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San Diego Play Shows Vets' Range Of Experiences

San Diego Play Shows Vets' Range Of Experiences

April 22
By Steve Walsh

"Vets@Home" is the second attempt to bring live theater to the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park.

USS Carl Vinson Pilot Rescued After Ejecting From Fighter Aircraft

USS Carl Vinson Pilot Rescued After Ejecting From Fighter Aircraft

April 21
By KPBS News

A pilot on the USS Carl Vinson was rescued by helicopter after he safely ejected his plane during a routine flight operation.

Naval Air Station North Island Reopens Following Bomb Threat

Naval Air Station North Island Reopens Following Bomb Threat

April 20
By City News Service

A report of a possible bomb in a car at Naval Air Station North Island Thursday prompted a nearly seven-hour closure of the main gate to the base and created heavy traffic backups on surrounding streets while a bomb squad investigated and determined that no such threat existed.

'2017 Salute to Veterans' Tour Offers San Diego Public Rides on WWI...

'2017 Salute to Veterans' Tour Offers San Diego Public Rides on WWII B-17 Bomber

April 20
By Ebone Monet

A salute to veterans will soar over San Diego County this weekend with flights on board a restored Boeing B-17. Military fans and visitors will have a chance to experience a World War II icon, on display at Gillespie Field Airport on Saturday and Sunday.

Trump Extends Private-Sector Health Care Program For Vets

Trump Extends Private-Sector Health Care Program For Vets

April 19
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday to temporarily extend a program that lets some veterans seek medical care in the private sector, part of an effort by the president to deliver on a campaign promise.

Gov. Brown’s Pardon Renews Hope For Deported Veteran

Gov. Brown’s Pardon Renews Hope For Deported Veteran

April 19
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Hector Barajas-Varela, the director and founder of Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, is among 3 deported veterans who was pardoned by Gov. Jerry Brown on Easter Sunday.

LCS Crew Returns Home To San Diego After Extended Singapore Deployment

LCS Crew Returns Home To San Diego After Extended Singapore Deployment

April 18
By Steve Walsh

The crew of the USS Coronado was forced to remain deployed while the Navy overhauled the training program for the littoral combat ship.

Pendleton Marines Storm Beach In Coordinated Exercise

Pendleton Marines Storm Beach In Coordinated Exercise

April 13
By Steve Walsh

The Navy's amphibious ships USS America and USS San Diego are part of a massive exercise at a time when Pentagon leaders question whether the U.S. is spending enough on readiness.

US Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb On ISIS Target In Afghanistan

US Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb On ISIS Target In Afghanistan

April 13
By Associated Press

U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all bombs," the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said.

Coast Guard Pushes Back Against Rep. Hunter's Pentagon Move

Coast Guard Pushes Back Against Rep. Hunter's Pentagon Move

April 12
By Steve Walsh

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, sent a letter to President Donald Trump saying he believed the U.S. Coast Guard should move to the Department of Defense, with the other branches of the military.

Trump Advisers: US Seeks To Fight IS And Oust Syria's Assad

Trump Advisers: US Seeks To Fight IS And Oust Syria's Assad

April 10
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump's national security adviser on Sunday left open the possibility of additional U.S. military action against Syria following last week's missile strike but indicated that the United States was not seeking to act unilaterally to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad.

US Strike On Syria Is Widely Praised, But Angers Russia

US Strike On Syria Is Widely Praised, But Angers Russia

April 6
By Associated Press

The United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians, U.S. officials said.

San Diego Public Absent As US Honors 100th Anniversary Of World War I

San Diego Public Absent As US Honors 100th Anniversary Of World War I

April 6
By Susan Murphy

The somber ceremony on the green rolling hills of Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma included a tribute, wreath laying, gun salute and the playing of taps. But no one from the public showed up for the event.

Naval Command In Coronado Grounds Trainer Aircraft Fleet After Pilo...

Naval Command In Coronado Grounds Trainer Aircraft Fleet After Pilots Refuse To Fly

April 6
By Steve Walsh

Reports indicate pilots of the T-45C Goshawk began grounding their aircraft last week over concerns that incidents of pilots passing out in the cockpit are happening at an increasing rate.

World War I 'Hello Girls' Were First U.S. Women To Serve Overseas

World War I 'Hello Girls' Were First U.S. Women To Serve Overseas

April 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Among the thousands of soldiers and sailors to take part in World War I, a group of women trained as telephone operators were the first women deployed overseas by the U.S. Army.