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The Marine Corps says a fighter pilot killed when his F-18 crashed near an airfield in England was a 34-year-old California man.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) is scheduled to be open for public visits at Broadway Pier, Oct. 17 and 18.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has been awarded a full-rate production contract by the U.S. Army for 19 Improved Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems to be delivered by September 2018.

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), began construction on the second ship of the U.S. Navy's newly reclassified Expeditionary Base Mobile (ESB) program.

The San Diego Military Advisory Council named retired Navy Cpt. Randy Bogle as the nonprofit's newest executive director, relieving retired Navy Cpt. Larry Blumberg, who will step down at the end of this year.

The USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) departed the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet area of operations Oct. 13, after more than six months in the region.

The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) will host its fourth annual golf tournament on Monday, Nov. 2, to benefit local pets in need of emergency care and assistance.

The Navy ship USS Jackson, which will be home ported in San Diego, will be commissioned at Dec. 5 in Gulfport, Miss.

The Navy has awarded more than $90 million in contracts to three construction companies, marking the commencement of the Naval Base Coronado Coastal Campus projects at the Silver Strand Training Complex - South.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) arrived Thursday at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) for the first time as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) is scheduled to depart San Diego Oct. 2 for Yokosuka, Japan, where the ship will join U.S. 7th Fleet's Forward Deployed Naval Forces.

The U.S. Navy announced the homeport change of three Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with lead sponsor Lockheed Martin, will host Hiring Our Heroes – San Diego, a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses on Oct. 1.

General Atomics is being awarded a contract for the material and labor necessary to manufacture, assemble, inspect, integrate, test and checkout the on-board repair parts in support of the electromagnetic aircraft launch system and advanced arresting gear on the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

The San Diego Daily Transcript Corp. is closing its doors, so all company equipment must be gone soon.

The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is scheduled to return Sept. 27, along with embarked Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 Sept. 26, from a four-month deployment in support of Pacific Partnership 2015.

San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., a manufacturer of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, confirmed plans to open an RPA training academy in Grand Forks, N.D.

Business and professional groups are planning a range of activities this week.

The guided-missile destroyers USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) are scheduled to host a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Day ceremony at 10 a.m. on Sept. 18 at Naval Base San Diego.