Medal of Honor Invitational Golf Tournament

In conjunction with the Medal of Honor Convention to be held in Charleston 29 September to 03 October, there will be a Medal of Honor Invitational Golf Tournament to be held at the Grande Dunes Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, SC, on 20 September. Funds will be g0ing to support the Medal of Honor Convention […]

Patriot Day and Scout Surge 911

Over 300 scouts, scouters, military and family members took part in the Patriot Day commemorative program at Patriots Point this past Saturday. The ceremony started with a striking of the bell at 8:46 a.m., the time when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. After a minute of silence and the presentation of our […]

Patriot Day, September 11, 2010

Saturday morning at 8 a.m. gates open for visitors to walk aboard the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point for our Patriot Day commemorative program. Our color guard will consist of firefighters from the Mount Pleasant Fire Department and Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from the Coastal Carolina Council as  a part of Scout Surge 911. […]

Medal of Honor Society Convention in Charleston, 29 September – 03 October!

The South Carolina State Guard Foundation and The Citadel are hosting the 2010 Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Convention in Charleston, South Carolina. This will be a celebration honoring the 87 living recipients of our nation’s highest award for bravery in combat — The Medal of Honor. I will be posting Medal of Honor stories […]

What is a knot? Part I

Coming back up the ladders from the 3rd deck (2 decks below the hangar deck, naval architecture is a topic for another post) a short while ago, I met two lost gentlemen who asked if there was a way to get off the Yorktown…they were afraid their tour was going to end like the voyage […]

Naval aviators out West!

If you thought flying off an aircraft carrier at night was pretty hairy, check out this video below of a 15 year old girl in a steep mountain canyon in Washington State. She fell off a cliff into the Skokomish River. It happened on a hike with several other people in the Skokomish River Canyon […]

Korean War – 60 years ago

On 23 June 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea. This “surprise” war led to the United States rebuilding our military, which had been pared down rapidly at the end of the world war. Many reservists  were called back into active service, of whom, many had seen action in World War II. The U. S. Navy […]

USNA '73 Reunion

Last Saturday, 17 July, Patriots Point was the site of a reunion for five members of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1973. Their service in the United States Navy was performed in various warfare specialties: CDR Dalton was a surface warfare officer and later supply officer, CAPT Watt was a naval flight officer […]

Fireworks of a different kind!

On the 4th of July this year, the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point saw fireworks of a different kind! Just as the initial rockets fired from the flight deck of Yorktown, a young graduate of the University of Virginia bent down on one knee on the pier with the ship in the background and asked […]

Whale arrives at Patriots Point

Our A-3D Skywarrior arrived on high tide this afternoon. Originally designed by Douglas Aircraft Corporation to be a twin engined nuclear bomber for the Navy, the “Whale” served most of its career as an ECM platform and tanker aircraft. It was to be the heaviest Naval aircraft flying from carrier flight decks at the weight […]