In the days where sequestration dominates military conversation, there are a few Morale, Welfare and Recreation locations that stand to stay relatively safe; but do you know all of them?
Posted On : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 1:33:50 PM
NAVAL BASE POINT LOMA, CA. - Commander Douglas Bradley relieved Commander Gerald Miranda as commanding officer of USS Asheville (SSN 758) during a pier side ceremony on Naval Base Point Loma Mar. 16.
Posted On : Monday, March 19, 2012 - 9:16:29 AM
Naval Base Point Loma participates in “Wreaths Across America”
Posted On : Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 12:33:49 PM
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Justin L. Webb, Naval Base Point Loma Public Affairs
SAN DIEGO-- More than 1,200 service members, veterans and civilians came to Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery to lay nearly 3,000 wreaths on the graves of fallen troops Dec. 10.
These volunteers were participating in the 19th annual nation-wide event, which is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies on the second Saturday of December at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
This year’s keynote speaker was retired Navy Seal Rear Adm. Raymond Smith, who took a few moments to reflect on the more than one hundred and five thousand service members and merchant marines laid to rest in Fort Rosecrans.
“This ceremony, which is being played out across our nation today, is a powerful indication that amidst the challenges we face in our nation all of us recognize that we must frequently stop our own busy lives and look to the past for inspiration and courage,” he said. “Today we honor them all! Whether they served four years or forty years, there is no distinction. For the raising of one’s right hand and swearing of one’s allegiance to our nation and its citizens is sufficient to be recognized.”
Commanding Officer Naval Base Point Loma Capt. Scott Adams participated in this year’s event, and was able to place a ceremonial wreath on a wreath stand as a tribute to fallen Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Merchant Marines laid to rest in Fort Rosecrans and throughout the world.
“I was proud to represent the Navy while recognizing the sacrifices of the service members who have gone before me,” said Adams. “However, more to the point of the day I believe, I was thankful for the men and women laid to rest on Rosecrans Hill and for the thousands more they represent who, refusing to be bystanders, took an active role in defending our freedom.”
Engineman 3rd Class Kenitha Taylor, who volunteered for her second consecutive “Wreaths Across America” this year was honored to be involved in the ceremony.
“Being able to come here and pay tribute to the people who laid down their lives for us, puts what I’m doing more into perspective,” she said. “I could one day be at risk, and it makes me proud to be a part of something bigger. This is what I do every day. It got emotional of course to think about the people who died for the freedoms we have.”
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy successfully concluded its final alternative fuel demonstration for the year today with the Dec. 7-9 operational tests of the 50/50 algae-derived, hydro-processed algal oil and petroleum F-76 blend in a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) amphibious transport vehicle.
Posted On : Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 11:57:54 AM
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- California Assemblymember Toni
Posted On : Monday, May 02, 2011 - 12:02:53 PM
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Atkins toured the Defense Fuel Support Point (DFSP) Fuel Storage Tanks and Facility Project at Naval Base Point Loma March 18.
Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL) held a ribbon cutting for the official opening of the new fitness area and children's playgorund on Monday, 11 April. The $275K project was a joint venture between NBPL and Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and took four months to complete.
Posted On : Monday, May 02, 2011 - 12:01:52 PM
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