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Business and professional groups have planned a range of activities this week.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in Poway has been awarded a $10.5 million contract for the Italy Contractor Logistics Support Phase IV+ program.


It wasn’t long after Capt. Jonathan Spaner took the helm as commander of Coast Guard Sector San Diego in July 2014 that he saw a troubling trend.


The San Diego Military Advisory Council’s founding executive director, Larry Blumberg, has announced he will retire this fall after 50 years in various sectors of the defense industry, including time as a surface warfare officer in the Navy, from which he retired as a captain.

Business and professional groups have planned a range of activities this week.

Two local companies — one small, one large — were awarded Department of Defense contracts this week worth a combined $68 million.


Millennials are shaking up civilian workplaces with demands for flexible schedules, more fun and community-oriented office environments, and even free meals at work, health care and laundry services on site.


The half-acre plot of land under San Diego's Mount Soledad veterans memorial and cross has been sold, resolving a decades-long church-and-state conflict.

The guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) is scheduled to be decommissioned after more than 30 years of service in a ceremony on Naval Base San Diego on July 23.

On Sunday in Los Angeles, Lester Tenney and one other surviving prisoner of war held in Japan during World War II received bows from officials from Mitsubishi Materials Corp., whose predecessor company used Americans as forced laborers during the war.


Business and professional groups are holding a variety of events this week.

Cask Technologies LLC of San Diego was awarded a $25 million contract for program analytical and technical support for Marine Corps Total Force Information Technology Systems.


DLA Piper is again providing pro bono assistance at the annual Stand Down event that offers resources to homeless veterans in San Diego. The event runs Friday through Sunday.


The Navy’s second annual Superior Supplier Incentive Program list of selected industry partners was released Tuesday, and San Diego firms fared well.


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

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway was awarded a $14.6 million modification to the contract for fiscal 2015 option hours for engineering services to field a post follow-on operational test and evaluation single software release for the Gray Eagle 4.3 line of software and management oversight and support.

Naval Base San Diego is reporting that the Naval Medical Center San Diego has been ordered to shelter in place due to an armed robbery suspect that may be on the property.


Rear Adm. Markham Rich will assume command of Navy Region Southwest from retiring Rear Adm. Patrick Lorge at 1 p.m. Monday on the USS Midway Museum.

San Diego's Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB), whose products range from subway ticketing systems to defense technologies, will make an appearance at Comic-Con on Saturday as it touts its project to use computer-generated comics to help treat wounded warriors.

A Civil War-era Medal of Honor recipient forgotten in an unmarked grave for nearly a century finally got a funeral Thursday when he was given full military honors and reburied at a national cemetery.

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