All Blog Posts Tagged 'military' (647)

Avenue of Heroes and Banner Program Dedication Planned For Veterans Day November 11, 2014

The public is invited to the dedication of the Avenue of Heroes and the initiation of the Coronado Hometown Heroes Banner Program on Tuesday, November 11, Veterans Day. The ceremony will be held in front of the Visitors Center at the Stockdale Gate to Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) beginning at 10 am. …


Added by John Tato on October 29, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Hey Kids!! Train like a Navy SEAL on Veterans Day!

CHA is stepping it up a notch with a special children's event this Veterans Day, November 11.  In conjunction with our History of Navy SEALs exhibit in the Museum, we're presenting a fun, interactive event for Coronado youngsters, ages 8-12 (boys and girls).

WHAT:  Does your child have what it takes to be a mini-SEAL? Have him or her join CHA as we "train" our newest batch of…


Added by Coronado Historical Association on October 29, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Coronado boy attends Naval Academy homecoming with late father's football teammates

Tanner Zellem was 13 months old when his father died. Now 11, Tanner is curious about his dad's time at the academy — as a midshipman and football player.

He's going to learn a lot more at Saturday's Homecoming game. Tanner flew from San Diego to attend the game and tailgate with his dad's academy friends, courtesy of the Navy Football Brotherhood.

"It's a special opportunity for all of us to do this in memory of Scott," said Schenk, the driving force behind…


Added by Community Manager on October 26, 2014 at 11:26am — 2 Comments

Students Learn about the Navy as Commanding Officer for a Day

“I’m happy that my hard work at school paid off so I could have this privilege. #inspired.” CMS 8th grader Joe Wampler

A dozen students, two from each school in Coronado, were treated to the "Commanding Office for a Day" program at Naval Air Station North Island Thursday, October 23, 2014. Initiated in 2011 by then Regional School Liaison Shannon Milder and endorsed and approved by Rear Admiral French, Commander, Navy Region Southwest, the C.O. for a day program aims…


Added by Kellee Hearther on October 26, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Newton's Laws come to Life for CUSD Students via FMA Live!

Science has never been so, well, musical. Think Schoolhouse Rock!, but with live singing, dancing and demonstrations. FMA Live! Forces in Motion is an award-winning science education concert that uses Newton’s Laws of motion to excite and engage students while encouraging them to pursue a future in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The program is sponsored through a partnership between Honeywell and NASA in an effort to…


Added by Kellee Hearther on October 18, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Navy Calls Off Search For Missing Coronado Man (Video)

The Navy has called off the search for one of its civilian employees who went missing off San Clemente Island last week.

Lee Racicot, 59, of Coronado worked during the week for Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island, according San Diego TV station NBC7.

Read the entire KPBS…


Added by eCoronado on October 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

"Navy SEALs in Coronado" Tells the True Story of America's Most Elite Warriors

Coronado has long enjoyed a rich connection with the military, in particular the Navy SEALs. Everyone has heard of the real-life exploits of Navy SEALs from books, movies, and newspaper headlines. Coronado was the birthplace for the SEALs and is still, today, a center of SEAL operations. There is no doubt that Coronado is proud to be home to the U.S. Navy’s most elite and principal special operations force.…


Added by Mary Douglas on October 10, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Resolution Passed: Third and Fourth Streets Designated "The Coronado Avenue of Heroes"

Banner Honoring Vice Admiral Stockdale

Third and Fourth Streets west of Orange Avenue were designated as “The Coronado Avenue of Heroes” in a resolution passed by the City Council at its October 7, 2014 meeting.  The council also approved implementation of a companion Hometown Banner Program.  The resolution passed by the City Council recognized that Coronado and the…


Added by John Tato on October 8, 2014 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Career Conference for Military Spouses Comes to San Diego October 17

Calling all Military Spouses for the Military Spouse JD Network sponsored "Making the Right Moves" Career Conference. 

Friday, October 17, the MSJDN will host a career conference for military spouses at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.  A staggering 90 percent of female spouses are underemployed because of frequent relocations, licensing issues, and other barriers to employment. Military spouses earn 38 percent less than their civilian…


Added by Kellee Hearther on October 8, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Surf's Up - Coronado Covers US Marine Corp Bootcamp Challenge for CNN iReport

San Diego, CA - For the third in a row, Surf's Up Studios - Coronado covered the US Marine Corp Recruiting Depot's Bootcamp Challenge for CNN iReport and FOX News.

As in every year, the staff and soldiers at the recruiting depot really go out of their way to make this event a safe and fun one for everyone participating.  Thanks to everyone at the event for making this a great event to cover and distribute.

