All Blog Posts Tagged 'military' (626)

Coronado bar central to high-profile lawsuit

A bar in Coronado, Calif., is at the center of a high-profile civil trial now underway in St. Paul, Minn., involving the state's former governor, Jesse Ventura, and claims made in a book that he was punched by a Navy SEAL.

Ventura is suing the estate of SEAL Chris Kyle for what he claims are lies in Kyle's 2012 book, "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History."

The lies, Ventura's defamation suit claims, have…


Added by Community Manager on July 17, 2014 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Actor Gary Sinise in Coronado for special screening of documentary about injured veteran's recovery

CORONADO, Calif. - Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise was in Coronado on Tuesday evening for a special screening of the documentary film "Travis: A Soldier's Story."

The film follows the journey of retired Army Sgt. Travis Mills. He lost his arms and legs when he stepped on a bomb while on patrol in Afghanistan two years ago.

In spite of his injuries, he is grateful for what he does have.

"I still have my life," said Mills. "There are friends of mine that…


Added by eCoronado on July 9, 2014 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

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Community Voices: Light Pollution from Navy SEALs Complex?

Our El Camino condo overlooks the Navy SEALs complex. Some months ago a new light was installed on the back of the guard house on Coronado Beach. The light has no shade on the top so the glare is visible to everyone on that side of El Camino and the light is on all night. 

Might it be possible to put a shade over the top of the light so the glare only points downward to the beach and not upward to the sky also? I used to love sitting on our balcony at night, but not…


Added by Lorraine Hermann on July 8, 2014 at 2:00pm — 15 Comments

Gary Sinise to Host Screening at Village Theatre July 8th: Travis: A Soldier's Story (EVENT SOLDOUT)


Award-winning actor Gary Sinise comes to Coronado's Village Theatre July 8th to host a showing of Travis:  A Soldier's Story.  The event takes place from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM and includes Q&A with Gary Sinise, Travis Mills and the Naval Medical Center San Diego Team.  …


Added by eCoronado on July 1, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Sailor Dies in California Navy Skydiving Exercise (Updated)

CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- Chief Special Warfare Operator Bradley S. Cavner, 31, of Coronado, California, died from injuries sustained during an accident while conducting parachute jump training operations in El Centro, California, June 23.

"The training SEALs go through is inherently high-risk," said Cmdr. Christian A. Dunbar, Naval Special Warfare Group One's chief staff officer. "Bradley was a warrior who selflessly answered his nation's call to defend…


Added by eCoronado on June 23, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Coronado Police Update Regarding Arrests Near NAS North Island

Two adult males, an adult female and a male juvenile were taken into custody today by Coronado Police for auto theft and conspiracy to commit auto theft.

At about 1:20 this afternoon, the main gate to NAS North Island was shut down for about 2 hours, when the driver of a stolen pickup truck abandoned the truck at the main gate and fled east toward Orange Ave. Coronado officers located the suspects in area of 3rd St. and Orange Ave. and…


Added by eCoronado on June 19, 2014 at 8:19pm — 1 Comment

Driver ditches truck at Naval Base Coronado entrance, causing a bit of a ruckus

CORONADO, Calif. - The main entrance to Naval Base Coronado was shut down Thursday afternoon when the driver of a pickup truck abandoned the vehicle and then ran into an adjacent neighborhood.

The motorist was a few vehicles back from the main gate of the station when he bolted about 1:30 p.m., authorities said.

Read the entire 10News story …


Added by eCoronado on June 19, 2014 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Adopt a Sailor on the Deployed USS Wayne E Meyer

Become a pen pal this summer!

Looking to keep your kids writing this summer? Want to brighten someone's day? Ready for a family project?

Miss Teen Coronado, Katie Hearther, has just the project for you!

Sailors on the guided missile destroyer Wayne E Meyer have been deployed for a…


Added by Kellee Hearther on June 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Coronado-based USS Ronald Reagan departs for World's Largest Maritime Exercise

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and Carrier Air Wing Two departed from the Southern California operating area June 18 to participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands.

RIMPAC is the world's largest international maritime exercise and serves as a unique training opportunity for participating countries to foster and sustain the cooperative relationships and…


Added by Kellee Hearther on June 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Blue Star Families Hosts event for Service Members, Veterans and Spouses June 20

Please join Blue Star Families and Theatre Communications Group (TCG) for BASETRACK on Friday, June 20th, from 5:00-6:30pm.

Blue Star Theatres, TCG's program to build stronger connections between the theatre community and military families, is proud to host BASETRACK.

BASETRACK is a multimedia performance based on the real words of modern-day Marines and their families, co-produced by Anne Hamburger/En Garde Productions and Edward Bilous.

