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Tease photo for Roundtable: VA Choice Problems, Hotel Boycott, UCSD Funding Struggle

Roundtable: VA Choice Problems, Hotel Boycott, UCSD Funding Struggle

May 20
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

The Veterans Choice program for alleviating a doctor visit backlog doesn't turn out well. Chargers fan groups launches a boycott of some area hotels. UC San Diego is having a harder time than similar universities raising major funds.

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Naval Base San Diego Receives 17th Unfounded Bomb Threat

May 17
By City News Service

For six months, the Navy installation and two adjacent shipyards — BAE Systems and General Dynamics NASSCO — have been beset by bogus bomb threats, prompting evacuations and searches.

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Veterans Choice Medical Program Troubled From Start

May 17
By Steve Walsh

The VA program was started in 2014 to curb wait times by letting veterans see a doctor outside the system, but it failed. A San Diego veteran and others describe the problems with Choice.

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Crowds Line Streets To Honor US Navy SEAL Killed In Iraq

May 13
By Associated Press

Petty Officer First Class Charles H. Keating IV, 31, was fatally shot in a May 3 battle with Islamic State forces in Tall Usquf, Iraq.

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Navy Officer Fired Over Iran's Detention Of 10 San Diego-Based Sailors

May 12
By Associated Press

Officials said Cmdr. Eric Rasch failed to provide effective leadership, leading to a lack of oversight, complacency and failure to maintain standards in the squadron that included the sailors at the time of the January incident.

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UCSD Study Links Higher PTSD Risk To Genetics

May 11
By City News Service

Scientists from UC San Diego School of Medicine, the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and other institutions analyzed DNA samples from more than 13,000 U.S. soldiers.

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USNS Mercy Leaves San Diego For Humanitarian Mission

May 11
By City News Service

The hospital ship USNS Mercy is scheduled to leave San Diego on Wednesday for the 11th annual Pacific Partnership humanitarian voyage.

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Navy Posthumously Promotes SEAL Killed In Iraq

May 11
By City News Service

Petty Officer First Class Charles H. Keating IV, 31, was fatally shot in a May 3 battle with Islamic State forces in Tall Usquf, Iraq.

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SEAL Killed In Iraq To Be Buried At Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

May 10
By Associated Press

The body of Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating IV will be laid to rest Friday after a private funeral in Coronado with his family.

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SEAL Trainee Dies During Basic Training In Coronado

May 10
By Associated Press

A 21-year-old Navy SEAL trainee died Friday during a basic training exercise at Naval Base Coronado.

Tease photo for Departure Of German Air Force May Deal Blow To New Mexico Town

Departure Of German Air Force May Deal Blow To New Mexico Town

May 10
By Evening Edition

A New Mexico air force base has been home to Germany's largest foreign military installation for the past 20 years. But the Germans are preparing to leave, worrying the neighboring city of Alamogordo about the departure's economic impact.

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First-Known Hijacker Gives Personal Account Of His ‘Freedom Flight’

May 5
By Midday Edition

The book "Freedom Flight: A True Account of the Cold War's Greatest Escape" describes how San Diego author Frank Iszak escaped from the Iron Curtain with his wife and five co-conspirators by completing the first documented commercial airplane hijacking in 1956.

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Wildfire Drill To Be Held At Camp Pendleton

May 5
By City News Service

Military and civilian firefighters, sheriff's deputies and helicopter crews will practice responding to wildfires Thursday at Camp Pendleton.

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Navy Seal Killed In Iraq ID'd; US Vows To Strengthen Fight Against Islamic State

May 4
By Midday Edition

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating was killed Tuesday in an Islamic State group attack near the city of Irbil. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that as the war intensifies, "these risks will continue."

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Navy SEAL Killed In Iraq Was Based In Coronado

May 3
By City News Service, Associated Press

A Navy SEAL killed during intense combat in Iraq was based in Coronado, officials said Tuesday.