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78,000 Pounds Of Turkey Feed Troops Overseas On Thanksgiving

Nov. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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78,000 pounds of turkey. 40,000 pounds of beef. 26,000 pounds of ham. 10,000 pies. That's what it takes to provide a proper Thanksgiving to U.S. troops who are deployed overseas for the holidays.

Army Sgt. Maj. Killed In Afghanistan Was Beloved Son, Father, Grandfather (Video)

Nov. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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Army Command Sgt. Maj. Wardell Turner, 48, was roughly a year away from retirement when he lost his life Monday in a bomb blast in Afghanistan. Turner is survived by his mother, siblings, wife, five children, and three grandchildren.

Army Specialist From Ohio One Of Two Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan (Video)

Nov. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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The close-knit community of Grove City, Ohio is mourning the death of Army Spc. Joseph “Joey” Riley. The 27-year-old was one of two soldiers killed Monday in Afghanistan.

San Diego-Based USS Vandegrift Uncovers 875 Pounds Of Smuggled Cocaine

Nov. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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The San Diego-based USS Vandegrift crew teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard to uncover roughly 875 pounds of cocaine that was hidden on a fishing boat off the coast of Central America.

San Diego Families Adopt Marines For Thanksgiving

Nov. 26
By Susan Murphy
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Hundreds of families in San Diego County are adding extra place settings to their tables this Thanksgiving, inviting Marines over for a home-cooked turkey and all the fixings.

USS Carl Vinson Continues Airstrikes In Campaign Against ISIS (Video)

Nov. 25
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Navy released video Tuesday of the San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson conducting airstrikes as part of the U.S. military campaign against ISIS, officially known as Operation Inherent Resolve. The Carl Vinson took over air operations from the USS George H.W. Bush last month.

Electrical Substation Fire Puts Portions Of Camp Pendleton In The Dark

Nov. 25
By KPBS
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Mess Halls, clinics and wastewater facilities are in the dark following a fire on the base Monday.

Billionaire Marine Veteran Wants To Raise $10 Million For Semper Fi Fund

Nov. 25
By Beth Ford Roth
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GoDaddy founder and Marine Corps veteran Bob Parsons wants to raise $10 million for the Camp Pendleton-based Semper Fi Fund. If donors can raise $5 million by Dec. 31, Parsons will match it with $5 million from the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation.

Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan Bicycle Bomb Blast Were American

Nov. 25
By Beth Ford Roth
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Several media sources have confirmed the two NATO service members who died Monday in Afghanistan were American. The two U.S. soldiers were killed when a bomb attached to a bicycle exploded near their vehicle.

7-11 Giving Away Franchise To A Qualifying Veteran (Video)

Nov. 24
By Beth Ford Roth
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The convenience store chain best know for Slurpees and Big Gulps wants you - if you're a "qualifying" veteran. 7-11 is giving away a franchise in a contest called "Operation: Take Command."

Two NATO Troops Killed In Afghanistan Bicycle Bomb Attack

Nov. 24
By Beth Ford Roth
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Two NATO service members lost their lives when a bomb attached to a bicycle exploded near a military convoy in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.

Paralyzed Marine To Receive Bronze Star With Help From Exoskeleton (Video)

Nov. 21
By Beth Ford Roth
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Camp Pendleton Marine Capt. Derek Herrera will receive the Bronze Star Friday at his retirement ceremony on base. Paralyzed by a sniper's bullet, Herrera will walk to accept his medal with the aid of his exoskeleton.

Camp Pendleton Navy Corpsman To Be Awarded Navy Cross

Nov. 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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The commanding general of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) will award Navy Chief Petty Officer Justin Wilson, 36, the Navy Cross at a Camp Pendleton ceremony on Nov. 25.

No Injuries After Two Navy Ships Collide In Gulf Of Aden

Nov. 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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A Navy investigation is underway into what caused two of its ships, USNS Amelia Earhart and USNS Walter S. Diehl, to collide Thursday in the Gulf of Aden.

Army: San Diego County Soldier's Death In Jordan Was Murder (Video)

Nov. 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Army has charged a 23-year-old soldier with killing San Diego County native Army Spc. Adrian M. Perkins, 19, while the two men were deployed in Jordan last May.

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