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Judge Orders Body Of Slain Marine Wife Erin Corwin Released To Her Family

Dec. 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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In a San Bernardino County courtroom this week, Judge Rod Cortez ruled that the body of slain Marine wife Erin Corwin could be released to her family - almost four months after searchers recovered her remains in a remote desert mine shaft.

Trial Starts For Camp Pendleton Marine Charged With 3 DUI Deaths

Dec. 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Jared R. Hale was behind the wheel on Feb. 14, 2012 when his Dodge Stratus slammed into a tree in Dana Point, killing his three passengers - all fellow Pendleton Marines. Prosecutors charged Hale with three felony counts of vehicular manslaughter, and opening statements in the trial begin today.

San Diego-Based USS Anchorage To Recover NASA Space Capsule Orion (Video)

Dec. 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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The USS Anchorage is heading out to sea to take part in NASA's groundbreaking Orion space capsule project. NASA is depending on the San Diego-based ship to recover the Orion after its first test launch into space on Dec. 4.

Three-Legged Marine Corps Dog Subject Of New Book (Video)

Dec. 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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A retired Marine Corps bomb-sniffing dog with a local connection is the subject of a new book, “Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca.” Lucca lost one of her paws in an improvised explosive device blast in Afghanistan back in 2012, and she spent her physical rehabilitation at Camp Pendleton before being medically retired by the Marines.

NORAD Santa Claus Tracker Website Up And Running (Video)

Dec. 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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Santa Claus won't start his journey around the globe for at least another three weeks. But NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) has its Santa Tracker website up and running - with lots of games, music, and movies to keep the kiddos busy until the big day arrives.

U.S. Air Force Pilot Killed In Middle East ID'ed As Capt. William Dubois

Dec. 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Department of Defense has identified the U.S. Air Force pilot killed Dec. 1 as Capt. William H. Dubois, 30, of New Castle, Colorado. Dubois lost his life when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed "near a coalition air base" in the Middle East.

Military Jet Crash Kills Air Force Pilot In Middle East

Dec. 1
By Beth Ford Roth
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A pilot with the U.S. Air Force died when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed Sunday night while conducting a mission for Operation Inherent Resolve. Military officials would not say which country in the Middle East the crash took place, only to say it was not in Iraq or Syria.

Network Of Winter Shelters For Homeless Opens In North County

Dec. 1
By Alison St John
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Several winter shelters for adults open around North County on Monday. A shelter in Vista for families with children is already open with all beds full.

Miramar Training Exercise Causes Black Smoke In Air

Nov. 28
By City News Service
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The MCAS Miramar Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting squadron conducted the training, which included a series of controlled burns, on the airfield until noon

San Diego-Based Crew Of USS Peleliu Spends Thanksgiving With Family In Japan (Video)

Nov. 27
By Beth Ford Roth
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Sailors aboard the San Diego-based USS Peleliu get the rare treat of spending Thanksgiving with loved ones - in Sasebo, Japan. The Peleliu departed San Diego three months ago for a deployment to the Western Pacific.

78,000 Pounds Of Turkey Feed Troops Overseas On Thanksgiving

Nov. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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78,000 pounds of turkey. 40,000 pounds of beef. 26,000 pounds of ham. 10,000 pies. That's what it takes to provide a proper Thanksgiving to U.S. troops who are deployed overseas for the holidays.

Army Sgt. Maj. Killed In Afghanistan Was Beloved Son, Father, Grandfather (Video)

Nov. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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Army Command Sgt. Maj. Wardell Turner, 48, was roughly a year away from retirement when he lost his life Monday in a bomb blast in Afghanistan. Turner is survived by his mother, siblings, wife, five children, and three grandchildren.

Army Specialist From Ohio One Of Two Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan (Video)

Nov. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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The close-knit community of Grove City, Ohio is mourning the death of Army Spc. Joseph “Joey” Riley. The 27-year-old was one of two soldiers killed Monday in Afghanistan.

San Diego-Based USS Vandegrift Uncovers 875 Pounds Of Smuggled Cocaine

Nov. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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The San Diego-based USS Vandegrift crew teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard to uncover roughly 875 pounds of cocaine that was hidden on a fishing boat off the coast of Central America.

San Diego Families Adopt Marines For Thanksgiving

Nov. 26
By Susan Murphy
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Hundreds of families in San Diego County are adding extra place settings to their tables this Thanksgiving, inviting Marines over for a home-cooked turkey and all the fixings.