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Navy Fires Commanding Officer Of San Diego-Based Coastal Riverine Squadron

Aug. 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Navy has relieved Cmdr. Joseph Fauth of his duties as commanding officer of the San Diego-based Coastal Riverine Squadron 3, citing "a loss of confidence in his ability to command" as the reason.

College Football Star Turned Soldier Killed In Afghanistan (Video)

Aug. 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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Army Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, 35, was killed in Ghazni, Afghanistan on Aug. 12, when he was hit by small-arms fire during combat. Hairston attended the University of Houston, and was a defensive lineman for the school's football team from 1997 to 2000.

ACLU To Military: Provide Gender Treatment To Chelsea Manning Or Get Sued

Aug. 13
By Beth Ford Roth
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Military officials have until Sept. 4 to provide gender identity disorder treatment to Chelsea Manning (formerly known as Army Pvt. Bradley Manning), or face a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union.

Defense Secretary Hagel Says 130 More Military Advisers Going To Iraq

Aug. 12
Associated Press
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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said the Pentagon is sending 130 more military advisers to northern Iraq to help local forces in their escalating fight against Islamic militants.

San Diego Fleet Week Adds 'Big Bay Bash' To Event

Aug. 12
By City News Service
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Fleet Week consists of numerous military-themed activities that take place around San Diego — actually over the course of a few months in the late summer and fall.

Real 'Good Morning Vietnam' Airman Shares Memories Of Robin Williams (Video)

Aug. 12
By Beth Ford Roth
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Retired airman Adrian Cronauer said he was "gobsmacked” upon learning of Robin Williams' death on Monday. Williams portrayed Cronauer in the 1987 film "Good Morning Vietnam."

Robin Williams A Beloved Figure On USO Tours (Video)

Aug. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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Actor Robin Williams, who died Monday at age 63 of an apparent suicide, had visited both Afghanistan and Iraq in 2010 as part of a USO tour to bring entertainment to the troops during the holidays. But it was his visit to Kuwait in 2007, and how his military audience reacted during the retreat ceremony, that may have been the most memorable.

Can U.S. Intervention Keep Iraqi Minorities Safe?

Aug. 11
Midday Edition
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San Diego's Iraqi community asks for continued humanitarian aid for religious minorities.

USS Carl Vinson Could Become Part Of Iraq Air Campaign

Aug. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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The San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson is slated for a 10-month deployment to the Persian Gulf at the end of August. But the Vinson is on standby to depart earlier, if the Navy needs the aircraft carrier for the military's Iraq air campaign.

Zoo Fundraiser Held For Family Of Missing Marine Wife Erin Corwin (Video)

Aug. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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The family of Erin Corwin has had to endure more than six weeks of not knowing what happened to the missing pregnant Marine wife. Friends of Corwin, 20, held a fundraiser at a zoo near her Tennessee hometown to boost her family's spirits and help them raise money for a reward.

Should The U.S. Process Potential Refugees In Central America?

Aug. 11
Midday Edition
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The U.S. is considering processing potential Central American refugees in their home countries. We look at what happened when we tried this in Haiti.

U.S. Bombs Militants In Iraq As Crisis Worsens

Aug. 8
Associated Press
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Many of America's allies backed the U.S. intervention, pledging urgent steps to assist the legions of refugees and displaced people.

Chinese Navy Makes Rare San Diego Visit Sunday

Aug. 8
By Matthew Bowler
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Chinese navy vessels will arrive Sunday afternoon at Naval Base San Diego after making their debut at the Rim of the Pacific, the world's largest maritime military exercise.

Children From Military Families Get To Be Padres For A Day

Aug. 8
By Dwane Brown
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Young children from military families got to practice their pitching, fielding, and batting at Petco Park on Friday.

The Real Reason USS Cowpens' Commanding Officer Was Fired (Video)

Aug. 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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During the recent deployment of the San Diego-based USS Cowpens, commanding officer Capt. Greg Gombert ensconced himself in his cabin for several weeks after becoming ill, putting a female officer in charge with whom Gombert had an “unduly familiar relationship," according to a Navy report.