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4,500 Marines, Sailors Deploy With USS Boxer Group From San Diego

Feb. 12
By Susan Murphy
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The Marines and sailors will work together on various missions during the seven-month deployment to the Middle East and Asia Pacific region, including disaster relief and embassy and security evacuations.

Roundtable: Gas Leak Stopped, Lester Fired, Chavez Quits, Veteran Suicides Raise Alarms

Feb. 12
By Pat Finn, Tom Fudge
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The Porter Ranch gas leak appears to be stopped. The Coastal Commission stops Charles Lester. Rocky Chavez stops running for U.S. Senate. Twenty-seven San Diego veterans killed themselves in 18 months.

San Diego Housing Commission To Look At Plan To House Homeless Veterans

Feb. 11
By Steve Walsh
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The San Diego Housing Commission Friday is looking at Mayor Kevin Faulconer's plan to house 1,000 homeless veterans by the end of this year.

Military Increasing Security At MCAS Miramar Border

Feb. 11
By City News Service
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Faced with increasing trespassing problems, military officials are increasing security on the undeveloped outskirts of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, base officials announced Thursday.

Military, Civilians Team Up For Security Exercise At Coronado Navy Base

Feb. 10
By Susan Murphy
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Exercise Solid Curtain involves hundreds of military and civilian personnel and comes two weeks after a shooting scare at the Naval Medical Center in Balboa Park.

San Diego Family To Receive Great-Uncle's Lost Purple Heart

Feb. 10
By City News Service
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A nonprofit that returns lost and stolen military medals to veterans or their families is set to deliver four Purple Hearts in Southern California, beginning with a San Diego delivery on Thursday.

Marines, Sailors Adjust To New Maternity Leave Policy

Feb. 8
By Steve Walsh
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The change is a step back for women in the Navy and Marines but is an improvement for new mothers in the Air Force and Army.

Should Women Be Required To Sign Up For The Draft?

Feb. 8
Midday Edition
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San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter introduced the Draft America's Daughters Act which would require women to register with the selective service.

10 Active Duty Military Couples To Marry On Oceanside Beach

Feb. 8
Promise Yee
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Ten free military beachside weddings Monday will be part of Oceanside's weeklong celebration of love, leading up to Valentine's Day.

Tight Security, Traffic Congestion Expected At Navy Bases Due To Weeklong Exercise

Feb. 8
By City News Service
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The U.S. Navy said to expect tight security and traffic congestion at San Diego installations through this week beginning Monday because of a nationwide exercise.

Navy Increases Identification Standards For Entering Naval Installations

Feb. 5
By City News Service
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Government-issued identification that doesn't meet the standards of the Real ID Act will no longer suffice to enter naval installations in San Diego and elsewhere.

From San Diego: Ash Carter Talks About Pentagon Budget, Drafting Women

Feb. 3
By Associated Press, Steve Walsh
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Pentagon's budget plan over the next five years will focus on investing in more high-end Naval ships and a newly modified defense missile able to now also target ships at long range.

San Diego Launches Housing Program For Homeless Military Veterans

Feb. 3
By City News Service
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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's "Housing Our Heroes" is a $12.5 million program to provide housing for 1,000 homeless military veterans in the coming year. It was launched Wednesday by the San Diego Housing Commission.

Navy Officer Sentenced To Prison For Conspiracy To Commit Bribery

Jan. 29
By City News Service
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A U.S. Navy officer was sentenced to 40 months in prison after he pleaded guilty last year to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery.

Navy Commander Pleads Guilty In Bribery Case

Jan. 29
By City News Service
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A U.S. Navy commander pleaded guilty in San Diego on Thursday to federal conspiracy and bribery charges for giving classified ship schedules — including those that contained information related to the U.S. Navy's ballistic missile defense operations in the Pacific — to a foreign defense contractor in exchange for cash, gifts and prostitutes.

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