Minggu, 17 Juli 2011

Navy at Point Mugu History Honored in New Book

PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 15, 2011 – New from Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series is The Navy at Point Mugu by local author Gina Nichols. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images along with a supportive narrative.

Point Mugu has played a major part in naval history since 1943, when a small group of U.S. Navy Seabees and several newly organized amphibious units headed across the Oxnard Plain to establish an advance base training facility. Toward the end of World War II, the small naval air base began testing newly developed guided missiles, pilotless aircraft, and special weapons to combat kamikaze pilots. my photo and wallpaper

This early testing transitioned Point Mugu from a temporary base into a pioneer in the world of science and national defense. On October 1, 1946, the Naval Air Missile Test Center Point Mugu and later the Pacific Missile Range were established to create, research and test weapons systems. Point Mugu continues to support many diverse military missions, including testing weapons systems, operating space satellite systems, and providing radar and communication support to the naval aviation commu oled technology on mobile phone nity.

Highlights of The Navy at Point Mugu: •   Highlights the history of the Navy at Point Mugu from 1943 to 2010 •   Includes images of many of the units and different aircraft that have called Point Mugu home •   Documents original images of early base construction •   Displays images of the early program to test and evaluate 531276856  the surface-to-surface missiles for potential use as a ship-to-shore bombardment weapon

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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