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Four local companies earned a total of $64 million in Department of Defense awards this week.


Jim Loiselle, a 29-year Navy veteran as committed to his country, community and family as he was to his work, died unexpectedly Tuesday in a household accident.

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returned to San Diego Thursday with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine worth more than $424 million seized in 19 separate interdictions by U.S. and Canadian forces in drug transit zones near Central and South America.


City of San Diego employees who also serve in the military may soon receive improved benefits to cover federally-mandated inactive duty training.

A Navy lieutenant commander is the eighth person to plead guilty in a bribery scandal involving the exchange of classified information with a contractor that provided hotel stays, cash and prostitutes.

A huge Marine Corps helicopter made an emergency landing on the shore of Solana Beach on Wednesday, bringing no damages or injuries but leaving an unforgettable spectacle for surrounding swimmers and sunbathers.


Sailors assigned to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) took part in a joint command venture aimed at reuniting military family members stationed on each of these forward-deployed carriers on April 13.


U.S. Navy frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) is scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego April 17 from its final deployment, where it operated in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet and U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations.


Business and professional groups will hold a range of activities this week.

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair was awarded a $35.1 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the fiscal 2015 phased maintenance availability of the USS Comstock (LSD 45).


Business and professional groups will hold a range of activities this week.

SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific has teamed up with Arizona State University to launch the San Diego Furnace Technology Accelerator site, putting roughly 70 of their licensable patented technologies up for grabs.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems of Poway was awarded three Department of Defense contracts this week for a combined value of roughly $82 million.


A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Wednesday found that the deployment of U.S. military personnel in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom was not associated with the rate of suicide.


The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu was decommissioned at a ceremony Tuesday morning at Naval Base San Diego.

San Diego-based Achates Power Inc. has been awarded a $14 million project by the National Advanced Mobility Consortium to support research and development work of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.


Becoming an F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot for the U.S. Navy is no small feat. Logging 1,000 flight hours,132 successful day landings and 45 night landings on aircraft carriers are impressive accomplishments.

BAE Systems plans to make a $100 million investment to its San Diego shipyard, adding another dry dock and pier to expand its ship repair, maintenance and modernization services for commercial and government customers, namely the U.S. Navy.


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

Three San Diego stalwarts were awarded Department of Defense contracts this week, with BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Cubic Applications and Ratheon Integrated Defense Systems each earning multimillion-dollar contracts.

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