Volunteer Profile on Dr. "Chip" Biernbaum

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 free time as he could investigating curious creatures and beasts that lived in the streams, lakes and forests around his home. His interest in World […]

Video Thursday 4.28.11 What's A Wingsuit?

Today’s videos focus on flight in nonstandard modes, such as balloons, ski jumping  and wingsuits! For myself, I would like a standard heavier than air vehicle with a little mass and engine to rely upon for flying, but some folks see the world differently… [vimeo http://vimeo.com/2096434] [vimeo http://vimeo.com/20761700] This last video is amazingly scary! [vimeo […]

A Celebration In Education At Patriots Point

Today marked a “Celebration In Education” at Patriots Point.  Since 2002, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum’s History & Science program has provided cross-curricular educational activities to more than 125,000 students of all ages. The primary goal of the program is to stimulate student achievement with activities that connect History with Science, Math and Language […]

New Naval Technology Videos

See the future of the Navy in this selection of videos! Wow! The first is a look at the developing rail gun technology at the Naval Sea Warfare Center Dahlgren… Next is a laser demonstration from the Office of Naval Research… Another laser on an airborne target… Destroyers of the future…amazing upcoming Navy ships…

Navy UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Development 1923!

On 15 April 1923 the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) made known its early work in the development of the first UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) for the Navy. A specially equipped F5L seaplane was controlled by radio signals up to a range of 10 miles from the transmitter. The NRL also reported that radio control of […]

Major Robert Anderson Surrenders Fort Sumter!

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the surrender of Fort Sumter by Major Robert Anderson to Confederate forces at Charleston, SC.  After a day and a half of bombardment, not one soldier died in combat. The surrender ceremony took place in the afternoon and Confederate Brigadier General Beauregard did not attend the ceremony to receive […]

Fort Sumter bombardment begins, 12 April 1861

  Confederate forces under Brigadier General Beauregard began the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor this morning at 4:30 AM.  Confederate guns fired from Fort Johnson and several batteries on James Island, batteries on Morris Island, Fort Moultrie and batteries on Sullivan’s Island, a floating battery off the end of the island and a […]

Video Thursday Air Expo Charleston 2011

Today we’ll see videos that will pump us up for the Air Expo at Joint Base Charleston this Saturday. The Air Force Thunderbirds are our first video as we see a preview of their aerial skill… Here’s Bill Walsh, TV Weatherman extraordinaire from WCSC TV, who is also an Air Force Reservist talking about the […]

Mount Pleasant Almost Starts "The War"

In April 1861, war clouds gathered over Charleston Harbor as Major Robert Anderson, commanding the United States garrison at Fort Sumter, waited to be resupplied or evacuated. Charleston Harbor had been heavily fortified by Confederate Brigadier-General Pierre Beauregard and he had been ordered by the Confederate War Department in Montgomery, Alabama, to allow no resupply […]

Aircraft Carrier March Madness

U. S. Naval Air Forces Facebook page has been running a fun matchup of current and historic aircraft carriers and the competition has entered into the Regional Finals from 01-04 April. Yorktown has advanced with to the North regional final with victories over Tarawa, Lincoln and Independence. As of this post Yorktown trails Reagan 68-70, […]