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Navy Captain Sentenced To Prison In Defense Contractor Bribery Scandal

March 25
By City News Service

Officials say Capt. Daniel Dusek's criminal activity began in July 2010 when he agreed to trade classified ship and submarine schedules in return for personal favors from a foreign defense contractor.

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Naval Medical Center Resumes Operations

March 24
By KPBS News, City News Service

After a lockdown, hospital operations at the Naval Medical Center San Diego resumed Thursday afternoon.

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San Diego-Based Troops Practice Amphibious Assault In South Korea

March 21
By Susan Murphy

San Diego-based Marines and sailors have spent the past several weeks storming beaches, testing explosives and practicing amphibious landings. The exercise was carried out amid heightened tensions with North Korea.

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Marine From Temecula Killed In Iraq

March 21
By KPBS News, Associated Press

Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin died Saturday from wounds suffered when his unit was hit by rocket fire northern Iraq, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Naval Ships Based In San Diego And Hawaii To Swap Home Ports

March 17
By City News Service

The USS William P. Lawrence in San Diego and USS Paul Hamilton in Hawaii will swap home ports as part of a strategy to place its most advanced ships or closer to Asia.

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Doggone Good Tale: Pup Found 5 Weeks After Falling Overboard

March 17
By Associated Press

A San Diego fisherman's beloved German shepherd fell overboard and was presumed drowned. She was found more than a month later on San Clemente Island, a Navy-owned training base 70 miles off San Diego.

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Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment Returns To San Diego County

March 10
By Susan Murphy

The historic Battle Color Detachment will perform patriotic songs, traditional marching music and precision rifle drills at events Friday and Saturday.

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Recycler Stole Brass Shell Casings From Camp Pendelton

March 9
By City News Service

A metal recycler convicted of theft and conspiracy to sell shell casings used at Camp Pendleton will be sentenced in June.

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Congressman Hunter Told Navy SEALs Don't Have Enough Combat Rifles

March 7
By Associated Press

Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of Alpine after SEALs return from a deployment, their rifles are given to other commandos who are shipping out.

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Marines Plan $50 Million Effort To Save Desert Tortoises

March 7
By Associated Press

The Marine Corps is planning a $50 million effort to airlift desert tortoises out of prospective combat training grounds in Southern California.

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Marines Test Human-Like Robots In Live Firing Training

March 7
By Susan Murphy

The wig-wearing, human-looking robots being used by Camp Pendleton Marines are guided by GPS and move around on two wheels at a speed of 8 mph.

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70 Years After Plane Crash, Pilot Finds Wreckage In San Diego Mountains

March 3
By Katie Schoolov

Seventy years ago, the deadliest plane crash at the time happened in the mountains of eastern San Diego County. The wreck was lost for decades, until a Poway man unearthed it last year.

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San Diego Charity Watchdog Downgrades Wounded Warrior Project

March 2
Midday Edition

The Wounded Warrior Project, perhaps the best-known U.S. military charity, has raised millions. But it has limped along with fair-to-poor grades from charity watch organizations for years. A local group says they don't make the grade at all.

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San Diego City Council Starts Funding Homeless Veterans Program

March 1
By City News Service

San Diego has approved $4 million in initial funding for a program to find homes for 1,000 homeless veterans in the next year.

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Navy SEAL Who Trained In San Diego Receives Medal Of Honor

Feb. 29
By City News Service

Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward C. Byers Jr., 36, was a member of the team that rescued an American doctor held hostage in Afghanistan.