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FakeBabyGate: The 'American Sniper' Movie Controversy (Video)

Jan. 21
By Beth Ford Roth
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Progressives say the movie "American Sniper" is war propaganda. Conservatives contend the film honors a great patriot. But there is one matter both sides seem to agree on: That is one super fake-looking baby Bradley Cooper is holding in the movie.

California Army National Guard Helicopter Crashes At Ramona Airport

Jan. 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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The pilot and co-pilot of a California Army National Guard helicopter suffered minor injuries when the chopper crashed Tuesday evening at the Ramona Airport.

Camp Pendleton's Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green Chosen As Top Enlisted Marine (Video)

Jan. 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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I Marine Expeditionary Force Sergeant Major Ronald L. Green, who is based at Camp Pendleton, will serve as the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps. The promotion will make Green the top enlisted leader of the Marines.

Supreme Court: Electrocution And Burn Pit Lawsuits Can Proceed

Jan. 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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The U.S. Supreme Court will allow three lawsuits against military contractors KBR Inc. and Halliburton Co. to proceed. The suits center around cases involving electrocution and toxic burn pits on military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Marines Honor Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr. (Video)

Jan. 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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Marines are paying homage to the "example of courage, leadership, and integrity" displayed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday that honors his memory.

Male Model And West Point Grad Killed By Train (Video)

Jan. 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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George "Greg" Plitt Jr. wasn't your typical male model. The 37-year-old who called Southern California home was a West Point graduate who'd served five years in the Army. On Jan. 17, Plitt was hit and killed by a train while filming a workout video on railroad tracks in Burbank.

San Diego-Based Marines Training Iraqis In Fight Against ISIS

Jan. 19
By Susan Murphy
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Three years after U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq, some San Diego-based Marines have returned to rebuild Iraq’s disintegrated army in the fight against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

Navy Bribery Probe Far From Over Despite Key Figure's Plea

Jan. 16
Associated Press
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While the guilty plea by "Fat Leonard" was hailed as a major victory in the case, federal prosecutors say they are not done in their investigation of the scheme.

Seat At State Of The Union Reserved For Imprisoned Camp Pendleton Marine Veteran

Jan. 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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As President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address next Tuesday, a seat will be empty in the House chamber. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Michigan, reserved the chair for Marine Corps veteran Amir Hekmati, who has been held in an Iranian prison for more than three years.

USS Peleliu Decommissioning Ceremony Slated For March

Jan. 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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The U.S. Navy will hold a special decommissioning ceremony for the USS Peleliu the morning of March 31, at Naval Base San Diego's Pier #7. The Peleliu is the last ship of its kind, and has been in service for almost 35 years.

'Fat Leonard' Pleads Guilty In Navy Corruption Case, Must Forfeit $35M

Jan. 15
Associated Press
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Leonard Glenn Francis changed his plea to guilty — only hours after a second commander admitted to providing him classified information in exchange for lavish hotel rooms and prostitution services.

San-Diego Based Admiral Announces Retirement

Jan. 15
By City News Service
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Vice Adm. David Buss will step down as commander on Jan. 22 and retire from the Navy following 36 years of service.

Bombshell Confession Video Opens Navy Broadcaster Murder Trial

Jan. 15
By Beth Ford Roth
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An interrogation video in which Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean Oliver reportedly confesses to strangling Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov was prosecutors' first piece of evidence in the court-martial of Oliver, which began on Monday.

Oscar Nominations For Chris Kyle Biopic 'American Sniper' And Star Bradley Cooper

Jan. 15
By Beth Ford Roth
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"American Sniper" — the movie based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's bestselling memoir of the same name — has been nominated for Best Picture by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Bradley Cooper, who portrays Kyle in the movie, got a nomination for Best Actor.

AirAsia Search Ends For San Diego Ships USS Sampson and USS Fort Worth

Jan. 15
By Beth Ford Roth
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As news comes that Indonesian navy divers have discovered the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501, so does the announcement that the San Diego-based USS Sampson and USS Fort Worth have concluded their participation in the search effort.