San Diego, California - Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) earned her flight deck certification while underway in the Pacific Ocean, Thursday.

San Diego, California - Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited the newest and most technologically-advanced amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), Wednesday, to address recent Navy changes with Sailors during his farewell tour in San Diego.

San Diego, California - Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and the "Blue Tails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 completed the first west coast aircraft carrier underway period with the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, today.

San Diego, California - An influx of new faces can be seen moving around the deckplates of aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

San Diego, California - Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2) is currently undergoing upgrades that will allow it to field the latest weapon in avionic warfare, the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

San Diego, California - Commander, Electronic Attack Wing Pacific (VAQWINGPAC), Capt. Scott Farr relieved Cmdr. Aaron Tabor, commanding officer of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138, Wednesday, due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.

San Diego, California - After testing a new low point last month, county businesses show little change in their optimism for the last quarter of the year. The Business Outlook Index in this month’s Silvergate Bank-sponsored Business Forecast rises just about a point to 16.8. This month’s Forecast also finds that when it comes to workload, most regard workers in their industry as being at least somewhat overworked and relatively few believe switching to a 30-hour workweek would help the bottom line.