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USS Howard Set To Return Thursday After 7-Month Deployment

The guided-missile destroyer USS Howard is scheduled to return Thursday to its San Diego home port from a seven-month deployment, the Navy announced Tuesday.

The vessel and its crew of 300 took part in exercises off the Republic of Korea, served with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, conducted anti-submarine operations and what the Navy calls "theater security cooperation events."

The deployment included a four-day visit to Manila in the ...

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Navy Releases Name Of SEAL Killed In El Centro Parachuting Accident

The Navy SEAL killed in a parachute training accident in El Centro had been awarded a Bronze Star and had served in the special forces for nearly 10 years, the Naval Special Warfare command announced Tuesday.

Chief Special Warfare Operator Bradley Cavner, 31, died from injuries suffered in Monday's training exercise.

"The training SEALs go through is inherently high-risk," said Cmdr. Christian Dunbar, Naval Special Warfare Group One's ...

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Navy Special Warfare Sailor Dies In Skydiving Training Accident

A sailor assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare Command was killed in a skydiving accident on Monday, according to The Associated Press.

The sailor, who has not yet been identified, died in El Centro from injuries he suffered during parachute training in the Southern California desert.

Naval Special Warfare Group One, based at Coronado, announced the death.

Deputy Public Affairs Officer Chief Brandon Raile told CNN an investigation ...

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Ex-Blue Angels Leader Found Guilty Of Condoning Sexually Hostile Workplace

Ex-Blue Angels commanding officer Capt. Gregory McWherter was found guilty at an Admiral's Mast proceeding on Monday of condoning sexually crude behavior within the elite flight team that created a "destructive, toxic" working environment.

According to U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs, McWherter created this environment during his leadership at NAS Pensacola between May 2011 to May 2012...

"...by fostering a hostile command climate, failing to stop obvious and ...

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Report: Commander Faulted For Deadly Accident On San Diego-Based USS Lawrence

An accident on the flight deck of the USS William P. Lawrence that claimed the lives of Navy pilots Lt. Cmdr. Landon L. Jones, 35, and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jonathan S. Gibson, 32, was the fault of the commanding officer Cmdr. Jana A. Vavasseur - according to the Navy admiral overseeing the investigation.

Stars and Stripes examined the investigation report, and quotes Vice Adm. D.H. Buss (commander of Naval ...

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Embattled Ex-Blue Angels Commander Quits Tailhook Presidency

Ex-commander of the Blue Angels Capt. Gregory McWherter, under investigation for allegedly tolerating sexual harassment, quit his post on Friday as president of the Tailhook Association.

The Navy fired McWherter as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado on April 18.

Few of us can forget the Tailhook scandal of 1991. During the three-day convention of the Tailhook Association that year, 83 women and 7 men were assaulted, according to the ...

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Ex-Blue Angels Commander Accused Of Allowing Lewd Workplace (Video)

Navy investigators are looking into allegations that Capt. Gregory McWherter allowed a hostile work environment filled with lewd comments and pornographic images while he was commander of the Blue Angels two years ago at NAS Pensacola.

On Friday, the Navy fired McWherter from his post as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado, citing "unspecified alleged misconduct" as the reason.

Wednesday, the Washington Post accidentally uncovered what that alleged misconduct was ...

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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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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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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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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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USS Coronado Had Near Miss With Gray Whales En Route To San Diego (Video)

The USS Coronado almost collided with a pod of gray whales off the coast of Orange County as the ship was heading to its new homeport of San Diego earlier this week.

Captain Todd Mansur of Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching told the Orange County Register he was tailing a group of gray whales on Sunday when he realized the USS Coronado was getting too close for comfort to the ...

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USS Ronald Reagan Holds Ceremony To Mark Japan Earthquake Anniversary (Video)

A memorial ceremony to mark the third anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan will be held aboard USS Ronald Reagan at NAS North Island this morning at 10 a.m. PDT.

According to Navy news release:

This memorial ceremony... will include remarks from the Japanese Consul General at Los Angeles Jun Niimi and a short commemoration by the Rev. Dr. Kenji Akahoshi of the Buddhist ...

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USS Coronado Slated To Arrive In San Diego On Monday

The USS Coronado is slated to arrive at Naval Base San Diego on Monday, March 6.

The Coronado Eagle & Journal reports the Navy's littoral combat ship is scheduled to round Point Loma at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning, and stream under the Coronado Bridge approximately a half-hour later, before arriving at Pier 5 at Naval Base San Diego.

According to a news release by U.S. Pacific Fleet ...

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USS Ronald Reagan Leaving San Diego For New Homeport In Japan (Video)

There's a game of musical chairs (or aircraft carriers) going on as part of the Navy's Pacific rebalance strategy. The USS Ronald Reagan will leave San Diego for its new homeport in Yokosuka, Japan. The USS Theodore Roosevelt will then make San Diego its new home, leaving Norfolk, Va.

The Navy announced the change on Tuesday. According to a news release, the Reagan will replace the USS George ...

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