Preserving a piece of US Maritime History - invaluable
The USS Olympia is a cruiser that fought in the Spanish American War in 1898 and has been preserved in Philadelphia. She's a one of a kind ship, a national historic monument, and in danger. She needs approximately $10-15 million in repairs to keep her a viable museum for years to come. If you have the resources, or connections to those resources, please consider helping. (full disclosure - there is no financial benefit to me to ask the question - we need to save this ship for posterity). Please contact me at 612-599-1935 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Look what US Marines can do! Park two stealth a/c on the flight deck of the WASP!
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct 15, 2011) BF-04, front, a Marine Corps variant of the F-35B Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter, maneuvers after a vertical landing as BF-02 approaches the flight deck for landing on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). The F-35B is capable of short takeoffs and vertical landings for use on amphibious ships or expeditionary airfields to provide air power to the Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Navy photo By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tommy Lamkin/Released)