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Naval Base Coronado sees some rays of light amid cloudy budget future

Sequestration and the continuing resolution threaten to cut major military programs across the United States, but it’s not all doom and gloom at Naval Base Coronado.

Capt. Gary Mayes, commanding officer of Naval Base Coronado, was the keynote speaker at the monthly Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) luncheon at Hilton San Diego Mission Valley on Tuesday.

Naval Base Coronado, or NBC, is a group of eight Navy installations stretching from San Clemente Island to the Remote Training Site at Warner Springs in east San Diego County.

NBC hopes to break ground on a $40 million fitness center on Naval Air Station North Island at the end of 2013.

“Last time we built a dedicated building for athletics on North Island was 1933,” Mayes said.

The Navy currently pumps iron in a World War II warehouse-turned-gym.

“That is what we use right now,” Mayes said.

In addition, NBC’s coastal campus draft environmental impact statement will come out in the fall. The academic campus will support the current and future operational readiness of personnel with the Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC).

Read the entire San Diego Source article here.

Coronado Times Staff
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