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- 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.
Many nationwide restaurant and retail chains are honoring the military this Memorial Day by offering discounts - and in some cases freebies - to active duty service members and veterans.
Starting Memorial Day, military families will be able to visit more than 2,000 museums across the country free of charge.
- May 14, 2014, updated May 15, 2014
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The 6,000 acre Tomahawk Fire has grown past the containment line and is approaching the city of Fallbrook, the San Diego County sheriff's reports. There is an evacuation order for Olive Hill Road in Fallbrook between Ladera Vista Road and South Mission Road.
- April 23, 2014
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A new website created by the federal government aims to make it easier for veterans - and their spouses - to find jobs in the civilian world.
- April 11, 2014
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Some San Diegans want the city to host the 2024 Olympics. Others want the Chinese to fund local start-ups. The Kaufman family is on dry land and under heavy criticism. Candidates for City Council District 6 are already debating.
- April 7, 2014
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A San Diego family thanked the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and California National Guard after requiring a military rescue when their 1-year-old daughter became seriously ill aboard their sailboat. The Kaufman family was attempting a controversial trip around-the-world trip with their two small daughters.
It's estimated children in military families move as many as nine times between kindergarten and high school. A new mobile app featuring familiar Sesame Street characters aims to ease the stress of moving to an unfamiliar new home.
Defense Department officials have promised for months that while budget cuts might mean higher prices at commissaries, the doors of the military grocery stores would remain open. Now, it seems some commissaries may close after all.