Officials Identify Marine Found Dead At Camp Pendleton

Military authorities released the name Tuesday of a 19-year-old Marine who died of a gunshot wound to the head at a Camp Pendleton firearms-training facility.

Lance Cpl. Dominic Schraft of Vienna, Missouri, was found mortally wounded at Marksmanship Training Range 214 on the grounds of the northern San Diego County Marine Corps station about 6 a.m. Monday, said 1st Lt. Colleen McFadden, public affairs officer for the 1st Marine ...

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Marine Found Dead At Camp Pendleton

A Marine suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head at a Camp Pendleton firearms-training facility Monday, military officials reported.

The victim was found mortally wounded at Marksmanship Training Range 214 on the grounds of the northern San Diego County Marine Corps station about 6 a.m., said 1st Lt. Colleen McFadden, public affairs officer for the 1st Marine Division.

The circumstances of the shooting were under investigation, and the ...

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Blue Angels To Fly Over Miramar During Weekend Show

A flyover of downtown San Diego and Petco Park by the Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team Thursday heralded the arrival of this weekend's Miramar Air Show.

The F/A-18 jets made their pass as the Padres got ready to play their final home game of the baseball season.

Beginning Friday, the Blue Angels will take part in the annual festival of flight, which runs through Sunday at ...

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USS Ronald Reagan Arrives At Its New Home In Japan

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, based in San Diego for 11 years until it departed at the end of last month, Thursday arrived at its new home of Yokosuka, Japan, according to the Navy.

The Reagan will serve as the Navy's "forward deployed" aircraft carrier in Asia.

"Deploying our most capable units forward enhances the Navy's ability to contribute to the defense of Japan and meet our ...

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San Diego County Military Spending Remains Steady

An estimated $24.8 billion was spent on military activity in San Diego County during the most recent fiscal year, down from $25.2 billion the previous year, according to a study released Wednesday.

The direct military spending in San Diego County in 2014-15 amounted to $7,700 per resident, according to the seventh annual San Diego Military Advisory Council economic impact study prepared by the Fermanian Business and Economic ...

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Widows Of Killed U.S. Navy Pilots Sue

The widows of two pilots killed when a wave swept their helicopter off a U.S. Navy destroyer filed a lawsuit in San Diego Monday, alleging the Navy and others knew of design flaws in certain Navy ships and their helicopter landing platforms.

The federal lawsuit, filed on behalf of Theresa Jones, Christina Gibson and their children, asks a court to declare the ships in question unreasonably dangerous and order ...

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Active Shooter Alert On Camp Pendleton Was False Alarm

An alert that went out Monday morning to Camp Pendleton personnel about an "active shooter" situation on the North County military station turned out to be a false alarm, officials said.

The emergency advisory was transmitted via a government computer system, said Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez, a base spokesman.

Dominguez said he did not know how long the notification was out before it was rescinded, or whether it resulted in any ...

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Navy To Limit Some Training That Harms Whales In Pacific

The Navy agreed to limit its use of sonar and other training that inadvertently harms whales, dolphins and other marine mammals off Hawaii and California in a settlement with environmental groups approved Monday.

A centerpiece of the agreement signed by a federal judge in Honolulu includes limits or bans on mid-frequency active sonar and explosives in specified areas around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California, Earthjustice attorney David Henkin said ...

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Two San Diego Organizations Awarded Grants For Veterans Services

A pair of San Diego-based organizations that provide services to veterans were awarded a combined $2.9 million in federal grants, it was announced Monday.

Veterans Village of San Diego received $1 million and Community Catalysts California received $1.9 million from the federal Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. The Community Catalysts California grant will cover services in San Diego, Imperial and Riverside counties.

The Supportive Services for Veteran ...

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6 Marines Injured In Crash Remain In Critical Condition

Six of the 18 Camp Pendleton Marines injured when a seven-ton truck overturned on the North County military installation remained in critical condition Friday, and eight others were listed as stable.

