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VA Partners With Food Banks As More Veterans Struggle To Afford Food

May 24
Carson Frame/American Homefront

More than 1.4 million veterans of all ages rely on government food assistance, but food insecurity is disproportionately common among post 9/11 veterans.

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Roundtable: Billionaire Targets San Diego County District Attorney Race

May 11
By Alison St John, Bennett Lacy

The race for San Diego County District Attorney is about to see a flood of ads paid by outside money, the city of Riverside has found a way to effectively end homelessness among veterans and a conversation with NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley.

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Pentagon Hints At Major Changes To Navy Deployments

May 10
By Steve Walsh

Secretary of Defense James Mattis told lawmakers that he would like to see shorter, less predictable deployments — a move potentially popular with sailors.

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Only City In California To Solve Veteran Homelessness Is On A Mission To Go Bigger

May 10
By Amita Sharma

The city of Riverside is the only one in the state to place all of its veterans in permanent housing, according to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

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New VA Telehealth Program Brings Art Therapy To Vets At Home

May 9
Bobbie O'Brien/AMERICAN HOMEFRONT

The VA in Florida has begun offering telehealth programs in dance, visual art, and music. The programs link therapists with veterans in their homes.

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California National Guard Troops Arrive In San Diego Ahead Of Border Duty

May 4
By Steve Walsh

The California National Guard arrived at the Kearny Mesa Armory before deploying to work the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

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US Border Patrol Maps Out Limited Role For California Guard

April 27
By Steve Walsh

A small planning team is already on the ground in San Diego. They will be reinforced by more than 160 troops over the next several weeks, under what is being called Operation Guardian Support.

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California Guard Expected To Roll-Out For Border Duty

April 26
By Steve Walsh

Guard troops expected to perform a number of secondary roles with the U.S. Border Patrol.

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US Sailor Accused Of Stealing Grenades From Navy Ship

April 25
By Associated Press

A sailor was arrested in Illinois on Tuesday on charges he stole 20 hand grenades from a San Diego-based Navy destroyer, authorities said.

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San Diego On Shortlist For Army Command Center

April 24
By City News Service

San Diego is on the shortlist of locations for a U.S. Army command center focused on cutting-edge technology and military modernization, the San Diego Regional EDC announced Tuesday.

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After Leaving The Service, Veterans Find A New Mission Fighting Wildfires

April 24
Libby Denkmann/American Homefront

The Bureau of Land Management has partnered with Team Rubicon — a veterans group — to train former service members to fight wildfires.

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San Diego Part Of Effort To Honor Chinese American WWII Veterans

April 20
By Steve Walsh

Advocates want to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Chinese American veterans of World War II who fought aggression overseas while facing discrimination at home.

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San Diego Will Rescind Parking Tickets To Marine Mourners

April 19
By Associated Press

San Diego's mayor is promising to rescind dozens of parking citations issued to people who gathered to honor a Marine killed in a helicopter crash.

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California And Pentagon Still At Odds Over Guard Deployment

April 16
By Steve Walsh

Despite a rare moment of agreement between California and the Trump Administration, the two sides have so far not reached an agreement to call up the California National Guard as part of a multi-state effort.

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Marine Who Won Court Hazing Decision Faces Discharge

April 13
By Steve Walsh

Sgt. Jamie Ortiz remains restricted on board Camp Pendleton, even after a ruling that threw out his case in a major crackdown on hazing ordered by the commander of the 1st Marine Division.

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