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Navy Seal Killed In Iraq ID'd; US Vows To Strengthen Fight Against Islamic State

May 4
By Midday Edition

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating was killed Tuesday in an Islamic State group attack near the city of Irbil. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that as the war intensifies, "these risks will continue."

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Navy SEAL Killed In Iraq Was Based In Coronado

May 3
By City News Service, Associated Press

A Navy SEAL killed during intense combat in Iraq was based in Coronado, officials said Tuesday.

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Tests Begin On World's Biggest Unmanned Surface Vessel

May 2
By Associated Press

Military officials showed off the ship Monday in San Diego before it was put in the water. They say it marks the first step toward sending unmanned cargo vessels between countries.

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Marines From 'Darkhorse' Battalion Reunite At Camp Pendleton

May 2
By Midday Edition

Camp Pendleton hosted a reunion over the weekend for the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, which suffered more casualties during the war in Afghanistan than any other Marine unit.

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Navy Commander Sentenced To Prison In Bribery Case

April 29
By City News Service

A U.S. Navy commander who supplied classified ship schedules and information to a foreign defense contractor in exchange for gifts was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison.

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San Diego Nonprofit Trains Veterans For Manufacturing Jobs

April 22
By Susan Murphy

More than three dozen San Diego military veterans graduated Friday from Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit that for free trains and certifies veterans in jobs such as welding, machining and fabrication.

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Women Marines Signing Up For Combat Duty

April 21
By Midday Edition
By Susan Murphy

The Pentagon decided in December to admit women for the first time to front-line ground combat roles. Two women stationed at Camp Pendleton shared with KPBS why they signed up for war zone jobs.

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Memoir Of A Young Camerawoman’s Adventures In Afghanistan

April 19
By Midday Edition

Melissa Burch was in her early twenties in the 1980s when she traveled to Afghanistan for the first time to shoot footage for CBS News. She chronicles her experience in "My Journey Through War and Peace."

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Program Streamlined To Get Food Stamps To Needy Faster

April 19
By Megan Burks

It can take San Diego County applicants three days to get food stamps under the CalFresh program. The goal now is to sign up in the morning and have an EBT card loaded with the CalFresh dollars by dinner time.

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Physician Shortage Drives Wait Times At VA San Diego

April 18
By Steve Walsh

A combination of increasing demand for mental health providers and a shortage of mental health professionals nationwide is contributing to veterans waiting longer to see a mental health professional at VA San Diego.

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Navy Secretary Visits Camp Pendleton To Sell Marines On Women In Combat

April 12
By Susan Murphy, Associated Press

The secretary told more than 1,200 Marines and sailors that the decision is final. Marine Corps leaders had sought to keep certain infantry and combat jobs closed to women.

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Roundtable: San Diego VA Wait Times; JMI's Qualcomm Stadium Plan; Fetal Tissue Research

April 8
By Midday Edition

San Diego VA Medical Center scolded over wait times. JMI Realty pushes a plan to redevelop the Qualcomm Stadium site. San Diego's BioMed company ordered to testify at a House subcommittee on fetal tissue research.

Pier At Naval Base San Diego Cleared Following Bomb Threat

April 7
By City News Service

A bomb threat at Naval Base San Diego Thursday morning prompted base officials to evacuate the pier and a ship docked nearby, but nothing hazardous was found during a subsequent search.

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Miramar National Cemetery Has Room To Grow

April 6
By Matthew Bowler

San Diego is home to nearly a quarter million veterans. And as they age, they inevitably die. The Department of Veterans Affairs is making room for their graves.

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Marine Veteran Shares Her Battle Against An Eating Disorder

April 5
By Midday Edition

In her memoir “Warrior,” U.S. Marine Lt. Theresa Larson of San Diego redefines the meaning of a warrior and the stereotypes behind it.

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