Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Don't be alarmed if you hear unusual noise on Tuesday, April 16.
Due to inclement weather on April 12, the demolition planned for April 12 has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, according to a Naval Weapons Station Earle spokesman Michael K. Brady. Original story: Naval Weapons Station Earle has scheduled explosives training this week [April 8 to April 12]. The NWS Earle explosives range is in the Colts Neck part of Earle - the nearest section of Middletown is at least 3 miles away. It is possible Middletown residents may hear the faint sound of explosives, depending on the weather conditions, said spokesman Michael K. Brady. Training is expected to run from April 8 to April 12.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
At least 11,000 civilian jobs under the military readiness category will be furloughed as a result of the budget cuts.
It may be too soon to tell what impact the sequester will have on local employment at NWS Earle in Colts Neck, but cuts take effect as soon as March 1. According to a statement from the White House, at least 11,000 civilian jobs under the military readiness category will be furloughed in New Jersey as a result of the budget cuts. Michael Brady, an NWS Earle spokesperson, said there are 450 civilian Department of Defense jobs on the base, but individual impact on each base is being handled by the DOD. Phone calls to the DOD Naval Press Office were not immediately returned. Through sequestration, the federal government would also save $75 million by furloughing 11,000 civilian military contractors, and another $59 million by cutting funding …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A training exercise is being conducted through Friday, Feb. 22.
Flashing signs outside NWS Earle waterfront complex in Leonardo and the Route 34 entrance in Colts Neck are warning Route 36 motorists to be prepared for delays caused by training exercises at the base, through Friday. According to spokesman Michael Brady, NWS Earle is participating in Exercise CITADEL SHIELD 2013 (CS13), an annual Force Protection exercise conducted by Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all continental United States Navy installations. "Exercise CS13 is an annual exercise and not a response to any specific threat," said Brady, in a statement. "This exercise was developed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy security personnel. It establishes a learning environment for security personnel to exercise…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Orders apply to numerous bases along east coast
As of 11:45 a.m. on Monday Naval Weapons Station Earle has been been put on Tropical Cyclone Condition One with the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. On Sunday Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst declared HURCON I. The order for Earle was made by Rear Admiral Tim Alexander, Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. The condition applies to all installations in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia as well as Earle and Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg in PA. HURCON I means a prediction of winds greater than 50 (57 MPH) knots are expected to hit the area within 12 hours. Cyclone Condition One also means destructive winds of greater than 50 knots are expected in the next 12 hours. In order to prepare certain steps including removing debris from drainage …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Security gate provides new levels of base safety
Standing in front of the new Entry Control Point (ECP) at Naval Weapons Station Earle Commanding Officer Capt. Fuzz Harrison said it was a far cry from what the base has had in the past and will serve the sailors well in the future. Capt. Harrison said that while security has always been an important part of the base, the new structure took that to a new level especially after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "Throughout the military there was an immediate emphasis on security of installations and in particular security of installations that take care of sensitive stuff like ordinance here at Weapons Station Earle," he said. For 10 years he said security officers worked in a temporary tent with the prospect of a more permanent structure …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Freeholder Burry spoke about women’s history in March.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Naval Weapons Station Earle honored Freeholder Lillian Burry last week at an event on the base celebrating women's history. “Before 1970 the field of women’s history did not exist,” Burry said. “It was probably assumed that women didn’t have a history worth knowing. There was no formal doctoral training in the subject available anywhere in the country. Since then, almost every college offers women’s history courses, and major graduate programs offer doctoral degrees in the field.” The theme for the March 30 event was “Women’s Education — Women’s Empowerment,” focusing on women’s struggle for equal access to education. According to a county news release: In 1848 a women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, N.Y. At that event, 68 …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Possibility of traffic back-ups on Route 36 in Leonardo, due to enhanced car searches for those entering the waterfront Naval Weapons Station Earle facility
When traveling through or to the area of Naval Weapons Station Earle, on Route 36 in the Leonardo section of Middletown, people may experience some traffic delays and a hike in security activity from March 19 to 24. That is because U.S. Navy bases and installations will be conducting “what are annual security test/training exercises to ensure that Earle is as prepared as it can be for any possible security challenge,” Earle Spokesman Mike Brady said. “It’s called SOLID CURTAIN-CITADEL SHIELD 2012. The navy is intentionally vague about it, of course. It’s a matter of internal security. At our level, we don’t even know yet what these tests and training exercises will entail.” The exercises are no indication of a real threat, merely routine …
Monday, September 26, 2011
People needed to count oysters at Moby's restaurant, Highlands, today and Friday
Monday, September 26, 2011
A message from the NY/NJ Baykeeper, based in Keyport: Hopefully you have heard the wonderful news that Baykeeper has been issued a permit to place research oysters in the waters at Naval Weapons Station Earle in the Leonardo section of Middletown. We are now working on final logistics with the Navy and NJDEP. The juvenile oysters are scheduled to go into the water the first week in October. Thanks to all our volunteers we were able to finish counting very quickly! We only have two more days left of work counting oysters down at Moby's. The days left to go are: Monday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will meet behind Moby's, 2 Bay Ave., in Highlands. Please contact Amy Testa at Testa@nynjbaykeeper…