A Visit to the World War II Home Front Museum on St Simons Island

I recently took my parents down to St Simons Island in Brunswick, GA to visit the World War II Home Front Museum. Located by the East Beach on 1st St just past the intersection of East Beach Causeway and Ocean Blvd, it's housed in the Historic St Simons Island Coast Guard Station. The building and … Continue reading A Visit to the World War II Home Front Museum on St Simons Island

A Visit to the North Charleston Fire Museum

The North Charleston Fire Museum is a great place to visit in Charleston, SC. It houses 20 restored American LaFrance fire apparatus, a collection of equipment, and informative/interactive displays including some geared toward children. The apparatus and displays show how firefighting has evolved over time and other displays emphasize fire safety. If you work in … Continue reading A Visit to the North Charleston Fire Museum

The Vietnam Experience Exhibit at Patriot’s Point in Charleston, SC

In addition to the museum ships at Patriot's Point in Charleston, the park also has the Vietnam Experience Exhibit. Mostly outdoors, it shows what a "Brown Water Navy" patrol boat and support base and Marine Corps artillery fire support base were like during the Vietnam War. In addition to the various buildings and structures one … Continue reading The Vietnam Experience Exhibit at Patriot’s Point in Charleston, SC

A Visit to the USS Laffey (DD-724) at Patriot’s Point in Charleston, SC

The USS Laffey (DD-724) may be moored in the shadow of the USS Yorktown at Patriot's Point in Charleston, SC, but she isn't overshadowed by the larger aircraft carrier. She stands large as a symbol of courage and determination through the actions she saw in World War II. The USS Laffey was commissioned in February … Continue reading A Visit to the USS Laffey (DD-724) at Patriot’s Point in Charleston, SC

A Visit to the USS Yorktown (CV-10) at Patriot’s Point in Charleston, SC

On Friday, I took a trip up to Charleston, SC from Savannah to visit Patriot's Point, home of the USS Yorktown (CV-10) and USS Laffey (DD-724), both veterans of World War II and the Cold War. This post concentrates on the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10); subsequent posts will feature the Laffey and the park's … Continue reading A Visit to the USS Yorktown (CV-10) at Patriot’s Point in Charleston, SC

14 June 2019 Charleston/Beaufort Road Trip Scanning Report

On Friday morning, I called an audible and took a short road trip to Charleston, SC to visit Patriot's Point and the North Charleston Fire Museum, then spent the night in Beaufort, SC before going back home on Saturday morning. As usual, I had the mobile station radios going but it was hard to pay … Continue reading 14 June 2019 Charleston/Beaufort Road Trip Scanning Report

A Visit to the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation – 11 June 2019

During my short Central Georgia road trip, I visited the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation to walk through one of my favorite museums and see how the restoration of their B-17 is going. I noticed that there was a change in the Eagle Building since my last visit. The P-51D that was in the Eagle … Continue reading A Visit to the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation – 11 June 2019

Spotting at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

Savannah - After working nine days in a row, I finally had a day off yesterday and went out to Savannah-Hilton Head IAP to do some spotting. Unfortunately I didn't make it out there in time to catch the VMFAT-501 F-35Bs coming back from their morning sortie and they never flew an afternoon sortie, so … Continue reading Spotting at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

Sentry Savannah Photos from 15 April 2019

Savannah - This morning when I heard the aircraft participating in Sentry Savannah start taking off, I headed out to the Savannah-Hilton Head IAP to try to take some photos of them coming back in. The weather was wonderful, with clear blue skies and good sunlight so it turned out to be a productive trip … Continue reading Sentry Savannah Photos from 15 April 2019

Spring at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday was a lovely Spring day and it turned out to be a wonderful day for a visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.A low tide came around 10:30 am so I arrived at the refuge around 10:00 so I'd have a better chance of seeing wading birds in the tidal areas. There were plenty … Continue reading Spring at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge