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Fleet Week San Diego is the nation’s largest tribute to our military’s men and women who dedicate their lives to defend our freedom and way of life. It is a unique way to honor our Sailors, Marines, and Coastguardsmen here in their home town. San Diego’s military history is extensive and the positive impact the military has on the community has been recorded through the decades. In the years before Fleet Week, San Diego saluted the achievements of Sailors and Marines with, “Accolades,” which began in 1986. In 1995, a group of civic-minded business leaders created the concept of “Fleet Week San Diego,” modeling their vision after the Fleet Week celebration in San Francisco. The proposed plan appealed to the community because of the patriotic focus of the events and the opportunity Fleet Week would provide to educate the region about the importance of the military to our economy and our community. The first Fleet Week celebration in San Diego was held in the summer of 1997. From its inception, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the San Diego Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, government entities, San Diego’s

business leaders and the military all supported and participated in the celebration of the military men and women and their families. Each year, the event has become more popular with the business community, as well as the military, their families and the public. Initially, the event was offered during the summer months, but in 2000, the event was moved to October to incorporate the Marine Corps’ Miramar Air Show and the Coronado Speed Festival. In 2001, the San Diego Fleet Week Foundation was formed to promote this growing annual event. This new organization is made possible with a small fulltime staff, a volunteer board of directors, and a myriad of volunteers who help plan, coordinate and staff the events. The foundation raises sponsorship money to produce the events which foster awareness of the military in the community. After expenses are paid the proceeds are donated to charitable organizations that directly benefit our enlisted service members and their families. Fleet Week allows the community an opportunity to get a “close-up” look at the efforts and contributions of our region’s military and to show their appreciation for the courage and commitment of our military.

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Welcome to Fleet Week 2010 As the San Diego community again offers grateful recognition of the contributions made by our military with the celebration of San Diego “FLEET WEEK 2010�, I would like to include my personal congratulations and appreciation for the service you provide in the lives of the people of San Diego County. For well over a century, the men and women of the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard have enhanced San Diego through the honor of their presence. Because of the sacrifices, dedication and professionalism shown by you in protecting our nation, millions of San Diego County citizens have lived their lives secure in the knowledge their freedom was in good hands. Throughout the years, you have proven your abilities and dedication extend far beyond that of protecting this nation from enemy actions both domestic and overseas. You have become an intricate component of the neighborhoods within which you reside. Your families have joined with others to volunteer in our schools, hospitals, playgrounds and youth activities. You have given of yourselves to civic projects which have elevated the quality of life in all of San Diego County. The contributions you have made to the local economy and the quality of the workforce is beyond question. I am deeply honored to serve as Chairman of Fleet Week San Diego 2010. On behalf of the Fleet Week Board, I join many voices in thanking you for your commitment to service, and I hope that Fleet Week successfully communicates our gratitude. We are very proud of each of you and honored to have the opportunity to demonstrate that pride through Fleet Week San Diego 2010.

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FLEET WEEK SAN DIEGO On behalf of the United States Department of Defense, I extend my greetings to all those who have gathered to celebrate and honor our service members during Fleet Week San Diego 2010. There are no greater celebrations than those which salute our military and their families. San Diego merits particular recognition for its long dedication to such events, and for being the home of the First Fleet. Your community’s patriotic tribute is an inspiration to our Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who have dedicated their lives to preserving the nation’s freedom. Please accept my heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the continued support of our nation’s military and best wishes for a successful and enjoyable Fleet Week.

Robert Gates

Secretary of Defense On behalf of the Department of the Navy, I am pleased to send my best wishes to all participants, attendees, and organizers of Fleet Week San Diego 2010. San Diego has always been there for the Navy-Marine Corps Team; from support of our bases and training facilities, to the warm embrace of the communities in which our Sailors, Marines and their families reside. Tens of thousands of people call San Diego home, and the city is an important part of San Diego’s culture and economy. Fleet Week gives us an opportunity to give something back to the city, to demonstrate the bonds our Sailors and Marines have forged here and the strong partnership that we have built together. Thank you again for what you do everyday!

Ray Mabus

Secretary of the Navy On behalf of all United States Marines, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2010 San Diego Fleet Week celebration. For generations, the Marine Corps has enjoyed a strong relationship with the San Diego community, and we sincerely appreciate the patriotism and unwavering support this city shows our men and women in uniform. We are proud to participate in this annual event and are truly grateful for all San Diego does to recognize the sacrifices of military members serving around the globe. In turn, our Marines and Sailors remain committed to giving back to “America’s Finest City.” Thank you to the City of San Diego, the organizers of Fleet Week, and the many citizens attending this event to demonstrate support for our military. All who wear the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor sincerely appreciate the continued support of the San Diego community and send our best wishes for a very enjoyable and memorable event!

General James T. Conway

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Jerry Sanders

Duncan Hunter, Congressman

On behalf of the citizens of San Diego, I am delighted to welcome you to Fleet Week San Diego 2010. Fleet Week is a great venue for San Diegans to celebrate the men and women of our military as well as to recognize the military’s efforts and contributions within San Diego. San Diego Fleet Week is the perfect opportunity to recognize the military personnel who selflessly serve our country. The military is an integral part of San Diego’s way of life and economic prosperity, and Fleet Week allows San Diegans a chance to witness the outstanding service our military provides. Knowing America has the finest military reassures citizens that their freedom is being protected. We thank all members of the military and their families who have dedicated their lives to serving this country. Fleet Week allows us the opportunity to show our support and pride in having them with us in “America’s Finest City.”

It is my honor to recognize every member of America’s armed forces during San Diego’s Fleet Week 2010. Fleet Week serves to remind us all of the unwavering commitment to freedom that inspires the men and women of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Cost Guard. Not only do these brave Americans uphold the legacy of the world’s finest military, they also symbolize an important piece of what makes San Diego “America’s Finest City.” Americans take great comfort in knowing they are protected by these national heroes. We also take great pride in their service and commitment to protect America and its interests. On behalf of the citizens of the 52nd Congressional District, I want to express my deepest gratitude and admiration to our men and women in uniform, as well as their families who also make great sacrifices on our behalf.

Bob Filner, Congressman

Susan Davis, Congresswoman

I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to America’s veterans and military families during the celebration of San Diego’s Fleet week 2010! Fleet Week is an opportunity to honor these men and women, for their tireless commitment to protecting our way of life. More importantly, this is a way to recognize their devotion all year long. It is important that we continuously support our service members, veterans and their families during difficult deployments and honor them upon their safe return home. San Diego is home to thousands of military personnel and I am proud to celebrate their contributions both within our communities and abroad. As Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, I will continue to defend the rights of those who protect our country. To the men and women in uniform, thank you for your dedication to defending liberty and justice for all!

It is my pleasure and sincere honor to have this opportunity to greet you as San Diego comes together for its 2010 Fleet Week Celebration. Fleet Week is a wonderful tradition that honors the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard for the selfless contributions they have made to ensure the safety and freedom of our nation. The heroic contributions made by our armed forces abroad and at home are invaluable. As a member of Congress and Chairwoman of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, I am dedicated to the well-being of our brave service members and their families and am proud to honor the courageous contributions they make to our nation. I am pleased that Fleet Week allows our community the opportunity to show its appreciation for the important role our military plays in protecting this great country. I extend my warmest thanks for their service to our nation and best wishes to all of you. I hope you have an enjoyable and successful Fleet Week celebration.

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Mayor, San Diego

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Vice Admiral Richard W. Hunt

Vice Admiral Al Myers

San Diego’s unique and strategic location on the Southern California coast make it ideal for the Navy and Marines to operate as our nation’s premier maritime security force. The city of San Diego has hosted the Navy team since the turn of the 19th century and our presence here has grown ever since. We are proud of the partnerships that continue to grow between our local governments, agencies, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard teams, and look forward to continuing to foster these relationships for many years into the future. We are as much a part of San Diego as San Diego is a part of us. We could not ask for a better host city — one where each and every Sailor and Marine is embraced by the community and treated with kindness and respect. Thank you to the citizens and community leaders of America’s Finest City for taking such good care of the men and women of your nation’s armed services.

Naval Aviation proudly traces its roots to San Diego. Our rich legacy began here in 1911 at what is now North Island -- home to three Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, seventeen active and reserve helicopter and fixedwing squadrons, and the headquarters of Commander, Naval Air Forces, overseeing Naval Aviation worldwide. Fleet Week presents the perfect opportunity to view some of our most technologically advanced and capable assets. More importantly, I hope you’ll take the opportunity to meet some of the young men and women who proudly serve in the Navy and Marine Corps. While our equipment and technology enable us to defend our nation against the enemies of freedom, it is the dedication and commitment of our people that ensures our success. I am especially proud of the nearly 100 year relationship between the city and Naval Aviation, and we are grateful for the unwavering support of the San Diego community that underscores this Fleet Week. Thank you!

Vice Admiral D. C. Curtis

Rear Admiral William D. French

Commander, Naval Surface Forces

Commander, Navy Region Southwest

On behalf of the Naval Surface Forces, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to San Diego Fleet Week 2010! Fleet Week is the perfect chance to learn a little bit more about your United States Navy. Our partnership with the greater San Diego community is extremely important to us, and there is no better time to celebrate that relationship than now. Fleet Week is also an opportunity to thank the local Sailors and Marines who have returned home after long deployments, and to welcome those who are new to the San Diego area. While you are enjoying the Fleet Week festivities, please take a moment to remember all those who are currently deployed and offer a wish for their safekeeping. Thank you for your continued support of all of our men and women in uniform. I’ll see you on the waterfront!

On behalf of the entire Navy team of military and civilian professionals throughout San Diego County, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this year’s Fleet Week. The Sailors stationed here, enjoy a level of support that is second to none and they take great pride in calling America’s Finest City home. We believe it is important to be more than neighbors; our Sailors and their families are your coaches, teachers, nurses, and serve this community in countless other ways. The mission of Navy Region Southwest is to provide professional support services to the warriors who fly and maintain the aircraft, man the ships, or in other ways serve their nation while deploying globally, battling the enemy or participating in humanitarian assistance missions. Our priority is to fulfill our role in a manner that is mission driven while being fiscally and environmentally responsible. Put simply, each of the Navy’s bases in San Diego is dedicated to building and maintaining our military readiness and continuing to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. Thank you for your support of our military.

Rear Admiral Mark F. Heinrich

Rear Admiral C. Forrest Faison, III

The COMFISCS team is honored to be part of Fleet Week 2010. As a native San Diegan, I am especially proud to lead a team of more than 5,000 military and civilian naval logisticians, headquartered at the corner of Broadway and Harbor Drive, who worldwide provide operational logistics support to the Navy and Marine Corps, as well as our joint partners. This incredibly dedicated group of patriots is delivering the global logistics support that enables our Navy-Marine Corps team to forward deploy and maintain large task forces or smaller, mission-tailored forces that can respond to crises and contingencies anywhere in the world. Fleet Week is a great opportunity to showcase our Navy’s capabilities and contributions to national security. If you are a visitor, on behalf of the men and women of COMFISCS, I welcome you to “America’s Finest City.” . We hope you enjoy your stay and the many Fleet Week events. A special thanks to the San Diego community for continuing to support our warfighters every day.

Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) is proud to participate in San Diego’s Fleet Week celebrations. Fleet week provides us the opportunity to say thank you to our local communities and the brave men and women who support and defend our country. I am proud to say that our 6,200 civilian and military staff provide expert medical care to over 250,000 service members, retired veterans and their family members in our communities. Currently, NMCSD has service members deployed all over the world, providing medical care to medical operations such as humanitarian missions, disaster relief and combat casualty care. NMCSD is very fortunate to be supported by a city that takes care of its military service members and their families and shares a distinct and hallowed history connected with the Navy. The sailors and civilian staff of Naval Medical Center San Diego look forward to a successful Fleet Week 2010!

Commander, Naval Air Forces

Commander, U.S. Third Fleet

Commander, Navy Medicine West

Commander, Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers

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Major General Ronald L. Bailey

Major General Anthony L. Jackson

As part of the Navy/Marine Corps team, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego is honored to be part of Fleet Week 2010. MCRD and San Diego have enjoyed a close friendship for nearly a century. Each year more than 90,000 visitors come to San Diego to view the graduation ceremonies for the 19,000 Marines we produce annually. In the tradition of our close relationship with America’s Finest City, we welcome everyone to the depot to view our Morning Colors Ceremony and graduation parades on Friday mornings, and to enjoy the rich history of your Marine Corps by visiting the MCRD San Diego Command Museum. On behalf of the Marines, Sailors, and civilians of MCRD San Diego, welcome to Fleet Week 2010 and thank you for your continued support.

Our Marines, Sailors, civilians and their families aboard our Marine Corps installations in Southern California and the West comprise a tremendous Navy and Marine Corps Team who are dedicated to protecting the freedoms our country stands for. It is my honor to welcome you to Fleet Week on their behalf. Our bases and air stations provide some of the finest training ranges and facilities which enables our operating forces to conduct the most realistic and effective training possible so our Marines and Sailors are ready to meet any challenge as they deploy throughout the world. As you enjoy the events, please think of our great men and women who are deployed throughout the world today on our behalf, and support those who are preparing to accomplish the missions of tomorrow. We are honored to serve our nation at home and abroad, and are proud to share our patriotism with you.

Colonel Nicholas F. Marano

Colonel Frank A. Richie

On behalf of the Marines, Sailors and family members of Camp Pendleton, welcome to San Diego’s Fleet Week 2010. This annual salute to our military is a terrific opportunity for millions of citizens to meet our Sailors and Marines. We are grateful to the people of San Diego for their ongoing and consistent support of this great event. San Diego, recognized as “America’s Finest City” showcases the virtues of freedom and prosperity on a daily basis. Diverse, vibrant and friendly, this community continues to stand alongside our Sailors, Marines and their families. I thank the City of San Diego for its steadfast support and enduring devotion to our young men and women who serve our great Country. For those participating in this year’s Fleet Week San Diego, enjoy all the city has to offer. Remember those who are engaged in today’s fight, and support those preparing here for tomorrow’s battles. Semper Fidelis

MCAS Miramar is proud to participate in San Diego’s Fleet Week celebrations. Miramar welcomes back the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, as well as the Canadian Snow Birds who have joined us for the second year in a row at the MCAS Miramar Air Show on October 1-3. This year’s air show will honor the 65th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima with the theme, “Marines: A Tradition of Uncommon Valor.” As you enjoy this year’s air show, I hope you have the opportunity to talk to the young Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen who are participating. They are amazing young men and women whose sacrifices and dedication to duty have ensured our Nation’s freedoms. Currently, many of MCAS Miramar’s Marines and Sailors are deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The San Diego community’s support and encouragement plays a critical role during these deployments and is what is truly extraordinary and exemplifies why San Diego is “America’s Finest City.”

Admiral Robert J. Paap, Jr.

Captain Thomas H. Farris

From the men and women and their families who serve their country proudly from San Diego, welcome to Fleet Week San Diego 2010. The people of San Diego have consistently been very supportive of Team Coast Guard and for this I am sincerely grateful. The environment in San Diego is ideal for all types of military training, and the surrounding communities of people who support us have been there to help us to carry out our challenging missions. As we perform our security, humanitarian and environmental response missions around the world, we appreciate the services San Diego has made available to our service members. For those participating in this year’s Fleet Week San Diego, enjoy all the city has to offer. Remember those who are engaged in today’s fight, and support those preparing here for tomorrow’s battles. Semper Paratus!

Our core values are Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty and we strive every day to uphold these values while we protect the citizens of San Diego and the wider area. We serve you in the fields of Maritime Safety, Law Enforcement, Border and Port Security, Environmental Stewardship/Pollution Response, Search and Rescue. While we are a military organization we could not do our job without close participation with and support from our port stakeholders, local and federal law enforcement partners, and the many local and state pollution response and prevention partners located along the SOCAL coast. The Fleet Week Foundation has done an incredible service to San Diego stationed military members by boosting morale with a multitude of entertaining events and providing scholarships for those who wish to pursue higher education while serving. Their generosity and support is motivating and provides such great opportunities to the women and men who serve our nation. I thank them immensely. Semper Paratus!

Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West

Commanding General, MCRD, Western Recruiting Region

Commander, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Commander, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

Commander, USCG Sector San Diego

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Event:

FW/SDMAC Breakfast Presented by General Atomics

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Fleet Week Big Bay Family Festival

Date:

Friday, September 17, 2010

Date:

Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, 2010

Time:

7:30 am to 9:00 am

Time:

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sponsored by the Port of San Diego and Lockheed Martin

Location: Admiral Kidd Club and Conference Center, ASW Training Center, Harbor Dr.

Location: B Street Cruise Terminal

Guest Speaker: Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations

Cost:

Free Family Event and open to the public

Event Description: The San Diego Fleet Week Foundation produces the annual Fleet Week Breakfast. The breakfast provides leaders of the San Diego community a forum to meet the region’s military leadership and to discuss matters of mutual interest.

Event:

Operation Liberty Call

Date:

Friday, September 17, 2010

Time:

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Sponsored by Northrop Grumman

Location: Historic Gaslamp Quarter Event Headquarters: Dick’s Last Resort Cost:

Free. Coupon book has $1,000 in savings on products and services for the military.

Event Description: Participating businesses in the Gaslamp Quarter, Chula Vista, National City, Coronado, East County and Imperial Beach show their appreciation by offering special discounts to military members and their families who have the Operation Liberty Call event coupon book. The first 500 participants who visit event headquarters at Dick’s Last Resort the night of the event will receive an official Port of San Diego T-shirt. Participants can visit event headquarters to enter the drawing for some great prizes.

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Event Description: Fleet Week San Diego has partnered with the Unified Port of San Diego to welcome San Diegans and visitors alike to the Big Bay. Situated at the B Street Cruise Terminal in downtown San Diego, this event is free to the public. The community is invited to climb aboard US Navy ships and explore other military static displays and chat with Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. Interesting and informative exhibits will be on display inside the terminal. • Navy Ship Tours: USS Freedom, USS Pinckney, USS Gary (military assets subject to change) • Military asset in-water demonstrations • Welcoming Ceremony each day • Military Bands • Military Static Displays: USN, USMC, USCG • Entertainment: Music • Children’s Fun Zone • Food: Taste of the Bay • Beer Garden: Taste of Freedom • Exhibitors: Retailers, community groups, non-profits

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Fleet Week Enlisted Recognition Luncheon

Date:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Time:

11:45 am to 1:30 pm

Sponsored by Cubic Corporation

MCRD Boot Camp Challenge Saturday, September 25, 2010

Time:

Race starts at 9 am

Location: MCRD San Diego

Location: Sea World San Diego, Nautilus Pavilion Cost:

Event: Date:

USN, USMC, USCG Military Honorees: Free, by invitation; General Public: Tables for 10 (6 public + 4 enlisted) available for $700; Individual tickets are $70 each.

Event Description: This luncheon honors 200 military enlisted guests who have distinguished themselves in their service and within their various commands. These guests are seated with 200 distinguished members of the civic, business and professional communities of San Diego.

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Coronado Village Fleet Week Car Procession

Date:

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Time:

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Cost:

$35, Three-Person Team - $105, Five-Person Team - $175 Open to the Public

Event Description: Join us for the Eighth Annual Running of the Boot Camp Challenge — a three-mile run through the historic grounds of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, where Marines are made. The course takes you across the drill fields and through the famous obstacle course used to test the mettle of young men from all over America who have come here to see if they have what it takes to be one of the few and the proud. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be a Marine Corps Recruit for a day. See the “Headline Events” section of www.mccsmcrd.com for details, register directly on their website at: www.bootcampchallenge.com. Contact: Semper Fit Division at (619) 523-6058 or (619) 524-0548

Location: Rotary Plaza and Isabella Avenue, Coronado Cost:

Free

Event Description: The kickoff to a fun-filled weekend at the Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival. Parade Route: The parade will begin at Naval Air Station North Island, travel down Orange and terminate at Rotary Plaza and Isabella Avenue. Come visit this grand gathering of the Coronado and San Diego communities along with racers from all over the nation. The Coronado Speed Festival is a premier motorsports event, saluting our nation’s military. Please join us for “America’s Race at the Base.”

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Coronado Speed Festival

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Fleet Week All Enlisted Golf Tournament

Date:

Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26, 2010

Date:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Time:

8:30 am to 5 pm (Parking lot opens at 7:30 am, Gates open at 8 am)

Time:

11:00 am - Registration 12:00 pm - Tee Time

Experience the Excitement!

Location: North Island Naval Air Station Directions from I-5 South: Exit CA-75/Coronado Bay Bridge, continue onto 3rd St. until the intersection of Alameda Blvd. From I-5 North: Exit CA-75/Coronado Bay Bridge, continue onto 3rd St. until the intersection of Alameda Blvd. Cost: Onsite Box Office Pricing: Active duty Military & immediate dependents (with ID) and Children 12 & under: Free Adult age 13 and over: $30.00 Adult Weekend: $45.00 Retired military & DOD members with ID may purchase Adult General Admission tickets through MWR at a discounted price.

Location: Admiral Baker Golf Course 2400 Admiral Baker Road, San Diego (North and South Courses) Cost:

$5 registration fee for participants. Gallery Free (viewers encouraged to follow favorite foursomes from a vantage point near the 18th green.)

Event Description: The Fleet Week All Enlisted Golf Tournament is in its eighth year and is exclusively for enlisted men and women of the U. S. Navy, U. S. Coast Guard and the U. S. Marine Corps. This exciting tournament has become an annual Fleet Week Event, and features a tournament within a tournament. Six Sea Service Teams (Two foursomes consisting of top players from each of the three sea services) compete head to head. In addition, up to 64 teams from area military commands will participate for prizes in a scramble format. In the interest of ensuring broad participation across the pay grades, each team is allowed a maximum of 21 Pay Grade Points, that is, the sum of the pay grades of all four players per foursome cannot exceed 21. The tournament is conducted on the Navy’s Admiral Baker North and South Courses, and concludes in the evening with a buffet dinner, prizes and giveaways for all participants.

Event Description: Coronado Speed Festival is the only auto racing venue in the world held on an active U.S. Navy runway, it’s two days packed with heart-thumping racing and military demonstrations guaranteed to delight the entire family. Landing Craft Air Cushion display, Leap Frog (Navy Parachute Team) performances, flyovers and ship tours are a just a few ways the military shows its expertise over these two days. Car enthusiasts will love the virtually non-stop racing, test drives of several car models, strolling through literally hundreds of vintage autos on display, plus Garage Tours where visitors are encouraged to freely inspect the race cars and talk with owners and drivers of these captivating vehicles. There is live entertainment available all day during race activities. Sit back and relax in the beer garden. Parking And Directions - General parking is free on base. Overnight Parking - Stay & enjoy unmatched racing views at the RV pavilion. This convenient trackside parking includes admission for a driver and one passenger. Additional passengers must purchase tickets. All RV’s are subject to compliance with Naval Base Coronado regulations and may not exit the venue until racing is finished on Sunday. Cost: $150

Event:

Fleet Week Baseball Game Presented by the San Diego Padres

Date:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Restrictions for Entering the Venue No liquid containers, other than baby bottles or liquids for medical reasons, are permitted in the venue. No outside food is permitted. All patrons will be subject to search and will pass through magnetometers at the entrance, so even very small knives, etc. will not be allowed into the venue. No metal objects whatsoever.

Time:

7:05 pm

Reminder: You are entering an active military base. Identification and car insurance is required. All individuals are subject to search. All vehicles are expected to adhere to base speed limit of 25 MPH. No talking on cell phones while driving.

Event Description: The San Diego Padres, Team of the Military, are proud to be a part of Fleet Week 2010. The game will honor the San Diego military community in the same tradition that has been so well established by Fleet Week over the years.

Location: Petco Park Cost:

Discounted tickets can be purchased online: http://sandiego.padres.mlb.com with special promo code: FLEETWEEK

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Event: Fleet Week Golf Tournament Sponsored by AT&T Government Solutions Date:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Time:

12:45 pm (Registration at 11:30 am; Shotgun start at 12:45 pm)

Location: Salt Creek Golf Course, 525 Hunte Pkwy, Chula Vista Cost:

Event:

MCAS Miramar Air Show

Date:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 1-3, 2010

Time:

Gates open at 8 am daily Saturday Twilight Show begins at 5:30 pm

Location: MCAS Miramar

$25 to Invited Active Duty Military, General Public: Hole/Foursome $1,300; Foursome $1,000 (Attendance: 144 participants)

Event Description: This year the Fleet Week Golf Tournament will again be held at the beautiful Salt Creek Golf Course in Chula Vista. Members of the local community and military personnel will mix for exciting tournament play and a barbeque. Price of admission includes lunch, hosted beverage carts, dinner, prizes and giveaways. This event is one you won’t want to miss!

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Cost:

Free open admission and free parking. Preferred seating available.

Event Description: This year’s theme is “Marine: A Tradition of Uncommon Valor” The world’s best military and civilian pilots will soar through San Diego’s skies at the world famous MCAS Miramar Air Show the weekend of October 1-3, featuring the Navy Blue Angels, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the Navy’s Super Hornet demo, the Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier, the Air Force F-16, the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF), and the Shockley Jet Truck! New this year is the C-17 Globemaster III demo. This three-day event has proven to be a tremendous success in the past, winning numerous awards from the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS), and this year promises to be even better. Attracting several hundred thousand spectators, the air show displays numerous types of aircraft, from old biplanes to the newest technology of fighter jets, along with the Marine Air and Ground Task Force (MAGTF) demonstration with dynamic special effects explosions. There will also be over 200 hands-on static display exhibits where the general public can see civilian and military aviation technology up close and meet active duty military personnel from all branches of the services. The air show also provides a special Twilight Show featuring the Great Wall of Fire and a Fireworks Grand Finale on Saturday, October 2. The MCAS Miramar Air Show is free to the general public. Take advantage of this opportunity to see the military’s finest!

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Navy Region Southwest, commanded by Rear Admiral William D. French, is the leader in Navy shore installation management, providing shore support for the Pacific Fleet and its Sailors in California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Navy Region Southwest support directly impacts the readiness of the military’s operational forces dealing with the management of port and air operations, training ranges, force protection, environmental and safety programs and information technology. The Region supports more than 1/3 of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, which includes more than 50 ships and 50 aircraft squadrons flying more than 500 aircraft. Additionally, the Region provides similar resources and support to U.S. Navy and Marine Corps units from all over the country who travel to our Region for critical, location-specific training, joint exercises, fleet integration and deployment certification. Since its establishment in 1998, Navy Region Southwest has continued to redefine its business ashore. It has successfully implemented a regional organization that manages its base operation support functions using the best business practices to find efficiencies. The Region conducts its mission in a cost effective manner and provides first-class service to its customers. By managing services across the Region instead of base to base, significant cost efficiencies have been realized. These savings are being re-invested 20

by the Navy to modernize the Fleet. The centralized program management organization and decentralized implementation of base operating services make the Region leaner and more efficient, as it continually strives for even greater excellence and improvements. Always striving to remain a good steward of the taxpayers’ dollars, CNRSW constantly works to reduce costs. Program managers work tirelessly to find new and improved ways to work with private industries to provide service members and customers with the highest level of service at the lowest price. A friend to the environment, CNRSW oversees all the Naval Environmental Programs and continues to demonstrate its ability to balance fleet readiness with environmental protection. With the motto, “One Team, One Voice, One Mission,” Navy Region Southwest is dedicated to providing the highest level of base operating support and quality of life services to all of the operating forces and shore activities in our area of responsibility. Facilities under the Region’s management include Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base Point Loma, Naval Base Ventura County, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Naval Air Station Lemoore, Naval Air Facility El Centro, Naval Post Graduate, School Monterey, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona, and Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada.

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COMMANDER, NAVAL SURFACE FORCES, U.S. PACIFIC FLEET Vice Admiral D.C. Curtis is the Commander of Naval Surface Forces and Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. He is responsible for providing warships ready for tasking to combatant commanders round the world. On a daily basis, Sailors and warships from the San Diego area are executing the maritime strategy in key regions around the world. Over the last year, men and women who call San Diego “home” have conducted anti-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa, led Counter Illicit Trafficking efforts near South America, expanded partnerships and relationship with nations and navies worldwide through humanitarian assistance and disaster

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relief, conducted ballistic missile defense operations for forward deployed forces and our allies, and supported countless evolutions by our Marine Corps brethren. Anyone who has attended a homecoming, taken a Navy tour, or embarked a ship already knows that the strength of the fleet rests in its people. We are committed to the continued development and improvement of processes to develop and train exceptional Sailors ready to meet the challenges of today’s operational environment, and those of tomorrow. The Navy team is proud to share our capabilities with San Diego at Fleet Week 2010.

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The United States Navy divides responsibility for the world’s oceans into seven numbered fleets. Vice Admiral Richard W. Hunt is the Commander of the U.S. Navy’s Third Fleet. With the support of an international staff of around 300 officers and enlisted personnel, VADM Hunt directs Third Fleet from his headquarters located near Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma, Calif. Third Fleet’s area of responsibility encompasses over 50 million square miles of sea and land -- from the North Pole to the South Pole, from the west coast of the United States to the International Date Line. Five aircraft carriers with associated aircraft squadrons, 4 amphibious ready groups, 53 combatants, 15 auxiliary ships, and 34 submarines are homeported in three primary fleet concentration areas -- San Diego, Hawaii and Washington State. Major trade sea lanes within this area are critically important to the economic health of the United States and partner nations throughout the region. Third Fleet responsibilities are broken down into seven mission areas: • Plan and Execute Naval Operations…Third Fleet’s primary mission is to command fleet operations and defend the western sea approaches to the United States. • Provide Maritime Homeland Defense… Working in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Marine Corps, Third Fleet is a key component of the nation’s homeland defense.

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• Train, Certify, and Deploy Combat Ready Naval Forces… Naval forces trained by Third Fleet deploy fully prepared to face a full range of missions -- from humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, to major regional conflicts, to ballistic missile defense -- around the globe. • Enhance Regional Security through Theater Security Cooperation… Third Fleet staff and forces regularly interact with forces from other Pacific nations. By training together in peacetime, coalitions are easily formed when real world events demand it. • Advocate for the Fleet… With emphasis on Air and Missile Defense, Undersea Warfare, and Anti-terrorism and Force Protection, Third Fleet serves as a voice of the operational Navy to identify resourcing gaps, warfighting requirements and ensure new technologies from ships to radars to software are effectively integrated into the way the Fleet operates and fights. • Serve as the Joint Forces Maritime Component Commander… Third Fleet serves as the senior maritime command training in joint operations and interacting with personnel from other services. • Provide Defense Support of Civil Authorities… Third Fleet supports state and local authorities in the event of natural and man-made disasters. We routinely interact and train with civilian agencies to build relationships that enable us to rapidly respond should the need arise.

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COMMANDER, NAVAL AIR FORCES Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF), commanded by Vice Adm. Al Myers, is responsible for the training, maintaining and equipping the aircraft carriers, squadrons, aircraft and personnel who proudly serve in Naval Aviation. From the headquarters, located at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), CNAF establishes plans and policies for the entire Naval Air Force, and it provides the nation with combat-ready Naval Aviation forces that include 11 aircraft carriers, 10 carrier air wings, more than 170 squadrons, 3700 aircraft. At home and abroad, our missions are enabled by the commitment and talent of approximately 100,000 active and reserve military personnel, Department of the Navy civilians and contractors who make up our Naval Air Force and keep it ready. Naval Aviation is adaptable, relevant, and lethal when required. It is critical to carrying out our nation’s maritime strategy by playing key roles in all six of the Navy’s core capabilities: Forward Presence, Deterrence, Sea Control, Power Projection, Maritime Security and Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster 24

Relief. We influence events in this unsettled world by engaging forward with our presence and power. We frequently are the first to respond to disaster providing humanitarian relief through the flexibility of our platforms and the talents and compassion of our personnel. Our hope is that our presence, along with our coalition partners, will deter aggression and enable the full spectrum of diplomatic, economic and political channels to defuse swelling international tension. When all else fails, and as a last resort, our Naval Air Force can deliver unmatched persistent, precision combat power, hundreds of miles inland from our expeditionary airfields and sea-bases. Many of our squadrons and aircraft operate as carrier air wings to deploy with aircraft carriers as part of a Carrier Strike Group. Squadrons also deploy their aircraft as detachments, made up of aircraft, aircrew and maintainers to support missions from frigates, cruisers, destroyers or amphibious ships. We also deploy to expeditionary airfields to support unique theater requirements.

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SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS COMMAND (SPAWAR) The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, also known as SPAWAR, designs, develops and deploys advanced communications and information capabilities. SPAWAR delivers solutions that give Navy, joint, and coalition forces the winning edge, from strategic-level decision makers to tactical-level operators. With more than 9,000 professionals located around the world and close to the fleet, Team SPAWAR is at the forefront of research, engineering, acquisition and support services that provide vital decision superiority to our nation’s forces at the right time and for the right cost.

