Today marks the birthday of legendary Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lewis "Chesty" Puller, whose exploits on battlefields from Central America to the Pacific to Korea are stuff of legend. Early in his career Puller attempted to become a naval aviator at NAS Pensacola, but did not complete the course. This page from his Aviation Training Jacket notes the hard charging spirit for which he... View details ⇨
Tips for Parents bringing kids to the museum! Make the visit interactive by taking advantage of the Museum’s free Scavenger Hunt. Designed for grades 6 through 12, it will keep the kids moving so they don’t get bored, and it’s a great way to explore Naval Aviation’s rich history, from early pioneers to space explorers. Visit the link and download the Scavenger Hunt-->[ Bit.ly Link ]
The aircraft carrier Monterey (CVL 26) was placed in commission #OTD in 1943. One of the many who served as a member of her crew was future President of the United States Gerald R. Ford, seen here playing basketball on an aircraft elevator.
According to TripAdvisor and Yelp, our Museum is not only Pensacola’s #1 attraction but also one of the “Top Museums in the U.S.” Check out our list of do’s and don’ts to help make sure you have a 5-star experience, too-->[ Bit.ly Link ]
Happy Birthday to our only naval aviator Commander-in Chief, President George H.W. Bush. This image shows a section of life raft signed by then-Lieutenant (junior grade) Bush following his rescue by the submarine Finback after he was shot down over Chichi Jima on September 2, 1944.