Last Thursday on the date of the Navy’s 236th birthday, the USS Yorktown (CV-10) joined the nation’s recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) by rigging up lights on the flightdeck to give the bridge and aircraft on Yorktown the hue of pink! This could be a another first for the Yorktown and aircraft carriers…and […]
Last years Yorktown Meet and Greet, Saturday 02 October 2010 Former crew members of the USS Yorktown will hold a “Meet and Greet” tomorrow, Saturday, 15 October 2011, for visitors onboard. They will talk about their service on the “Fighting Lady” and sign limited edition posters of the USS Yorktown in its World War II, […]
This week brings the USS Yorktown CV-10 Association to Patriots Point on Charleston Harbor for their sixty-third reunion on 13 October! Appropriately, Thursday is also the two hundred and thirty-sixth birthday of the United States Navy!
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.
Last Video Thursday we looked at robotics and how scouts have a new merit badge program for it. Today we’ll look at how robotics are going to change the Navy with a few videos showing the state of the art in robotics…drone technology.
Over six years ago, a Navy sailor from the Nuclear Power Training Center in Charleston showed up on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point and asked if he could volunteer. Frank Napier from Mesa, Arizona, was a young sailor away from home, with time on his hands and a fascination with the old Essex class carrier.
One sees lots of strange sights flying at night, but one of the most beautiful and mysterious displays are the polar auroras. Aurora Borealis in the northern latitudes and Aurora Australis in the southern latitudes.
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be involved in something greater than one’s self? Have you ever wanted to climb into a Navy cockpit and imagine being a Naval Aviator and flying at Top Gun? Sunday, 09 October, is your chance to fulfill a dream!
Our volunteer profile for September is on Ned Montgomery. Ned grew up in Mount Pleasant, SC…so he is one of our few natives on Yorktown. His father, Lieutenant Colonel Hampden Eugene Montgomery Jr., was a career Army officer.
Robotics has become a new technology wave for future applications. It has even become a new scouting merit badge and will be taught soon to scouts camping on board the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point as part of the merit badge package offered to our scouts.