Coronado, CA (October 17, 2011) – The City of Coronado and a group of retired naval officers plan to honor four wounded service members, as well as their doctors, nurses and other caregivers, at a special reception Sunday, November 13.
The reception caps the second annual “Wounded Warriors: Only a Bridge Away” event, a year-round effort to provide relief to severely wounded, ill or injured service members with tickets to sporting events, dinner and movie packages, and weekend… Continue
Added by eCoronado on October 17, 2011 at 9:27am —
The garage doors are being blocked again (as are electronic keys). I was left scaling an 8 ft fence to get into my home Oct. 13/2011 as I did not have my keys, no family or friends around at 2000 hrs. I called The Base on Friday & after being shuffled to 8 people...finally got told it was not the Navy's fault & to go buy a new garage door system (been there , done that!) and to buy a new electronic key. Interesting how we - the citizens of Coronado - all know…
Added by Cathy McJannet on October 16, 2011 at 8:00pm —
SAN DIEGO — A decorated Navy SEAL combat veteran who was on leave in Indonesia died Oct. 12 in a motorcycle crash, the Naval Special Warfare Command said late Thursday.
The accident in Bali killed Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Michael R. Tatham, 33, of University Place, Wash., Naval Special Warfare Group 1 said in a news release. Tatham, who enlisted in October 2002, was forward deployed to Afghanistan with a West Coast-based naval special warfare unit at the time. No other… Continue
Added by eCoronado on October 14, 2011 at 8:05am —
SUPERFROG XXXIII presented by “Act of Valor” on September 11, 2011 was a huge success for competitors and charity. Race Director Mitchell Hall has announced that Navy SEAL Foundation will receive a major donation as a result of the event. This year’s SUPERFROG featured a performance by the Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team and a piece of metal from one of the fallen World Trade Center buildings was displayed.
“Weare thrilled with the amount of support this year’s event received from… Continue
Added by Vic Salazar on October 9, 2011 at 9:24pm —
North Island Naval Air Station has their own Starbucks as of last week. We aren't sure who's happier - the Sailors heading to their jobs on base or the Coronado residents who will be waiting in shorter lines at the 960 Orange Avenue Starbucks location and Cafe 1134.
Currently, the hours of operation are 4:30am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, although they are subject to change to meet customer demands.
The new Navy Starbucks is located across the street from the Lima Pier on… Continue
Added by eCoronado on October 7, 2011 at 2:11pm —
CORONADO – Joe Rizza, to his Coronado friends, has long been known as an extreme intellectual with undying pride in his community. His knowledge of world politics and issues is of an intensity all its own. His involvement in Coronado Rotary and Coronado Roundtable is well documented, and he is the original recipient of the Coronado Citizen of the Year Award.
Many know Joe as a former military man (retired after 30 years in the US Navy at…
Added by eCoronado on October 5, 2011 at 12:00am —
We remember watching the 1999 4th of July Navy SEAL demonstration and being blown away by the beach explosions, SEALs firing their weapons (blanks), helicopter water retrievals and the roar of the crowds. Below are two videos that do a great capturing these moments. They stopped the demonstrations in 2000 and are not planning any in the immediate future.
Here is an image grab from the first movie below that shows the explosion on the beach. You could actually feel the heat…
Added by eCoronado on September 30, 2011 at 9:30am —
SAN DIEGO -- About 1,800 sailors were expected to return home to Coronado Friday from a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific and the Middle East.
The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer and two other ships in its ready group will return to Naval Air Station North Island sometime Friday morning, according to the U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs Office.
The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group comprises the Boxer, the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock and the… Continue
Added by eCoronado on September 30, 2011 at 7:22am —
The Michigan State Spartans and the North Carolina Tar Heels tip off the first college basketball telecast of the 2011-12 seasons by facing off in the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic. Scheduled to take place on November 11, 2011, this unprecedented event will take place on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego, California, marking the first-ever NCAA game to be played on an active aircraft carrier. … Continue
Added by eCoronado on September 26, 2011 at 10:10pm —
Added by eCoronado on September 19, 2011 at 2:44pm —
Wounded Warriors - Only A Bridge Away
You are invited to spend Veterans Day Sunday evening with some special guests.