• Space Systems: to procure and manage narrowband communication satellites in support of the DOD and other government agencies

Products and Services Team SPAWAR’s products and services transform ships, aircraft and vehicles from individual platforms into networked battle forces, enhancing informational awareness among Navy, Marine Corps, joint forces, federal agencies and international allies. As the Navy’s technical lead for C4ISR— command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance—SPAWAR provides the hardware and software to connect warfighters at sea, on land and in the air. The command supports the full lifecycle of product and service delivery: from the initial research and development, to acquisition and deployment, to operations and logistics support.

• Business Technology and Enterprise Information Systems: to enable common business processes and to ensure standard IT capabilities

• Communications and Networks: to provide accurate and timely information through secure voice, video and data • Cyberspace Operations: to operate, protect and defend communications and networks, while simultaneously exploiting and disrupting adversary’s command and control.

• Enterprise Systems Engineering: to develop solutions based on capability needs, design considerations and constraints

Team SPAWAR Members • Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command SPAWAR Headquarters (San Diego, Old Town) SPAWAR Space Field Activity (Chantilly, Va.) SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic (based in Charleston, S.C., with centers in Norfolk, Va., and New Orleans) Areas of Expertise SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (San Diego, Point Loma) • Command and Control: to organize, direct, coordinate, deploy and control Washington Liaison Office (Washington D.C.) forces to accomplish assigned missions • Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (San Diego) • Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Information Operations: to • Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (Arlington, Va.) collect, process, exploit and disseminate information regarding an • Program Executive Office Space Systems (Chantilly, Va.) adversary’s capability and intent • Joint Program Executive Office Joint Tactical Radio System (San Diego) 26

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COMMANDER, SUBMARINE FORCE, U.S. PACIFIC FLEET Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet is the principal advisor to the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet for submarine matters. The Pacific Submarine Force includes attack, ballistic missile, and guided-missile submarines, two submarine tenders, floating submarine dock and a submarine rescue capability. The Force provides anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, precision land strike, mine warfare, battlespace preparation, irregular warfare, and special warfare capabilities to the U.S. Pacific Command, and strategic deterrence capabilities to the U.S. Strategic Command. The Force mission is to provide the training, logistical plans, manpower and operational support and tactical development necessary to ensure the Force can respond to both peacetime and wartime demands. The evolution of submarines from purely seaoriented weapons to multi-mission sea and land strike platforms makes them ideally suited to keep pace with a rapidly changing global mission, and they have become increasingly involved in response to regional tensions. The speed, stealth, endurance and firepower of today’s nuclear submarines were demonstrated in Operation Enduring Freedom and during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 when several U.S. submarines participated as active combatants by firing cruise missiles in coalition force strike missions. The 21st century promises new challenges and opportunities for U.S. submariners. Nuclear-powered guided missile submarines and the Virginiaclass submarines directly support the core capabilities of the nation’s Maritime Strategy. The Navy converted four Ohio-class Trident submarines (SSBNs) to guided cruise missile submarines, two of which are homeported in the Pacific, USS Ohio (SSGN 726) and USS Michigan (SSGN 727). They have the payload and

endurance to address new targets that include fastmoving, elusive insurgents, terrorists and rogue state units. Each of the converted submarines has the capability to launch up to 154 Tomahawk or Tactical Tomahawk land attack missiles, and support up to 66 special operations forces. The Virginia-class submarine is the first submarine designed to operate in today’s undersea environment to dominate both the littorals and the deep oceans. It is multi-mission capable with mission areas that include anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare; strike; special operations; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; irregular warfare; strike group support; and mine warfare. The Pacific Fleet Submarine Force welcomed to the Pacific Virginia-class submarines USS Hawaii (SSN 776) and USS Texas (SSN 775) in 2009. In the fall of 2010, USS North Carolina (SSN 777) will be the third Virginia-class submarine stationed in the Pacific. New technologies such as unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs), being developed for reconnaissance and mine warfare missions, hold the potential to vastly improve a submarine’s mission capability. New communications capabilities mated with submarine-launched unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could result in U.S. submarines independently detecting and destroying targets far inland. Special Forces teams will launch from attack submarines and guided missile submarines to conduct missions at sea and ashore. The legacy of the Pacific Submarine Force, established in World War II, continues today. Armed with the finest ships in the world, manned by the most professional Sailors, the Pacific Submarine Force will continue to ensure America’s critical access to the world’s ocean trade routes, provide credible defense against any hostile maritime forces, and project power from the sea to the shore whenever needed.

SUBMARINE SQUADRON ELEVEN Submarine Squadron 11 commanded by Capt. Richard Correll, consists of six Los Angeles class nuclear-powered submarines – USS Albuquerque (SSN 706), USS Asheville (SSN 758), USS Hampton (SSN 767), USS Jefferson City (SSN 759), USS San Francisco (SSN 711), and USS Topeka (SSN 754). Submarine Squadron 11 is also home to three Torpedo Weapons Retrievers – Narwhal (TWR 842), Swamp Fox (TWR 821) and Devil Ray (TWR 6), as well as floating dry dock, Arco (ARDM 5). The squadron staff is responsible for providing training, material and personnel readiness support for all units. Submarine Squadron 11 was commissioned July 1, 1986, aboard her flagship, USS McKee (AS 41), at Naval Base Point Loma. As a result of a reorganization Commander, Submarine Group 5. Captain W. L. Hicks was assigned as the first squadron commander. Submarine Squadron 11 has evolved over the years and now has submarines that represent some of the most capable attack submarines in the world. More than 100 officers and 900 enlisted personnel, overseen by the squadron staff of 23 officers and 47 enlisted personnel, man Squadron 11 units. Submarine Squadron 11 units maintain a very aggressive operational schedule, including training and operations with other ships in the Southern California operating area, independent operations to enhance readiness

and six-month deployments to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. Their missions include anti-submarine, anti-surface ship, strike, special and mine warfare, surveillance and intelligence monitoring and detecting. Submarines continue to bring flexibility, persistence, agility and mobility to the Global War on Terrorism, operating both independently and with Carrier Strike Groups.

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NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO As the Navy’s premier Pacific Fleet surface force installation, Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) provides comprehensive fleet support for 59 home ported ships and more than 120 tenant commands, utilizing the services or products of more than 2,500 contractors. NBSD is comprised of the main Naval Base on the San Diego Bay, as well as the Broadway Complex, which serves as the headquarters for Navy Region Southwest; the Naval Medical Center San Diego complex; which serves as the home for the Bob Wilson Naval Hospital and Naval Medicine West; and the Admiral Baker Golf Course and Recreation Center, which serves the recreational needs of Sailors, family members and retirees throughout the region. The base also oversees 16 housing areas, including the large Murphy Canyon housing complex, which provides more than 4,900 homes for Navy families. Naval units based at NBSD have played a major role in the Global War on Terrorism and the Navy’s efforts to relieve suffering and build partnerships through disaster relief and humanitarian outreach deployments. Many of the ships stationed at NBSD, including the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), have taken part in disaster relief missions and conducted humanitarian missions such as Pacific Partnership and Continuing Promise. During the last year, NBSD has served as an ambassador for the Navy and nation, hosting successful port visits with ships from Japan, Portugal and Canada. Since it was established by the Acting Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt Jr. in 1922, the base 28

has undergone four name changes, but its mission has remained the same: to support the fleet, fighter and family. In response to the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review shifting naval forces to the Pacific area of operations, NBSD will gain an additional 8 ships by 2014. In 2010, NBSD was proud to become the home port for the Navy’s first Littoral Combat Ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1) and will be receiving USS Independence (LCS 2) in 2011. Through new commissionings and changes of home ports, other warships that have come or will arrive to NBSD include USS Sterett (DDG 104), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), USS Stockdale (DDG 106), USS Dewey (DDG 105), USS Myer (DDG 108), USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), USS Lawrence (DDG 110), USS Anchorage (LPD 23), USS Essex (LHD 2) and USS San Diego (LPD 22). Always dedicated to providing the greatest possible shore support, NBSD is on the vanguard of quality of life initiatives for the Navy. NBSD is home to the U.S. Navy’s first public private venture (PPV) Bachelor Housing project, Pacific Beacon. Pacific Beacon includes apartment-style living quarters with resortstyle amenities for single Sailors assigned to NBSD and supporting units. By nearly doubling the amount of living quarters available on the base, Pacific Beacon is redefining quality of life for single Sailors. Respectful of the natural beauty of San Diego, NBSD continues to emphasize protecting our environment and conserving our energy. The base employs a permanent booming system around the piers and booms off every ship in

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port to contain inadvertent oil spills. A Port Operations Facility Response Team is available to respond 24/7 to minimize environmental damage from such incidents. For its efforts, NBSD has won the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Platinum Award. In 2010, NBSD won the overall Navy small shore installation category. Even though NBSD is one of the largest bases in the Navy, it was judged in the small shore category due to the low amounts of energy consumed by the base. In 2009, the Navy Region Southwest recycling center located on NBSD diverted 70% of construction and demolition debris created on base, saving over $230,000 in landfill costs and diverted 29% of municipal solid waste saving an additional estimated $219,000 in landfill costs. Initial estimates for 2010 show higher diversion rates and recycling. The recycling center was named City of San Diego Recycler of the Year in 2009 and 2010 for diverting construction debris from the city landfill and for its large-scale recycling efforts overall. The City of San Diego is now modeling its construction demolition debris program after the Navy’s recycling program. NBSD has also conserved one of our most precious resources by saving an estimated 10.9 million gallons of water a year by installing artificial turf, smart irrigation and xeriscape projects in addition to installing low flow urinals, showerheads and promoting efficient use of water to Sailors and commands. Efforts to ensure water is used most efficiently on base are continually being implemented. Naval Base San Diego is leading the way in the military’s broader initiative to reduce water usage by 16% by 2015. The base is also responsible for starting new innovative events such as an electronic waste recycling event and hazardous waste turn-in event. These convenient events assisted commands in properly and safely disposing and/or recycling old, unwanted material. In the past year, NBSD has collected over 53 tons of electronic material and appliances and over 6 tons of hazardous waste. NBSD is engaged in the local community by working with city leaders in San Diego’s Barrio Logan community and National City to ensure the concerns of the community are heard and respected. While providing outstanding support to the Fleet, Fighter and Family, Naval Base San Diego is a good neighbor and valued member of the national defense establishment and the local community. FLEET WEEK SAN DIEGO 2010

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Naval Base Coronado is a consortium of eight Navy installations combining airfields, training ranges, and facilities which provide critical operation training and services for the entire Navy. As one of the largest military complexes in the Navy, NBC is made up of eight facilities that employ more than 36,000 military and civilian personnel and encompass more than 57,000 acres. Those facilities include: Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI); Naval Amphibious Base Coronado (NAB); Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island (NALF SCI); Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach (NOLF IB); Silver Strand Training Complex (SSTC); Remote Training Site Warner Springs (RTSWS); Camp Michael Monsoor and Camp Morena Naval Air Station North Island is known as the “Birthplace of Naval Aviation”, because the Navy’s first pilots were trained here, and the facility was designated the Navy’s very first Naval Air Station in 1917. The station is the homeport for the aircraft carriers: USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) and USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76). NBC provides around-the-clock Fleet support to 19 squadrons and 200 aircraft that conduct an average of 300 flights a day while training 36% of all the Navy’s air crews each year. Commander, Naval Air Forces, is base on NASNI, along with more than 100 other commands. 30

Naval Amphibious Base Coronado is home to over 30 commands including Commander Naval Surface Force Pacific, Commander Naval Special Warfare Command and Commander Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific. NAB is also home to the Navy’s West Coast Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) teams. Located near the Mexican border, Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach provides critical approach and landing training for all of the Navy’s West Coast helicopter crews and home to Naval Coastal Warfare Group One. Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island, located 70 miles off the coast of California, is a vital cog in all Navy surface and air operations off the San Diego coast, providing unmatched training ranges for all Pacific Fleet forces. The Silver Strand Training Complex, with its wide sandy beaches and remote building complexes provides and excellent training environment for coastal and urban warfare training to Navy SEAL teams; while Camp Michael Monsoor and Camp Morena provides realistic mountain warfare training opportunities that closely mimic the terrain the U.S. forces would in overseas locations. The Remote Training Site Warner Springs SERE Facility trains more than 1,500 Navy pilots and air crewmen each year in survival, evasion, resistance, and escape techniques; that may some day save their lives.

