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Navy Cruiser, Destroyer Return To San Diego

The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens and the guided missile destroyer USS Spruance are scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego Thursday following separate deployments to the Western Pacific Ocean.

The 567-foot Cowpens and its crew of 400 deployed in September. In November, it provided humanitarian help in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan.

"I am very proud of the accomplishments of the crew," said Capt. Gregory Gombert, Cowpens ...

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Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year From NAS North Island

Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Paul Marticorena of NAS North Island's Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3 has been named the 2013 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year (RSOY), according to Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs.

Vice Adm. Robin R. Braun, the Chief of the Navy Reserve, chose Marticorena out of five finalists at a Washington D.C. ceremony held last week. Braun told Marticorena and his fellow reservists ...

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USS Zumwalt Christening Ceremony On Saturday (Video)

On Saturday morning in Bath, Maine, the daughters of the late Admiral Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt Jr. will break a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow of the ship that bears their father's name.

The USS Zumwalt is being hailed as the the largest Navy destroyer ever built.

Its new home will be San Diego. The Maine Sun Journal reports during a November 2013 tour of the Zumwalt ...

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Navy Releases FY14 Aviation Career Continuation Pay Rates

From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs:

Qualified Navy aviators can receive up to $125,000 in bonuses, the Navy announced in a message released April 8.

According to NAVADMIN 078/14, the following Aviation Career Continuation Pay (ACCP) bonuses are offered to pilots and naval flight officers (NFO) to retain skilled personnel for critical naval aviation billets:

HM pilot: $75,000

HSC pilot: $75,000

HSL/HSM pilot: $75,000 ...

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Camp Pendleton Marine Finds Strength In Furry Companion

From I Marine Expeditionary Force:

While deployed to Afghanistan, Cpl. Joey Nunez experienced one the most dangerous events of his life. However, he is forever grateful that his companion, Vicky, was with him.

Nunez, a military working dog handler with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, was wounded during a patrol. He said that having his dog by his side helped him calm down and keep the situation under control.

Over the ...

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USS Coronado Commissioning Ceremony Set For Saturday (Video)

The long-awaited commissioning ceremony for the future USS Coronado is scheduled to take place Saturday morning at Naval Air Station, North Island.

As Home Post previously reported, the Navy's newest littoral combat ship arrived in San Diego on March 6. En route to its homeport, the Coronado made port visits in Guantanamo Bay, Colombia, Panama, and Mexico.

It even had a close encounter with a pod of gray whales ...

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US Troops Looking For Jobs May Find Them In Australia's Military

The budget for Australia's military - the Australian Defence Force - is expected to double over the next decade. That means Aussie military recruiters are looking overseas to fill military jobs like fast jet pilots, air combat officers, and electrical engineers, reports the Stars and Stripes.

National recruitment efforts just aren't filling up all the slots, according to ADF's Defence Jobs "Recruitment Centre" website:

"We are looking for serving ...

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3 Camp Pendleton Marines Stabbed Coming To Aid Of Woman (Video)

Two Camp Pendleton Marines are in the hospital this morning, and a third Marine recovering at home, after the three were stabbed breaking up a street fight.

Huntington Beach police Lt. Mitch O’Brien told The Associated Press the Marines were trying to help a woman wearing an Angels jersey, who was involved in an altercation with two male Dodgers fans.

The altercation took place early Sunday in a Huntington ...

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Camp Pendleton Marines Deploying Tuesday To Australia (Video)

Marines and sailors assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment will depart Camp Pendleton on Tuesday for a six-month deployment to Australia, as part of Marine Rotational Force-Darwin.

A little background on Marine Rotational Force-Darwin: Back in 2011, President Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced U.S. Marines would be deployed to Australia in six month rotations, with the goal of establishing a rotational 2,500-person Marine ...

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Navy Commander From California Killed In Washington Mudslide (Video)

The brothers of U.S. Navy Cmdr. L. John Regelbrugge III, 49, found his body Tuesday, making the Regelbrugge one of at least 24 people killed in the Washington state mudslide.

Regelbrugge's sister-in-law, Jackie Leighton of Vacaville, Calif., told the Seattle Times Regelbrugge was found next to his dog. His wife Kris is still missing:

“They were both home when the slide hit, but they haven’t found her ...

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2,000 Camp Pendleton Marines Train Near San Luis Obispo (Video)

Roughly 2,000 Marines from Camp Pendleton are training this week at Fort Hunter Liggett and Camp Roberts along California's central coast.

Marine Lt. Col. Stephen Mount told The Salinas Californian that 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit is spending two weeks training in the area because its terrain is unfamiliar to the Marines.

According to 11th MEU public affairs, the goal of the training is to create a chaotic environment ...

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Camp Pendleton To Host Job Fair For Military Spouses

Camp Pendleton is hosting on Tuesday the Military Spouse Employment Program Hiring Fair and Career Forum. The husbands and wives of active duty, National Guard, reservists, and veterans are all welcome, along with Gold Star Spouses.

The Networking Reception is scheduled for Monday night, between 7-9 p.m.

The Hiring Fair will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Pacific Views Event Center ...

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Camp Pendleton Marines Rescue Camel In Afghanistan

It might not be part of the official job description of being a U.S. Marine, but that didn't stop a group of troops — some assigned to Camp Pendleton — from rescuing a camel trapped in a ditch in Afghanistan.

1st Lt. Garth Langley of the Regional Command Southwest in Afghanistan (and assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton) told the Orange County Register that he and ...

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After 15,000 Square Miles Searched, USS Kidd Ends Hunt For Malaysia Airlines MH370 (Video)

After a search mission that involved scouring 15,000 square miles of ocean, the San Diego-based USS Kidd and its helicopters have ended their search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Because the search area has expanded to such an extensive degree, the U.S. Navy decided (in consultation with the Malaysian government) that long range patrol aircraft like the P-8A Poseidon and the P-3C Orion would be more effective in ...

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Malaysia Airlines Search Sends USS Kidd To Indian Ocean (Video)

The Malaysian government's announcement that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was a deliberate act has prompted the U.S. military to reorganize assets searching for the missing plane.

The San Diego-based USS Kidd is now part of a team looking in the northern Indian Ocean.

Army Col. Steven Warren explained to American Forces Press Service that the Kidd is currently north of the Strait of Malacca, in ...

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