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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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USS Carl Vinson Takes Over Airstrike Campaign From USS George H. W. Bush (Video)

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This past weekend, the San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson took over responsibility for the airstrike campaign against ISIS from the USS George H. W. Bush, which has been in the Persian Gulf since June.

Marines And Sailors Return To Camp Pendleton After Deployment In Australia

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After a six-month deployment in Australia, Marines and sailors assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment are slated to arrive home Monday to Camp Pendleton.

Ebola Scare In Pentagon Parking Lot (Video)

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A woman who became violently ill on a bus in a Pentagon parking lot has been taken to a Fairfax, Va. hospital after telling first responders she had recently visited West Africa. The bus was carrying several Marines and their spouses headed to the Change of Command ceremony for the Marine Corps Commandant at the Marine Barracks in D.C.

San Diego-Based USS Peleliu Must Stay In Philippine Port During Transgender Murder Investigation

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The Navy has let three of its ships depart Subic Bay in the Philippines, but not the San Diego-based USS Peleliu. That's because the ship is carrying one U.S. Marine whom Philippine police have charged with murdering a transgender Filipino, and three possible witnesses.

Number Of US Troops In Liberia For Ebola Battle Continues To Grow (Video)

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The mission is called Operation United Assistance, and it's the U.S. military's effort in West Africa to curb the worst Ebola outbreak in human history.

San Diego Navy Officer Who Survived 50-Foot Freeway Fall Speaks Out (Video)

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The Navy officer whose truck flew 50-feet off a San Diego freeway overpass is speaking out for the first time since the crash. Navy First Class Petty Officer Kenneth Freudenvoll survived seven deployments, but he says he didn't think he'd make it out of his truck alive.

Murder Complaint Filed Against US Marine In Transgender Filipino Killing (Video)

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Police in the Philippines have filed a murder complaint against U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton in connection with the killing of Jennifer (Jeffrey) Laude, a 26-year-old transgender Filipino. Pemberton is in custody in the San Diego-based USS Peleliu's brig.

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Arrives In Middle East (Video)

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The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group arrived Wednesday in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, which includes the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea, and the Red Sea.

Navy Calls Off Search For Missing Coronado Man (Video)

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The Navy has called off the search for one of its civilian employees who went missing off San Clemente Island last week. Lee Racicot, 59, of Coronado worked on the island during the week and is believed to have disappeared while fishing or diving alone.

US Marine Held In Killing Of Transgender Filipino ID'ed (Video)

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The media in the Philippines has identified Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton as the prime suspect in the killing of a transgender Filipino named Jennifer Laude. Pemberton is being detained in the San Diego-based USS Peleliu brig.

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