Chas Food Film Festival Kicks off on YORKTOWN Flight Deck

This Thursday, April 24th, the Charleston Food Film Festival kicks off the Charleston Food Film Festival at Patriots Point on the USS YORKTOWN’s flight deck. The three-day Festival’s special opening night event, The Kings of Barbecue presented by Sticky Fingers Smokehouse, will include an exclusive screening of The Kings of BBQ Barbecue Kuwait, in which World Champion pitmasters cook up […]

Patriots Point Welcomes Scouts for Pinewood Derby

The Coastal Carolina Council, Boy Scouts of America has partnered with  Patriots Point to host numerous events for local Cub and Boy Scouts. This past weekend, area Cub and Boy Scouts gathered aboard the USS Yorktown to compete in the Etiwan Cup, a District level Championship Pinewood Derby, which consisted of racing miniature cars, hand-crafted by […]

Meet the heroes of the USS YORKTOWN during the 65th Reunion

  More than 150 veterans who served on the USS Yorktown will gather at Patriots Point this weekend for the annual USS Yorktown Association reunion.  This is the 65th annual event and several registrants have attended every year.  The reunion features a general membership meeting, dinner aboard the USS Yorktown and a memorial service for […]

Patriots Point Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, Lights Yorktown Pink

Patriots Point will dedicate the month of October to promote breast cancer awareness through their campaign, “The Fighting Lady is in The Fight.” Starting October 1st, the USS Yorktown will be illuminated pink at night.  All month employees and visitors will be encouraged to support the campaign through dropping donations in the pink donation boxes […]

Governor Mitt Romney Speaks Onboard Yorktown

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.

CrossFit Garage Games On Yorktown’s Flightdeck Saturday

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.

USS Yorktown Hosts 43rd WMD-CST Training

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.

North Charleston SWAT Team Repells Off Yorktown Flightdeck

Not just your average person visits Yorktown, sometimes our local law enforcement and first responders utilize the World War II Essex carrier as a unique training facility and today was one of those days. The North Charleston Police SWAT team were hoping for a sea breeze on a hot day and instead of a concrete […]

USS Yorktown Rescues Fifty-three Merchant Sailors 1960

On 10 June 1960, seven helicopters from HS-4 flying from the USS Yorktown (CV-10) rescued 53 merchant sailors from the British freighter Shun Lee which had run aground on Pratas Reef (500 miles northwest of Manila). Under storm conditions in the wake of Typhoon Mary, the helicopters picked up 25 men from the wreck and […]

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 […]