Lieutenant W.R. (Bill) Lunt
Army Air Corps
Banner Location: Third Street and E Avenue
By Coronado Scribe, Jerry Greenspan, May 2015
Former First Lieutenant (Lt), Willis (Bill) Lunt, was a member of the United States Army Air Corps. He is the personification of what Tom Brokaw, in his 1998 book, “The Greatest Generation” was describing. He is a decorated officer who saw action in the European theater in World War ll. He has called Coronado…
Framed Image of the Hometown Heroes Banner for Lieutenant Commander Richard Engel Presented at the Recognition Ceremony Conducted on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Coronado Historical Association
As part of the observance of Memorial Day, 18 past and present Coronado residents were honored by being the first recipients of banners along the city’s Avenue of Heroes (Third and Fourth Streets between…Continue
Added by John Tato on May 26, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
CORONADO, Calif.– A U.S. Navy T-45C aircraft assigned to Training Squadron NINE (VT-9), stationed out of Meridian, Mississippi, ran off the end of runway 29 at Naval Air Station North Island at approximately 2 p.m. Pacific time.
The pilot was able to safely eject from the aircraft and is currently being evaluated at a local…Continue
A small American flag is backdropped by the Recruit Depot Honor Guard at a past Memorial Day tribute in Coronado’s Star Park. Photo by Joe Ditler.
MEMORIAL DAY 2015…
Added by Joseph Ditler on May 20, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
How does a neighborhood, considered to have the busiest highway for its length in the country, turn the tide and become a pride of Coronado again? The TAF (Third and Fourth Streets) group asserted that one challenge, the Navy commuter traffic, could actually become their own "Crown."
When the concept of an “Avenue of Heroes," (to honor the significant military route of Third and Fourth Streets) was brought before the Coronado Transportation Commission (CTC) in January…Continue
Naval Base Coronado Commanding Officer Captain Chris Sund welcomed a decent and excited crowd at the May 11, 2015, ribbon cutting ceremony for the new multi-million dollar Naval Base Coronado Fitness and Liberty Complex (NASNI Building 1507).
Six years in the making, the new facility first became a possibility when former MCPON (Master Chief Petty Officer of…Continue
Added by eCoronado on May 14, 2015 at 10:47am — No Comments
The new Fitness & Liberty Complex on NAS North Island is scheduled to open on Monday, May 11. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday. Once open, the facility's hours are expected to be:
Monday - Friday: 4 am - 9 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 8 am - 4 pm
The facility will also include playing fields (pictured below) and a pool. For more information, contact the …Continue
Added by Community Manager on May 7, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
Memorial Day Ceremony Takes Place at Star Park Monday, May 25
One of Coronado’s special traditions is the Memorial Day salute to our fallen troops. It takes place every Memorial Day, and…Continue
Added by Joseph Ditler on April 28, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
The Coronado Tennis Association volunteers at this event.
The event is part of a proven program that for the past five years has provided tennis-based rehabilitation to more than 600 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from all the military branches to aid in their physical and emotional recoveries. The program has been featured in local, regional and national publications and has received accolades from senior Department of Defense officials for…
Added by eCoronado on April 28, 2015 at 12:32pm — No Comments
Have you seen them? Down by Ferry Landing, a dolphin suddenly appears – and it's wearing a harness. Or a sea lion splashes by the piers of Seaport Village, accompanied by a small boat with trainers and researchers.
What are they doing, and why?
Seeking answers to these questions, I attended a tour of the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program facility, which is located…Continue
Added by Becca Garber on April 16, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
In an effort to recognize the service and personal sacrifice military children make, April has been designated as the Month of the Military Child. In 1986, then Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger recognized that military family members, especially military kids, were an integral part of a service member’s ability to perform his or her duties at home and abroad.
With Coronado’s close connection to the military, Village Elementary and Silver Strand Elementary schools…Continue
Added by Mary Douglas on April 12, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The Surface Warrior Ball, a wonderful gala with dinner, dancing, and prizes honoring the members of our Naval Armed Forces, will take place on August 22, 2015 at the Hilton Bay Front Hotel. This elegant venue overlooks the beautiful San Diego Bay with views to Coronado. I spoke with coronado resident, LT Josh Morris, vice chairman of the Surface warrior Ball Committee, U.S.…Continue
Added by Ann Marie Bryan on March 24, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments
CORONADO, Calif. - Special Warfare Operator 3rd Class Jason Kortz, 29, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado died from injuries sustained during an accident while conducting parachute jump training operations in Perris, California, March 18.
“Jason distinguished himself consistently throughout his career. He was the epitome of the quiet professional in all facets of his life, and he leaves an inspiring legacy of natural tenacity and focused commitment for posterity,” said…
Added by eCoronado on March 19, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I remember the very first time I drove over the Coronado bridge. I was fresh off a plane from Virginia, with our 4 year old and 5 week old in tow, sitting in the passenger seat while my husband drove so I could gawk out the window, giddy with excitement as I just kept saying, “I can’t believe we get to live here!”
We had scored some pretty sweet military orders. Big time. Having lived in Virginia Beach for 10 years and never having PCSd, we were ready for a change. It…Continue
The groundings are caused by two deep dips coupled with a high berm running the crest of Alameda. When longer trucks cross the berm, their trailers cannot clear it and they become stuck and in need of assistance by tow trucks to be dislodged. In the case of busses, we are assured that those groundings were the result of new driver who tried to cross in the center lane of Third where the berm is highest. That situation has been corrected.
In response to TAF concerns…
Added by Toni Mc Gowan on March 17, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Local Company Revamps and Reinvigorates the Coronado 4th of July Run
7:00AM – Crown City Classic
Run 7.4 miles…Continue
Added by Ann Marie Bryan on March 10, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
All Coronado military spouses are invited to attend the next military spouse gathering offered by the Military Family Life Counselors. The motto is "Meeting together to support our families and ourselves."
The informal get-togethers, which have been taking place once a month since October of 2014, offer an opportunity for local military spouses to meet others with similar experiences. Meetings are lead by the local Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC) and are…Continue
Added by Kellee Hearther on March 8, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Photo: (left to right) JJ Brown, veteran and singer/songwriter, Fred & Maria Simon, Brad Willis, Kristina and Buzz Fink (Coronado W4H Team).
Team Coronado, in support of Warriors for Healing, raised $5,000 on Feb. 27
CORONADO, Calif. – On February 27 Coronado community members came together in a private home to raise funds for Warriors for…Continue
Added by eCoronado on March 5, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
After one year and 15-months, the Avenue of Heroes Banners will be displayed on SR 282 in Coronado (Third and Fourth Streets). It is hard to believe the Avenue of Heroes was not welcome in a city where the heart of the military in the United States resides, but it was a one year long fight. Many residents were opposed to banners as cluttering the already busily signed roadway. For this reason the Banner Program was requested for only the SR 282 portion of Third and Fourth.…
Added by Toni Mc Gowan on March 4, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments