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Hayley, a fourth-grader at McGaugh Elementary School, points to a coyote print during a field trip to Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge on June 6, 2014. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

McGaugh students learn about nature, conservation at Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge

A group of fourth grade students from McGaugh Elementary School took a fun and educational field trip to the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station on June 6. It was all part of the &#...
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At the 2013 ceremony held at the World War II submarine memorial on Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, a Navy Veteran salutes a memorial plaque placed in honor of a submarine lost during that war. The plaques, one for each lost submarine, form a horseshoe around the center of the memorial. Photo courtesy of Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach.

Memorial Day 2014

The submarine memorial aboard Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach honors the 52 submarines and their crews lost during World War II. Each submarine lost is individually honored with a plaque naming the submarine, listing its crew,...
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Memorial Day service to be held at WWII submarine memorial aboard Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach

The United States National Submarine Memorial West, located at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, will be the site of annual public Memorial Day services Monday, May 26. The 11 a.m. observance will include the unique “toll...
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Tomahawk Fire at Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook facility 100% contained

The Tomahawk fire aboard Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Detachment Fallbrook (also known as the Fallbrook Naval Weapons Station) is now at 100% containment. A reassessment has reduced the total area burned from 6,500 to 5,400...
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OC Supervisors vote to allow USO center at John Wayne Airport

For 73 years, USO centers have welcomed troops and their families at airports across the nation. A unanimous vote last week by the Orange County Board of Supervisors will allow that warm welcome to be extended, for the very fir...
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USS Sterett (DDG 104) departs Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station

Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station wins national Defense Environmental Award

The Department of Defense today announced the selection of the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station as the 2014 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award winner in the category of Sustainability, Industrial Installation. This award ...
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USS Sterett (DDG 104) departs Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station

Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station wins unprecedented seventh environmental award

Continuing a long tradition, the environmental program at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach has been recognized with an unprecedented seventh consecutive Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Award, the base announced Ma...
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Naval Security operations on Anaheim Bay, Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station

Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station to take part in major annual security exercise

The following information was released by Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach. The Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station will take part in the largest Navy security exercise of the year from Feb. 24 through Feb. 28. Exercise Solid Curt...
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Los Al Medical Center stroke program manager earns rare accreditation

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Medical Center. Los Alamitos Medical Center (LAMC) is excited to announce that Mimi Hatem, RN, has achieved the designation of Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN). Hat...
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Utilitiesman 1st Class Randy Estheimer, assigned to Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division, replaces banners at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Detachment Norco. The banners display the U.S. Navy's core values of honor, courage and commitment. U.S. Navy photo by Greg Vojtko.

Navy replaces banners at Naval Weapons Station’s Norco detachment

The following photo and article by Greg Vojtko were released by the Defense Video and Information Distribution System. Utilitiesman 1st Class Randy Estheimer, assigned to Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division, replaces b...
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U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Dustin Inman, wheel mechanic, 201st Transportation Company Detachment (Harbormaster), packs up equipment used for Terminal Warrior 2013 at Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, Calif., Sept. 18. Terminal Warrior was the two-week annual training for a culmination of transportation and logistics Reserve soldiers from across the United States held between three locations in Southern California, Sept. 8-21. The annual training, which enhanced the skills, training and licensing of the various terminal operations elements, focused on cohesively integrating cargo operations, seaport operations, harbor master operations, and watercraft operations utilizing organic assets. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Heather Doppke/released)

Naval Weapons Station hosts transportation and logistics training for Army reservists

The following information and photo by Spc. Heather Doppke was released through the Defense Video and Information Distribution System. U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Dustin Inman, wheel mechanic, 201st Transportation Company Detachment...
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Ms. Olson, family programs coordinator, Col. Lamb, 311th ESC rear commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Laos, 650th command sergeant major, attend chain of command training for its Army Reserve Family Program in Los Alamitos, Calif. Photo by 1Lt. Fernando Ochoa.

311th ESC trains command teams about Army Reserve Family Program

The following article written by 1st Lt. Fernando Ochoa was released through the Defense Video and Information Distribution Service. The 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command conducted three days of “chain of command” tra...
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Memorial Day services to be held at WWII Submarine Memorial aboard Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach

The following information was released by Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station. The United States National Submarine Memorial West, located at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, will be the site of an annual public Memorial Day serv...
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Grampaw Pettibone Squadron sailor of the quarter award, 11 April 2013.

Grampaw Pettibone Squadron honors sailors from Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station

The following information was released by Grampaw Pettibone Squadron of the Association of Naval Aviation. Sailors of the Quarter (SOQ) are selected by their respective commands as either a Junior or Senior SOQ depending on the...
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