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San Francisco Pride Names Pvt. Bradley Manning Of Wikileaks Infamy As Parade Grand Marshal

April 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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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.

USS Zumwalt Christening Ceremony On Saturday (Video)

April 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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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.

Painkillers Might Not Be Right Prescription For Veterans

April 10
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The VA in San Diego is rethinking its drug prescription policies because too many veterans are becoming addicted to painkillers.

Malaysia Airlines Search Has Cost Pentagon $7 Million...So Far (Video)

April 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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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.

Marine Shooting At Camp Lejeune May Have Been Accidental

April 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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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.

Sailing Family Arrives In San Diego With Ailing Baby

April 9
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A family whose sailboat broke down 900 miles from shore with a sick toddler aboard is back on dry land.

Marine Guard Shoots Fellow Marine To Death At Camp Lejeune (Video)

April 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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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."

Death Of West Point Graduate In Afghanistan Under Investigation (Video)

April 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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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."

One Veteran's Treatment For PTSD? Going Nude (Video)

April 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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Max Sanchez is an Army veteran who saw combat in the Vietnam War. As a result, he suffered from PTSD for decades, with traditional therapies doing little to quell his symptoms. But now Sanchez is enjoying life again, thanks to an unconventional, out-of-the-boxers stress reliever.

USS Reagan Sailors File $1 Billion Suit Over Radiation Exposure (Video)

April 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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Scores of USS Ronald Reagan crew members have filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the Japanese utility that runs the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The class-action suit, filed in federal court in San Diego, claims the utility lied about unsafe levels of radiation emanating from the plant after Japan's epic 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

US Navy Black Box Detector Picks Up 'Pings' In Malaysia Airlines Search (Video)

April 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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Amidst the desperate search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the U.S. Navy's Towed Pinger Locator 25 may have picked up pings from the black box of the missing airplane. The Australian navy ship Ocean Shield, towing the U.S. Navy's black box detector, picked up the pings Sunday in a remote region of the southern Indian Ocean.

San Diego Family With Sick Baby On Sailboat Requires Military Rescue (Video)

April 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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A San Diego family thanked the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and California National Guard after requiring a military rescue when their 1-year-old daughter became seriously ill aboard their sailboat. The Kaufman family was attempting a controversial trip around-the-world trip with their two small daughters.

Navy Commissions USS Coronado In Ceremony At North Island

April 6
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The littoral combat ship USS Coronado is the third Navy vessel to be named for the city. The first was a patrol frigate that served during World War II.

USS Coronado Commissioning Ceremony Set For Saturday (Video)

April 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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The long-awaited commissioning ceremony for the future USS Coronado is scheduled to take place Saturday morning at Naval Air Station, North Island. The Navy's newest littoral combat ship arrived in San Diego last month.

Fort Hood Shooter Had Mental Health Issues, Says General (Video)

April 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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Four people died and 16 were injured in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas. One of the four who died was the gunman, an Iraq war veteran who may have suffered from PTSD. The soldier killed himself.