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Recalled Peanut And Almond Butters Sold At Military Commissaries

Aug. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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Brands of almond and peanut butters recalled from store shelves because of possible Salmonella contamination were sold by military commissaries, according to an announcement the Defense Commissary Agency.

VA Says No Proof Delays In Care Caused Vets To Die

Aug. 25
STEPHEN OHLEMACHER / Associated Press
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The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix.

Armed Female Soldier Prompts Lockdown At Fort Lee Army Base in Virginia

Aug. 25
By Beth Ford Roth
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A female soldier who shot herself with a gun prompted a lockdown this morning at Fort Lee Army Base in Virginia. Officials have not yet released information about the woman's identity.

Camp Pendleton Marines Return Home As Afghanistan War Winds Down

Aug. 25
By Susan Murphy
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More than three dozen Camp Pendleton Marines returning from Afghanistan Monday night are among the last U.S. troops packing up from Operation Enduring Freedom.

Navy Fires Command Master Chief Of San Diego-Based USS Dewey

Aug. 25
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Navy fired Master Chief Petty Officer Joe Grgetich from his job as command master chief of the San Diego-based USS Dewey on Aug. 21, a day before the ship deployed with the Vinson Carrier Strike Group.

Death Of California Soldier In Afghanistan Under Investigation

Aug. 25
By Beth Ford Roth
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The military is investigating the death of Army Sgt. Christopher W. Mulalley, 26, of Eureka, California. Mulalley died Aug. 22 in Gardez, Afghanistan in what the Department of Defense is calling "a non-combat related incident."

First Rule Of This San Diego Fight Club: You Must Be A Veteran

Aug. 22
Quil Lawrence / NPR
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There are countless programs to help veterans readjust to civilian life. One of the most unusual is in San Diego, where vets get together in a caged boxing ring and punch each other in the face.

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Departs San Diego Friday For Middle East Deployment

Aug. 22
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is scheduled to leave San Diego on Friday for a nine month deployment to the the Navy's 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility, which includes the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, and the Persian Gulf.

Veterans Affairs Opens New Clinic In Sorrento Valley

Aug. 22
By Kenny Goldberg
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VA San Diego Healthcare System is opening a new clinic in Sorrento Valley, part of a plan to expand medical services to local veterans.

Soldier Stabbed To Death In Afghanistan Identified (Video)

Aug. 21
By Beth Ford Roth
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An American soldier who died after being stabbed near the Kabul airport in Afghanistan has been identified as Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett, 39, of Florida.

Marine Vet Could Face 2nd Murder Charge In Death Of Erin Corwin's Fetus

Aug. 21
By Beth Ford Roth
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The final results of Erin Corwin's autopsy could determine whether or not Marine veteran Christopher Lee is charged with murder in the death of Corwin's fetus. Lee has already been arrested and charged with murdering Corwin, 19, who may have been pregnant with his child.

Camp Pendleton Marine Killed Driving Home To Surprise Brother (Video)

Aug. 21
By Beth Ford Roth
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Camp Pendleton Marine, Lance Cpl. Brennan Ching, loved to surprise his 8-year-old brother with unexpected trips to the family home in Colorado. It was en route to one of those surprise homecomings that Ching, 20, was killed in an automobile crash.

Navy Helicopter Squadrons Return Home Before Destroyers

Aug. 20
By City News Service
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Two detachments of Coronado-based helicopters flew in to their home base at Naval Air Station North Island after having served aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Pinckney and USS Kidd.

Nearly $100K Raised For Marine From Ramona Who Lost His Legs In IED Blast

Aug. 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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Ramona native Marine Staff Sgt. Brandon Dodson suffered devastating injuries in an IED blast on Aug. 9 in Afghanistan. A webpage set up to help ease financial stress on Dodson's wife and toddler son has raised nearly $100,000 as of early Wednesday morning.

UPDATE: The Evidence That Led To Marine Vet's Arrest In Erin Corwin Case (Video)

Aug. 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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The San Bernardino County District Attorney filed murder charges Tuesday against Marine veteran Christopher Lee in the death of Erin Corwin. Lee's arrest warrant sheds new light on the some of the evidence that allegedly connects Lee with Corwin's homicide.