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USS Saratoga Heads To The Scrap Heap

The aircraft carrier USS Saratoga, commissioned in 1956, upgraded in Philadelphia in the ’80’s, and stored here after decommissioning in the 90’s, has been sold to a Texas scrap firm for a penny.

05/14/2014

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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/13/2013

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Memorial Service Marks 80th Anniversary Of The Akron Airship Crash

By John Ostapkovich LAKEHURST, N.J. (CBS) – There’s a memorial service this morning near Tom’s River, New Jersey, marking the 80th anniversary of an airship disaster even worse than the Hindenberg. When the Hindenberg caught […]

04/04/2013

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Local War Veterans Help Fellow Vet Rebuild In Sandy’s Aftermath

Flood waters filled the home of war veteran Andy Jackson with almost two feet of water. His furniture is gone, walls and floors taken apart, but his spirit remains intact, thanks to fellow U.S. Navy and Army veterans from his local American Legion post helping him rebuild.

11/11/2012

Brad Snyder, Russell Snyder (credit: US Navy)

Meet Paralympic Wounded Warrior Brad Snyder

Brad Snyder can still see in his dreams. He can envision himself churning through the water. He can see himself standing on a podium. And receiving a gold medal. Then he opens his eyes and sees black.

07/12/2012

(A visitor takes a closer look at an artifact on display at "Bldg. 92," the museum of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Brooklyn Navy Yard

Something new grows in Brooklyn, and Jay Lloyd notes that history buffs now have another getaway spot to visit.

01/26/2012

(The USS Constellation, in Boston Harbor.  Credit:  Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Celebrating the Historic US Navy

As America celebrates the 236th birthday of the US Navy, KYW’s Jay Lloyd is on board for weekend getaways around many of the historic naval attractions in our area.

10/20/2011

(An informal color guard formed outside the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul for the funeral of Petty Officer Michael Strange.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Final Farewell For Naval Officer From Philadelphia Killed In Afghanistan

A tearful farewell was said today for US Navy petty officer Michael Strange, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this month in Afghanistan.

08/18/2011

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Blue Angels Cancel Millville, NJ Air Show Appearance After Incident In Va.

A US Navy spokeswoman says that although the Blue Angels will not be at the Millville air show this weekend, other civilian and military performance teams will be there, including the US Army “Gold Knight” parachute jumpers.

05/26/2011

(Mayor Nutter, 4th District city councilman Curtis Jones, and other dignitaries present city proclamation for Navy Week to US Navy brass at Philadelphia's Carousel House.   Photo by Karin Phillips)

US Navy Lends A Hand To Philadelphia For ‘Navy Week’

Twenty American cities including Philadelphia are celebrating “Navy Week” this week, and community service is a big part of the celebration.

05/24/2011

Navy Resumes PR Mission After Del. River Rescues

by KYW’s Kim Glovas A special boat team from the US Navy was coincidentally at Penn’s Landing Wednesday when the Duck Boat accident happened.  That crew sprang into action to render aid to those in […]

07/08/2010

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