Serving Those Who Serve

In preparation for the thousands who visit the Charlestown Navy Yard each year, USS Constitution crewmembers gather every Tuesday morning from January through April to learn new interpretation techniques and dive deeper into the history of “Old Ironsides.” The annual History and Interpretation Training course is taught by USS Constitution Museum staff and Margherita Desy, historian Read More…

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Military Helicopters Flying Low Along Waterfront and Downtown Boston [Video]

Military helicopters are doing Homeland Security training exercises tonight over downtown Boston, flying literally feet over building rooftops. We captured some of the fast moving action in the above video. There appear to be four “dark” Blackhawk helicopters following a flying pattern from Logan Airport in East Boston across the Harbor past the North End and Downtown waterfront, ending up atop a skyscraper Read More…

Arts & Culture Photos & Videos

Blue Angels Fly Over USS Constitution and Tall Ships for War of 1812 Bicentennial on 4th of July [Photos]

Look up the air! Look out on the harbor! Wow! It was one spectacle after another on the North End / Waterfront and downtown Boston during the 4th of July Bicentennial Commemoration of the War of 1812. The U.S. Navy’s renowned Blue Angels performed several aerial demonstrations during the USS Constitution turnaround. The Blue Angels Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

U.S. Navy Seals Parachute Team “Leap Frogs” Into North End’s Puopolo Park [Photos]

The United States Navy Seals Parachute Team, known as the “Leap Frogs” parachuted from a plane at 6,000 feet down to Boston’s North End Puopolo Park on Tuesday July 3, 2012. The aerial demonstration was part of US Navy Week and the July 4th / Tall Ships celebrations. A large crowd of locals and visitors Read More…

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Low Flying Helicopters Over Boston Part of Training Exercises [Video]

If you were around the North End / Waterfront or anywhere in downtown Boston between 9pm-11pm on Wednesday night, you undoubtedly heard the low flying helicopters flying overhead. This was part of the previously announced military training exercises involving Navy Seals who were also repelling off 75 State Street earlier in the day. These helicopters Read More…