video Thursday – Heavy Weather

With Hurricane Irene churning through the Bahamas and heading for the US East Coast, our Navy has put her ships to sea to ride out the storm…If you have never been at sea in heavy weather, it makes for sights you never forget…watch the videos below and you’ll be glad to be high and dry […]

Project Stormfury 1963

On 23 August 1963, a joint Navy-Weather Bureau (today’s NOAA) project called Stormfury was put into action when an A-3B Skywarrior seeded Hurricane Beulah with silver iodide crystals in an attempt to weaken the structure of the hurricane. Hurricane Beulah was far enough away from populated areas to be a candidate and close enough for […]

The Passing Of An American Hero

Today I was saddened to learn of the death of Colonel Charles Murray, United States Army (Retired). Here is a reposting of a story I did about him and scouting drawn from his World War II experiences a few years ago. It’s a two-part story and I hope you enjoy it…it illustrates the character and […]

North Charleston SWAT Team Repells Off Yorktown Flightdeck

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 one of those days. The North Charleston Police SWAT team were hoping for a sea breeze on a hot day and instead of a concrete […]

282nd Army Band Plays At Patriots Point This Friday!

This Friday, 5 August 2011, from 2 to 3:30 pm,  the thirty-six member 282nd Army Band will be playing approximately 30 musical compositions to include rock, jazz and other genres in Hangar Bay 3 of the USS Yorktown (CV-10). Based out of Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina, the 282nd Band is commanded by Chief […]

Manatees At Patriots Point!

It’s not everyday that one sees a manatee at Patriots Point, but it does happen more than you think. The last couple of summers we have seen frequent almost weekly manatee activity at Patriots Point from our pier and ships. They winter in Florida and move north when the waters warm. Learn more about manatees […]

Medal of Honor Museum at Patriots Point

I touch the day, I taste the light, I remember – W. S. Merwin When the Medal of Honor Museum opened to the public in May of 2007, a new interactive world of exhibits was placed onboard the USS Yorktown. This small world enables connections and memory to take over. The caption on the image […]

Naval Aviator Sets World Altitude Record 1927

On 25 July 1927 Lieutenant Carleton  Cole Champion, Jr.,  set the world altitude record in a Wright Apache aircraft by reaching 38,419 feet. This record would stand for two years.  Champion had set the world seaplane altitude record just three weeks before with his float equipped Apache (seen above and below) when he climbed to […]