Coronado is home to many naval commands and in a time honored tradition, each of these commands periodically celebrates the accomplishments of its' out-going leader and installs the new "releiving" commander. Just such an event took place at North Island recently for Helicopter Sea Combat Squardon-21, a newer naval unit that traces a long history here in Coronado through is HS-11 roots.
Commander Saunders enjoys a moment with his two sons who sported flight suits for the event
Commander Saunders, as is Navy tradition, received several gifts from members of his squadron including this presentation from the chief's mess.
Melissa Saunders (center in black) is joined by fellow navy wives and friends.
About the Photographer:
Bill Sandke grew up in Coronado and opened Crown City Photography in 1989. Bill was named Resident Photographer at The Hotel del Coronado and relocated there in 1999. He photographs portraits for families and individuals as well as commercial assignments in addition to special events, aerial images and editorial assignments. More info.
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