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NAVAL BASE POINT LOMA Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL) was established on October 1, 1998, when the Navy bases located in the Point Loma area of San Diego were consolidated under Commander Navy Region Southwest. These six installations, consisting of the Naval Submarine Base; Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command; Commander Third Fleet Headquarters complex; Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Headquarters; SPAWAR Systems Center and Fleet Intelligence Training Command Pacific, form a diverse and highly technical hub of naval activity. Additionally, the Naval Consolidated Brig, located at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and approximately 3,000 housing units in western San Diego County are under the cognizance of NBPL. Naval Base Point Loma and her tenant commands are staffed by more than 18,000 active duty military and civilian employees and several thousand additional contract personnel. Naval Base Point Loma consists of 1,740 total acres, including five deep draft and three shallow draft piers, shipyard industrial support buildings, nine bachelor quarters, two five-star award winning military dining facilities, torpedo retrievers and support craft, a weapons magazine complex, two Federal fire stations, three Navy Exchanges, and support infrastructure. It has

an average military and civilian payroll of nearly $500 million and a plant value of $1.2 billion. Embedded inside of the base are Cabrillo National Park and the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Naval Base Point Loma provides support to 70 U.S. Pacific Fleet afloat and shore based tenant commands headquartered on the base. Ships stationed on the base include USS HELENA (SSN 725), USS TOPEKA (SSN 754), USS ASHEVILLE (SSN 758), USS JEFFERSON CITY (SSN 759), USS HAMPTON (SSN 767), USS SAN FRANCISCO (SSN 711), USS ALBUQUERQUE (SSN 706) and the floating dry dock ARCO (ARDM 5). Shore based tenant commands include Commander Third Fleet, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Headquarters, SPAWAR Systems Center, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, Submarine Squadron ELEVEN, Commander Sealift Logistic Command Pacific, Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific, Tactical Training Group Pacific, Defense Acquisition University, Naval Recruiting District Southwest, Joint Tactical Radio Program Office, Naval Health Research Center and the Navy’s Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Department (SARD).

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NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER, SAN DIEGO Naval medical activities first appeared in San Diego in 1914, when a field hospital was set up in Balboa Park to support an encampment of Marines on North Island, across San Diego Bay. World War I saw a medical facility officially established on the old Pan-American Exposition grounds in 1917, and two years later the facility was renamed United States Naval Hospital San Diego. Inspiration Point, in Balboa Park, would become the site for the new Naval hospital which was commissioned Aug. 22, 1922. World War II increased the Naval hospital’s tempo with approximately 173,000 patients treated. Korea and Vietnam followed and Navy medicine saw a vast improvement in battlefield evacuation techniques. A service member could be admitted 30 hours or less after becoming wounded in Southeast Asia. Today, Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) provides the highest quality medical care across the full spectrum of patient needs, emphasizing safety, service, teamwork, effectiveness and efficiency earning reaccreditation in July by the Joint Commission with nine best practices identified. The 6,200 military, civilian, contract, and volunteer staff serve a beneficiary population of about 100,000 active duty and retired personnel, and their families. Facilities include a 268-bed multi-specialty hospital, along with 11 primary care clinics and 10 free-standing dental clinics extending from San Clemente Island to El Centro. NMCSD has and continues to support operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Djibouti. Already in 2010, NMCSD has deployed 582 personnel forward as individual augmentees. In January 2010, 64 NMCSD doctors, nurses, hospital corpsman and support staff deployed in support of Operation Unified Response, providing humanitarian assistance to Haiti after a catastrophic earthquake. More than 150 staff members are currently deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2010 aboard USNS (TAH19), providing a variety of medical, dental, humanitarian and civic action missions in the Western Pacific. 32

The Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care (C5) program officially began in September 2006, with the grand opening of a $4.4 million facility in October 2007, to provide medical care, rehabilitation, family support, and transition services for wounded, ill and injured service members from all military branches. Since its establishment, more than 1,400 service members have been evaluated and treated through C5, to include 70 amputees. Additionally, the Balboa Career Transition Center (BCTC) provides benefits and claims support, vocational rehabilitative services, career guidance, and employment assistance to wounded, ill and injured service members through partnerships with the Department of Labor, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the California Employment Development Department. NMCSD’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs are nationally recognized for their quality by the Accreditation Council on GME, offering 25 postgraduate training programs for doctors, in areas ranging from Emergency Medicine to Anesthesia, as well as programs for dentists, pharmacists, and psychologists. NMCSD also has affiliations with 19 civilian nursing schools, to help address the national nursing workforce shortage by training more than 400 students per year in their clinical rotations. The Medical and Surgical Simulation Center (MSSC) uses high-fidelity human patient mannequin simulators, including pediatric, neonatal and birthing simulations to provide ongoing staff training. MSSC also offers virtual reality surgical trainers, endoscopy trainers and a trauma simulation demonstration. MSSC is comprised of eight full mannequins, 10 rooms, and more than 30 task simulators. In 2010, MSSC have provided 4,176 training hours to NMCSD staff. Naval Medical Center San Diego is ready to provide world class care - anytime, anywhere - here in the San Diego military community, aboard ships, submarines, squadrons and embedded with the Marines, and around the world in support of Humanitarian Assistance or Disaster Response.

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COMMANDER, FLEET AND INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CENTERS Commander, Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers (COMFISCS), a major Navy operational logistics command headquartered in downtown San Diego, Calif., at Broadway and Harbor Drive, provides an array of integrated global logistics and contracting services to Navy, Marine Corps, and joint operational units across all warfare enterprises. Naval logistics has been a key component of the fabric of the San Diego waterfront for 90 years. COMFISCS comprises more than 5,000 military and civilian logistics professionals operating as a single cohesive team providing global logistics services from 110 locations worldwide. A component of the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), COMFISCS is part of a worldwide logistics network of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel. The COMFISCS mission is to provide Navy, Marine Corps, and joint and allied forces with global logistics capabilities enabling them to take the fight to the enemy. COMFISCS provides full-spectrum logistics capabilities to naval forces, contracting support for both shore-based and operational forces, and facilitates best business practices and efficiencies across the seven FISCs headquartered in San Diego, Calif.; Norfolk, Va.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Yokosuka, Japan; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Bremerton (Puget Sound), Wash.; and Sigonella, Italy. COMFISCS monitors waterfront support performance; manages FISC operations and ten products and services—contracting, regional transportation, fuels, material management, hazardous material management, household goods movement support, postal and consolidated mail, warehousing, global logistics and husbanding, integrated logistics support; and provides base supply support for Navy installations worldwide. The Chief of Naval Operations has repeatedly stated that a global Navy requires global logistics.

The COMFISCS team is delivering the global logistics support essential to our warfighters’ ability to forward deploy and maintain large task forces to fight and win wars and to quickly employ smaller, mission-tailored forces to respond to crises and contingencies anywhere in the world, at any time. Our execution of this global logistics support effort entails a pointed and deliberate orientation toward the operational commanders — the numbered fleets — and their maritime operations centers and logistics readiness centers. Our agility in supply chain management, contingency contracting, operational logistics, fuels management and physical distribution is a key success factor in the persistent presence of the Navy-Marine Corps war fighting team. Our logistics teams are sustaining the Navy’s ships, submarines, aircraft, shore commands and expeditionary forces with the essential items needed to execute their missions. They are also providing business expertise in supply, logistics, acquisition and financial management. The Navy operational commanders, Marines and Special Operations forces look to our field contracting teams to deliver contracted capability in theater to support traditional pier-side ship support in foreign ports, and other operations, exercises, humanitarian and civic assistance, and theater security cooperation engagements. Today, the FISCs are poised to support the Navy’s newest class of ship, the Littoral Combat Ship, with shore-based logistics support teams that perform many of the supply functions traditionally accomplished by a ship’s crew. Through logistics, COMFISCS is supporting the Maritime Strategy — Forward Presence, Deterrence, Sea Control, Power Projection, Maritime Security, Humanitarian Assistance, and Disaster Response. Being globally present, with an efficient and effective global logistics team, is the best way to protect our homeland.

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SEALIFT LOGISTICS COMMAND PACIFIC Sealift Logistics Command Pacific, or SEALOGPAC, exercises operational control over Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships operating in the Eastern Pacific. MSC’s combat logistics ships, operated by civil service U.S. Merchant Marine mariners, support the U.S. Navy’s Third Fleet by delivering fuel, food, and supplies to ships underway, allowing them to remain at sea for extended periods of time. Ships under SEALOGPAC’s control also transport vital military cargo to forces ashore overseas and support special Department of Defense missions such as the bi-annual humanitarian deployments of hospital ship USNS Mercy. SEALOGPAC’s operational area of responsibility covers more than 50 million square miles in the Eastern Pacific, coinciding with the Navy’s Third Fleet. SEALOGPAC, established in 1949 as Military Sea Transportation Service West, was originally located at the Fleet Industrial Supply Center in Oakland, Calif. In 1998, the renamed Military Sealift Command Pacific relocated to the command’s present location in San Diego at Naval Base Point Loma. In 2005, Military Sealift Command Pacific became Sealift Logistics Command Pacific as part of Military Sealift Command’s global transformation. With nearly 30 military and civilian team members, SEALOGPAC is one of five Military Sealift Command geographical area operational commands worldwide. Sealift Logistics Command Pacific also commands ship husbanding representatives in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and San Francisco, Calif., and Seattle, Wash. These outport offices provide administrative, material and logistical support services for Military Sealift Command ships and serve as a liaison to the various military commands in their respective areas. Six U.S. Naval Reserve units are assigned to SEALOGPAC. These units are frequently called upon to support strategic sealift and combat logistics operations throughout the SEALOGPAC area of responsibility.

