COMMANDER NAVAL AIR FORCES PRESS RELEASE 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.
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.
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 —
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
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…
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.…
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
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.
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 —
Terry Moy brought the bell from the patio of his home in Newport to California. It is the bell men must ring when they come hard up against the deep down certainty that they are not tough enough — in shape, but not quite the right shape.
They ring the bell three times and declare they are dropping out, giving up a dream they have probably nurtured for a long time. They will not be Navy SEALs.
Before Moy brought the bell to Coronado, dropping out was more private — a walk… Continue
Added by eCoronado on May 15, 2011 at 9:13am —