Using photos…


Added by Kellee Hearther on June 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

To 6 Months and Back: Lessons Learned from My Husband's Deployment

After 195 long days, it had all come down to one last short drive to North Island to wait on a plane carrying the most precious of cargo. My husband, who had been deployed for the past six months, was finally coming home. Our family would be together again after spending the holidays, birthdays, Mother’s Day, the majority of Kindergarten and an entire t-ball season apart. Our cherished video chats over Facetime would soon be real hugs and kisses. Our emails detailing the…


Added by Mary Douglas on June 18, 2014 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Lightning Strikes Twice for Local Navy Fighter Pilot Nominated for 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Lightning striking twice in the same spot … can’t happen!

Not so fast! In the case of Len Kaine’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, metaphorically, it appears lightning has struck twice in same place.

Len Kaine, a retired Navy combat fighter pilot and the Founder and President of the “Golden Rule Society” (GRS) charity, was nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize by Congressman Scott Peters, (CA-52nd)—Mr. Kaine’s second nomination.



Added by eCoronado on June 16, 2014 at 1:15pm — No Comments

A Warrior's Timepiece: Built and Tested in Coronado

As a kid, Rob Smith liked to take apart his dad’s stuff. Ever the fiddler, his father would find him time and again in deconstruction mode and eventually handed him a box of old watches purchased at an estate sale to tinker with. At the time, neither would have thought that would mark the beginning of what would eventually be a thriving business. Resco Instruments, founded by Smith in 2008, is a warrior-tested American watch brand, built right here in Coronado.

Smith is a…


Added by Mary Douglas on June 12, 2014 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

4th of July Committee Announces 2014 Parade Grand Marshall

Brigadier General James W. Bierman, Jr.

Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region

Brigadier General James W. Bierman, Jr., will serve as the 4th of July Parade Grand Marshall this year.  Brigadier General Bierman was born in Camp Lejeune, NC.  He attended the Virginia Military Institute, and subsequently completed The Basic School and Infantry Officer’s…


Added by Community Manager on June 8, 2014 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Coronado D-Day Paratrooper Remembers Historic Jump 70 Years Ago (Video)

Tom Rice has vivid memories of that night 70 years ago when he flew across the English Channel in the pre-dawn hours of D-Day.

"We sat in our steel bucket seats and the take-off time was 10:41," Rice recalled.

Only 22 years old, Rice was among the oldest of the 18 paratroopers on board the C-47 military transport plane. All were part of the 

The once-avid runner and lifelong Coronado resident said he had no time during the flight to worry. He was too busy…


Added by eCoronado on June 6, 2014 at 9:55am — No Comments

UPDATE: US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet Crashes into Water While on Approach to USS Carl Vinson

SAN DIEGO - A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Va., crashed into the water while on approach to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at approximately 10 p.m. PDT on June 4 while operating off the coast of southern California.

The pilot ejected from the aircraft and was recovered safely by Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 15.

The pilot is currently…


Added by eCoronado on June 5, 2014 at 1:42pm — No Comments

WWII Duel In The Sky: The Prize? Honor & Pride


CORONADO – Every Memorial Day we celebrate our veterans and active duty military. Usually the stories we hear are about long marches, the ultimate sacrifice and fallen friends. This, however, is a story about pride. It’s…


Added by Joseph Ditler on June 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

NAB Coronado Issues Noise Alert: Navy Training with Blank Weapons Fire Scheduled for June 1

NAVAL BASE CORONADO, Calif. — The Navy is conducting training June 1 during the evening within the ocean side building complex on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. Expect to hear blank gunfire and see smoke during this training exercise.

The Navy recognizes the importance of being good neighbors with the local communities and makes every effort to abate noise when possible.

Noise complaints can be directed to 619-545-8233. All other questions can be directed to…


Added by Community Manager on May 28, 2014 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Local Author and Advocate for Women Empowerment Shares Lessons From the Families of Our Wounded Warriors

Wounded Warrior wives at spa day held in April by the Mother, Lover, Fighter, Sage Foundation

In April, featured a story on local author and advocate for women's empowerment Barbara McNally, whose recent candid memoir, Unbridled, discussed her…


Added by Mary Douglas on May 27, 2014 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Honor and Remember the Fallen This Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend – a time when most Americans are enjoying an extra day off work, spending time with friends and family, hitting the beach, and simply enjoying the freedoms we too often take for granted. Our own home is abuzz with excitement as we prepare for and anticipate the return of our own hero, from whom we’ve been apart for the last several months. Still, I know that for so many military families, their hero never came home. Instead, they paid the ultimate price for our…


Added by Mary Douglas on May 25, 2014 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

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