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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.

Veterans Home Of California In Chula Vista Gets New Administrator

Aug. 7
By City News Service
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Lael Hepworth was appointed as the new Chula Vista Veterans Home of California administrator by Gov. Jerry Brown on July 31.

National Guard Puts Brakes On NASCAR Sponsorship

Aug. 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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The National Guard's sponsorship of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. is coming to a screeching halt due to budget concerns. The Guard has backed NASCAR's Earnhardt as a recruitment tool since 2008.

Army Investigators Grill Bowe Bergdahl About His Taliban Capture (Video)

Aug. 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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Army Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl began his formal questioning of former POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Wednesday at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, and that questioning is expected to continue into Thursday.

Marine Corps Cutting Pay For Embassy Security Guards, Drill Instructors

Aug. 6
By Beth Ford Roth
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A pay cut is coming for Marines who plan to work as drill instructors, security guards, or in other special duty assignments. That's because the Marine Corps is slated to slash Special Duty Assignment Pay starting Oct. 1.

Maj. Gen. Harold Greene ID'ed As Officer Killed In Afghan Insider Attack (Video)

Aug. 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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The U.S. Army has identified the two-star general killed in Tuesday's insider attack in Afghanistan as Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene. The 55-year-old is the highest ranking U.S. Army officer to be killed in an overseas conflict since the Vietnam War.