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  • Naval Weapons Station Yorktown celebrates 96 years

    Naval Weapons Station Yorktown celebrates 96 years
    On August 7, 2014, Naval Weapons Station (WPNSTA) Yorktown celebrates 96 years of service to the fleet providing ordnance and technical support to the U. S. Navy. Since 1918, when President Woodrow Wilson signed a Presidential Proclamation establishing the Navy Mine Depot at Yorktown, the installation has been the hallmark of excellence for ordnance handling operations. More than 90,000 tons of ordnance is moved annually on and off U.S. Navy ships, U.S. Coast Guard ships, and ships of our allies.
  • Virginia slavery took root in the rich soil of the York

    Virginia slavery took root in the rich soil of the York
    Old Point Comfort and Jamestown may have the distinction of being the first places associated with the arrival of Virginia's first Africans in 1619. But it wasn't until decades later that slavery really took off -- and when it did it was the south...

    Old military ordnance found at vacant property in Newport News

    Old military ordnance found at vacant property in Newport News
    The Newport News Fire Department's bomb squad got more than they bargained for when they showed up to a call at a vacant house Friday - old military ordnance left sitting abandoned in a shed.  The team was called out around 1:30 p.m. Friday when a...

    Naval Weapons Station Yorktown observes anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

    Naval Weapons Station Yorktown observes anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks
    Chief petty officer selectees from Naval Weapons Station Yorktown and its tenant commands remembered the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with a ceremony Thursday at Kirkpatrick Field. Officers, sailors and civilians came together to honor the victims of...

    Yorktown Navy Exchange recognized for store performance

    Yorktown Navy Exchange recognized for store performance
    The Navy Exchange at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown received the Bingham Award by the Navy Exchange Service Command in the $3-$7 million sales category for superior performance in 2013. The Bingham Award program was established in 1979 to recognize...