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The Santa Barbara Navy League officially adopted USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) in June 2000. We have launched a major fundraising campaign to provide ship enhancements designed to improve the quality of sailors' lives while deployed, and to support the crew and their families for the life of the ship.
The keel of USS STOCKDALE (DDG 106) was laid on August 10, 2006, in Bath, Maine, by the Bath Iron Works Corporation. After sailing around the United States and through the Panama Canal to her homeport in San Diego, USS STOCKDALE was commissioned on April 18, 2009. Commander Fred Kacher was the first to take command of the destroyer.
On November 30, 2010, STOCKDALE departed on her maiden deployment to Southeast Asia. The deployment was a great success, and included visits to Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Cambodia, Guam and Hawaii. In July 2011, the crew received the opportunity to conduct exclusive missile testing off the coast of Hawaii. STOCKDALE and her crew returned safely home on July 22, 2011.
The submarine was christened in Newport News, Virginia on 6 November 2010 and commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk on 29 October 2011. SBNL adopted CALIFORNIA, April 2011 and attended both of these events. SBNL have given out 12 recognition awards to crew members on Califonia since July 2013. SBNL will support the families when she is deployed and will be involved with her first Homecoming after deployment. The ship's sponsor is Mrs. Donna Willard and she was present with SBNL when we handed out awards to the crew on 9 December 2013 at SUBASE New London, Connecticut.
San Nicolas is an integral part of the Pacific Missile Range. In the intervening years, the runway has been improved and extended to 10,000 ft. Besides radar and telemetry facilities, the island also has several target sites used in missile testing.
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 provides combatant commanders and Navy component commanders with combat-ready warfighters capable of general engineering, construction and limited combat engineering across the full range of military operations.
Stationed in Port Huneme, NMCB 3 is comprised of 8 primary Seabee rates – Steelworker (SW), Utilitiesman (UT), Builders (BU), Construction Electricians (CE), Construction Mechanic (CM), Equipment Operators (EO) and Engineering Aides (EA) – Engineering Officers and Fleet Support personnel.
Since commissioning, the Black Eagles have made nineteen WESTPAC deployments. Tactical innovators, VAW-113 was the first E-2 squadron to operate with the F-14A and F-14D "Tomcat," and the F/A-18 "Hornet," providing substantial input to the tactical development and utilization of these platforms in the Outer Air Battle, Medium Range Anti-Air and overland arenas.
VAW-113 continues to distinguish itself as the premier Airborne Command and Control squadron in the Navy today.
Its mission is to protect the public, the environment, and U.S. economic interests in the nation's ports and waterways, along the coast, on international waters, or in any maritime region as required to support national security. The Coast Guard provides unique benefits to the nation because of its distinctive blend of military, humanitarian and civilian law-enforcement capabilities.
The MSD is a unit of Sector LA/LB. The MSD area of responsibility stretches from Point Dume to the San Luis Obispo/Monterrey County Line including the Channel Islands. The Primary Missions conducted by the MSD are as follows: Community Outreach, Environmental Protection, Inspections, Investigations, Port Security and Unit Housing.
AIRPAC Squadron is comprised of about 35 male and female youths who regularly train together to develop their seagoing skills along with a higher sense of team work, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance. The cadets range in age from 11 to 17 and are from the nearby communities of Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura, Carpinteria, Lompoc, and from the not-so-nearby communities of Bakersfield and Tres Pinos.
Chartered in 2004 with the support of the Santa Barbara Navy League, the fledgling AIRPAC Squadron has rapidly developed into a popular, top-rated squadron with a capable command, able cadets and a ship-shape reputation.
The cadets and officers of AIRPAC Squadron meet on an average of two Saturdays per month. Their training site is located at the California National Guard Armory, 700 E. Canon Perdido Street in Santa Barbara.
AIRPAC Squadron is named after the Navy’s Command, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet. AIRPAC is responsible for naval aviation operations in the Pacific.
The Army ROTC program at UCSB is not only academically demanding, but is well known throughout the nation as one of the top ROTC units. Our program has rewarding Warrior Forge performance scores which ultimately provides the Army with some of the finest newly commissioned Officers. Being a student at UCSB and learning to become a leader will make your college experience even richer and prepare you for a successful future.
The 30th Operations Group (30 OG)led by Colonel Andre Lovett, commands and controls the Western Range—known as America’s premier gateway to space and air superiority—and directs range resources in support of space launches, missile test launches, and aeronautical and space surveillance operations. 30 OG also operates and maintains base communication systems and maintains base communication systems and provides direct support for range operations, maintenance and modernization and sustainment efforts. To accomplish its mission, the group relies on the combined efforts of six diverrse squadrons.
3rd Battalion 5th Marines (3/5) is an infantry battalion in the United States Marine Corps. The battalion, nicknamed "Dark Horse", is based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California and consists of approximately 1,000 Marines and Sailors.