All Blog Posts Tagged 'navy' (227)

USS Coronado Commissioning Celebration & Fundraising Kick Off September 5th

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…


Added by Ashley J on August 28, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

New Commodore Takes Command of Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific




Naval Air Forces

Naval Air Station North Island

San Diego, CA 92135

August 26, 2011 PRESS RELEASE #: 2011-018

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 26, 2011) – Capt. Shoshana Chatfield assumed command of Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (HSCWP) today, relieving Capt. Michael D. Horan during a Change of Command Ceremony at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island.


Added by eCoronado on August 26, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Navy Publishes Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in Final MH-60 Environmental Assessment

Public Affairs Office

Commander U.S. Fleet Forces Command

1562 Mitscher Avenue, Suite 250

Norfolk, Va. 23511-2487

(757) 836-3600

Fax: (757) 836-3601


Press Release 32-11

August 26, 2011


The Navy has released an Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been issued for… Continue

Added by eCoronado on August 26, 2011 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Procession for SEAL Team 5 Fallen Hero Today

The fallen hero will be arriving at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) about 2:50pm on 8/25/11.  A procession will be leaving the North Island base via 4th Street and Alameda Blvd. sometime between 3:15-4:00pm. Please come show your support and gratitude for his sacrifice by lining 4th street to pay our respects. 

Bring your flags, if you have them!  We hope to see you there.


(We cannot…


Added by lisa on August 25, 2011 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Pratt & Whitney EcoPower® Engine Wash Extends to Helicopter Market

NAVAL BASE CORONADO, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney has completed its first EcoPower engine washes on a U.S. Navy SH-60 Seahawk helicopter at Naval Base Coronado, Calif. The first EcoPower helicopter engine washes signify that EcoPower services are now available for military helicopters, in addition to large commercial and military aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

"Helicopters operating in harsh environments with salt and… Continue

Added by eCoronado on August 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Hundreds Pay Tribute To Navy SEAL


You could call San Diego Jon Tumilson's second hometown.

The Iowa native lived in San Diego for about eight years before moving back East to become a member of SEAL Team 6. The same team that hunted down and killed 9/11 terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden.

"We're immensely proud of him, and we just couldn't say how much he's done for us,"said friend Orlanda Vance.

Read the…


Added by eCoronado on August 20, 2011 at 2:43am — No Comments

Freedom Isn't Free

Last August we attended Concert In the Park and were enjoying the music, the crowd, the weather and our wine and cheese. My husband fell into a conversation with a nice young man sitting near us with his family and friends. He had the appearance of being in the service to our country. Indeed he was, and he and my husband, a former Marine of the Vietnam War era, had a good time exchanging military stories and knowledge.

As the concert began to wind down and I started to fold up our… Continue

Added by Jenna McIntosh on August 10, 2011 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Naval Base Coronado Receives Secretary of the Navy Safety Award

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (July 27, 2011) -- Naval Base Coronado celebrated during a safety presentation on base, for earning the Secretary of the Navy Safety Excellence Award for achievement in safety ashore in the non-industrial category, July 25.

"The award comes as a result of a safety-focused culture, which practices "safety first" in all processes, said Gwenervere Ray, NBC Safety and Occupational Health Installation Program Director. " The remarkable success is…


Added by eCoronado on July 27, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

19 July 1918 - USS San Diego Was Sunk off Fire Island, New York

On 19 July 1918, during World War I, USS San Diego (Armored Cruiser No. 6) was sunk off Fire Island, New York, by German submarine U-156. The cruiser sank in 28 minutes with the loss of 6 lives and was the only major warship lost by the United States in World War I. Note, she was originally commissioned as USS California in August 1907 and was renamed in September 1914 due to the name California assigned to BB-44.…


Added by eCoronado on July 19, 2011 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Navy opens beach cottages at Coronado

Twenty little slices of heaven are now available to military troops at Coronado Naval Base, where the Navy this weekend opened 20 new almost-beachfront cottages as nightly vacation rentals.

It’s a first for a Coronado Navy base, though the Marines at Camp Pendleton have offered beach rentals to service members and retirees for several years.

The Coronado units quietly opened to vacationers Friday, but reservations are already full through August, said Brandon Workman,…


Added by eCoronado on July 2, 2011 at 8:44pm — No Comments

USS Carl Vinson To Return To San Diego After Deployment That Included Osama bin Laden Burial

SAN DIEGO -- The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and its nearly 6,000 sailors and Marines will return home to San Diego on Wednesday, following a seven-month voyage that included the burial-at-sea of terrorist Osama bin Laden, the Navy announced Friday.

After bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALs on May 1 in Pakistan, his body was flown to the ship for burial in the North Arabian Sea.

A Navy message to the media announcing the Vinson's return home did not… Continue

Added by eCoronado on June 13, 2011 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Hunt takes SURFOR helm from retiring Curtis

SAN DIEGO — Vice Adm. Richard Hunt took the reins of the Navy’s surface fleet during a ceremony Friday. Hunt, who has served most recently as commander of San Diego-based 3rd Fleet, assumed command of Naval Surface Forces and Naval Surface Force Pacific from Vice. Adm. D.C. Curtis.

Curtis, a 1976 graduate of the Naval Academy, is retiring from the Navy after a 35-year career and three years overseeing the surface fleet at its headquarters at Naval Base Coronado, Calif.



Added by eCoronado on June 3, 2011 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Navy Base Coronado Beaches to Enforce Laws to Protect Natural Resources

Added by eCoronado on May 26, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments

Free Balboa Park Museums for Active Military Families

Memorial Day May 30, through Labor Day, September 5, 2011

Program offers free admission to participating museums for all active duty military personnel (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast… Continue

Added by eCoronado on May 24, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

21 Veteran Salute at Vietnam Unit Memorial Monument (Amphib Base)

Each Memorial Day, at Noon, the Vietnam Unit Memorial Monument conducts a 21 Veteran Salute that (1) remembers US Navy and Coast Guard Sailors who served in Vietnam and (2) serves as a bridge between generations of combat veterans.

This Memorial Day, 30 May 2011, our bridge will remember Coast Guard Sailors killed in action in World War II, Vietnam and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Come join us for a little bit of history and a lot of memories. Bag Pipe music starts at 11 AM at the old… Continue

Added by eCoronado on May 23, 2011 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - 24 Hour Child Development Center

NAVAL BASE CORONADO, Calif. -- The U.S. Navy will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the 24 hour Child Development Center Tuesday, May 24 at 10 a.m.

Speakers will include Deputy Commander of Naval Air Forces Rear Admiral John "Chris" Sadler and Naval Base Coronado Commanding Officer Captain Yancy B. Lindsey.

The "New" Child Development Center (CDC) at Naval Air Station North Island is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week designed to offer Sailors… Continue

Added by eCoronado on May 23, 2011 at 12:53pm — No Comments

URT Navy SEAL Shirt with Osama's Hideout on Back

Get more info on the t-shirts here.

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Added by eCoronado on May 16, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments

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