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Sending Holiday Gifts To Your Sailor? Here Are The Navy's Mail Deadlines

Sept. 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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Planning to send a Christmas gift or holiday card to someone you love aboard a Navy ship? The Navy has announced its mail-by dates to ensure presents and letters get to your sailor before Dec. 25.

2 US Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan Suicide Car Bombing (Video)

Sept. 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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Two U.S. soldiers were killed Tuesday and several others wounded when their motorcade was hit by the blast of a suicide car bomb near Kabul, Afghanistan.

New VA Chief Visits San Diego

Sept. 15
By Dwane Brown
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San Diego County is the No. 1 destination for veterans who've served in Iraq and Afghanistan and the biggest challenge says new chief of the Department of Veterans Affairs is building up enough capacity and personnel to properly serve them.

Two Vietnam War Soldiers Awarded Medal Of Honor On Monday

Sept. 15
By Beth Ford Roth
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President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War soldiers at a White House ceremony Monday: Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins, 80, and Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat, who was killed in combat in 1970 at the age of 20.

USS America To Arrive In New Homeport Of San Diego On Monday (Video)

Sept. 15
By Beth Ford Roth
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The future USS America is slated to arrive in its new homeport of San Diego on Monday after an eight-week maiden voyage from Mississippi.

Navy Names Pilot Presumed Dead After Crash Off USS Carl Vinson

Sept. 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Navy has identified the pilot who went missing and is presumed dead after his fighter jet crashed off the USS Carl Vinson as Lt. Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, California.

Navy: Pilot From Crashed Jet Presumed Dead; Search Called Off

Sept. 13
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Navy has called off its search for the pilot of one of two F/A-18C Hornet jets from the USS Carl Vinson that crashed Friday in the Western Pacific. That pilot, who was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 94, is presumed dead.

Two Navy Jets From USS Carl Vinson Collide At Sea; One Pilot Missing (Video)

Sept. 12
By Beth Ford Roth
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The pilot of one of two U.S. Navy fighter jets that collided in the western Pacific after taking off from a San Diego-based aircraft carrier was in fair condition Friday, while a search continued for the other pilot.

Roundtable: On ISIS Strategy, Death In Jail, Violence Among Pro Athletes

Sept. 12
Midday Edition
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The president wants to arm and train warriors against ISIS. A review board blasts the San Diego County Sheriffs' Department over the recent death of an inmate. Violence among professional athletes goes much further than Ray Rice.

San Diego Vets Group Protests Obama's Plan To Defeat ISIS

Sept. 11
By Tarryn Mento
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The 35-member San Diego chapter of Veterans for Peace displayed banners Thursday afternoon that read "End the wars" and "Vets for peace" along the Sixth Avenue bridge over Interstate 5.

Bulldog Puppy PFC Smedley Butler Becomes A Marine

Sept. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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He might have been the youngest and smallest Marine at the Eagle, Globe and Anchor ceremony at Camp Pendleton Thursday morning, but he certainly attracted the most attention.

Marine Veteran Reunites With Military Dog, Thanks To California Group (Video)

Sept. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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They ate every meal together, slept next to each other each night. Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Robert Hulsey forged an unbreakable bond with his military working dog Jjoe while the two served together in Afghanistan. When Jjoe retired, Hulsey was able to adopt him, thanks to the California nonprofit group Mission K9 Rescue.

New Ribbon For Marine Corps Combat Instructors

Sept. 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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If you're a Marine who has completed a 36-month tour as combat instructor at the School of Infantry West at Camp Pendleton, there's a new special duty assignment ribbon for you.

Airman Won't Say 'So Help Me God' And Is Denied Reenlistment

Sept. 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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"So help me God." Those four words are at the center of a controversy brewing for an atheist airman who refuses to say them as part of his reenlistment oath, and thus has been denied the opportunity to remain in the Air Force.

Baked French Fries For Crew Of USS America - San Diego's Newest Ship

Sept. 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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As the USS America makes its way to its new home port of San Diego, the crew's dining options have been quite different from what other sailors usually experience during deployment - no free soft drinks, and french fries that aren't actually fried.