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9 December 2008 - 2245 EST
- Forgive me shipmates for it's been uh, like two months since I
posted an update.... Sorry about that. The reasons have been many... a
new job here at the University that keeps me a lot busier, other
recreational activities eating away free time, other personal projects,
and frankly I haven't been getting a lot of submissions. I've stacked
up some magazine articles that need scanning and I plan on working on
that over the Holiday Break plus several other clean up jobs. I
deperately need to verify links throughout the site. If you see any
that are broken please let me know. I know about the Navy Pier-cam
being down. I'm still looking for an alternative.
Today's update - Chuck Cavanaugh visited the ship recently and toured
the newly opened Ready Rooms. Chuck sent in 17 photos and promised more
when he returns. Ike Newkirk sent in scans from the Fall 1990 issue
that includes an article about VMFP-3, CVW-5 news, and an article about
the A-12. Also posted is the Fall 2008 Midway Currents newsletter.
- Latest Updates -
Navy Pier / USS Midway Museum / Chuck Cavanaugh / Ready Rooms (17 photos)
Pubs Library / Magazines / The Hook / Fall 1990 (8 scans courtesy of Ike Newkirk)
Pubs Library / Newsletters / Midway Currents / Fall 2008 (1 issue)
4 August 2008 - 1400 EST
- Today's update - Ouch! It's really been over six weeks since the
last update? Where has the Summer gone? I've uploaded a few updates and
still have a few more to go. Vic Vydra sent in a cool photo of him
manning one of the TV consoles in X Division circa 1972. He also sent
in a graphic for the 2008 Flying Squad Reunion held aboard the ship.
The graphic is in memory of the three Flying Squad members killed inthe
1990 explosion and fire. Pete Switzer sent in some Snoopy airplan
cartoons from the '80's and also a very nice 1986 issue of the Midway
Multiplex commemorating the first Hornets to arrive aboard Midway. Gary
Schelin sent in photos of a VA-185 jacket with Midway patches. The huge
patch on the back is especially cool!
- I also noticed recently that Gallery Comments was inadvertently
turned on when I did the upgrade. Needless to say, the gallery was
polluted with spam comments. I didn't notice any legit comments when I
did a brief scan, so I wiped them all out and turned off the module.
- Latest Updates -
Midway Through the Years / 1970's / Vic Vydra (1 photo)
Pubs Library / Memorabilia / Misc / 1980's Snoopy Airplan Cartoons (4 scans courtesy of Pete Switzer)
Pubs Library / Newsletters / Midway Multiplex (1 issue courtesy of Pete Switzer)
Pubs Library / Memorabilia / Misc (1 scan courtesy of Vic Vydra)
Pubs Library / Patches / Air Wings / VA-185 Jacket (5 photos courtesy of Gary Schelin)
10 June 2008 - 1405 EST
- Today's update - I have new photos from Jerry Boysell including
recent reunion pics and some from the 1958-59 Westpac. Carl Hink sent
in a couple of photos from the Lorraine American Cemetery Memorial Day
Ceremony he led on 25 May 2008. Lastly I posted photos from Michael
Fiore's USS Midway 40th Anniversary photo album.
- Midway Museum News
- The only traveling copy of the Declaration of
Independence‚€”printed on July 4, 1776‚€”will be exhibited aboard the
USS Midway Museum July 4, 2008!
The Museum will open early at 9 a.m. that day for this unique,
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! It‚€™s one of only 25 remaining
original copies and is part of a 14-city national tour by Declare
Yourself, sponsored by Cricket Wireless. The multi-media exhibit will
feature national entertainment celebrities encouraging young people to
register to vote. The original copy is owned by television producer
Norman Lear. This is an opportunity like no other!
- The USS Midway also will host ‚€œA Celebration of America‚€
beginning at 6 p.m. on July 4, leading up to the Big Bay Fireworks. The
Declaration will be featured, along with live entertainment by national
celebrities (not yet announced), and an emotional salute to our 232nd
birthday featuring 232 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans! (Lawn chairs,
snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be allowed.) Our exclusive
radio partner, MAGIC 92.5, will be broadcasting live from the flight
deck! Limited tickets for ‚€œA Celebration of America‚€ go on sale
June 12 at www.midway.org.
It‚€™s a great opportunity to experience the birth of America on our
nation‚€™s birthday, aboard our nation‚€™s West Coast symbol of
strength, freedom and peace!
- Latest Updates -
Midway Through the Years / 1980's / AA Michael Fiore / VA-93 (13 photos)
Midway Through the Years / 1980's / AA Michael Fiore / USS Midway (5 photos)
Life Aboard Midway / Friends & Foes / Friends / Misc (1 photo courtesy of Michael Fiore)
Life Aboard Midway / Friends & Foes / Foes / Michael Fiore (9 photos)
Midway Through the Years / Where Are they Now? / Carl Hink / Lorraine American Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony (2 photos)
Midway through the Years / 1950's / Jerry Boysell / Then (2 photos)
Midway through the Years / 1950's / Jerry Boysell / and Now (3 photos)
09 May 2008 - 1230 EST
- Today's update - The Photo / Video Gallery is undergoing a major
upgrade. The menu bar link now points to the new Gallery, however, the
migration is not complete. I am also still tweaking the look and feel.
I wanted to go ahead and release to the public now so the Gallery link
at least came up with something. I'll post further progress later. Buzz
OBTW - the links for the old updates no longer work, so I'm starting
off with a fresh "What's New!" page.
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