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May 30, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a roar of supersonic power and panache, a cherished part of San Diego's identity flew away Wednesday, never to return. Four F-14 Tomcats and 12 F/A-18 Hornets punched into the overcast morning sky from the runways at Miramar Naval Air Station, as the Navy's famed Top Gun school completed its move from Miramar to Fallon, Nev.
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October 9, 2000 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Navy SEALs are some of the toughest troops in the U.S. military, trained to disarm nuclear bombs, survive for hours in icy waters and kill people with their bare hands. But two dainty shorebirds have the commandos in a retreat from one of their strongholds, and some people worry that one day they could be forced to give it up altogether. The birds--the Western snowy plover and the least tern--are protected species.
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NEWS
October 9, 2000 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Navy SEALs are some of the toughest troops in the U.S. military, trained to disarm nuclear bombs, survive for hours in icy waters and kill people with their bare hands. But two dainty shorebirds have the commandos in a retreat from one of their strongholds, and some people worry that one day they could be forced to give it up altogether. The birds--the Western snowy plover and the least tern--are protected species.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1996 | H.G. REZA and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton has ordered a temporary halt to the transfer of helicopters from Orange County Marine bases to the Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego. Clinton asked the Defense Department to study alternative sites for the 112 helicopters, which are scheduled to be moved to Miramar by 1998, said Rep. Bob Filner (D-Chula Vista), who accompanied the president Monday to San Diego and announced the order.
NEWS
June 4, 1993 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission said Thursday they were favorably impressed by arguments in favor of keeping open San Diego's Miramar Naval Air Station instead of El Toro Marine base in Orange County.
NEWS
March 27, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three Soviet warships will sail to San Diego this July for a five-day visit, marking the first such trip to the West Coast. As part of an exchange agreement designed to enhance understanding and goodwill between the two countries, the ships, carrying about 2,000 sailors, will arrive in San Diego on July 16, a Navy official said. Adm. Charles R. Larson, Pacific Fleet commander-in-chief, is expected to play host to the Soviet guests.
NEWS
November 5, 1989
The newly commissioned Chancellorsville, an Aegis guided missile cruiser named for the Civil War battle fought near the Rappahannock and Rapidan rivers in Virginia in May, 1863, is to be based in San Diego. At commissioning ceremonies at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., over the weekend, Sen. Charles Robb (D-Va.) lauded Navy technology. "In a world that is shrinking before our very eyes," he said, "defense of the sea lanes is a prerequisite.
NEWS
July 1, 1991 | SHERYL STOLBERG and FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A hot summer breeze swept through the modest home of Louis Rodriguez on Sunday afternoon as he and two dozen co-workers from the Long Beach Naval Shipyard gathered around the television set. On the screen were seven suit-clad men, members of a government commission, meeting 3,000 miles away in the nation's capital. In the corner of the den, on a table draped in a festive pink cloth, were a dozen bottles of Andre's Extra Dry Champagne on ice that slowly melted as the televised meeting dragged on.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1996 | H.G. REZA and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton has ordered a temporary halt to the transfer of helicopters from Orange County Marine bases to the Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego. Clinton asked the Defense Department to study alternative sites for the 112 helicopters, which are scheduled to be moved to Miramar by 1998, said Rep. Bob Filner (D-Chula Vista), who accompanied the president Monday to San Diego and announced the order.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1992
The Long Beach Naval Shipyard would not be able to repair ships based in San Diego under an amendment approved by the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday. The shipyard, with more than 4,100 civilian employees, is the Navy's main repair yard on the West Coast. But the Long Beach Naval Station is scheduled to close in 1996, leaving the shipyard with fewer vessels to repair.
NEWS
May 30, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a roar of supersonic power and panache, a cherished part of San Diego's identity flew away Wednesday, never to return. Four F-14 Tomcats and 12 F/A-18 Hornets punched into the overcast morning sky from the runways at Miramar Naval Air Station, as the Navy's famed Top Gun school completed its move from Miramar to Fallon, Nev.
NEWS
June 4, 1993 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission said Thursday they were favorably impressed by arguments in favor of keeping open San Diego's Miramar Naval Air Station instead of El Toro Marine base in Orange County.
NEWS
June 3, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of a key hearing on military base closings, San Diego officials vowed Wednesday to mount a vigorous counterattack to a proposal by Orange County congressmen to spare a base El Toro and close a San Diego base instead. The counterattack will come in the form of testimony today before the independent Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, which is set to meet in San Diego. "I'd rather be in my position than (that of Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach) or Robert K.
NEWS
June 3, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of a key hearing on military base closings, San Diego officials vowed Wednesday to mount a vigorous counterattack to a proposal by Orange County congressmen to spare a base there and close a San Diego base instead. The counterattack will come in the form of testimony today before the independent Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, which is set to meet in San Diego.
NEWS
May 27, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission announced its final schedule of regional hearings Wednesday and will visit San Diego on June 3. Last week, the panel added more than 60 military installations to a Defense Department list of bases being considered for shutdown. Nine California facilities were added, and the hearings will give local officials and community leaders a chance to testify about the bases' military and economic importance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1992
The Long Beach Naval Shipyard would not be able to repair ships based in San Diego under an amendment approved by the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday. The shipyard, with more than 4,100 civilian employees, is the Navy's main repair yard on the West Coast. But the Long Beach Naval Station is scheduled to close in 1996, leaving the shipyard with fewer vessels to repair.
NEWS
April 13, 1991 | PATT MORRISON and DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Sharper than any bayonet, the Pentagon's pens on Friday recommended carving 11 California sites--seven of them major ones--out of the nation's military network. First among them is Ft. Ord, for half a century the Army's stalwart West Coast base, where 50,000 recruits at a time once trained for combat in its steep valleys and cold sand dunes.
NEWS
May 27, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission announced its final schedule of regional hearings Wednesday and will visit San Diego on June 3. Last week, the panel added more than 60 military installations to a Defense Department list of bases being considered for shutdown. Nine California facilities were added, and the hearings will give local officials and community leaders a chance to testify about the bases' military and economic importance.
BUSINESS
September 30, 1991 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Huge gray warships are moored in startling proximity to pleasure boat marinas, hotel resorts and gleaming downtown office buildings. The U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet has held its position in the harbor despite a decade of phenomenal population growth and a shift in the city's character to high technology and light industry. Long gone is San Diego's image as a "sleepy Navy town."
NEWS
July 1, 1991 | SHERYL STOLBERG and FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A hot summer breeze swept through the modest home of Louis Rodriguez on Sunday afternoon as he and two dozen co-workers from the Long Beach Naval Shipyard gathered around the television set. On the screen were seven suit-clad men, members of a government commission, meeting 3,000 miles away in the nation's capital. In the corner of the den, on a table draped in a festive pink cloth, were a dozen bottles of Andre's Extra Dry Champagne on ice that slowly melted as the televised meeting dragged on.
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