SEALOGPAC ships play a major role in supporting fourteen annual and bi-annual exercises in the Pacific, including RIMPAC, Fleet Week San Diego, Fleet Week San Francisco, Northern Edge, Pacific Provider, Operation Safeport and Operation Deep Freeze (the annual resupply of the National Science Foundation’s operation at McMurdo Station, Antarctica). Military Sealift Command’s San Diego operations also include a modern training site and a firefighting school for civil service Merchant Marine mariners working for Military Sealift Command. Military Sealift Fleet Support Command’s Ship Support Unit San Diego is co-located with SEALOGPAC and provides maintenance and administrative support to SEALOGPAC’s combat logistics force ships.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest is one of 10 facilities engineering commands (FECs) in NAVFAC. The command is comprised of about 3,700 civilian and military personnel. NAVFAC Southwest is responsible for the public works, planning, engineering/design, construction, real estate, environmental services, and acquisition/disposal of facilities and real estate in a six state area on the West Coast. NAVFAC Southwest contracts with commercial businesses to produce and deliver construction for the military

such as housing, piers, airfields and hospitals to name a few. The command also provides public works services such as transportation, maintenance, utilities, energy delivery, facilities management and base operations support to the Navy and Marine Corps Installations within its geographic area of responsibility as well as support to other federal agencies in California. NAVFAC Southwest’s annual workload is $3.2 billion in client work on the West Coast resulting in huge economic impacts for many communities.

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FLEET READINESS CENTER SOUTHWEST The Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW), on Naval Air Station North Island, is one of three Fleet Readiness Centers that provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul services to Navy and Marine Corps aircraft of all types. The command was originally established in 1919 and changed its name to Fleet Readiness Center in October 2006. It is the Navy’s premier maintenance facility specializing in the overhaul, repair, and modification of Navy and Marine Corps front line tactical and logistics aircraft and their components. In fiscal year 200, FRCSW repaired and returned 284 aircraft to the fleet. Those aircraft included: FA-18 Hornets, the Navy’s premier fighter-attack jet; the E-2C Hawkeye early warning aircraft; the C-2A Greyhound carrier-based logistical support aircraft; the Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier multi-role fighterattack jet; the Navy’s H-60 Seahawk multi-mission helicopter; and a variety of Marine Corps helicopters to include the H-53 Sea Stallion heavy-lift, AH-1 Cobra attack, and UH-1 Huey general purpose helicopters. FRCSW manages numerous production lines from its facilities located at several military installations. Those bases include: Naval Air Stations North Island and Point Mugu, Naval Base Point Loma, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in Calif.; and Marine Corps Air Stations Yuma, Ariz., and Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. FRCSW is the lead repair organization worldwide performing overhaul and modification of the F/A-18 Hornet. More than 120 of these vital fighter aircraft 36

pass through various overhaul or repair processes at the command annually. The F/A-18 service-life extension program, known as a Center Barrel replacement, is a major modification being performed at FRCSW. The Center Barrel section is the backbone of the aircraft, where the nose, engines, wings, and landing gear all attach. As the original designer and builder of the Center Barrel replacement capability for the F/A-18, FRCSW proposed this repair method to the Navy in 1991 in an effort to extend the useful life of each airframe, thus avoiding substantial aircraft replacement costs. It became a standard high flight hour repair for necessary aircraft in 1997. Modern aircraft cannot fly without properly functioning components. Skilled artisans and Sailors at FRCSW repair a wide variety of aircraft components and their associated parts at all locations. The Component program boasts repair capability on more than 11,700 different parts, and returns nearly 50,000 repaired units annually into the defense supply system. FRCSW operates the Navy Primary Standards Laboratory, providing calibration services worldwide at a level second only to those of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The adjacent Materials Engineering Laboratory provides a variety of services and has the Navy’s only aircraft tire engineering and laser tire testing capability.

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FRCSW’s Field Service and Voyage Repair teams travel worldwide to maintain aircraft and ship aviation support systems on site; bringing their expertise and service to deployed units at many overseas locations. FRCSW is also the sole Navy repair site for the LM-2500 gas turbine engine, which is used to power Aegis-, Ticonderoga-, and Perry-class surface ships. FRCSW’s manufacturing facilities provide an invaluable industrial capability to the Navy. Its ability to produce intricate metal and composite components assures the service a capability to meet emergency requirements. These facilities are fully permitted and environmentally safe, in one of the country’s most stringently-controlled environmental areas. The command has a history of environmental excellence. FRCSW is registered to the International Organization of Standards (ISO) 14001 Environmental Management Standard (first in the Department of Defense to register to this standard). The command has received two White House Closing the Circle Awards for continuous environmental improvement a Secretary of the Navy Environmental Quality; Secretary of the Navy Gold Award for energy management; and Chief of Naval Operations Award for Environmental Quality. In 2009 FRCSW also received the Department of Defense Environmental Sustainment Award. The command leadership and artisans, working together, utilize the latest innovative management technologies to reduce cost and find production efficiencies at all levels in an effort to provide extraordinary value and readiness to the Fleet. Those management efficiencies and techniques have become the model throughout the service. These production efficiencies have been rewarded by being selected in 2008 to receive a Shingo Silver Medallion award for operational excellence in the

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public sector, and an honorable mention trophy in the North American Process Excellence award from the International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC). Other awards include being named the Gold Level winner for the 2009 California Award for Performance Excellence (CAPE) as well as being a five-time recipient (three best in class designations) for the CAPE in previous years; a U.S. Senate Productivity Award; Secretary of the Navy Award for Navy Safety Ashore for a large industrial facility; Secretary of the Navy Award for Navy Safety Ashore for an individual; and a Secretary of the Navy Hispanic Employment Achievement Award. For 91 years, FRCSW and its predecessor organizations have been a positive influence to the greater San Diego community. The command is the largest aerospace employer in San Diego County, with an annul payroll in excess of $220 million and a regional economic impact of more than $537 million. FRCSW’s highly skilled, talented, innovative, and dedicated employees have, on average, 14 years of education and of 20 years of work experience. They provide untold hours of talent and time to the community through active civic participation. FRCSW also partners with commercial industry and other government agencies to provide reliable aeronautical and related technology systems and products to the Fleet. Under Title 10 law, partnerships with private business enterprises are permitted. These partnerships are established through Performance Base Logistics agreements. Current PBL partners include Boeing, Rockwell Collins, Lockheed Martin, and others. “Fix it once, fix it right, fix it on time,” is more than just the command’s mantra; it’s the way business is conducted every day.

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NAVAL MINE AND ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE COMMAND Rear Admiral Scott Hebner is the Commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, headquartered at Naval Base Point Loma, NMAWC Complex, San Diego, California. Rear Admiral (select) Phil Sawyer serves as the Vice Commander. NMAWC, as the warfighting center of excellence for Mine Warfare (MIW) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), focuses efforts across numerous resource sponsors, systems commands, research laboratories, training organizations, and operational commands to ensure Navy-wide competency in the MIW and ASW mission areas. As the principal authority for the MIW and ASW missions, NMAWC: • Develops doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures as the MIW and ASW Center of Excellence.

• Oversees rapid delivery of new technologies and training, through support of Sea Shield and Sea Trial pillars.

• Articulates MIW and ASW operational capability and future readiness requirements.

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• Promotes MIW and ASW training and qualification improvements. • Supports the numbered Fleet Commanders in MIW and ASW integrated training and certification. • Conducts MIW and ASW performance assessment at all levels against standardized, common metrics. • Supports Fleet Commanders with the Navy’s only deployable MIW Battle Staff, who executes delegated Operational Control of air, surface, and undersea Mine Countermeasures (MCM) forces.

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Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM) in San Diego, Calif. is an Echelon II command, the Navy’s special operations force and the maritime component to United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla. NSW is comprised of approximately 8,400 total personnel, including more than 2,400 active-duty SEALs and 700 Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC), nearly 700 reserve personnel, 4,100 support personnel and 1,100 civilians. With an annual budget of approximately 17 percent of USSOCOM’s total operating budget, NSW constitutes a small investment, but provides tremendous strategic military value. Major Operational Commands • Naval Special Warfare Group ONE, San Diego • Naval Special Warfare Group THREE, San Diego • Naval Special Warfare Group ELEVEN (Reserve), San Diego • Naval Special Warfare Group TWO, Norfolk, Va. • Naval Special Warfare Group FOUR, Norfolk, Va. • Naval Special Warfare Center, San Diego • Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Norfolk, Va. 42

NSW Groups train, equip, and deploy components of NSW Squadrons to meet the exercise, contingency and wartime requirements of the regional Combatant Commanders, theater special operations commands and numbered fleets located around the world. Additionally, they receive support from permanently deployed NSW units in Guam, Bahrain and Germany. Naval Special Warfare Center provides basic and advanced instruction and training in maritime special operations to U.S. military and government personnel and members of other allied armed forces. Naval Special Warfare Development Group is responsible for the testing, evaluation and development of technology and maritime, ground and airborne tactics applicable to NSW forces, with possible applicability DoD-wide. NSW Squadrons are built around entire SEAL Teams deploying and include their senior leadership, a SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team and Special Boat Teams, as well as personnel detachments such as mobile communications teams, tactical cryptologic support and explosive ordnance disposal personnel. Naval Special Warfare Squadrons are among the most responsive, versatile and effective force packages fighting the global war on terrorism today. In addition to SEALS being experts in special reconnaissance and direct action missions — the skill

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sets needed to combat terrorism — NSW is postured to fight a dispersed enemy on their turf, to interdict enemy forces, ashore or afloat before they can act. NSW forces can operate in small groups from 4 to 8 to 16 or more (depending on the mission) and have a continuous overseas global presence with their ability to quickly deploy from Navy ships, submarines and aviation platforms, overseas bases and NSW’s forward-based units. Immediately following the attacks on America in 2001, NSW forces put operators on the ground in Afghanistan. The first U.S. military flag or general officer to set foot in Afghanistan was a Navy SEAL in charge of all special operations for Central Command. Additionally, a Navy SEAL captain commanded Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force (CJSOTF) South. Commonly referred to as Task Force K-BAR, the Task Force which included U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force and Coalition SOF forces earned a Presidential Unit Citation for their efforts during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). NSW forces carried out more than 75 special reconnaissance and direct action missions, destroying more than 500,000 pounds of explosives and weapons; positively identifying enemy personnel and conducting leadership interdiction operations in the search for terrorists trying to escape by sea-going vessels. NSW forces continue to operate in Afghanistan, routing Taliban and other terrorist forces. Naval Special Warfare has played a significant role in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), employing the largest number of SEALs and SWCC in its history. NSW forces were instrumental in numerous special reconnaissance and direct action missions, including the securing of the southern oil infrastructures of the Al Faw peninsula and the off-shore gas and oil terminals; the clearing of the Khor Al Abdullah and Khor Az Zubayar waterways that enabled humanitarian aid to be delivered to the vital port city of Umm Qasr; reconnaissance of the Shat Al Arab waterway; capture of high value targets, raids on suspected chemical, biological and radiological sites; and the first successful prisoner of war (POW) rescue since WWII.

