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Special Pay For US Troops In Ebola Battle? At Most $400 Per Month

Oct. 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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U.S. service members participating in the military's mission to stem the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will be paid up to $400 a month in special pay.

Coast Guard To Screen For Ebola In Port Of Los Angeles (Video)

Oct. 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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The United States Coast Guard will start screening incoming ships and their crews at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro for signs of the Ebola virus.

Groping Allegations Prompt Navy To Fire Commanding Officer Of San Diego-Based USS Vandegrift

Oct. 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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After accusations surfaced that Cmdr. Luis Alva grabbed the buttocks of a colleague's wife, the Navy relieved him of his duties as commanding officer of the San Diego-based USS Vandegrift.

Taxpayer Funds Are Lifeline For More Than 100 For-Profit Schools

Oct. 9
Aaron Glantz / Center for Investigative Reporting
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Department of Education analysts identified 133 for-profit schools that receive more than 90 percent of their revenue from a combination of Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, GI Bill funds for veterans and Department of Defense tuition assistance to active duty military.

100 Marines Will Deploy To Liberia To Help With Ebola Outbreak (Video)

Oct. 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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A group of Marines is headed into the heart of the Ebola outbreak. The Pentagon announced Wednesday that 100 Marines from the Special Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa is being deployed to Monrovia, Liberia.

What Do You Think Of The New Trailer For 'American Sniper'? (Video)

Oct. 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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Warner Bros. Pictures just released the first glimpse of the movie "American Sniper," based on the late Chris Kyle's bestselling memoir. Bradley Cooper stars, Clint Eastwood directs, and based on the trailer, the movie is sure to raise a lot of controversy.

San Diego-Based Marines Lead New Middle East Crisis Response Unit

Oct. 7
By Susan Murphy
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San Diego-based Marines will lead a new crisis unit in the Middle East that's designed to respond to emergencies in the region.

For Some Veterans, 'Road To Recovery' Starts In Coronado

Oct. 7
By Dwane Brown
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Veterans from across the country got an all-expenses paid trip to San Diego as part of a conference designed to provide hope and healing during the transition to civilian life.

San Diego War Reporter Reflects On Her Time In Iraq

Oct. 7
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A personal history essay recently published in U-T San Diego is reminding us of the history of the U.S. conflict in Iraq, as witnessed by one journalist.

Video Of Army Vet Throwing 'First Pitch' Like A Grenade Goes Viral

Oct. 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Brian Keaton is making headlines for the unprecedented way in which he threw out the first pitch at Saturday's Giants vs. Nationals game. Keaton lobbed the baseball like a grenade, and video of his stunt is going viral.

What Does 28K Pounds Of Cocaine Look Like? Coast Guard Shows Off Seized Drugs (Video)

Oct. 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell arrived at Naval Base San Diego on Monday morning with a very unique cargo — 28,000 pounds of cocaine seized in 18 different busts. The wholesale value of the haul? An estimated $423 million.

Bulldog Puppy Marine PFC Smedley Butler Sidelined By Broken Toe

Oct. 6
By Beth Ford Roth
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Just weeks after he made the transition from recruit to full-fledged Marine, PFC Smedley Butler has been sidelined from his duties as Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego's mascot. The 7-month-old English Bulldog puppy broke his toe and must refrain from public appearances for at least four weeks.

Marine Cpl. Jordan Spears, Lost At Sea, 1st US Death In ISIS Campaign (Video)

Oct. 6
By Beth Ford Roth
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Several media outlets are calling MCAS Miramar-based Marine Corps Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, the first casualty of the U.S. military's campaign against ISIS (also called ISIL and the Islamic State). Spears was lost at sea when he bailed out of a MV-22B Osprey after the aircraft appeared to lose power after taking off from the USS Makin Island in the North Arabian Sea.

Miramar Air Show Lifts Off, Runs Through Sunday

Oct. 3
By City News Service
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The three-day 2014 Miramar Air Show is underway at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, one year after it was shuttered by the federal government.

Green Beret Dies Of Gunshot Wound Suffered In Afghanistan

Oct. 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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Army Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers, 30, died Sept. 30 at a U.S. military hospital in Germany from a gunshot wound suffered during combat in Afghanistan on Sept. 28. Weathers was a Green Beret and Special Forces medical sergeant.