Our Surf's Up team always has a blast out…


Added by Surf's Up Studios Coronado on October 2, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Encore Showhouse Tours For Military Appreciation Day


Coastal Living Magazine and Flagg Coastal Homes will honor the military and their families Thursday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Coronado Showhouse by offering an extended encore tour. The home had been open to tours from July-September and this…


Added by Joseph Ditler on October 1, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Video Recap: Coronado Speed Festival - Motorcycle Stunts & Flying Trucks

The 2014 Coronado Speed Festival held lots of fun surprises including a wild race complete with leaping/flying trucks, an amazing display of motorcycle stunt riding, the pit crew challenges and of course classic auto racing.

Thank you to Staci Ignell, Coronado Speed Festival Public Relations, for the close-up access to all the car racing and motorcycle/truck stunt events.

More Fleet Week fun:  …


Added by Surf's Up Studios Coronado on September 23, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Car procession for Annual Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival to take place today in Coronado

The kick-off and celebration of all things automobiles for the 17th Annual Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival will officially begin today with a car procession from the makeshift speedway on Naval Air Station North Island to Rotary Park in Coronado. More than 40 automobiles of all kinds are expected to join the procession.  The procession will begin at Naval Air Station North Island, will travel down Fourth Avenue to Orange, and will end at Rotary Park in Coronado, CA…


Added by Community Manager on September 18, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Updated: U.S. Fighter Jets Collide Over Pacific, 1 Pilot Missing

Update: The Navy has identified Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26 year old native of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., as the pilot who was declared presumed deceased, Sept. 15.  A 2009 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Poloski reported to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94, based in Lemoore, Calif., in April, 2014.

Two U.S. fighter jets…


Added by eCoronado on September 12, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Former Naval Officer to Hold Book Signing at Coronado's Bay Books for Newly-Released Military Historical Thriller

Former Naval officer and USC graduate John Gobbell will appear at Bay Books in Coronado on September 18 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. for a book signing upon the release of his newest military historical thriller Edge of Valor.

John Gobbell is the author of seven World War II thrillers about the U.S. Navy in the Pacific, including A Call to Colors, The Neptune Strategy and When Duty Whispers Low. Edge of Valor is the fifth of five…


Added by Mary Douglas on September 10, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Promotional Partnerships Available for the Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival

SAN DIEGO, CA – Promotional partnerships are available for this year’s Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival, to be held September 20-21, 2014. In its 17th year, this year’s event promises fast-paced, thrilling auto racing and exhibitions for car enthusiasts of all ages at one of the most distinctive racetrack locations – Naval Air Station North Island.

Nowhere else in America can spectators witness a variety of cars racing on a live runway used by the U.S. Navy. It’s…


Added by Community Manager on August 14, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Fleet Week San Diego Announces Star-Spangled Schedule of Events to Honor San Diego’s Military

August 12, 2014 (SAN DIEGO, CA) – The men and women that defend the land of the free and the home of the brave are honored each year by San Diego’s Fleet Week military tribute.  This year’s roster of events includes festivities exclusively for the military, as well as some spectacular events open to the public that members of the community will not want to miss.

This year, the San Diego Fleet Week Foundation is pleased to announce a NEW event, the Fleet Week Big Bay…


Added by Community Manager on August 12, 2014 at 9:01pm — No Comments

With Nobel Effort, Pilot Sets His Sights on the Prize

Capt. Len Kaine (US Airways/PSA, Ret.) is anxiously waiting for October 10, the day he learns if he will receive the coveted Nobel Peace Prize. The 78-year-old, who was previously nominated in 2003, has dedicated the majority of his life to philanthropic pursuits through the Golden Rule Society, which he founded in 1972.

“Mr. Kaine has selflessly dedicated his time and his efforts as a nonpaid volunteer for more than 42 years in the pursuit of two life goals: world…


Added by eCoronado on August 5, 2014 at 12:25pm — No Comments

The U.S. Military Realizes the Benefits of Secure, Renewable Energy

As tensions continue to increase in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, U.S. energy supplies are being disrupted, raising oil prices at home and increasing the threat to our soldiers and national security.  Energy is what the U.S. needs to run everyday life, continue development at home and ensure national security.  So why not switch over to an energy source that is more reliable and readily available here at home? 

That is exactly what the U.S. military has been…


Added by Brittney Larsen on July 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Cars No Longer King of the Road?

With the big Third and Fourth Study Interactive Workshop around the corner, you can't help hearing the new transportation Buzz-words; "Complete Streets" and Placemaking? These are punch-packing phrases in transportation planning these days worth knowing.

"Complete Streets” dethrone the 'car as king model' in transportation design and requires inclusion of all travelers, from bikes to busses, and strollers to wheelchairs. The California Complete Streets Act…


Added by Toni Mc Gowan on July 29, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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