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National Photo Exhibit Honoring Fallen Heroes Comes To Alpine

Feb. 23
By Dwane Brown
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A traveling photo exhibit made a stop on Monday in the community of Alpine to honor military members who died in combat since the 9/11 terror attacks.

Camp Pendleton Tests Ability To Deploy 50,000 Troops

Feb. 23
By Susan Murphy
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Some 1,700 Marines and sailors are participating in the training at the Camp Pendleton that will prepare military leaders for how to execute such a large operation should they be called to do so.

Housing Secretary Visits Affordable Housing Development In Logan Heights

Feb. 20
By Dwane Brown
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Julian Castro toured one of 69 new apartments designed for seniors, and paid for in part through a federal grant program.

Michigan Marine Dies In Training At Camp Pendleton

Feb. 19
By Associated Press
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A family member of Pfc. Clinton James, 25, said he died after the accidental discharge of a weapon during his training this week at Camp Pendleton.

USS Vandegrift Decommissioned At Naval Base San Diego

Feb. 19
By City News Service
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The USS Vandegrift is a guided-missile frigate. Frigates are being phased out in favor of littoral combat ships, which are maneuverable vessels designed for fighting in coastal waters.

San Diego-Based Troops On USS Carl Vinson Launch Daily Airstrikes Against ISIS

Feb. 19
By Susan Murphy
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Thousands of troops on board the San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson are at the center of the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

22 Marines Hurt In Training Accident At Twentynine Palms

Feb. 12
By Associated Press
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The Marines were hurt when a fire suppression system went off inside an assault amphibious vehicle during a training exercise at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Three remain hospitalized for observation.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 12

Feb. 12
By Beth Ford Roth
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Carlos reminded me he was far from an anomaly, as tens of thousands of service members continued to return home from combat, forever altered by what they had seen and experienced in war. He wanted the people who read the blog posts I wrote to know this. That was why he told me his story.

Obama Signs Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill

Feb. 12
By Associated Press
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The law requires the Pentagon and Veterans Affairs Department to submit to independent reviews of their suicide prevention programs and make information on suicide prevention more easily available to veterans.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 11

Feb. 12
By Beth Ford Roth
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Carlos told me he and Logan had been to only one public sporting event since returning from Iraq. It was another Padres game, and the experience drained him.

Obama Asks Fresh War Powers, Says Islamic State Group 'Going To Lose'

Feb. 11
By Associated Press
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President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to authorize military action against terrorists who are cutting a swath across the Middle East.

Military Contractors Talk Budgets, Technology In San Diego

Feb. 11
By Erik Anderson
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West 2015 is the largest gathering of defense contractors on the West Coast, and the conference is focused on the nation's naval forces.

North County Program To Open New Home For Homeless Vets

Feb. 11
By Kenny Goldberg
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The new Interfaith Community Services Veteran and Family Resource Center will have 32 beds, including 20 for homeless veterans who need post-operative care.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 10

Feb. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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Carlos said he knew Logan had a better sense of smell and hearing than he did, and trusted Logan to alert him of any danger – be it real or imagined - which allowed the Marine veteran to relax, even if only a little bit.

Even The Devil Can't Fool A Dog - Part 9

Feb. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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Carlos, who served in the Marines as a leader, teaching fellow Leathernecks the tools they’d need to survive in the war zone, decided to become a full-time trainer at Freedom Dogs, teaching Marines with PTSD how to survive their war wounds.