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Naval Special Warfare, along with all other U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) have been at the tip of the spear in overseas contingency operations from the very beginning. SOF-unique skills continue to be in high demand and today has the highest number of SEAL flag officers in its history. This includes the first four-star SEAL who is also the first Navy officer to command USSOCOM, Adm. Eric T. Olson. With its increased responsibilities, the Department of Defense (DoD) has seen an increase in resources and authorities in order to prosecute the war on terror. Additionally, NSW’s contributions to OEF and OIF have resulted in unprecedented attention including significant high level visits by the Chief of Naval Operations, Secretary of the Navy, Secretary of Defense, the Vice President and the President. NSW has been recognized for successfully carrying out DoD’s most important war fighting missions, and the community and its personnel have been awarded every significant award, including two SEALs receiving the nation’s highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor. NSW is also currently fighting the war on terrorism in other global hot spots, including the Philippines and the Horn of Africa. 44

U.S. Navy SEAL teams are maritime, multi-purpose combat forces organized, trained and equipped to conduct a variety of special missions in all operational environments and threat conditions. They maintain a forward presence, regional orientation, language skills, and cultural awareness as they conduct operations throughout the world. SEALs infiltrate their objective areas by fixed and rotor-winged aircraft, Navy surface ships, combatant craft and submarines. Operating in small numbers, SEALs’ ability to conduct clandestine, high-risk missions and provide real time intelligence and eyes on target, offer decision-makers immediate and virtually unlimited options in the face of rapidly changing wartime situations. NSW special mission areas include special reconnaissance, direct action, unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, information warfare, security assistance, counter-drug operations and personnel recovery. Global Access. With half the world’s industry and population located within one mile of an ocean or navigable river and 144 of 170 sovereign nations accessible from sea or river systems, Naval Special Warfare’s unique maritime

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capabilities make it a proven force for the future. Additionally, NSW forces train for contingencies in all environments. Whether it is in the snow-capped mountains of Afghanistan, the jungles of the Philippines, or the waters of the Arabian Gulf, SEAL and SWCC warriors have proven themselves as America’s most versatile and effective military force. Systems Integration. By integrating a number of significant communication systems and reach back technology, NSW is able to provide its forces with the operational picture, continuous battle space awareness and technical resources necessary to rapidly communicate and conduct worldwide collaborative joint mission planning. NSW’s SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Team in Pearl City, Hawaii is manned by specially trained SEALs and support personnel who operate and maintain the SDVs and Dry Deck Shelters (DDS). SDVs are wet submersibles designed to conduct clandestine reconnaissance, direct actions and passenger delivery missions in maritime environments. DDS deliver SDVs and specially trained forces from modified submarines. When teamed with their host submarines,

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SDV and DDS platforms provide the most clandestine maritime delivery capability in the world. Special Boat Teams: NSW surface platforms include the 11-meter Rigid-hull Inflatable Boats, MK V Special Operations Craft, and Special Operations Craft - Riverine. Special Boat Teams are located in San Diego, California; Norfolk, Virginia; and Stennis, Mississippi. Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) operate and maintain these state-of-the art, high performance boats used to clandestinely insert and extract SEALs, conduct maritime interdiction operations and support special operations missions. SWCC are trained extensively in craft and weapons tactics, techniques and procedures. Like SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen must be physically fit, highly motivated, combat-focused and responsive in high stress situations. SWCC provide dedicated rapid mobility in shallow water areas where larger ships cannot operate.

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MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT In the early 1900s, San Diego was selected as a site to establish a Marine Corps base, and since 1923 it has been a place that has challenged young men both mentally and physically to earn the coveted title of Marine. Currently, we transform more than 19,000 male recruits into Marines each year. The depot’s commanding general is also responsible for recruiting from the western two thirds of the U.S., known as the Western Recruiting Region. A team of more than 1,500 Marines enlists over 30,000 young men and women from across the U.S. each year. A basically trained Marine undergoes nearly 13 weeks of the most demanding and arduous training in the country. The recruits train hard to acquire the knowledge, discipline, teamwork, and fitness level required of a Marine. The physical training program at recruit training is progressive and designed to build strength, flexibility and endurance. The recruits’ physical and mental endurance are tested daily. The recruits also receive classes on general military subjects. The Marine Corps instills core values of honor, courage, and commitment through practical application and discussion. The drill instructors teach recruits the importance of honesty, reliability, and teamwork. Upon completion of the first four weeks of training aboard the depot, recruits move to Weapons and Field Training Battalion, located 40 miles north at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. During their three weeks at Edson Range, the recruits undergo marksmanship training, martial arts sustainment training, and field training which introduce them to a variety of basic infantry skills. During the last phase of recruit training, recruits return 48

to the depot and are graded on the physical fitness test, military skills, and drill, as well as being inspected by the battalion commander. During the 11th week of boot camp, all of the recruits’ training and hard work are put to the test during the Crucible, a 54-hour event. For this demanding event, recruits return to Edson Range to encounter a series of 25 challenges, distributed over a course covering more than 40 miles, while catching just four hours of sleep each night, and eating only three meals over the three-day period. Each of the 25 events presents strenuous mental and physical challenges, requiring the recruits to work together as a team. This is a significant feature because no one completes the Crucible as an individual. They surmount the challenges and prevail as a team. At the end of the Crucible recruits embark on a nine-mile hike. Exhausted and hungry, recruits go through the defining moment in boot camp where, upon successful completion, they are awarded the coveted Marine Corps eagle, globe, and anchor emblem from their drill instructors during an emotional ceremony. Here they are addressed as “Marine” for the first time. After 12 challenging weeks, and with the Crucible now behind them, graduation day finally arrives. Graduation draws more than 90,000 visitors to San Diego each year. These visitors not only take the time to visit the command museum and our numerous buildings on the National Registry of Historic Places, but also see the many sights of San Diego. Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego is truly the home of making America’s finest in America’s Finest City.

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MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON Since 1942, San Diego County has been home to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. With an approximate daily population of 60,000, Camp Pendleton is one of the Department of Defense’s busiest installations. Located approximately 38 miles north of downtown San Diego and 82 miles south of Los Angeles, Camp Pendleton has been the largest North County employer for over 50 years with more than 43,500 Marines, sailors and their families calling it home. Once a peaceful cattle ranch obtained by a Spanish land grant, Camp Pendleton’s lands were secured at the outset of WWII to fill an immediate need for valuable amphibious and land-based training areas. Today the base is named in honor of Major General Joseph H. Pendleton, who went on to become the mayor of Coronado from 1928-1930. Camp Pendleton is home to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, elements of the 3rd Marine Air Wing, and the Navy’s Assault Craft Unit 5, in addition to other tenant commands and units. As the largest West Coast amphibious assault training facility, Camp Pendleton encompasses more than 125,000 acres of Southern California. The 17.5 miles of shoreline and mountainous terrain support a variety of military training for our Operating Forces, as well as national, state and local agencies. Camp Pendleton has a long history of nurturing positive relationships with the surrounding communities. The base hosts several annual events in which the leadership and VIP dignitaries of surrounding communities are invited to attend. The base is also involved in the local school districts. We have Command-appointed base representatives assigned to four local School Districts. Five elementary schools from two local school districts are located on the base. Programs such as Adopt-a-School program, which provides mentoring & assistance to local public schools, as well as the School-to-Career

program and the School Liaison Officer Program enrich the strong ties Camp Pendleton shares with the local community. Here at Camp Pendleton we are also enhancing the quality of the lives of our Marines and sailors by constructing new barracks and facilities, while at the same time implementing initiatives that lessen the impact on the environment. The base is currently using several methods to meet the Secretary of the Navy’s Energy conservation goals, one of which is to have 50% of our energy come from a renewable source by 2020. There are four pools aboard the base that use solar energy for heating. There are currently 18 systems totaling 698 kilowatts. There are currently 55 buildings being constructed that will be certified LEED Silver by the US Green Building Council. Also, a contract has been awarded for the installation of a 1.48 Mega Watt Solar Photovoltaic farm aboard Camp Pendleton, which is expected to be completed sometime in early 2011. The base is currently exploring applications of wind and waste energy that will assist us in meeting the Secretary of the Navy’s goals. Camp Pendleton currently has an enormous amount of construction aboard the base, to include utility upgrades and maintenance facilities, headquarters buildings, and family housing units aboard the base. Camp Pendleton currently has approximately one-third of the family housing units in the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton. That represents about 7,375 housing units. That number is scheduled to increase to just over 7,547 units within the next two and a half years. Since WWII, Camp Pendleton has provided the integral training and support necessary to sustain America’s 911 force. With the Global War on Terror comes a heightened responsibility to maintain that professionalism, dedication, and operational excellence in all facets of our mission. Camp Pendleton takes pride in serving Marines, sailors and their families.

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR Originally established as an Army camp in 1917, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar has been the home of Marine Corps and Navy aviation units since 1940’s. The latest change occurred on October 1, 1997, when NAS Miramar became MCAS Miramar following the closure of MCAS El Toro and MCAS Tustin. Located in “America’s Finest City”, MCAS Miramar’s 23,000 acres of land supports the Marine Corps’ training and war fighting missions. Home to more than 10,000 Marines, Sailors and Civilian Marines of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and Air Station units, MCAS Miramar’s work force supports various aircraft operations occurring on the facility in addition to carrying out the Marine Corps’ mission to train, equip and deploy forces to respond to a variety of crises around the world. From Afghanistan to Iraq, 50

along with continuing Pacific deployments, MCAS Miramar Marines and Sailors have answered the nation’s call. This success is made possible in part because of MCAS Miramar’s proximity with ground and logistical forces from Camp Pendleton, the Navy ships upon which the Marine Corps deploys, and the vast training ranges in the Southwest United States and off the coast of California. MCAS Miramar is centrally located near more than 10 West Coast Navy and Marine Corps installations including Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the nation’s largest amphibious assault training area, and adjacent to 67 percent of the Continental United States’ Department of Defense training ranges. This ideal position maximizes training dollars and prepares Marines for operational commitments throughout the world.

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The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and many of MCAS Miramar’s Marines and Sailors are deployed overseas supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. While these troops are serving in harm’s way, the San Diego community provides outstanding support while they are deployed and well after they return home. Each year, MCAS Miramar opens its gates to the community for events such as the MCAS Miramar Air Show, the largest community event hosted aboard the air station. This annual event is a spectacular display of

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aviation capabilities being used to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition, MCAS Miramar opens its doors to the people of San Diego with monthly tours, museum events, color guards, volunteer work and other initiatives. These events and activities help maintain the strong community bond with our neighbors outside our gates. It is this relationship with the local community that has made Marine Corps Air Station Miramar one of the best and most vital installations in the Department of Defense.

