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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.

US Troops Looking For Jobs May Find Them In Australia's Military

April 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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The budget for Australia's military - the Australian Defence Force - is expected to double over the next decade. That means Aussie military recruiters are looking overseas to fill military jobs like fast jet pilots, air combat officers, and electrical engineers.

Hagel: Finding Malaysia Airlines MH370 Has "Big Limitations" (Video)

April 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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The epic search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be one of the main topics Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to discuss when he meets with fellow defense chiefs at the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations conference. Hagel said en route to the conference that the search has "big limitations" to being successful.

Camp Pendleton Marines Head For First Major Deployment To Australia

April 1
By Alison St John
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Almost 1,000 Marines leave Camp Pendleton this week for the first major U.S. deployment to Australia, part of a strategy to refocus U.S. forces in the Western Pacific.

Sesame Street App For Military Kids Helps Ease Stress Of Moving

April 1
By Beth Ford Roth
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It's estimated children in military families move as many as nine times between kindergarten and high school. A new mobile app featuring familiar Sesame Street characters aims to ease the stress of moving to an unfamiliar new home.

No U.S. Military Combat Deaths In March, A First Since 2003

April 1
By Beth Ford Roth
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For the first time since February 2003, an entire month passed with no member of the United States military dying in either Afghanistan or Iraq.

3 Camp Pendleton Marines Stabbed Coming To Aid Of Woman (Video)

April 1
By Beth Ford Roth
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Two Camp Pendleton Marines are in the hospital this morning, and a third Marine recovering at home, after the three were stabbed breaking up a street fight. Police say the Marines were trying to help a woman wearing an Angels jersey, who was involved in an altercation with two male Dodgers fans.

San Diego Veterans Get Opportunity To Tell Stories For National Project

March 31
By Katie Schoolov
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Since 2000, the Library of Congress has been collecting first-hand accounts from American war veterans around the country. Now, a local initiative will help San Diego veterans tell their stories for the project.

US Naval Academy Student Dies In Skateboarding Accident

March 31
By Beth Ford Roth
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Midshipman 3rd Class Hans Loewen, 20, died March 29 after suffering a massive head injury in a freak accident. Loewen, a sophomore at the U.S. Naval Academy, was skateboarding (wearing a helmet) when he fell and was run over by a car.

Birthday Surprise: Boy Becomes Navy SEAL For A Day (Video)

March 31
By Beth Ford Roth
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Mason Rudder is a six-year-old boy who can't be as active as other kids his age because of a rare genetic neuromuscular disorder called Escobar syndrome. But despite being dealt a rough hand at birth, Mason has no doubt about what he wants to be when he grows up - a Navy SEAL.

Camp Pendleton Marines Deploying Tuesday To Australia (Video)

March 31
By Beth Ford Roth
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Marines and sailors assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment will depart Camp Pendleton on Tuesday for a six month deployment to Australia. The deployment is part of the U.S. Department of Defense's effort to bolster forces in the Asia Pacific region, where China is asserting its own presence.

Roundtable: More On Balboa Park Flameout; Minimum Wage; Homeless Housing Under Fire

March 28
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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There was less to the Balboa Park party plan than met the eye -- much less. There's a campaign afoot to raise the minimum wage in San Diego. And San Diego's approach to housing the homeless may lead to penalties.