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Medal Of Honor Recipient From Battle Of Iwo Jima Speaks In San Diego

Medal Of Honor Recipient From Battle Of Iwo Jima Speaks In San Diego

Aug. 1
By City News Service

Hershel "Woody" Williams is the last survivor of 27 Medal of Honor recipients from the battle, in which 6,800 Americans and roughly 18,000 Japanese defenders died.

Boy Dies After Being Named Honorary Marine At Camp Pendleton

Boy Dies After Being Named Honorary Marine At Camp Pendleton

Aug. 1
By Associated Press

An 8-year-old boy with a rare, genetic disease has died a day after being made an honorary Marine in a formal ceremony at Camp Pendleton.

Marine Corps Warplane Crashes Near Twentynine Palms, Killing Pilot

Marine Corps Warplane Crashes Near Twentynine Palms, Killing Pilot

July 29
By Associated Press

The pilot has not been identified. He was from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing based out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar near San Diego.

Camp Pendleton Fire 96% Contained

Camp Pendleton Fire 96% Contained

July 26
By City News Service

About 1,245 open acres have been blackened since the blaze, dubbed the Roblar Fire, ignited off Roblar and Case Springs roads Thursday afternoon.

Camp Pendleton Fire Nears Containment

Camp Pendleton Fire Nears Containment

July 25
By City News Service

As of 6:30 a.m., the ground and airborne crews had the blaze at 88 percent containment,

Longtime Administrator Appointed To Head VA San Diego

Longtime Administrator Appointed To Head VA San Diego

July 22
By Steve Walsh

Robert M. Smith takes over for Jeff Gerring, who resigned in December, after less than three years on the job. The San Diego native is a veteran of the hospital system.

Forest Service, Cal Fire Assist Camp Pendleton In Battling Fire

Forest Service, Cal Fire Assist Camp Pendleton In Battling Fire

July 21
By City News Service

According to Camp Pendleton, the fire had burned 2,000 acres and was 0 percent contained as of early Friday.

Officials Say Program Housed More Than 200 Vets Four Months After L...

Officials Say Program Housed More Than 200 Vets Four Months After Launch

July 20
By City News Service

The $12.5 million Housing Our Heroes program provides incentives to landlords who rent to homeless veterans.

San Diego VA Reports Progress In Veterans' Care

San Diego VA Reports Progress In Veterans' Care

July 15
By Susan Murphy

Disability benefits now take about three months, compared to 10 months in 2013, and the wait for mental health care has been cut in half compared to last year, according to San Diego's top VA officials.

Navy SEALs Seek Out High-Tech Jobs

Navy SEALs Seek Out High-Tech Jobs

July 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Tech executives say they are increasingly looking to recruit special operations forces veterans who typically move on to law enforcement or private security.

How Filipino WWII Veterans Are Being Reunited With Family Overseas

How Filipino WWII Veterans Are Being Reunited With Family Overseas

July 12
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The new program will allow relatives of Filipino WWII veterans to come to the U.S. before their immigrant visas become available.

Navy SEAL Death Puts Spotlight On Training Program

Navy SEAL Death Puts Spotlight On Training Program

July 11
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In light of the recent homicide ruling in the drowning of a Navy SEAL trainee, KPBS Midday Edition speaks to a former officer about the elite force’s rigorous training program.

San Diego Transgender Vet On The Military's New Policy

San Diego Transgender Vet On The Military's New Policy

July 7
By Marissa Cabrera, Alison St John

The Department of Defense last week lifted the military's ban on transgender troops. A transgender woman from San Diego who served in Vietnam discusses her experience in the military and what she hopes its new policy can achieve.

ACLU Report Documents Struggle Of Deported Veterans

ACLU Report Documents Struggle Of Deported Veterans

July 6
By Marissa Cabrera, Jean Guerrero, Alison St John

The report released Tuesday highlights 84 cases of immigrants who served in the U.S. military and have been deported or are currently facing deportation.

Death Of Navy SEAL Trainee Ruled Homicide

Death Of Navy SEAL Trainee Ruled Homicide

July 6
By City News Service

The drowning death of a Navy SEAL trainee who was pulled from a pool during training at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado has been ruled a homicide.