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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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Soldier From California Killed In Afghanistan (+Video)

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Army Pfc. Keith M. Williams, 19, of Visalia, Calif. was killed July 24 in Afghanistan by the blast of an improvised explosive device. Also killed in the explosion was Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, 30, of Hickman, Nebraska.

US Soldier Dies Of Illness Developed In Afghanistan

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Army Pfc. Donnell A. Hamilton, Jr., 20, died July 24, at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas from an illness he contracted while deployed in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

Female MCAS Miramar Marine Named To 2015 Blue Angels Team

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Women are breaking new ground — in the air — making history on the newly chosen 2015 Blue Angels team.

Singing Soldier Paul Ieti Makes Finals Of America's Got Talent (Video)

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The judges from the TV talent competition "America's Got Talent" voted unanimously on Wednesday night to send 21-year-old Army Pfc. Paul Ieti to Radio City Music Hall for the show's finals. Ieti, an active-duty soldier, recently returned from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

No California National Guard Troops Headed To Border With Mexico

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry may be making headlines for deploying National Guard troops to that state's border with Mexico, but California won't be following suit.

UPDATE: Detectives 'Looking For A Crime Scene' In Erin Corwin Case (Video)

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Detectives are "looking for a crime scene" in connection with the disappearance of pregnant Marine wife Erin Corwin. Court documents show Erin's friends believed she was romantically involved with Marine veteran Christopher Lee, and may have been carrying his child.

Military Commissaries Get Temporary Reprieve From Budget Ax

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Congress has voted to restore $200 million in cuts to the taxpayer subsidies that help fund military commissaries.

Marine Veteran First Paraplegic To Row From California To Hawaii (Video)

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Marine veteran Angela Madsen, 54, became the first paraplegic to successfully row the epic 2,500 mile journey from California to Hawaii. Madsen and her rowing partner departed Long Beach on May 20 and arrived in Honolulu on July 19.

NCIS Involved In Erin Corwin Case; Search Warrants Info Revealed (Video)

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The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has confirmed its investigators are involved in the search for Erin Corwin. The pregnant 20-year-old was last seen three weeks ago at her home on the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base.

James Garner Served In Korean War, Awarded Purple Heart Twice

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James Scott Bumgarner, a.k.a. James Garner, served in the Merchant Marines, the Oklahoma National Guard, and the U.S. Army. Garner was injured in the Korean War and twice awarded the Purple Heart before being discharged in 1952.

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