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San Diego Task Force Brings In New Leader To Tackle Homelessness

San Diego Task Force Brings In New Leader To Tackle Homelessness

June 22
By City News Service

Gordon Walker, who gained national attention for his efforts to reduce homelessness in Utah, is the new chief executive of San Diego's Regional Task Force on the Homeless, the organization announced Thursday.

Veterans Mural To Be Unveiled This Weekend In Kearny Mesa

Veterans Mural To Be Unveiled This Weekend In Kearny Mesa

June 22
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

The nonprofit Combat Arts San Diego will gather Saturday to unveil its latest mural at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Kearny Mesa.

Department Of Defense Targets Sexual Trauma With New App

Department Of Defense Targets Sexual Trauma With New App

June 21
By Steve Walsh

An online app is the latest attempt by the Department of Defense to create programs which deal with sexual trauma among the U.S. military.

State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For San Diego Sailors Killed In U...

State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For San Diego Sailors Killed In USS Fitzgerald Crash

June 20
By City News Service

Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday ordered flags at the state Capitol to be flown at half-staff in memory of two San Diego-area sailors who died in the collision of a Navy destroyer and a merchant vessel near Japan.

Supervisors Approve Plan To Tackle Homelessness In San Diego

Supervisors Approve Plan To Tackle Homelessness In San Diego

June 20
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a series of steps designed to address homelessness and the lack of affordable housing in San Diego County.

USS Carl Vinson To Return To San Diego

USS Carl Vinson To Return To San Diego

June 20
By City News Service

San Diego-based ships and sailors in the carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson will return to San Diego on Friday after a deployment of more than six months, the Navy announced Tuesday.

Cause Of Jet Fighter Problems Remains Elusive For US Navy

Cause Of Jet Fighter Problems Remains Elusive For US Navy

June 19
By Steve Walsh

A problem that first came to light with a training jet has expanded to the F/A-18 Hornet, a common fighter jet used by the Marines and Navy.

San Diego Sailors Killed In USS Fitzgerald Crash

San Diego Sailors Killed In USS Fitzgerald Crash

June 19
By City News Service

Two San Diego men were among the seven Navy sailors killed Friday when the USS Fitzgerald crashed with the Philippine merchant ship ACX Crystal off the coast of Japan, the Navy announced Sunday.

Ex-Naval Attache Sentenced To 41 Months In Bribery Case

Ex-Naval Attache Sentenced To 41 Months In Bribery Case

June 16
By Associated Press

A former U.S. Naval attache to the U.S. embassy in the Philippines has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for illicitly secured diplomatic clearances for a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for luxury watches and the services of prostitutes.

Navy Destroyer USS Sterett Makes Port Call In China

Navy Destroyer USS Sterett Makes Port Call In China

June 13
By City News Service

The San Diego-based destroyer USS Sterett is making a scheduled port call to Zhanjiang, China, the Navy announced Tuesday.

Marines To Conduct Controlled Burn At Miramar Air Station

Marines To Conduct Controlled Burn At Miramar Air Station

June 9
By Christopher Underwood

The Marines will be conducting a controlled burn and fire fighting exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Saturday morning.

California Surf Museum Recognizes Vietnam War's China Beach Surf Club

California Surf Museum Recognizes Vietnam War's China Beach Surf Club

June 9
By Steve Walsh

The Oceanside exhibit commemorates the troops who found a way to keep surfing as an outlet during the Vietnam War.

San Diego To Collect Items For Yearly Stand Down for Homeless Veterans

San Diego To Collect Items For Yearly Stand Down for Homeless Veterans

June 9
By City News Service

A clothing drive is scheduled Friday in San Diego to collect items for the yearly Stand Down for Homeless Veterans.

'Megan Leavey' Tells Extraordinary Tale Of A Female Marine And Her Dog

'Megan Leavey' Tells Extraordinary Tale Of A Female Marine And Her Dog

June 8
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

Megan Leavey is a U.S. Marine corporal veteran who worked with a bomb sniffing dog during her tour in Iraq. Her story is now the basis for the film opening Friday and bearing her name and directed by "Blackfish's" Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

Retired Admiral Sees Leaving Climate Accord As Setback For Military

Retired Admiral Sees Leaving Climate Accord As Setback For Military

June 7
By Steve Walsh

The U.S. military has been an early leader in the federal government's response to climate change. Leaving the Paris Climate Accord challenges that role, according to a retired admiral who now works on sustainability issues.

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