The Old Goats and the City of Coronado will honor four of our wounded warriors and their caregivers from the San Diego Naval Hospital at our second annual evening reception from 5-8 PM on Sunday, November 13, 2011.
We hope to expand the reception size by inviting veterans and military supporters, so we can convey our… Continue
Added by eCoronado on September 13, 2011 at 3:00pm —
We are so proud of our military men, women and the families that support them. Welcome home! Continue
eCoronado.com member (and professional photographer) Dana Neibert attended the homecoming this morning at Naval Air Station North Island to capture the photos in this post. We have a close connection to the USS Reagan since we…
Added by eCoronado on September 9, 2011 at 4:00pm —
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Admiral Leon A. Edney Selected Chairman of Fleet Week San Diego 2011
September 9, 2011 (SAN DIEGO, CA) – The San Diego Fleet Week Foundation is proud to celebrate with the U.S. Navy its Centennial of Naval Aviation this year. To that end, Fleet Week has selected Admiral Leon Edney to Chair the events that will honor San Diego’s military men and women in 2011.
Admiral Leon “Bud” Edney, U.S. Navy (Ret.) was designated a… Continue
Added by eCoronado on September 9, 2011 at 12:07pm —
Most would shy away from starting a small business venture during even good economic times. Very few would seriously consider investing in a .COM start-up during a severe economic downturn, but don’t tell that to David and Sheri Gibson of Coronado, CA.
On June 21, 2011, after more than a year of research and planning, the Gibson’s introduced the fully navigational digital…
Added by eCoronado on September 7, 2011 at 4:00pm —
Naval Base Coronado
Public Affairs Office
August 29, 2011
Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. - The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) will present the 2010 Bingham Award to the Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) Navy Exchange and Naval Base Coronado Commanding Officer during a ceremony here, August 31 at 8:30 a.m.
The award recognizes facilities within the Navy Exchange system that successfully reach or surpass sales goals… Continue
Added by eCoronado on August 29, 2011 at 9:43pm —
By California standards, I live in a very small town. A big part of our community is the United States Navy as they have a base here with everything from nuclear carriers to F-22s to SEALs to trained dolphins. Along with the Navy, you can also find members of the Air Force, Army, Marines, Coast Guard, Homeland Security, Border Patrol and Secret Service. Pretty much everyone here has family or friends that are serving our country.
Today was an exceptionally…
Added by eCoronado on August 29, 2011 at 2:00pm —
The training beaches in Coronado of past and current Navy SEALS will provide the setting for the country's oldest and longest running triathlon, SUPERFROG XXXIII presented by "Act of Valor", on Sunday, September 11th. This year's event is being held on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in order to honor the 71 Navy SEALS and Naval Special Warfare personnel who gave their lives in combat and training in support of the global war on terrorism. Proceeds from the race will… Continue
Added by Vic Salazar on August 29, 2011 at 9:28am —
Photo Credit: Mike Nothum
Note: This email from CAPT Yancy Lindsey was sent to us to share with the Coronado… Continue
Added by eCoronado on August 28, 2011 at 3:30pm —
SEAL was killed in downing of helicopter in Afghanistan
Darrik Benson planned to reenlist for four more years and then leave the military, and he hoped to become a flight instructor. He leaves behind a 2-year-old son.
It seems as if Darrik Benson, 28, had always wanted to be a Navy SEAL.
There was no real logic to it. His father was not a military man. His grandfather was, but he was a pilot, serving with the Army during World War II. Benson… Continue
Added by eCoronado on August 28, 2011 at 3:30pm —
A Coronado resident follows in her mother’s footsteps after she was chosen to christen the USS Coronado (LCS-4), the navy’s newest class ship and the third navy ship to be named after the City of Coronado.
Susan Keith, a member of the newly formed Coronado Commissioning Commission, will christen the ship (give the ship a name) in mid-January just as her mother, Eleanor Ring, christened the previous ship of that name in… Continue
Added by Ashley Jenkins on August 28, 2011 at 10:30am —