A Navy officer was relieved of duty Friday because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team, the service said.
Capt. Gregory McWherter was removed from his post as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado, where he had served since November, officials said in a statement.…Continue
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To continue the celebration of the commissioning of the USS Coronado, the City of Coronado is offering for sale the USS Coronado Commemorative Banners that hung on light poles along Orange Avenue during the recent Commissioning season.
Destined to be a collector’s item, these bright and attractive 30” x 72” banners may now be purchased through the MainStreet, Ltd. office located at 1013 Park Place, Coronado for $75 each…Continue
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“Pay attention now! … and bring this ship to life!” called out Susan Ring Keith, ship's sponsor, on Saturday, April 5, at Pier Juliet at Naval Base Coronado as the responsive Blue and Gold crews ran aboard to man their positions at the rail with spectators cheering loudly. The long-awaited day had finally arrived for the US Navy's…Continue
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NAVAL BASE CORONADO, Calif. — The Navy is conducting training Apr. 11 during the morning near the ocean beaches by Fiddler's Cove, along Silver Strand. 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 Naval Base…Continue
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Click here for photos of the USS Coronado commissioning by Bill Sandke from the USS Coronado Commissioning Ceremony.
The USS Coronado (LCS 4) commissioning ceremony April 5, 2014. This video represents just a few of the highlights in five minutes. Click on the arrows in the lower right corner to watch full screen. Congratulations to the families and crews (there are two crews, the Blue and the Gold crew) and to the citizens of Coronado.
Shot handheld with a Sony RX100 pocket camera by Harold Myers:…
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the president has made the following nominations:
Navy Vice Adm. Sean A. Pybus, for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Pybus is currently serving as commander, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Special Operations Headquarters, Brussels,…Continue
If you have a Coronado flag, start flying them to honor the USS CORONADO that will be commissioned on Saturday, April 5, 2014. She is an Independence class littoral combat ship. She will be the third ship of the United States Navy to be named after the City of Coronado
Susan Keith is the ship's sponsor and will christen the USS CORONADO (LCS-4) just as her mother christened the previous ship of that name in 1966.
To receive free admission…
Coronado’s Third and Fourth Streets Planning Community (TAF) is currently examining how the national Hometown Heroes Banner Program can be incorporated into the Avenue of Heroes. A proposed theme for State Routes (SR 282) and (SR 75) from the Coronado Bay Bridge to Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI).
The Hometown Heroes Banner program is a visual tribute to persons from Coronado who served or are serving in a branch of the military. It is in line with proposed…
Silver Strand Elementary School welcomed a very special visitor recently. On Friday, March 14, 2014, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Michael Stevens and his wife, Theresa, visited with students and staff at Silver Strand Elementary during a weeklong visit to San Diego.
MCPON Stevens is the highest-ranking enlisted sailor in the Navy, and serves as an advisor to the CNO and CNP. His wife, Theresa, holds the position of Ombudsman at Large and serves as an…Continue
“The mission of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.”…
On Wednesday, April 2, from 1- 4PM the Coronado Lawn Bowling Club (CLBC) will host crew members of the USS Coronado on the Coronado Lawn Bowling Green. Club Members, led by Club President, Bernie Roeder, will be on hand to teach them about the game and show them how to play it. The plan is to create some teams and let them play in a mini tournament. In other efforts to support our troops and their families, CLBC members, Hanna Gaupmann and Bob Grobe hosted the Naval Officers’…Continue
Jim Hardy, as a young seaplane pilot in WWII
Pearl Harbor survivor and WWII seaplane pilot Jim Hardy thought he had seen it all. On Dec. 7, 1941 he watched helplessly, dodging bullets and bombs, as Japanese aircraft destroyed his squadron at Ford Island. He went on to fight as a seaplane pilot in both the Pacific and Atlantic theatres of war, retiring from the…Continue
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The SuperSEAL Triathlon and the SEAL Sprint Triathlon will take place in Coronado on Sunday, March 16.
The SuperSEAL event, which consists of a 1500 meter swim, a 40 kilometer bike ride, and a 10 kilometer run, kicks off at 8:00 a.m., while the shorter SEAL Sprint event is (a 500 meter swim, a 20 kilometer bike ride, and a 6 kilometer run) begins at 7:00.
Registration for both events is still open; to register, or for more information, visit the…Continue
The soon-to-be commissioned USS CORONADO (LCS-4) proudly sailed into San Diego Bay on Monday, March 10, cheered by a welcoming crowd. On a weather-perfect day, spectators on both sides of the bay lined up at Point Loma, Coronado, and along San Diego Harbor to view the conclusion of her maiden voyage to her home port of Naval Base San Diego. In addition to…Continue
The City of Coronado and Old Goats, an association of graduates from the United States Naval Academy, recently honored three local wounded warriors in Coronado during the 4th Annual Wounded Warriors weekend. On Sunday, March 9, the Old Goats and the City of Coronado presented keys to the city to 3 wounded warriors selected from the C5 (Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care) Unit at Naval Medical Center San Diego at a reception held at the Coronado Community Center,…Continue
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After nearly three years of construction, fine tuning, testing and crew training, the Navy’s newest ship is finally home in San Diego, California. The third ship to honor our wonderful island town, the U.S.S. Coronado, LCS-4, sailed into San Diego bay, under the Coronado Bridge, and to its mooring at 32nd Street Naval Station Monday, March 10, around 10 a.m.…
Avenue of Heroes (Third and Fourth Streets Planning Community) welcomes the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride to Coronado. Join in showing neighborhood pride to these riders where the Avenue of Heroes meets Tidelands Park at the end of Third Street, Friday, March 14, 10:00-11:30. Wounded Warriors from around the country will cycle under the bridge and along the strand and back to Tidelands. The group motto is "only as fast as our slowest rider."
February 28th's Coronado Roundtable meeting featured remarks from the Commanding Officer of the USS Coronado (LCS 4) Gold crew, Navy Commander Shawn Johnson. Roundtable members and guests who braved the heavy showers to attend were presented with an excellent talk about the third U.S. Navy ship to carry the name of our City. At the meeting CDR Johnston gave a lively, detailed account of the USS Coronado. Susan Keith, the ship’s sponsor was introduced, while…Continue
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