skip to main content









Donation Heart Ribbon

Beth Ford Roth

Home Post Blogger

Photo of Beth Ford Roth

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.

Recent Stories

Navy Fires Commanding Officer Of San Diego-Based USS Boxer

Tease photo

The Navy relieved Capt. Wayne R. Brown of his duties as commanding officer of the USS Boxer on Sept. 29. According to a Navy news release, Brown's firing resulted from "a command investigation into Equal Opportunity concerns, and is not tied to a specific event."

Marine Corps' Newest Crisis Response Unit Will Be In Kuwait

Tease photo

The Marine Corps will base its newest crisis response unit in Kuwait. Roughly 2,100 troops will be part of the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Central Command, set to deploy in 2015.

Capped Credit Card Interest Rates For Military Families? It's In The Works

Tease photo

A move by the Pentagon to update the Military Lending Act of 2006 could result in service members and their families getting interest rates capped on everything from credit cards to vehicle title loans.

US Troops Begin Arriving In Africa To Battle Ebola Outbreak (Video)

Tease photo

Armed with hand sanitizers on their belts, members of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force have started to arrive in West Africa - the epicenter of the worst Ebola outbreak in human history.

Navy Fires Executive Officer Of USS Cowpens

Tease photo

The Navy announced Friday that it had relieved Cmdr. Armando Ramirez of his duties as executive officer of the San Diego-based USS Cowpens on Sept. 18. Ramirez lost his job due to what the Navy is calling "an alcohol-related incident." In the last three months, the Navy has fired four members of the Cowpens' command.

Airman Who Refused To Say 'So Help Me God' Allowed To Reenlist

Tease photo

The Air Force announced this week airmen aren't required to say "So help me God" as part of the enlistment oath. The decision was prompted by an atheist airman from Creech Air Force Base in Nevada who refused to say those four words in his reenlistment oath, and thus was denied the opportunity to remain in the Air Force.

Army Paratrooper Killed In Afghanistan Suicide Car Bombing (Video)

Tease photo

Army Maj. Michael J. Donahue, 41, a paratrooper stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, was one of two Americans killed Tuesday when their convoy was attacked by a suicide car bomber near Kabul, Afghanistan.

Navy Reservist Killed In Tuesday's Afghanistan Suicide Car Bombing (Video)

Tease photo

The family of Navy Reservist Stephen Byus has told an Ohio newspaper the 39-year-old father of two was one of the American troops killed in a suicide car bombing Tuesday near Kabul, Afghanistan. Family members say Byus's wife believes she was on the phone with him when the attack took place.

Special Ops Marine Killed In Afghanistan Insider Attack (Video)

Tease photo

Sgt. Charles C. Strong of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command was killed Sept. 15 in what's believed to be an insider attack. Strong, 28, is survived by his wife, who is pregnant with the couple's first child.

Sending Holiday Gifts To Your Sailor? Here Are The Navy's Mail Deadlines

Tease photo

Planning to send a Christmas gift or holiday card to someone you love aboard a Navy ship? The Navy has announced its mail-by dates to ensure presents and letters get to your sailor before Dec. 25.

All stories by Beth Ford Roth ›