Leaders from across the Navy and defense industry gathered to discuss the future of naval surface warfare at the fourth annual Surface Navy Association (SNA) West Coast Waterfront Symposium aboard Naval Base San Diego on Sept. 13-14. The theme of the professional development event was “Ready Today, Preparing for Tomorrow,” which transitioned well from the […]
In the realm of elite military training, U.S. Navy special operators have carved out a legendary reputation for pushing even the most formidable individuals past their known limits. These warriors embody qualities of mental resilience and unwavering determination. They also share an unbreakable spirit of camaraderie and brotherhood that serves as the bedrock of their […]
The mayors of every single city in San Diego County have sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom calling for him to declare a state of emergency regarding the Tijuana sewage crisis.
The 2023 West Coast Naval Special Warfare Family Day took place on Sept. 10 at the Silver Strand Training Complex. The event included the U.S. Navy Parachute Team (the Leap Frogs), a Navy Special Warfare canine handler and comments from Rear Adm. Keith B. Davids, commander, Naval Special Warfare Command. The event was to showcase […]
Rear Adm. George Wikoff relieved Vice Adm. Kenneth Whitesell to become the acting Commander, Naval Air Forces and Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, during a change of charge ceremony on Naval Air Station North Island on Sept. 7. “It has been my honor to serve among the men and women who give Naval […]
We have now passed the 18-month point of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. While it will take years to unpack all of the lessons learned from this conflict, some things have already become clear. Topping that list is the use of uncrewed systems in this conflict. The media has been all but saturated with stories regarding […]
As the men connected behind bars over a shared interest in politics and human rights, they developed a bond that proved vital for both.
The bend of the blue Coronado bridge sitting in the background, the golf green gracefully wrapping around Glorietta Bay, immense trees with roots digging deep, swimming in the wind. The idyllic scene is home to the Coronado High School girls golf team as it gathers on the putting green, ready to play their third tournament […]
Coronado resident Phil Swartz was recently awarded as USS Midway Museum Volunteer of the Month for July.
George Galdorisi and Kevin McDonald have a great deal in common. They are both widely published authors, and they previously served in active duty in the U.S. Navy.
The Navy revitalization of Naval Base Point Loma, Old Town Campus (OTC) is now progressing to the next stage of the project timeline, with the full support of San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria. Gloria and Meredith Berger, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations & environment/chief sustainability officer, addressed the OTC revitalization, which would […]
The Essex Culinary Specialist is headed to Olympics as the ship is docked in San Diego.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A military jet crashed near a San Diego base and a search-and-rescue operation was underway, the U.S. Marine Corps said in a statement early Friday. The F/A-18 went down at 11:54 p.m. Thursday in the vicinity of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, a base press release said. “The crash site is […]
The school district anticipated its students’ return with welcome events leading up to the first day of school.
At age 32, Kate Kidder is one of two women Pilot Instructors in the VRM 50 Squadron at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado. While three women are training to join her, Kidder operates in a field that is still largely dominated by men though Commanding Officer Emily Stellpflug leads the squadron. “I didn’t […]
Three women sit in the Commanding Officer’s office for the Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 50 based on Naval Air Station North Island. They are among the 47 women who serve in the 242-personnel squadron. That’s about 19% of the staff or just shy of the overall figure (20%) for women serving in the U.S. […]