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Cmdr. Kendall Bridgewater officially took over the reins of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) in a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship while pierside at Naval Base San Diego, July 25.

The U.S. Navy published a notice of availability in the Federal Register to announce the opening of public comment on the draft environmental impact statement for the Naval Base Coronado Coastal Campus proposal.

The California branch of national nonprofit Operation Homefront is accepting donations of new backpacks to meet the demands of its Back to School Brigade program, which starts in two weeks.

DLA Piper continued its tradition of volunteering at the Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event last weekend. More than 40 DLA Piper volunteers provided a range of services to the veterans who attended.

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce held its 68th annual Flag, General & Senior Officers Ball Friday night at the US Grant downtown to honor the work, commitment and sacrifices of military men and women and their families in San Diego.

Comic-Con, new boards and awards will fill up social and business agendas this week.

The U.S. Department of Defense has approved a $34 million grant to modernize two San Diego Unified District schools.

The law firm DLA Piper will continue its tradition of volunteering at the 26th Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event, which will be held Friday through Sunday at the San Diego High School athletics field.

The U.S. Navy has told Congress it plans to increase its fleet from 289 vessels to a post-2020 requirement of 306 ships, which will cost roughly $4 billion more per year than average, in large part because of the replacement of 14 Ohio class submarines.

The California branch of national nonprofit Operation Homefront is accepting donations of new backpacks to meet the demands of its Back to School Brigade program, which starts in two weeks.

Daylight Defense LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of San Diego-based Daylight Solutions Inc., has been selected by the U.S. Army to develop next-generation high-power ultraviolet (UV) laser capability to support future defense applications.

Panel discussions and social events are filling the calendars of business groups this week.

A new foundation to support pets and pet owners in need has been launched by Sydnee's Pet Grooming, a grooming salon with locations in and around San Diego County.

Pathway Genomics Corp., a San Diego-based clinical laboratory that offers genetic testing services globally, announced that Ellen Embrey has joined its strategic advisory board.

The USS Coronado — the second of the Independence class of littoral combat ships — participated in its first exercise as part of the Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC, exercises in July, after its initial sail from the Austal shipyard in Mobile, Ala., to its homeport of San Diego in March.

The University of California, San Diego was awarded about $84 million in grants in May, down from the school's calendar-year high in April of $99 million. The figure, released in UCSD's monthly contract and grant report, was still significantly higher than monthly totals for each for the first three months of 2014.

On Oct. 25, 1944, a fleet of 13 United States Navy vessels came toe to toe with 23 larger, more weaponized Japanese ships off the coast of Samar Island in the Philippines in what is coming to be known as the greatest naval battle of all time.

Cubic Applications Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of San Diego-based Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB), has received a contract modification worth more than $60 million to provide rotational and pre-deployment training to U.S. troops.

The guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) is scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego from a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean, July 3.

USO San Diego has named Judy Forrester as its new president and CEO.

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