All Blog Posts Tagged 'military' (706)

San Diego to Host No Barriers Warrior Challenge

The national non-profit No Barriers will host its first No Barriers Warrior Challenge this summer in San Diego. The event is designed to help people transcend their personal barriers — physical, mental or intellectual.

We’ve helped a stroke survivor climb a 14,000-foot peak, inspired a man to lose 100 pounds, and motivated a heart attack survivor to hike again. On Aug. 16 we hope to inspire similar changes in hundreds of Californians in San Diego.

The Warrior…

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Added by R Panos on July 1, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Colonel Richard Kenney, a True Coronado Hero

Colonel Richard Kenney passed peacefully in his sleep, on the morning of Dec. 11, 2014, at his home in Coronado. He was 94. Donations in lieu of flowers were suggested in his memory to the Coronado Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program. “That’s where I started, and that’s where I’d like it all to finish.” he said.



Richard F. Kenney, (Dick) was born March 2, 1920, in Santa Cruz, California, one of five children born to Lt. Patrick John and Doris Kenney. His family received…

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Added by Toni Mc Gowan on June 29, 2015 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Chief Petty Officer Bradley S. Cavner, Navy SEAL

On Monday, June 23, 2014, U.S. Navy SEAL Chief Special Warfare Operator Bradley S. Cavner suffered fatal injuries in a training jump near the desert town of El Centro, California (CA). It was just weeks after he returned from the battlefield of Afghanistan. "The training SEALs’ go through is inherently high-risk," said Commander Christian Dunbar, in Coronado for Naval Special Warfare Group 1, and "Bradley was a warrior who selflessly answered his nation's call to defend freedom and…

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Added by Toni Mc Gowan on June 23, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Coronado School of the Arts Students to Film New Movie at The Hotel del Coronado

For the first time in nearly 40-years, a feature length movie will be filmed at the magnificent Hotel del Coronado.  HotelDel.com

You may have seen the last movie shot at The Del - The Stuntman - starring Peter O'Toole, which was filmed in the late '70s and released in 1980.  Before that, Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot.

And what better cast and crew to film NadoLand at The Hotel Del than the students at…

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Added by Surf's Up Studios Coronado on June 19, 2015 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment


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Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band to Rock the Hotel del Coronado in Honor of Flag Day

On Sunday, June 14th, the Hotel del Coronado welcomes a very special guest, and this time, it's not a secret. Gary Sinise and his 12-member Lt. Dan Band will perform on the beach for a first-ever Flag Day BBQ and Concert. Guests of the event will enjoy delicious food and drink (available for purchase) from the hotel's culinary team and a DJ starting at…

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Added by Mary Douglas on June 10, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Avenue of Heroes Banner Recipient, Admiral Edward Martin Biography

ADMIRAL EDWARD H. MARTIN



By his friend and Coronado Scribe, Thomas Leary, May 12, 2015.





Some veterans are honored for conspicuous courage in the face of the enemy, and others for excellent performance in command of great fleets. Admiral Edward H. Martin is here recognized as a hero in both arenas.



Ed Martin continued to serve his country and the city of Coronado even in retirement. The special regard of his neighbors and friends was…

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Added by Toni Mc Gowan on June 10, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment


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Acts of Service: Kyle McCarty Builds Community Trust Through Craftsmanship

Kyle McCarty is a creator with an entrepreneurial spirit. He’s always had a knack for fixing things. When he was younger, his father once told him “It’s not what the tool is designed to do, it’s about what you can make it do.” From the time he was a boy in Houston, Kyle’s father laid the groundwork for what would later be his service to the Coronado community. Well known around town for his handyman business, Kyle tackles basic home repairs, fixer uppers and the “honey do’s” – and…

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Added by Mary Douglas on June 3, 2015 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Avenue of Heroes: Hospital Corpsman First Class (HM1) Jeff "JT" Taylor - Navy SEAL

Hospital Corpsman First Class (HM1) Jeff "JT" Taylor

Navy SEAL



By Coronado Scribe, Mike Lavin, May 2015



The erudite and prescient final letter to his wife of only three months, Erin, speaks so well to defining who Jeffrey Taylor was, as a husband, an American, and a Navy Seal, where he wrote, “Here I am, living my dream which extends out as the farthest-reaching arm to smash those who wish harm on my loved ones and our way of life. Sometimes the…

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Added by Toni Mc Gowan on June 2, 2015 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Memorial Day In Coronado

Remembering Those Who Died

It began as a memorial to Civil War soldiers who had died in the war – both Union and Confederate. It was called Decoration Day. In a time before the Internet, TV,…

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Added by Joseph Ditler on May 27, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Avenue of Heroes: Lieutenant Willis (Bill) Lunt - Army Air Corps





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…

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Added by Toni Mc Gowan on May 26, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment


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Ceremony Honoring Avenue of Heroes Banner Recipients Held at Coronado Historical Association





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…

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Added by John Tato on May 26, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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Navy Training Jet Runs Off Runway at Naval Air Station North Island, Pilot Rescued

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…

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Added by Community Manager on May 22, 2015 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Memorial Day Services - Agenda For Monday's Event

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…

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Added by Joseph Ditler on May 20, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Avenue of Heroes Banner Program Rolls Out



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…

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Added by Toni Mc Gowan on May 20, 2015 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Naval Base Coronado Opens Largest Fitness and Liberty Center in the Navy (Photo Tour)

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…

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Added by Kellee Hearther on May 14, 2015 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Flag Day Concert with Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band - June 14th



Hotel del Coronado presents a relaxing Flag Day BBQ and concert on The Del’s scenic North Beach on June 14 in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Paratroopers will grace the sky and wave our nation’s flag over the beach after a rock-n-roll concert performed by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.



Event Details – Sunday, June 14

  • Concert…
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Added by eCoronado on May 14, 2015 at 10:47am — No Comments


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New NAS NI Gym set to open Monday, May 11

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 …

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Added by Community Manager on May 7, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Memorial Day Ceremonies May 25

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…

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Added by Joseph Ditler on April 28, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp at Balboa Tennis Club

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…

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Added by eCoronado on April 28, 2015 at 12:32pm — No Comments


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Trained Dolphins in the Bay: A Look Inside the Navy’s Marine Mammal Program

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…

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Added by Becca Garber on April 16, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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