One Marine was killed when the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement crashed on Basilone Road early Thursday afternoon. The crash involved personnel with the 1st Marine Division, according to unit public affairs officer 1st Lt. Colleen McFadden.

"After this tragic ...

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Developer Explains Navy Broadway Project Changes In Downtown San Diego

Construction on a proposed Navy headquarters on San Diego’s waterfront faces one more legal hurdle before it could move forward.

Legal challenges have kept the $1.2 billion project at bay, ever since Navy leaders introduced it in the 1980s.

The California Coastal Commission agreed to settle with project developer Doug Manchester on Aug. 27.

Only one lawsuit remains, filed by the Broadway Navy Complex Coalition. Should the developer ...

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San Diego Company Aims To Curb VA Wait Times

A new center opened in San Diego to help vets find care outside the VA. The opening comes a little more than a year after Congress created the Veterans Choice Program to help cut long wait times.

TriWest Healthcare Alliance made the announcement before its staff of 250 people at its operations center in Rancho Bernardo on Tuesday. TriWest is operating in 28 states. It is one of the companies ...

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USS George Washington Leaves San Diego Following Delay

The aircraft carrier USS George Washington left San Diego Tuesday following a nearly month-long visit to take part in a three-flattop swap of home ports and crews.

The George Washington was originally set to depart Friday but was delayed because of mechanical issues, according to the Navy.

The carrier was based in Japan for seven years before coming to San Diego. The ship will take part in exercises with the ...

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Jury Selection Scheduled In Case Of Slain Marine Wife From Fallbrook

Jury selection is scheduled to get under way Tuesday in the trial of three people accused in the torture-murder of a 22-year-old woman from Fallbrook — the wife of a U.S. Marine — who investigators said was the victim of a sex and bondage game that turned deadly.

Louis Ray Perez, 49, Dorothy Maraglino, 40, and Jessica Lynn Lopez, 28, are charged in the 2012 death of Brittany Killgore. She was ...

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USS George Washington To Leave San Diego For Training, Refueling

The USS George Washington, one of the aircraft carriers taking part in a three-way swap of home ports, is scheduled to leave San Diego Friday for training and nuclear refueling.

The George Washington was based in Japan for seven years before coming to San Diego last month.

After the George Washington and the guided-missile destroyers USS Chafee and USS McFaul leave, they will take part in Southern Seas 2015, a ...

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Carrier USS Ronald Reagan Leaves San Diego, Bound For Japan

After 11 years in San Diego, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan Monday began a voyage to its new home port in Japan.

The Reagan is one of three aircraft carriers taking part in a swap of home ports. The USS George Washington left Japan, and following a stop here, is destined for Virginia, where it will undergo a nuclear power refueling.

The USS Theodore Roosevelt, which had been located ...

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Defense Contractors Still See A Market In San Diego

A number of defense contractors are in San Diego for the 27th annual Navy Gold Coast conference, which began Tuesday.

Organizers said the market for defense contractors is still off the high of 2012. But areas such as cyber defense still provide opportunities for companies, even as the overall defense budget continues to shrink.

“I think a lot of companies are staying smaller longer," said Jim Lasswell who owns INDUS ...

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Former Camp Pendleton Marine Convicted Of Assaulting Colleague

A former Marine was convicted of sneaking into the Camp Pendleton apartment of a female Marine he didn't know and sexually assaulting her as she slept.

Pedro Javier Orellana, 24, is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 30 by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns.

A federal jury Thursday found Orellana guilty of one count of sexual abuse of an incapacitated victim.

The defendant, who had been released on ...

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Navy, San Diego Energy Execs Celebrate Solar Deal

The Navy, federal Western Area Power Administration and executives of San Diego-based Sempra U.S. Gas & Power Thursday celebrated a deal to provide solar energy to 14 naval and Marine Corps installations.

The Navy will receive 210 megawatts of power from the Mesquite Solar 3 plant, which Sempra will construct beginning this month 60 miles west of Phoenix.

"The collaboration on Mesquite Solar 3 is a triumph of innovative problem ...

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