All Blog Posts Tagged 'navy' (227)

No stardom, no glitz, just honor for SEALs

I half-expected them to appear on “The Today Show.”



Or maybe toss out the first pitch at that new Yankee Stadium. Or show up in grainy video on TMZ.com, grabbing a latte at Starbucks.



I'm conditioned that way. In this age of instant celebrity, I figured the three Navy SEAL snipers who took out three pirates off the coast of Somalia last week would get the full star treatment.



Lady GaGa gets it. David Beckham gets it. Even a sweet Scottish spinster who can belt… Continue

Added by eCoronado on April 19, 2009 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Navy commissions destroyer honoring Coronado's Stockdale

PORT HUENEME, Calif. — The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest guided-missile destroyer Saturday in a ceremony honoring Coronado's own Vice Adm. James Stockdale, the ship's namesake.



Four thousand folding chairs stood on the dock at the Naval Base Ventura County near Oxnard, in front of a gray behemoth there to be christened the USS Stockdale, in remembrance of one of the Navy's most highly decorated officers.



Most of those seats were filled before the hour-long ceremony… Continue

Added by eCoronado on April 18, 2009 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Commentary: Where heroes come from (CNN)

(CNN) -- There is a beach in Coronado, California, just across the bridge from San Diego. It offers a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean, which is why it attracts tourists who are drawn to the sun.



I thought about that beach yesterday, when the news from the Indian Ocean near the Horn of Africa was flashed around the world -- the news that the captain of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama had been rescued from Somali pirates by U.S. forces operating off the USS… Continue

Added by eCoronado on April 13, 2009 at 8:55pm — No Comments

For Navy SEALs, grueling training pays off

The elite operators who ended the hostage drama off Somalia began their training on a strip of beach known as the Silver Strand. Attrition is high; those who make it face another six-month regimen.



Reporting from Coronado, Calif. -- The Navy SEALs who ended the pirate-hostage drama off Somalia with three deadly sniper shots began their training on a strip of the beach known as the Silver Strand.



Every aspiring SEAL must pass a grueling six-month regimen at the… Continue

Added by eCoronado on April 13, 2009 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

SANDAG Honors Local Navy Bases With Diamond Award

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) honored both Naval Base Coronado’s (NBC) and Naval Base San Diego’s (NBSD) Transportation Incentive Programs (TIP) Mar. 27 with Diamond Awards for reducing traffic on San Diego roads.



The Diamond Awards, given annually, recognize organizations that take a proactive approach to reducing traffic and encouraging mass transportation commuting options for their employees in the San Diego area. NBC’s program received the nod… Continue

Added by eCoronado on April 9, 2009 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Coronado recognized with CNO Environmental Award

Naval Base Coronado (NBC) was recently awarded the 2008 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Award for Natural Resources Conservation in the Large Installation category.



“We are grateful that the Natural Resources program at NBC has been recognized by the CNO,” said NBC Environmental Installation Program Manager Luis Perez.



The award recognizes all the hard work and efforts contributed by the conservation program as a whole and not in just one… Continue

Added by eCoronado on March 20, 2009 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Free Online Education Tool Available For Military Families

CORONADO, Calif., -- The Student Online Achievement Resource (SOAR) is an internet-based program free for military families designed to help military students in grades 3-12 with math, reading, and language arts.



According to the SOAR website, SOAR can identify students’ academic strengths and weaknesses, tailor instructions to address students’ specific needs and provide families that are moving with a look at the state academic standards in their next school… Continue

Added by lisa on February 25, 2009 at 8:41pm — No Comments

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