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San Diego-Based USS America Helps Search For Missing USS McCain Sai...

San Diego-Based USS America Helps Search For Missing USS McCain Sailors

Aug. 23
By City News Service

Two helicopters from the San Diego-based USS America Wednesday were combing a newly expanded search area in the South China Sea, where 10 sailors went missing when the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker earlier this week, Navy officials said.

Experts See 'Perfect Storm' Descending On San Diego Housing Crisis

Experts See 'Perfect Storm' Descending On San Diego Housing Crisis

Aug. 23
By Andrew Bowen

Thousands of homes set aside for low-income San Diegans are set to become market rate in the next five years, putting seniors, the disabled and working-class families at risk of homelessness.

Navy Takes A Pause After USS McCain Collision

Navy Takes A Pause After USS McCain Collision

Aug. 21
By Steve Walsh

The head of the Navy has called for a 24-hour pause of naval operations worldwide after a second U.S. Navy destroyer collided with a merchant vessel.

Nations Search For 10 Missing After US Destroyer Collision

Nations Search For 10 Missing After US Destroyer Collision

Aug. 21
By Associated Press

Vessels from several nations are searching Southeast Asian waters for 10 missing U.S. sailors after an early morning collision Monday between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker ripped a gaping hole in the destroyer's hull.

Trump Says U.S. Can't Afford Quick Afghanistan Withdrawal

Trump Says U.S. Can't Afford Quick Afghanistan Withdrawal

Aug. 21
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump declared Monday night the United States must continue fighting in Afghanistan to avoid the "predictable and unacceptable" results of a rapid withdrawal from the country where the U.S. has been at war for 16 years.

KPBS Film Documents The Vietnam War Through The Eyes Of San Diego C...

KPBS Film Documents The Vietnam War Through The Eyes Of San Diego Combat Pilots

Aug. 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

“Distinguished Wings Over Vietnam” tells the personal stories of four combat pilots who served in the Vietnam War. The documentary airs Thursday on KPBS television.

Another Defendant Pleads Guilty In 'Fat Leonard' Bribery Case

Another Defendant Pleads Guilty In 'Fat Leonard' Bribery Case

Aug. 18
By City News Service

U.S. Navy Capt. Jesus Vasquez Cantu, 59, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery.

New Report Details Ship Collision That Killed Two San Diego Sailors

New Report Details Ship Collision That Killed Two San Diego Sailors

Aug. 17
By City News Service

The report focuses on the immediate aftermath of the USS Fitzgerald collision and paints a harrowing account of the conditions faced by 35 sailors who had been asleep at the time.

Navy Commander In 'Fat Leonard' Case Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy In...

Navy Commander In 'Fat Leonard' Case Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy In San Diego

Aug. 15
By City News Service

A U.S. Navy commander pleaded guilty in San Diego Tuesday to a conspiracy charge stemming from his efforts to obstruct a federal criminal investigation into a massive bribery and fraud scheme orchestrated by foreign defense contractor Glenn "Fat Leonard" Francis.

Two Former Executives Who Worked With Fat Leonard Sentenced To Prison

Two Former Executives Who Worked With Fat Leonard Sentenced To Prison

Aug. 14
By City News Service

Two former executives for a foreign defense contractor were sentenced in San Diego Friday to prison terms in connection with a scheme through which the company received proprietary military information from Navy officials in exchange for cash, luxury hotel stays and the services of prostitutes.

Navy: Only Woman In SEAL Training Pipeline Drops Out

Navy: Only Woman In SEAL Training Pipeline Drops Out

Aug. 11
By Associated Press

The only woman in the Navy SEAL training pipeline has dropped out, a Navy special warfare official confirmed Friday.

Beyond Bluster, US, North Korea In Regular Contact

Beyond Bluster, US, North Korea In Regular Contact

Aug. 11
By Associated Press

Beyond the bluster, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, addressing Americans imprisoned in the communist country and deteriorating relations between the long-time foes, The Associated Press has learned.

Career, Family And Frequent Moves: Why Military Spouses Often Strug...

Career, Family And Frequent Moves: Why Military Spouses Often Struggle To Find Work

Aug. 11
Sarah Harris / American Homefront

Military families move a lot, and that makes it hard for service members’ spouses to hold steady jobs. About half of military spouses are either unemployed or underemployed – and that can take a toll on their families, their earning power, and the economy.

Trump Warns US 'Locked And Loaded' As North Readies Missiles

Trump Warns US 'Locked And Loaded' As North Readies Missiles

Aug. 11
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that the U.S. military is "locked and loaded" as he warned North Korea against threatening the U.S., escalating an exchange of threats between the nuclear-armed nations.

NAS North Island Building Named After African-American WWII Hero

NAS North Island Building Named After African-American WWII Hero

Aug. 10
By City News Service

A building at NAS North Island is scheduled to be named Thursday in honor of a 102-year-old hero of the World War II Battle of Midway who became one of the Navy's first black chiefs.

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