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Blogger Beth Ford Roth was born into a military family and has covered issues important to service members and their loved ones for many years. She has worked as a broadcast journalist in both commercial television and public radio.

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Paralyzed Marine To Receive Bronze Star With Help From Exoskeleton (Video)

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Camp Pendleton Marine Capt. Derek Herrera will receive the Bronze Star Friday at his retirement ceremony on base. Paralyzed by a sniper's bullet, Herrera will walk to accept his medal with the aid of his exoskeleton.

Camp Pendleton Navy Corpsman To Be Awarded Navy Cross

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The commanding general of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) will award Navy Chief Petty Officer Justin Wilson, 36, the Navy Cross at a Camp Pendleton ceremony on Nov. 25.

No Injuries After Two Navy Ships Collide In Gulf Of Aden

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A Navy investigation is underway into what caused two of its ships, USNS Amelia Earhart and USNS Walter S. Diehl, to collide Thursday in the Gulf of Aden.

Army: San Diego County Soldier's Death In Jordan Was Murder (Video)

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The Army has charged a 23-year-old soldier with killing San Diego County native Army Spc. Adrian M. Perkins, 19, while the two men were deployed in Jordan last May.

Free Phone Cards For Troops Deployed During The Holidays

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Continuing an annual holiday tradition, the Navy Exchange Service Command will provide Sailors and Marines deployed overseas during the holiday season $10 phone cards.

California National Guard Linguists To Aid In Africa's Ebola Battle

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Citizen soldiers from the Golden State will be joining the fight against the Ebola outbreak. Six linguists from the California National Guard are slated to deploy to West Africa in Spring 2015 to aid in communication efforts. None will be providing direct medical care to patients with the Ebola virus.

American Beheaded By ISIS Was Army Ranger Veteran (Video)

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Abdul-Rahman "Peter" Kassig, the American aid worker beheaded by ISIS, was a former Army Ranger who left the service to commit his life to humanitarian missions in the Middle East. It was while on one of these missions in Syria last year that Kassig was kidnapped by terrorists who would later execute him.

Special Forces Soldier With Ties To NHL Dies In Afghanistan (Video)

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A Special Forces soldier who make headlines when he practiced with the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team last March has died in Afghanistan. Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Cathcart, 31, was killed by small arms fire in Kunduz Province on Nov. 14.

Marine Officer From Orange County Dies During PT Run In Germany

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The military is investigating the untimely death of Marine Corps Maj. Ryan Hansen, 41, who died after collapsing during a physical training run in Germany. Hansen was a graduate of U.C. San Diego, and a native of Orange County.

USS Fort Worth Departs San Diego Monday For Record 16-Month Deployment (Video)

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The USS Fort Worth will depart Naval Base San Diego on Monday for a 16-month deployment, the longest for a Navy ship since 1973, when the USS Midway deployed for 327 days (about 10 months).

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