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90 years ago, the U. S. Navy’s first aircraft carrier, the USS Langley was commissioned, after having been converted from a collier, the USS Jupiter.

As one of the blog responders comments, “The ship is fitted to accommodate ten ship’s officers, thirty-five commissioned and warrant aviators, thirty-one chief petty officers, and 229 men for the crew.”

Wow, with the embarked ‘airwing’ a total of 305 souls were onboard the Langley. Times have changed.”

Take a few minutes to read about this first air craft carrier.

Click here for the article.


Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of our “Heart” section is to publish stories of the experiences, contributions and sacrifices of our military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard) and public service personnel (police officers, fire fighters, EMS, merchant marines and others in the public sector) as well as stories of their families.  Please search your memory and computer for a few and send them to Bill (CPT Otis) O’Quin at boquin@ix.netcom.com for possible publication.  Thanks!


Important links for updated military/defense information:
The Daily News Briefing: Today’s News for the U.S. Military, their families and friends.
The Military Trivia Challenge: Register and test your knowledge about military history.
U.S. Department of Defense: Military Defense News.

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