USS Hornet Museum receives face-lift, courtesy of AkzoNobel

Aircraft carriers take a beating during times of war, but even in peacetime a ship’s physical appearance gets damaged due to the effects of weather and inactivity. At 74-years old, the USS Hornet is looking its age, but AkzoNobel, a paints, coatings and chemicals company, is working with the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum to make the ship look as good as it did when it was commissioned in 1943 by donating more than 1,600 gallons of military-grade International® Marine Coatings to repaint the entire 873-foot vessel. Decommissioned…

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A Great Life Story From a “Doolittle Raider” Pilot

A Great Life Story From a “Doolittle Raider” Pilot By Capt Joseph R. John, April 18, 2017: Op Ed # 345 The below listed article is a firsthand historic account by one of the 16 pilots who participated in the “Tokyo Raid” against Imperial Japan; the raid was led by Lt Col James “Jimmy” Doolittle, US Army Air Corps. The “Tokyo Raid” was launched in retaliation for the December 7, 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Imperial Forces of Japan.  Seventy-five years later, Americans are still awed by…

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