NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND – Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) in Coronado is ushering in a new era of naval aviation as the Navy continues the gradual retirement of its legacy F/A-18A-D series. The renowned F-16 aircraft is poised to become a major program for the FRCSW Depot team’s operations, officials say. The F-16, […]
For the U.S. Navy, unmanned systems – especially uncrewed maritime systems – offer the promise of providing the U.S. military with an asymmetric advantage over potential adversaries.
Naval Information Warfare System Command (NAVWAR) co-hosted the 13th annual For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO League (FLL) Challenge Qualifying Tournament in early November at Eastlake High School in Chula Vista. The goal was to inspire and cultivate future talent in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In […]
NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND – Fleet Week in San Diego unfolded in early November as a grand spectacle of innovation and technology, transforming the Port Pavilion Building into a vibrant hub of the future. The nearly 4,000 enthusiastic students in attendance created an endearing scene with children eagerly asking one another, “What do you […]
Kaelyn Krueger took the opportunity as a freshman to join the Coronado High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps and has never looked back. Now a senior, Krueger is the organization’s public affairs officer. It’s her job to get the word out about NJROTC as students learn about discipline and leadership skills. The group […]
The Lisa Project, which started in 2010, is a mobile interactive exhibit which has visitors tour through the simulated living spaces of child abuse survivors while listening to their stories. The exhibit was from Oct. 24 to 26.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) welcomed its newest leader during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Outlying Field Imperial Beach in early November. Cmdr. Ryan McGinn relieved Cmdr. Cmdr. Jay Higgins on Nov. 3 in front of friends, family members, and EODMU-11 personnel as part of an outdoor ceremony at the unit’s headquarters. Higgins […]
The Coronado News checked in with Zabala to hear about her move, the new job, wedding planning and an exciting project she is leading at DC News Now in honor of Veterans Day.
The Naval Special Warfare Center this fall welcomed members of AllTru, a unique non-profit organization comprised of women combat veterans who have served alongside elite Special Operations units around the world. These women, alongside men and partners they served with, share stories of their experiences and of the heroism displayed by their fallen teammates to […]
The Coronado Historical Association will be hosting a panel on Nov. 16 to dive into the history of the Underwater Demolition Team and SEAL Teams One and Two as they approach their 62nd anniversary.
Bob Rutherford, Coronado Rotary president, is a fourth generation career military officer and served 30 years as a Naval Aviator.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of suicides among U.S. military members and their families dipped slightly in 2022, compared with the previous year, as the Defense Department tries to build prevention and treatment programs to address what has been a steadily growing problem over the past decade, The Associated Press has learned. While the total number […]
Leaders from across Marine Corps Recruiting Command gathered for the annual National Operations and Training Symposium at the Navy Lodge North Island, Naval Air Station North Island and San Diego from Oct. 16 to 20. The success of the Marine Corps depends heavily on the steady flow of new recruits ready to take on the […]
The Avenue of Heroes ceremony will be returning this year to Coronado on Saturday, Nov. 4. Founded in 2014, the program was started by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2422, the Third & Fourth Streets Neighborhood Association, the Coronado Historical Association and city officials. The Avenue of Heroes is a military service recognition program sponsored […]
Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Southwest and its partners broke ground on a new aircraft hangar at Naval Base Coronado, Naval Air Station North Island on Oct. 13. The new hangar will be built by RQ Construction, LLC, which was awarded a contract on June 15, 2023. “RQ Construction’s track record across the Southwest […]
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 welcomed its newest leader during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado on Oct. 20. Cmdr. Warren Fogler relieved Cmdr. Andrew Serfass in front of friends, family members, and EODMU-3 personnel as part of an outdoor ceremony at the unit’s headquarters. Serfass took command of EODMU-3 in […]