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Trump’s Pick For Defense Secretary Led Camp Pendleton Marines In Iraq

Trump’s Pick For Defense Secretary Led Camp Pendleton Marines In Iraq

Dec. 1
By Associated Press

President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis, former commander of the San Diego-based 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, to be his secretary of defense.

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Three Chinese Navy Ships To Make Port In San Diego

Dec. 1
By City News Service

This is the third visit by the Chinese navy in the last three years to take part in sporting events and cultural exchanges with the U.S. Navy.

Ret. Marine Major General Details Years In Washington, Trump's Tran...

Ret. Marine Major General Details Years In Washington, Trump's Transition

Dec. 1
By Michael Lipkin, Mark Sauer

Punaro, a former Hillary Clinton supporter, is one of many unofficial advisors to work with President-Elect Donald Trump's transition team.

California Guard Troops Won't Have To Repay Bonuses

California Guard Troops Won't Have To Repay Bonuses

Nov. 30
By Associated Press

House and Senate negotiators have agreed to forgive the debts of thousands of California National Guard troops who had been ordered by the Pentagon to repay enlistment bonuses. Those bonuses had been incentives for service in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago.

San Diego Homeless Brace For Wet, Windy Weather

San Diego Homeless Brace For Wet, Windy Weather

Nov. 25
By Susan Murphy

With cold, wet and blustery weather expected to move into San Diego Saturday, some temporary emergency homeless shelters across the county are expected to open. Still, thousands of homeless will have to endure the harsh conditions on the streets.

Homeless Choir Singers In San Diego Find Healing Through Music

Homeless Choir Singers In San Diego Find Healing Through Music

Nov. 23
By Susan Murphy

“I thought, well, what a wonderful way to have a really wonderful, beautiful choir singing and sounding excellent and to be like, ‘Yes, and all of these people happen to not have a home.’”

New Navy Destroyer Breaks Down On Route To San Diego

New Navy Destroyer Breaks Down On Route To San Diego

Nov. 22
By City News Service

The most expensive destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy suffered a mechanical problem in the Panama Canal and had to be towed to port.

Military Times Lists SDSU A Top School For Veterans

Military Times Lists SDSU A Top School For Veterans

Nov. 11
By KPBS News, City News Service

San Diego State University was ranked as the 25th best college in the United States for veterans, and second-best in California, the school announced Friday.

Many Offices, Facilities Closed In San Diego For Veterans Day

Many Offices, Facilities Closed In San Diego For Veterans Day

Nov. 11
By City News Service

In San Diego County, administrative offices, libraries and animal shelters will be closed.

Parade, Tower Dedication Marks Veterans Day In San Diego

Parade, Tower Dedication Marks Veterans Day In San Diego

Nov. 11
By City News Service

The 30th annual San Diego Veterans Day Parade will step off at 11 a.m. on North Harbor Drive in front of the County Administration Center.

Retired San Diego Military Pilots Gather To Remember Days In The Air

Retired San Diego Military Pilots Gather To Remember Days In The Air

Nov. 11
By Steve Walsh

A group of retired airmen meet each Friday morning to discuss their love of flying and to get back some of the camaraderie they found in the ready room.

Navy SEALs Seek Out High-Tech Jobs

Navy SEALs Seek Out High-Tech Jobs

Nov. 8
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

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

On Historic Election Day, San Diego World War II Veterans Reflect O...

On Historic Election Day, San Diego World War II Veterans Reflect On Lifetime Of Voting

Nov. 7
By Susan Murphy

For some members of the so-called Greatest Generation, Election Day is more than just the candidates and issues. Casting a ballot is a way to pay tribute to those who have fought courageously to protect America’s freedoms and right to vote.

Wives Of Wounded Veterans Share Their Experiences In New Book

Wives Of Wounded Veterans Share Their Experiences In New Book

Nov. 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

For the last eight years, Barbara McNally has been sponsoring an event for the wives of wounded warriors. She's turned the stories she has encountered at these events into a book, "Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife."

Body Of Navy Officer Killed In Iraq Returned To San Diego

Body Of Navy Officer Killed In Iraq Returned To San Diego

Oct. 28
By City News Service

Coronado-based Chief Petty Officer Jason Finan, 34, suffered fatal wounds from the blast of an improvised explosive device last week.

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