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U.S. COAST GUARD SECTOR, SAN DIEGO Among the 1,100 San Diego-based Coast Guardsmen, virtually all are extremely grateful for the ongoing, outstanding support of those who are fortunate enough to call ‘America’s Finest City’ their home. It is a very safe assumption that there is nowhere in the world with this unique combination of an ideal climate, a clean, safe and activity packed community, and the most military friendly local population. Whether active duty, reserve, civilian, or auxiliary volunteers, each and every member of Team Coast Guard strive to uphold our core values of ‘Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty’ as we go about the business of maritime safety, security, and stewardship. We are honored to be considered San Diegans, even if for a short time, and to have the privilege of working amidst such a vast concentration of superb Sailors and Marines in service to our country. The U.S. Coast Guard, through the Revenue Cutter Service, remains the oldest continuous federal sea-going force in the United States. In 1790, at the request of the first Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, the Revenue Cutter Service was formed to stem the loss of badly needed revenue by seagoing smugglers. In 1848, the federal government added to the Revenue Cutter Service’s missions when it established a life-saving system. The primary 54

mission was shore-based rescue of crew members off shipwrecked vessels. This system of life-saving stations was formally organized as the U.S. Lifesaving Service in 1878. To streamline and improve government operations, the U.S. Lifesaving Service and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service combined on Jan 20, 1915, to form the U.S. Coast Guard. The federal government expanded the U.S. Coast Guard’s missions when two more government agencies merged into the service: the Lighthouse Service in 1939 and the Bureau of Navigation and Steamship Inspection Service in 1942. Coast Guard Sector San Diego’s many current missions reflect its rich history: maritime defense, law enforcement, search and rescue, aids to navigation, vessel inspections, and maritime safety. The Coast Guard presence in San Diego began as a Coast Guard Air Patrol Detachment on May 4, 1934 for the purpose of preventing smuggling across the Mexican border. Over time, the mission expanded to include the saving of life and property, as more and more patrolling aircraft were diverted for search and rescue missions offshore. On May 21, 1935, Commander Elmer F. Stone, one of the Coast Guard’s most renowned aviators, assumed command of the detachment. He is best known for his actions as copilot of NC-4, the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean in May and June of 1919. Under his

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command, the detachment began to grow into an air station. On April 1, 1937, the service formally commissioned Coast Guard Air Station San Diego at its present location on Harbor Drive. In the tradition of the Life Saving Service, Sector San Diego maintains a 24-hour ready response to any distress call or law enforcement situation. Sector’s response resources include three MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters, two 41foot utility boats, three 33-foot response boats, the 110-foot Coast Guard cutter EDISTO, and three 87-foot cutters, the PETREL, SEA OTTER and HADDOCK. These assets maintain a constant coastal presence, patrolling for drug, migrant and fisheries law enforcement purposes, and to aid mariners in distress. The Sector’s Prevention Department provides the services initiated by the Bureau of Navigation and Steamship Inspection Service, in addition to providing commercial vessel inspections and 24-hour ready response to oil spills. Their Foreign Vessels Branch plays a significant role in ensuring that people aboard cargo and passenger vessels do not threaten our homeland. They maintain a watchful eye for suspicious behavior while boarding vessels and during ship movements in and out of our harbors. The San Diego Aids to

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Navigation Team and the New Point Loma Lighthouse facility sustain missions originally conducted by the Lighthouse Service. There are four other Coast Guard commands in San Diego that are not a part of the Sector, but instead work directly for the Commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area. They include the Pacific Area Tactical Law Enforcement Team and the Marine Safety and Security Team, each based at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, and two 378 foot cutters CHASE and HAMILTON, home ported at Naval Station San Diego. The four units are often deployed around the world to prosecute counter narcotics and national security missions and for contingency response as needed. Anchored in our rich tradition as a maritime, military, multi-mission agency, the Coast Guard is in the midst of a rapid transformation and modernization effort to ensure we remain well-positioned, and ‘Semper Paratus,’ always ready to execute our missions effectively in what is sure to be a challenging and dynamic future. Together, your San Diego based Coast Guardsmen are always prepared to tackle the challenges of a changing world across the full spectrum of the maritime environment.

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MCAS MIRAMAR AIR SHOW Welcome to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, home of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and the largest and best military air show in the nation. MCAS Miramar and 3rd MAW have a long, rich history with our neighbors in San Diego and with those from around the nation. We value this relationship and consider it an honor to serve and protect the citizens of the United States. In appreciation of this relationship, the Miramar Air Show will be held from the 1st to the 3rd of October, honoring the 65th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima with our theme, “Marines: A Tradition Of Uncommon Valor.” We are once again pleased to welcome back the world-famous U. S. Navy Blue Angels and again to play host to the renowned Canadian Snowbirds for the second year in a row. These elite, precision flying teams will be taking to the skies over San Diego with other military and civilian aircraft, including the AV-8B Harrier, the F/A-18 Hornet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the Marine Corps Air and Ground Task Force demonstration.

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MIRAMAR AIRSHOW Morning Schedule Starts at 8 a.m.

• Radio-Controlled Aircraft Demonstration (pre-show) • Sean Tucker, “Oracle Challenger” • Shockley’s “ShockWave” Jet Truck • Bill Leff, AT-6 “Texan” • Dan Buchanan’s Special Effects Hang Glider • John Collver, “Wardog” AT-6 “Texan” • Bret Willat, “Sailplane Magic” • C-17 III Globemaster Demo 56

Additionally, the Miramar flight line will be filled with static displays, showcasing both past and present military equipment, air show memorabilia, and plenty of refreshments to keep you cool while you enjoy the inspiring feats and daring aerobatics of our amazing performers. Stop by and explore our military aircraft, or just sit back on the flight line and enjoy the opportunity to talk to the Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen who are there to ensure you have a wonderful experience and enjoy the show. Many of the young service members you will meet have already deployed numerous times to secure peace throughout the world. Their enthusiasm for what they do and their passion for protecting our way of life will impress you. For your Safety To ensure the safety of the Air Show and its participants, large coolers, large ice chests, large bags and backpacks will not be permitted on the flight line. Essential carryalls such as baby bags will be carefully inspected. Strollers and wheelchairs will not be available for rent at the Air Show. Glass containers and alcohol are not allowed and will be confiscated. Pets, bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, skates or scooters of any type are prohibited on the flight line. Important Gate and Road Closure Information You must have a valid drivers license, current registration and proof of insurance to bring your vehicle onto a military base. If driving a rental car, valid drivers license, proof of insurance & car rental agreement will be required. Security personnel will direct you to your parking area. A section of Kearny Villa Rd. from Miramar Rd. to Harris Plant Rd. will be closed to motor vehicle traffic from noon until 4 p.m., or until the Blue Angels performance is over. Getting In & Parking FREE GENERAL ADMISSION may use the North, East/Main or West Gates; drivers will be directed to general parking areas. There are several preferred seating ticket options available to you. GRANDSTAND & BOX SEAT ticket holders may use the North, East/Main or West Gates; drivers will be directed to general parking areas. BICYCLE PAVILLION (BPP) is located near flight line Air Show Entry Gate#2. Bicyclists may enter any of the three base gates and follow bicycle traffic directional signs to the BPP. PREFERRED PARKING requires special passes. Preferred parking is accessible from Harris Plant Road off of Kearny Villa Road. Pass holders will be directed to the gate.

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Supporting the Fleet

Celebrating the Achievements of the Navy, the Marine Corp and the Coast Guard

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Afternoon & Twilight Schedule 11:00 am • Opening Ceremonies • U.S. Army Golden Knights Paracgute Team 11:30 am • Marine Air-Ground Assault Demo (MAGTF) • F-16 Fighting Falcon Demo 12:00 Noon • F/A-18 Super Hornet Demo • Legacy Flight: F/A-18 Super Hornet and F4-U Corsair • Sean Tucker, “Oracle Challenger” 58

12:30 pm • Shockley’s “ShockWave” Jet Truck • AV-8B Harrier Vertical Take-Off and Landing Demo • F-22 Raptor Demo 1:00 pm • Heritage Flight: F-22, F-16 and P-51 Mustang • Red Bull Helo 2:00 pm • Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demo FLEET WEEK


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3:00 pm • U.S. Navy Blue Angels with Fat Albert 5:30 pm • AV-8B Harrier Vertical Take-Off and Landing Demo • Shockley’s “ShockWave” Jet Truck • Sean Tucker, “Oracle Challenger” • TAPs at Sunset 7:00 pm • U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team • Bill Leff, “Starfire Night Skyshow” • Shockley’s “ShockWave” Jet Truck SAN DIEGO 2010

8:00 pm • Bret Willat, “Sailplane Magic” • Steve Stavrakakis, Romanian IAR • Dan Buchanan’s Special Effects Power Glider • Robosaurus • F/A-18 Afterburner Passes • Spectacular Fireworks Display 9:00 pm • Great Wall of Fire An Incredible, Intense Inferno

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CORONADO SPEED FESTIVAL “America’s Race at the Base”

The Coronado Speed Festival is Fleet Week San Diego’s marquee event. The event features fast-paced, thrilling auto racing and exhibitions for car enthusiasts of all ages at one of the most distinctive race track locations — Naval Air Station North Island, the birthplace of Naval Aviation. Nowhere else can you see a variety of cars racing on a live runway used by the U.S. Navy. This is the only Navy Open House on the West Coast. Naval Base Coronado is home to over 20, 000 active duty military and over 4,000 civilian employees. The general public only gets a glimpse of the daily activities happening at the base. The Coronado Speed Festival is produced by San Diego Fleet Week Foundation and hosted by the Naval Base Coronado and the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program (MWR) which benefits military personnel and their families. 60

In 1997, an innovative idea was formed – the idea to combine a racing event with an event to pay tribute to the nation’s military, and additionally get more exposure for the Navy within the community of San Diego. The event would be called the Coronado Speed Festival, and vintage cars from around the country would race at Naval Air Station North Island, on a track that was created in days – a spectator-friendly 1.7 mile course, constructed on the runways and taxiways of the military base. Over the course of two days, race fans, San Diegans and other interested parties would watch different race groups zoom around the track, all while stepping back in time to enjoy auto racing’s rich history, with tours of the racecar pits and the ability to speak with the drivers of these unique machines. Car Enthusiasts can visit the Car Club Corral, to view a variety of automobiles that range in age, make and model.

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Thanks You The San Diego Fleet Week Foundation would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many businesses and individuals who donated their resources and time to make this years Fleet Week San Diego a huge success. It is with your help, generosity, and support that we meet our mission every year.

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Navy Region Southwest 937 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92132 619-532-1430 Public Affairs Officer, CDR Dora Lockwood Asst. Public Affairs Officer, Brian O’Rourke Asst. Public Affairs Officer, ENS Kristen Simmons

The San Diego Fleet Week Foundation 5330 Napa Street, San Diego, CA 92110 619-858-1545 Fleet Week Executive Director, Alexandra Squires Event Coordinator, Cody Nelson Administrative Assistant, Rebecca Baugh FLEET WEEK SAN DIEGO 2010

Military Guides P.O. Box 20682 • San Diego, CA 92198 858-547-7343 Publisher, Colleen Mata Marketing, Valerie Swaine Marketing, Kelly McClellan


Port of San Diego

Saturday & Sunday Sept. 18-19 10 am to 4 pm

• Navy Ship Tours • Military Asset In-Water Demonstrations • Welcoming Ceremony Each Day • Navy Band Southwest, Marine Band San Diego • Military Static Displays: USN, USMC, USCG • Entertainment / Music • Children’s Fun Zone • Food: Taste of the Bay • Beer Garden: Taste of Freedom • Exhibitors

Fleet Week San Diego has partnered with the Unified Port of San Diego and Lockheed to welcome San Diegans and visitors alike to the Big Bay. The community is invited to climb aboard US Navy ships and explore other military static displays and chat with Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. Interesting and informative exhibits will be on display inside the terminal.

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