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Retired Marine Col. John “JP” Farnam, past Support The Enlisted Project board chairman; STEP Director of Development Veronica Worthington; Lisa Farris, Callaway Golf Co. Foundation program representative; and STEP co-founder and CEO Tony Teravainen, retired Navy, celebrate the foundation’s $50,000 grant on Friday, Feb. 23. (Courtesy photo)

Support The Enlisted Project receives $50,000 grant from Callaway foundation

News Release February 27, 2024
Every year, the Callaway Golf Co. Foundation selects one military charity to support, and this year, Support The Enlisted Project was named its national charity partner.
Fannie Griffin McClendon (left) served more than two decades in the military, including service in both the Army and Air Force. (Library of Congress Veterans History Project photo)

Celebrating women veterans: 5 meaningful ways to pay tribute

Family Features February 16, 2024
Veterans play an important role in U.S. history. Over time, the demographics of veterans have changed, but few realize the growing role of women in the armed forces. Today, women comprise 11% of the veteran population. According to the Pew Research Center, that number is expected to increase to 18% by 2048.
Chief Petty Officer Maurice Tanjuaquio, an Oceanside native, is assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group operating out of Williamsburg, Virginia. (Photo by Mass Communication 1st Class Beverly Taylor, Navy Office of Community Outreach)

Oceanside native serves with Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group

Navy Office of Community Outreach October 25, 2023
Chief Petty Officer Maurice Tanjuaquio, a native of Oceanside, serves the U.S. Navy assigned to Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group operating out of Williamsburg, Virginia.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry Johnson (right) the son of Encinitas residents, serves aboard the self-contained mobile airport USS Theodore Roosevelt. (Navy Office of Community Outreach photo)

Son of Encinitas residents serves aboard Navy floating airport

Navy Office of Community Outreach October 25, 2023
Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry Johnson, the son of Encinitas residents, is one of more than 5,000 sailors serving aboard the self-contained mobile airport USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Chief Petty Officer Lorena Morales, a Rancho Buena Vista High School graduate, is assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group based in Williamsburg, Virginia. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Patricia Elkins, Navy Office of Community Outreach)

Vista native serves with Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group

Navy Office of Community Outreach October 25, 2023
Chief Petty Officer Lorena Morales, a native of Vista, serves the U.S. Navy assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group operating out of Williamsburg, Virginia.
Working Wardrobes CEO Bonni Pomush (left), Marine Sgt. Major George Garcia III (center) and Michael Barrett, the organization’s client services director, attend Working Wardrobes’ “Power Up for Success” on April 14. (Courtesy photo)

Working Wardrobes event helps local military prep for civilian workforce

News Release April 22, 2023
Working Wardrobes recently helped 100 members of the military navigate their upcoming transition out of service by providing a variety of career preparedness services on April 14, hosted through the organization’s VetNet Program in Oceanside.

Encinitas detailer offers free vehicle cleanings for military, law enforcement

News Release November 26, 2022
DA and 3D Car Care Master certified detailer Jose Junco with High Performance Auto Detail of Encinitas is giving away a full automotive detail with ceramic coating once a month to veterans, law enforcement and armed forces members in the San Diego area who lend their vehicle to 3D Car Care detailing training sessions.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Tiana Martinez, a native of Escondido, serves aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Cleary)

Escondido native serves aboard USS The Sullivans

Navy Office of Community Outreach November 10, 2022
Petty Officer 2nd Class Tiana Martinez, a native of Escondido, is serving aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff members visit a vernal pool on Camp Pendleton on Jan. 30, 2017. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)

Wildlife Service names Camp Pendleton a Conservation Partner of the Year

News Release October 18, 2022
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton received the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 18th Annual Military Conservation Partner Award on Oct. 17 for its significant contributions to natural resource management and listed species.

Former El Toro base in Irvine receives EPA site reuse award

News Release October 15, 2022
Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S Navy, California Department of Toxic Substances Control and the city of Irvine recognized the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro as a winner in the EPA’s fifth annual National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse Awards.
Oceanside native Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Lopezdiaz serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sang Kim, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West)

Oceanside native serves aboard Navy warship

Navy Office of Community Outreach August 30, 2022
A native of Oceanside is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens. Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Lopezdiaz, a 2003 San Marcos High School graduate, joined the Navy 16 years ago.
California’s Office of Emergency Services is deploying a Type VI strike team of wildland-style fire engines to the state’s Military Department, pictured Aug. 16, to enhance California’s Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid fleet. (Cal OES photo)

California Emergency Services, Military Dept. create firefighting strike team

News Release August 25, 2022
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the California Military Department on Tuesday, Aug. 16, announced the creation of the first all-hazards fire engine strike team — known as Team Blaze — operated by a state Military Department.
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