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San Diego’s Cyber Center of Excellence officially launched in March but has been doing a lot of what Center co-chairman Andrew Lee calls “frantic paddling underneath the surface” ever since.

Former San Diego Navy Mayor Vice Adm. William French is retiring from the Navy and his current post as commander, Navy Installations Command, and is being replaced by another former Navy Mayor, Vice Adm. Dixon Rhodes Smith, on Friday.


U.S. Navy ballistic missile defense-capable guided-missile destroyers USS Benfold (DDG 65) and USS Milius (DDG 69) are leaving their current homeport of San Diego to become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Yokosuka, Japan in the summers of 2015 and 2017, respectively.


Commander, Submarine Squadron 11 (CSS-11) will welcome the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS La Jolla (SSN 701) in a welcoming ceremony at 2 p.m. on Oct. 21, at Naval Base Point Loma.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) will return to San Diego, Oct. 20 from an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean.


Defense contractors take note: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is predicting a budgeting switch from a focus on the “tooth,” or battlefield robotics needs, to the “tail,” further down the chain from the battlefield itself.


Business and professional groups this week will be tackling topics ranging from cyberthreats, real estate forecasts and negotiation skills.


The skipper of a San Diego-based Navy frigate deployed to Central America has been removed from his job amid allegations of personal misconduct during his time in the region.


TJSL also will host the Military Spouse JD Networkís annual “Making the Right Moves” Conference on Friday, Oct. 17. The conference is an all-day professional development and leadership training event that will focus on creating and following a successful career path tailored to the unique needs of military spouse attorneys. It also will be an important and relevant event for current and former service members.


It’s a great day to be a crewmember of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell, which not only returned to San Diego from a three-month deployment on Monday, but did so with 14 tons of cocaine onboard.


Thomas Jefferson School of Law will host the Military Spouse JD Network’s annual “Making the Right Moves” Conference on Friday, Oct. 17.


The Department of the Navy announced it will base the F-35C aircraft at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, Calif.

A U.S. Marine who ejected from an airplane over the Persian Gulf is “presumed lost at sea,” the U.S. Navy said Thursday, marking the first reported casualty from the ongoing operation against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.


The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are conducting a search and rescue operation for a missing aircrew member who ejected over the Persian Gulf.

After a one-year sabbatical in 2013 due to budget cuts and sequestration, the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show is back this weekend from Friday to Sunday, and is expected to draw larger crowds than usual.


Since hitting a historic low point in the Great Recession, the manufacturing sector in San Diego has been on a slow but steady rebound over the past four years, adding 5,000 jobs and strongly beating Sacramento's predictions of a decade's worth of anemic growth.

John C. Hemmerling, a chief deputy in the San Diego City Attorney's Office, will retire from the Marine Corps Reserve on Wednesday, Oct. 1, completing 30 years of faithful service to his country, including active service in the Gulf War and the war in Iraq, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star.


Events this week will range from the Internet of Things to county permits to Orchids and Onions.

Four military-related organizations honored volunteers at a ceremony Thursday.


The guided missile frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41) is scheduled to return to San Diego from its final deployment to the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) Sept. 26 to make preparations for decommissioning.

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