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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
Hospital Corpsman First Class (HM1) Jeff "JT" Taylor
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…
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,…Continue
Added by Joseph Ditler on May 27, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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
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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
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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
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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
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