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.
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.
This video was produced for the Strike Fighter Ball at NAS Oceana in 2009 and is so good I couldn’t wait until Video Thursday to post it.
This weekend the Naval Academy plays the University of South Carolina in football on ESPN. Names at the Naval Academy associated with great men and events such as Bainbridge, Decatur, Farragut, Hull, Porter and Rodgers were once led by a South Carolinian, Paul Hamilton.
At 2 PM EST today at the White House, President Obama will present the Medal of Honor to Marine Sergeant Dakota Meyer for his actions in Afghanistan in 2009.
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.