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  1. When the Missiles Left CubaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | Air & Space

    October 23, 1962. It was one of those inky nights. The stars were brilliant, but there was no moon and the lights of mainland Cuba had long since disappeared over the horizon to the southwest.

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  2. Eye to Eye with a BearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2017 | Air & Space

    In 1966, a Naval aviator got an unforgettable look at an icon of the Cold War: the Soviet Tupolev Tu-95 bomber. In a photo he calls "The Sandwich," John Newlin flies his Phantom between a Soviet Tu-95 Bear and a Douglas A-3 tanker 150 miles west of Gibraltar, April 1, 1966.

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  3. Family Day at SeaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2015 | Air & Space

    No one remembers exactly why the first one was called Operation Tiger, but the idea was a hit from the start. As many as 1,250 guests are invited to bunk aboard an aircraft carrier - or amphibious assault ship, landing helicopter dock, or submarine - during the last leg of its cruise into homeport, which can last from two to five nights.

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  4. The USS Enterprise's Last TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2012 | Air & Space

    When the USS Enterprise sailed away from Norfolk, Virginia, on its maiden voyage in 1962, it was the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and the eighth Enterprise in a long dynasty reaching back to the Revolutionary War. Its eight nuclear reactors, reported the Chicago Daily Defender , had an energy potential "as great as that of all the reactors in the free world."

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  5. Everyone in the OceanRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2016 | Air & Space

    On a balmy day this past June, more than 2,000 sailors of the carrier USS John C. Stennis leaped from its aircraft elevator into the warm waters of the western Pacific Ocean during a U.S. Navy tradition known as swim call. Navy personnel specialist William Harbin called it one of the best experiences of his life.

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  6. Lincoln Ellsworth's Polar StarRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2016 | Air & Space

    It all started with a penguin. In 1913, Lincoln Ellsworth, the son of a wealthy Chicago businessman, was in London, taking a course in geographical surveying at the Royal Geographic Society.

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