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Happy Birthday John Glenn

Today, war hero, space hero, and Democratic Senator, John H. Glenn, turns 90 years-old. Glenn holds several distinctions for the life he has led. He was the first American to orbit the earth. To date, he is the oldest person … Continue reading

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Fighting FIVE Takes the US Navy into the Jet Age

Sixty-three years ago today, Fighter Squadron FIVE became the first Navy squadron to land jet fighters aboard an aircraft carrier.  On March 10, 1948, they took their brand new North American FJ-1 Fury jets to sea to land aboard the … Continue reading

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107 Years

A century plus seven years. It is almost too much to comprehend, especially when you give some thought to the amazing accomplishments which have taken place since then. It was 107 years ago today the Wright Brothers officially “cracked the … Continue reading

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