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Guard Faces Tricky Dance In California Border Mission

April 13
By Associated Press

California Gov. Jerry Brown is crystal clear that his National Guard will help President Trump go after drugs and thugs on the Mexican border, but not immigrants. Drawing that line may be hazy.

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It's Not The First Time California Deploys National Guard To Border Missions

April 11
By Steve Walsh

Gov. Jerry Brown's decision follows up on missions in 2006 and 2010 where California sent troops to support border operations.

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San Diego's Flu Season Still Going Strong; Hepatitis A Outbreak Not Over

April 9
By Matt Hoffman

County health officials said San Diego's flu season is lasting longer than usual this year, and despite the hepatitis A public health emergency declared over, the outbreak is continuing.

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For Veterans Groups, Questions Surround Trump's VA Nominee

April 6
Carson Frame / American Homefront

Some veterans groups say they are uncertain about the future of care at the Department of Veterans Affairs after President Trump ousted Secretary David Shulkin and nominated White House physician Ronny Jackson to head the agency.

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Marines Killed In California Crash Include New Dad, Iraq Vet

April 5
By Associated Press

Four Marines killed when their helicopter crashed on a training mission in the Southern California desert were identified Thursday as men in their 20s and 30s from the South and Midwest, including one who served in Iraq and another who recently became a father.

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'A Physical Therapist In Your Pocket': Veterans With Limb Loss Test An App

April 5
Paige Pfleger/American Homefront

The app uses music and audio to help amputees lessen the pain and discomfort of walking with a prosthetic leg.

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Helicopter Crash Kills Four Southern California Marines

April 4
By Erik Anderson

Military helicopter crash kills four marines in Imperial County.

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Four Marines Killed In Helicopter Crash In El Centro

April 4
By City News Service

Four U.S. Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar were killed in a helicopter crash during a training mission Tuesday afternoon in the El Centro area in Imperial County.

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Navy Working To Keep Sailors In The Service As Fleet Expands

April 3
By Steve Walsh

The Navy is canceling retirement incentives, replacing those programs with new programs to retain sailors and officers ahead of an expansion in the number of ships.

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Navy SEALs To Be Tested Prior To Training, Monitored For Brain Injuries

March 30
By Steve Walsh

The program is part of a Navy effort to more closely track traumatic brain injuries among special operators and other sailors.

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Hepatitis C Is More Common In Vietnam Vets, But Nobody Is Sure Why

March 29
Sarah Harris / American Homefront

Some veterans say they contracted hepatitis from the "jet gun" that was used to immunize them in the Vietnam era, but researchers haven't proven that link.

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After Congressional Protest, Navy Rejects Humanist Chaplain

March 27
By Steve Walsh

The Navy won't allow the military's first secular humanist chaplain to serve after members of Congress protest the move.

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Marine Recruit Dies In San Diego

March 26
By City News Service

A recruit at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego has died after being hospitalized for an unspecified "medical emergency," corps officials said Sunday.

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Camping, Golf, Tiki Bars: Military Bases Are Vacation Spots For Some Retirees

March 26
Bobbie O'Brien/American Homefront

Military retirees can camp, golf and fish at hundreds of military bases. It costs less than civilian resorts, making the bases popular vacation spots for thousands of former service members.

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Roundtable: March For Our Lives

March 23
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Coming up Friday on KPBS Roundtable, the national March for Our Lives will include a large demonstrations in San Diego for tougher gun laws, the company hired to clean up trouble spots during the hepatitis A outbreak is accused of overcharging, and a look at how the war in Iraq, now 15 years old, impacted San Diego.