The USS Cowpens and USS Spruance are due to return to Naval Base San Diego Thursday following deployments to the Western Pacific Ocean. The Cowpens provided humanitarian help in the Philippines following the typhoon there.
The USS Bonhomme Richard, which until 2012 was homeported in San Diego, is at the scene of an overturned South Korean ferry, standing by to help with rescue efforts. Media reports say at least five people have died in the disaster, and 295 are still missing.
Army veteran Sgt. Kyle J. White will become the only the seventh living service member from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the Medal of Honor, when President Barack Obama awards White the nation's highest military award May 13 at a White House ceremony.
The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens and the guided missile destroyer USS Spruance are each scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego on Thursday morning.
Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Paul Marticorena of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3, Naval Air Station North Island, has been named the 2013 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year.
A day after news broke that a Russian fighter jet repeatedly buzzed the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea on April 12, the Pentagon called the move was "provocative" and said it's inconceivable the Russian pilot decided to make close-range passes at a U.S. Navy ship without the backing of his government.
Camp Pendleton Marine veteran Amir Hekmati was sentenced to 10 years in an Iranian prison for “practical collaboration with the American government.” Hekmati has been held in Iran since August 2011, when he went to visit an ailing grandmother.
Military LGBT activists are "astounded" that San Francisco Pride organizers chose Chelsea Manning - a.k.a. Army Pvt. Bradley Manning - as honorary parade grand marshal. Manning was found guilty of espionage in 2013 for handing over top secret government documents to Wikileaks. Today the Army upheld that conviction, and the 35 year sentence that went along with it.
On Saturday morning in Bath, Maine, the daughters of the late Admiral Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt Jr. will break a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow of the ship that bears their father's name. The USS Zumwalt is being hailed as the the largest Navy destroyer ever built. Its new home will be San Diego.
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The VA in San Diego is rethinking its drug prescription policies because too many veterans are becoming addicted to painkillers.
The U.S. Department of Defense has spent more than $7 million on the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 since the plane went missing on March 8. The biggest chunk of funds has gone towards the P-8 Poseidon aircraft, which has a $4,000-per-flight-hour operating cost.
The fatal shooting of Marine Lance Cpl. Mark N. Boterf by a fellow Marine guard at Camp Lejeune on Monday "appears right now to have been an accident," according to the Department of Defense.
A family whose sailboat broke down 900 miles from shore with a sick toddler aboard is back on dry land.
In the second fatal shooting at a military base in less than a week, a Camp Lejeune Marine guard killed a fellow Marine with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Camp Lejeune officials are calling the killing an "isolated incident."
The military is investigating the death of Army Capt. James E. Chaffin III, 27, who lost his life April 1 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Department of Defense says Chaffin died in a "non-combat related incident."