Flying a F-35B fighter jet is no easy task, just ask any one of the dozen or so 11-15 year olds who have been learning to fly the aircraft in the Patriots Point Flight Academy all week. The young pilots in the academy train through a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) based program. The […]
Several former crew members of the USS LAFFEY are back onboard their former ship. The men will be spending the next few days walking in the footsteps of their past at Patriots Point. The LAFFEY, nicknamed the “The Ship That Would Not Die”, is the most decorated WWII-era destroyer still in existence, and one of […]
On May 26, 2014 Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will observe Memorial Day with a special event titled: “Letters from the Front” USS YORKTOWN, Hangar Bay III 9:30 AM-10:30 AM The public is invited to bring and read aloud authentic letters written by and for service men and women killed in the line of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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.
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.