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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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Nearly $100K Raised For Marine From Ramona Who Lost His Legs In IED Blast

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Ramona native Marine SSgt Brandon Dodson suffered devastating injuries in an IED blast on Aug. 9 in Afghanistan. A webpage set up to help ease financial stress on Dodson's wife and toddler son has raised nearly $100,000 as of early Wednesday morning.

UPDATE: The Evidence That Led To Marine Vet's Arrest In Erin Corwin Case (Video)

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The San Bernardino County District Attorney filed murder charges Tuesday against Marine veteran Christopher Lee in the death of Erin Corwin. Lee's arrest warrant sheds new light on the some of the evidence that allegedly connects Lee with Corwin's homicide.

USS Carl Vinson Sailors And Marines Could Earn New Special Pay

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Sailors and Marines serving aboard the USS Carl Vinson on its upcoming deployment could qualify for new special pay under a proposal being considered by Navy and Marine Corps officials.

Erin Corwin's Body Discovered, Alleged Lover Arrested In Her Death

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Searchers discovered the body of missing pregnant Marine wife Erin Corwin in a 140-foot mine shaft on Aug. 16. The next day, Corwin's suspected lover Christopher Lee was arrested in connection with her death.

How Military Surplus Gear Played A Role In Ferguson Upheaval (Video)

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Demonstrators protesting the killing of an unarmed African-American teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, were met with a police force equipped to go to war - literally. That's because in recent years, as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have drawn down, the amount of surplus military gear flowing to local police departments has soared.

Study: One In Four Military Families Depend On Food Banks (Video)

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A new study on hunger in America finds roughly 25 percent of military households need assistance from food banks to feed their families.

USA Discounters Must Refund $350,000 To Military Customers

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USA Discounters must provide refunds to U.S. military troops to the tune of $350,000, after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put a stop to the retail chain's practice of targeting service members with a so-called "fee scam." San Diego County has two USA Discounters locations, both near military bases.

Marine Videotaped Urinating On Taliban Found Dead (Video)

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Marine veteran Cpl. Robert Richards, one of four Marines videotaped in 2011 urinating on the corpses of Taliban, was found dead at his home Wednesday night.

Navy Fires Commanding Officer Of San Diego-Based Coastal Riverine Squadron

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The Navy has relieved Cmdr. Joseph Fauth of his duties as commanding officer of the San Diego-based Coastal Riverine Squadron 3, citing "a loss of confidence in his ability to command" as the reason.

College Football Star Turned Soldier Killed In Afghanistan (Video)

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Army Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, 35, was killed in Ghazni, Afghanistan on Aug. 12, when he was hit by small-arms fire during combat. Hairston attended the University of Houston, and was a defensive lineman for the school's football team from 1997 to 2000.

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