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Florida Veterans Fight A New Enemy: Invasive Snakes In The Everglades

Florida Veterans Fight A New Enemy: Invasive Snakes In The Everglades

Nov. 3
Maria Bakkalapulo / American Homefront

Removing pythons helps the ecology of the Everglades — and helps veterans transition from the battlefield to civilian life.

Harvard Professor To Critique U.S. Foreign Policy In San Diego Speech

Harvard Professor To Critique U.S. Foreign Policy In San Diego Speech

Nov. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Harvard international affairs professor Stephen Walt is in favor of using America’s military forces as sparingly as possible and saw some promise in President Trump’s campaign promises. But since the election, Walt sees Trump as basically following the status quo.

Hundreds Sickened At San Diego Marine Corps Depot, Some With E. Coli

Hundreds Sickened At San Diego Marine Corps Depot, Some With E. Coli

Oct. 31
By City News Service

An outbreak of diarrheal illnesses, including cases of E. coli infection, has sickened about 300 Marines-in-training at Marine Corps Depot San Diego along with some personnel at Camp Pendleton over the last week, base officials announced Tuesday.

DC Court Bars Trump From Reversing Transgender Troops Policy

DC Court Bars Trump From Reversing Transgender Troops Policy

Oct. 30
By Associated Press

A federal court in Washington is barring President Donald Trump from changing the government's policy on military service by transgender people.

New Report Shows Military Spending Supported 22 Percent Of San Dieg...

New Report Shows Military Spending Supported 22 Percent Of San Diego Jobs

Oct. 30
By City News Service

The military sector accounted for an estimated $25.2 billion in direct spending in San Diego County during the fiscal year that ended June 30, the San Diego Military Advisory Council announced Friday.

With Huge Job Ahead, National Guard Begins Rebuilding Rural Puerto ...

With Huge Job Ahead, National Guard Begins Rebuilding Rural Puerto Rico Roads

Oct. 30
Jay Price / American Homefront

A North Carolina-based engineering battalion is making slow progress repairing roads that were blocked or damaged in Hurricane Maria. But months of work lies ahead.

Marine Remains Hospitalized One Month After Camp Pendleton Training...

Marine Remains Hospitalized One Month After Camp Pendleton Training Accident

Oct. 27
By Steve Walsh

Fourteen Marines and one sailor were injured in what the Marines said was an accident during a training exercise.

Fired After Military Deployment, Reservist Seeks His Day In Court

Fired After Military Deployment, Reservist Seeks His Day In Court

Oct. 27
Libby Denkmann / American Homefront

Kevin Ziober said he was illegally fired because he served in Afghanistan. His employer is forcing him to take his complaint to binding arbitration, rather than to court.

San Diego Based USS Theodore Roosevelt Arrives In Western Pacific

San Diego Based USS Theodore Roosevelt Arrives In Western Pacific

Oct. 24
By City News Service

The San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and its escorts arrived in the western Pacific Ocean, becoming the second carrier group in the region, the Navy reported Tuesday.

Another Parking Lot For Homeless Living Out Of Cars Opens In San Diego

Another Parking Lot For Homeless Living Out Of Cars Opens In San Diego

Oct. 24
By Matt Hoffman

The lot near the corner of Aero Drive and Murphy Canyon Road is owned by the City of San Diego and operated by Dreams for Change and Jewish Family Service.

Marine, Navy Exercise Off San Diego Coast Debuts F-35

Marine, Navy Exercise Off San Diego Coast Debuts F-35

Oct. 24
By Steve Walsh

Dawn Blitz trains Marines for amphibious landings but it is also a chance for Navy and Marines to test new skills.

Trump Defends Call To Fallen Soldier's Widow

Trump Defends Call To Fallen Soldier's Widow

Oct. 23
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier's widow, saying he was "respectful" and did not forget the slain soldier's name. The widow says Trump's tone in the phone call angered her and that the president "couldn't remember my husband's name."

San Diego WWII Veterans To Be Awarded France's Highest Civilian Honor

San Diego WWII Veterans To Be Awarded France's Highest Civilian Honor

Oct. 23
By City News Service

Five World War II veterans are scheduled to receive France's highest civilian honor Monday in a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego.

Navy Veterans Look Beyond The Crews For Cause Of Collisions

Navy Veterans Look Beyond The Crews For Cause Of Collisions

Oct. 18
By Steve Walsh

The Navy is looking for lessons learned after 17 sailors were killed this summer when the destroyers USS McCain and USS Fitzgerald each collided with slow moving freighters in the Pacific.

Program Offering Homeless Overnight Parking To Expand

Program Offering Homeless Overnight Parking To Expand

Oct. 16
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

A program in Clairemont that provides a safe parking area for homeless people living out of their vehicles and offers them assistance to transition to permanent housing will be expanded, city officials and community leaders announced Monday.