Navy

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER COMMANDER ADDRESSES HEALTHCARE ACCESS DURING PANDEMIC

By Helen L. Horvath
 
June 23, 2020 (San Diego) -- In an interview with Captain Bradford Smith, Commander, Naval Medical Center San Diego*, East County Magazine explored the issues and challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic for eligible active duty, veterans and family members residing in San Diego County. One of the greater challenges in the community is determining how healthcare can successfully be accessed by the community.

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LOCAL COMPANIES ASKED TO FILL OUT SURVEY ON NAVY CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES

East County News Service

October 14, 2019 (San Diego) - Have you done business with the Navy, or would you like for your company to work with the Navy? If so, you’re encouraged to fill out a survey by using this survey link before October 25. 


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LEMON GROVE NATIVE SERVES WITH NAVY STRIKE FIGHTER SQUADRON

 

By Kayla Turnbow, Navy Office of Community Outreach

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Miller

May 31, 2018 (Lemoore, Calif.) - A 2003 Mount Miguel High School graduate and Lemon Grove, California, native is currently serving with a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron which flies one of the world’s most advanced warplanes.


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NAVY TO COASTAL COMMISSION: “YOU HAVE NO JURISDICTION” TO DUMP NUCLEAR WASTE AT BEACH

 

East County News Service

December 6, 2017 (San Diego) — New research by Public Watchdogs reveals that the Navy warned the California Coastal Commission four days prior to its vote on October 6, 2015  that  the Commission "lacked the jurisdiction" to grant Southern California Edison a permit to bury nuclear waste just 108 feet from the beach at San Onofre State Beach Park.


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SPRING VALLEY GRADUATE RETURNS FROM OVERSEAS DEPLOYMENT

 

By Petty Officer Jamal McNeill, Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs

October 18, 2016 (San Diego) - A 2003 Mount Miguel High School Graduate and San Diego, California native recently returned to the United States from an overseas deployment with the largest amphibious warship in the Navy.



Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Vizcorrondo, is a master-at-arms serving aboard USS Boxer (LHD-4), based in San Diego, California.


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CHARGERS' SWAIN GRADUATES FROM NAVY; DEFERS SERVICE AND WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY IN 2016

 

By Liz Alper

Photo credit:  DoD News on Flickr; Department of Defense Photo by Marv Lynchard

May 27, 2016 (Annapolis, Md.) - Chargers' rookie fullback Chris Swain has dedicated his life to two great American institutions; football and the military.


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ALUMNI GIVE POINSETIA BOWL TICKETS TO STUDENT VETERANS

 

East County News Service

December 22, 2014 (San Diego) - The Poinsettia Bowl kicks off on December 23rd with San Diego State’s Aztecs versus the Navy at Qualcomm Stadium. The crowd will include student veterans and their families, thanks to the generosity of SDSU’s alumni community, which donated over 225 tickets so far.


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SDSU AZTECS TO FACE NAVY IN POINSETTIA BOWL

 

East County News Service

December 7, 2014 (San Diego) – When the Poinsettia Bowl kicks off at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on December 23rd, the San Diego State Aztecs will be making the team’s fifth consecutive bowl appearance.  This year, the Aztecs will be playing the Navy.


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DRONE STRIKES SAN DIEGO-BASED NAVY SHIP, INJURES 2 SAILORS

By Miriam Raftery

November 17, 2013 (San Diego) – A malfunctioning drone has struck the U.S.S. Chancellorsville on Saturday night off the Southern California coast near Point Magu, the Navy announced.

Two sailors sustained minor burns. The guided missile cruiser ship will return to San Diego for an assessment of damages. The Navy did not reveal what type of drone went awry. However the Los Angeles Times reports it was a 13-foot-long drone with a six foot wingspan that slammed into the port side of the ship.

The accident heightens concerns among East County residents who have voiced alarm over a proposal to test drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) over San Diego’s backcountry.


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NAVY HONORS CONGRESSWOMAN SUSAN DAVIS WITH THE DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

January 26, 2013 (Washington D.C.)– The highest award the Navy gives to a civilian was awarded to Congresswoman Susan Davis.  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presented Davis, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, with the Distinguished Public Service Award for her "long and selfless service to the Nation's Sailors and Marines."

“One of the joys of my job is working on behalf of the men and women who sacrifice so much to keep us safe,” said Davis. “Our nation’s servicemembers are some of the most impressive people I have met.  Their ability to adapt to the unique challenges they face everyday is inspiring. I want to thank Secretary Mabus for this honor.”


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ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

 
May 17, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:   
 
 
 
 
 
WORLD
  • Forty-nine headless corpses found in Mexico (Reuters)
  • Merkel’s conservative party routed in Germany (Reuters)
  • France’s “Monsieur Normal” takes office…unmarried (NBC)
  • Surfer recognized for riding biggest wave ever (Los Angeles Times-video)
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has explosive family secret (Business Insider)
  • One in six cancers worldwide are caused by infections (BBC)
U.S.
  • Gouged by the wind: Renewable fuel mandates are raising electricity costs  (Wall Street Journal)
  • Court rejects Iraq-Afghanistan veterans demand for better VA care
  • Navy to demonstrate great green fleet (10 News)
  • Bush convicted of war crimes in absentia (Foreign Policy Journal)
  • The unbelievable brutality released on kids in for-profit prison (Alternet)
  • Humane Society calls for reform of federal wildlife agency (Sacramento Bee)
  • The killing agency:  wildlife services’ brutal methods leaves a trail of animal deaths (Sacramento Bee)
  • Game over for the climate (New York Times)   
Scroll down for excerpts and links to full stories.  

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CONGRESSMAN FILNER TO RECEIVE FLEET RESERVE ASSOCIATION’S NATIONAL PINNACLE AWARD

 

April 26, 2012 (Washington, DC ) -- Congressman Bob Filner has been selected to receive the Fleet Reserve Association’s (FRA) prestigious national 2012 Pinnacle Award at a ceremony in Washington, DC, today, April 26th.
 
“It is a great honor to be recognized for all of my work on behalf of our Navy, Marine and Coast Guard veterans!” said Congressman Filner.  “I am truly humbled to receive this award. As Chair of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, we were able to pass landmark legislation to improve the G.I. Bill, increase funding for veterans healthcare and establish a plan to end veteran homelessness by 2015.”

 


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NAVY REPLACES FLAG STOLEN FROM SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN IN SCRIPPS RANCH


July 25, 2011 (Scripps Ranch)—Each Fourth of July for the past 12 years, Sheriff’s Homicide Captain Tim Curran and his wife, Debby, have displayed a flag the size of a two-car garage at their Scripps Ranch home. But on July 5, the flag was stolen and Debby was injured as the thief made a getaway.


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HOUSE PASSES HUNTER AMENDMENT TO NAME NAVY SHIP AFTER SERGEANT PERALTA


 

 

 


May 28, 2011 (Washington) --The House of Representatives has passed an amendment  offered by Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, directing the Secretary of the Navy to name the next available ship after Marine Corps Sergeant Rafael Peralta.  Hunter offered the amendment during House consideration of the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.


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SWAT STANDOFF ENDS IN SAILOR’S SUICIDE

 

May 20, 2010 (Tierrasanta) – A 24-year-old active duty Navy enlisted man barricaded himself inside his garage yesterday at 4783 Gurke Street in Tierrasanta and committed suicide. San Diego Police SWAT team was summoned after the man, who had access to a handgun and rifle, told his wife he planned to kill himself. Neighbors were evacuated and emergency negotiators attempted unsuccessfully to communicate with the distraught man.


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