March Madness Aircraft Carrier Competition

The United States Naval Air Forces Facebook page is promoting a March Madness Aircraft Carrier Competition. Help Yorktown win this tournament by going to their FB page and clicking on this link or picture for USS Yorktown here. If you are having problems, you have to “Like” US Naval Air Forces before you can “Like” the […]

Volunteer Profile – Arnie Stein

Our March volunteer profile is on our “Head Volunteer” Arnie Stein. Arnie was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He graduated from high school in 1957 and joined the United States Army in 1958. After boot camp at Fort Dix, New Jersey, Arnie was launched on a career that would cover 35 years. He worked as a […]

Video Thursday 3.3.11 The Sound Barrier

  Today our videos take a look at supersonic flight, shock waves and the sound barrier (there is no such thing)…Supersonic flight and sonic booms literally grabbed the imagination and attention of the nation back in the 1950’s. Major John Glenn, a Marine fighter pilot (and future astronaut) flew his F-8 Crusader across the United […]

Medal of Honor Recipient Henry "Red" Erwin

This is a repost from February of 2009 on Master Sgt. Henry “Red” Erwin (1921-2002), Medal of Honor recipient. Today I met the granddaughter of Henry E. “Red” Erwin. Jennifer Michaels and her two sons, David (6) and Will (3), were here to visit the Medal of Honor museum, while her Air Force husband was at […]

Video Thursday 2.24.11 Yesterday's Guns, Today's Guns, Tomorrow's Guns

Today on Video Thursday, we’ll take a look at multiple naval guns across the barriers of time. First we’ll start off with some old guns from the USS Wisconsin BB-64, during the battleship era her 16 inch guns were the most feared guns on the high seas. Next we’ll look at two of today’s  CIWS […]

Video Thursday 2.17.11 Planes and Seacoast Mortars

Today we start off with some classic rare video clips from the 1941 movie “Dive Bomber.” Stars Errol Flynn and Fred MacMurray were the main characters in the movie, which was filmed with the assistance of the U. S. Navy at North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego and onboard the USS Enterprise CV-6. […]

Patriots Point, SEWE and tripadvisor

Patriots Point -Originally uploaded by joel8x Click on for larger image A great shot looking north from the marina at YORKTOWN and the new Cooper River bridge taken in March 2008 near sunset. The days are getting longer now and next week before SEWE  (Southeastern Wildlife Exposition), the weather is forecast to be sunny, 60’s […]

Video Thursday, 02.10.11

The United States Navy launched a high-tech recruiting video back in December, you may have seen it during a bowl game. Here it is from the Navy YouTube channel. February is Black History month and here is a video taking a look at the contribution of Black Americans during World War II, from the Tuskegee […]

Birth of the Yellow Peril! or Ground Loops For All My Friends!

Photo of XN-3N1 (San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives) The XN-3N1 was ordered from the Naval Aircraft Factory in Philadelphia on 09 February 1935. This aircraft is the prototype of the famous “Yellow Peril” flown by fledgling naval aviators until the end of World War II. The nickname, “Yellow Peril”, came from the aircraft’s […]

Happy 101st Birthday Boy Scouts of America!

In 1909 an American businessman and millionaire, William D. Boyce, became lost  in the streets of London. A young (11-12 year old) British Boy Scout helped him back to his hotel. Boyce attempted to give the scout a monetary tip for his help, but the young man refused his money, claiming that as a Boy […]