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Navy Announces New Commander For San Diego-Based USS America

May 4
By City News Service
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Capt. Michael Baze has served in San Diego-based helicopter squadrons in a variety of command positions and with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C.

Shortage Of Rental Housing Hampers North County Homeless Initiative

May 4
Promise Yee
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After the first 100 days, a North County initiative to end veteran and chronic homelessness reports on its progress.

Pentagon Grapples With Retaliation In Sex Assault Cases

May 2
LOLITA C. BALDOR / Associated Press
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Military leaders are expanding efforts to better train their lower- and midlevel commanders to detect and deal with retaliation, while also insuring that other, more innocent actions are not misinterpreted by assault victims.

San Diego-Based USS Milius Sent To Protect Merchant Vessels

April 30
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The move comes two days after Iranian forces seized a cargo ship flagged to the Marshall Islands and had it drop anchor off Iran's coast.

Navy's Offer A 'Disgrace' To Imperial Valley Jet Crash Victims

April 29
Chelcey Adami / Imperial Valley Press
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Nearly a year after a Navy jet crashed into several homes in the town of Imperial, residents are deeply disappointed to find that the military is offering them just a fraction of what they say it would take to replace their damaged property.

San Diego Navy Commander Removed Due To Loss Of Confidence

April 28
By City News Service
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Capt. John Banigan was removed from his position by Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne, the commander of Carrier Strike Group 11.

Brush Fire Scorches 350 Acres At Camp Pendleton

April 27
By City News Service
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A brush fire charred open terrain but posed no structural threats and caused no reported injuries.

Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Replica Helps Veterans, Families Heal

April 24
By Tarryn Mento
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In Washington D.C., the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall is an emotional but healing sight for many who experienced one of the nation’s most unpopular wars. A traveling version of the wall that visits hometowns across the country is on the USS Midway in San Diego until Thursday at 5 p.m.

How The Fall Of Saigon Made San Diego A Refugee Hub

April 24
By Megan Burks
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Some 50,000 Vietnamese refugees passed through Camp Pendleton in the months following the fall of Saigon. The size and duration of the crisis caused a shift in the way the United States approached resettlement, and paved the path for Burmese, East African and Iraqi refugees arriving in San Diego today.

Midway Air Boss Recounts Rescue Of Thousands As Saigon Fell

April 24
By Peggy Pico
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Midway Museum docent Vern Jumper talks about his experience as air traffic commander as thousands of American and Vietnamese were air lifted to the carrier during the fall of Saigon 40 years ago.

Marine Veterans Remember Final Hours Of Vietnam War

April 24
Midday Edition
By Patty Lane
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It’s been almost 40 years since U.S. Marine veterans John Valdez and Douglas Potratz were side-by-side in Vietnam, guarding the U.S. Embassy in the final days of the war.

USS Midway Museum Teaches Lessons Of Vietnam War

April 24
By Dwane Brown
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The USS Midway was the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th Century. Now a museum on the San Diego Bay, the Midway is teaching visitors about it's role in the final days of the Vietnam War 40 years ago.

Midday Edition From The Midway: Special Coverage To Mark End Of Vietnam War

April 24
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Midday Edition airs live from the USS Midway Museum at noon Friday as KPBS shares the stories of veterans and Vietnamese refugees who four decades ago witnessed the fall of Saigon.

Vietnam War Ended 40 Years Ago But Lives On For MIA Families

April 23
By Susan Murphy
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Point Loma's Elaine Zimmer Davis lost her Marine pilot husband in 1969 when his plane was shot down over Vietnam. Capt. Jerry Zimmer is one of 1,600 U.S. service members who is still listed as missing in action from the Vietnam War.

USS Carl Vinson Begins Journey Home To San Diego

April 17
By City News Service
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The aircraft carrier and its escort ships, which left the Middle East on Friday, have been targeting ISIS for the past six months.

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