SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The executive officer of Beachmaster Unit (BMU) 1 was relieved May 16 because of inappropriate comments sent in text messages and e-mails to members of his command.
Cmdr. Allen Maestas was relieved by Commander of Naval Beach Group (NBG) 1, Capt. Kevin Flanagan. Lt. Cmdr. Geoffrey Belanger, BMU-1 operations officer, has…
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Navy has cancelled the remaining 2013 performances of its Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. The squadron will continue to train to maintain flying proficiency until further notice at its home station in Pensacola, Fla.
The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier pulls into its home at NAS North Island after an extended period away for improvements. Photo credit: MC2 Stephanie Smith of COMNAVAIRFOR Public Affairs.
BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) in Bremerton, Wa., March 18, after completing a docking planned incremental availability (PIA) that…
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Thanks to Joe Ditler for sharing this with eCoronado.com:
Hi eCoronado.com. FYI, TV 10 and Natasha Zouves interview Coronado man and WWII veteran Colonel Richard Kenney tonight on their 5 p.m. newscast. It has been suggested it will air at 5:45, but I'd tune in or tape the entire show, which runs 5-6 p.m.
Colonel Kenney received a…
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Naval Base Coronado, Calif. – The Navy is conducting a remedial investigation at two Navy-
owned beaches on the Silver Strand to determine the nature and extent of munitions at the
sites. The beaches, located immediately south of Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, are NOT
accessible to the public.
The investigation will last approximately three weeks and is not expected to impact natural
resources, public transportation, or produce noise disturbances.
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CORONADO, Calif. - Sailors at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado were engaged in a training scenario along with police Wednesday that included mock-terrorists storming through the base entrance.
According to Navy officials, during the annual "Citadel Shield" exercise, intruders are tasked with eliminating guards to get on base and making their way into a building, where several people are then held hostage.
Read the entire article and watch the 10News video …
As automatic cuts in the federal budget draw near, military officials are warning that reductions in maintenance of Navy and Marine Corps aircraft at a repair facility in Coronado could undermine combat readiness.
The Navy has already reduced its operations and maintenance budgets "to preserve overseas and forward-deployed readiness to the maximum extent possible," Rear Adm. Cindy J. Jaynes, commander of Fleet Readiness Centers said.
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Sequestration and the continuing resolution threaten to cut major military programs across the United States, but it’s not all doom and gloom at Naval Base Coronado.
Capt. Gary Mayes, commanding officer of Naval Base Coronado, was the keynote speaker at the monthly Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) luncheon at Hilton San Diego Mission Valley on Tuesday.
Naval Base Coronado, or NBC, is a group of…Continue
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(CNN) -- Chris Kyle had no regrets about any of the 160 people he killed as a Navy SEAL sniper during his five combat tours in Iraq.
His first kill was a woman who cradled a toddler with one hand and held a grenade in the other.
"I had to do it to protect the Marines," Kyle told Time magazine a year ago. "You want to lose your own guys, or would you rather take one of them…Continue
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(CNN) -- A 224-foot-long U.S. warship will have to be cut into smaller pieces to get it off a Philippine reef where it grounded two weeks ago, Navy officials said Wednesday.
They said that's the only way to prevent further damage to the Tubbataha Reef, a Philippine national park and UNESCO World Heritage site, where the USS Guardian, an Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship, ran aground on January 17.…Continue
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Coronado enjoys a special relationship with our neighbors at Naval Base Coronado and appreciates our United States military service members and their families. Since 1985, the Coronado Chamber of Commerce has hosted the Salute to the Military Ball to recognize those…Continue
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A lot of buzz is building for the movie "Zero Dark Thirty". eCoronado.com member Lindsay Schwartz got a sneak peek and posted a review earlier this week.
Get movie times for Village Theatre. Watch the trailer below:…
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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- Navy Medicine announced the launch of a new informational video and poster regarding the health risks and dangers of the synthetic amphetamine known as "bath salts" and other designer drugs, Dec. 20.
The public service announcement video and poster will be distributed for display throughout the fleet and are available for download at …
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CORONADO, Calif. - The U.S. Navy may send first responders to a San Diego-area elementary school in the event of a major emergency.
On Thursday, the Coronado Unified School District hosted its monthly safety walkthrough at Silver Strand Elementary School. It included representatives from the Coronado Police and Fire departments, as well as the Navy. The partnership is believed to be the only one of its kind in the country.
Read the entire 7NEWS story and watch…Continue
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Two aircrew members of a crashed U.S. Navy helicopter have yet to be released from the hospital after two weeks of receiving treatment, Navy officials said Thursday.
The December 12 incident occurred around 11:15 p.m. at Naval Air Station North Island on Coronado.
According to officials, the helicopter was operated by four aircrew personnel assigned to…Continue
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Weston Ochse will be doing a book signing Bay Books in Coronado at 5pm today, December 18th. Bay Books is located at 1029 Orange Avenue.
About the book:
Weston Ochse's SEAL Team 666 follows Cadet Jack Walker. Halfway through SEAL training, he's still green but showing incredible promise when he's whisked away to join four SEALs—and…
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Note: More information will be posted as it becomes available.Continue