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- June 16, 2014
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The widow of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Steven Stevens was presented with his Bronze Star on Monday at a Camp Pendleton ceremony. Monique Stevens was holding the couple's 2-year-old son Kairo - whom Stevens never got a chance to meet before he was killed in Afghanistan.
Team USA's John Brooks Jr. scored the game winning goal in Monday's World Cup match against Ghana. Brooks, along with three other members of the U.S. national team, is the son of a U.S. service member.
- June 16, 2014
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Taylor St. Cyr was crushed when she learned her brother, Camp Pendleton Marine Lance Cpl. Shayne St. Cyr, wouldn't be able to make it to her high school graduation in Essex, Vt. But Shayne, and Taylor's parents, had a major surprise in store for the graduate when she walked across the stage to receive her diploma.
Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan Gifford, a member of the Marine Special Operations Command, will be posthumously awarded the Navy Cross on June 17. The Navy Cross is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to member of the Marine Corps or Navy.
- June 9, 2014
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Fallen Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher Diaz was not alone when he died Sept. 28, 2011, in Afghanistan — Dino, his bomb-sniffing military dog, was at his side. On Saturday, Diaz's parents adopted Dino in a special ceremony at Camp Pendleton.
The "Fab Fair"-themed 2014 San Diego County Fair opens Saturday and goes until July 6.
State officials credit California’s laws that require all school-based sex education to be comprehensive and medically accurate.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a POW of the Taliban for five years, hasn't yet spoken with his parents since his release from captivity on Saturday, according to military officials. The 28-year-old Bergdahl is currently recovering from his ordeal at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
- May 29, 2014
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Actress and lightening rod for controversy Gwyneth Paltrow has outraged military mom Cindy McCain over comments she made comparing the experience of being trolled on the internet to surviving combat in war.
Unlike Veterans Day, which honors all who have served in the military, Memorial Day specifically pays tribute to fallen service members. On this day, the father of Navy CTI2 Matthew Bergman, a 21-year-old sailor from the USS Boxer who was lost at sea in 2011, posted an essay he wrote shortly after his son's death.