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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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US Soldier Dies From Wounds Suffered In Afghanistan

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U.S. Army Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, died April 15 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, from wounds he suffered April 12 in Afghanistan.

USS Bonhomme Richard Searches For Survivors Of South Korean Ferry Disaster (Video)

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The South Korean military has requested the help of the USS Bonhomme Richard in the desperate search for survivors near the site of the sunken ferry Sewol.

U.S. Navy Ship At Scene Of Overturned South Korean Ferry (Video)

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The USS Bonhomme Richard, which until 2012 was homeported in San Diego, is at the scene of an overturned South Korean ferry, standing by to help with rescue efforts. Media reports say at least five people have died in the disaster, and 295 are still missing.

Army Veteran Sgt. Kyle White To Receive Medal Of Honor (Video)

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Army veteran Sgt. Kyle J. White will become the only the seventh living service member from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the Medal of Honor, when President Barack Obama awards White the nation's highest military award May 13 at a White House ceremony.

Brad Pitt To Play Gen. Stanley McChrystal In 'The Operators' Movie

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Which actor would you want to play you in a movie about your life? If you're a man, I'm guessing Brad Pitt is at the top of the list. Well, for Gen. Stanley McChrystal the dream is about to become a reality. Pitt is slated to star in "The Operators," a film about McChrystal based on the book by Michael Hastings.

Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year From NAS North Island

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Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Paul Marticorena of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3, Naval Air Station North Island, has been named the 2013 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year.

Russian Jet Buzzing Of USS Donald Cook 'Provacative,' Says Pentagon (Video)

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A day after news broke that a Russian fighter jet repeatedly buzzed the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea on April 12, the Pentagon called the move was "provocative" and said it's inconceivable the Russian pilot decided to make close-range passes at a U.S. Navy ship without the backing of his government.

Camp Pendleton Marine Veteran, Held Captive In Iran, Sentenced To 10 Years

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Camp Pendleton Marine veteran Amir Hekmati was sentenced to 10 years in an Iranian prison for “practical collaboration with the American government.” Hekmati has been held in Iran since August 2011, when he went to visit an ailing grandmother.

San Francisco Pride Names Pvt. Bradley Manning Of Wikileaks Infamy As Parade Grand Marshal

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Military LGBT activists are "astounded" that San Francisco Pride organizers chose Chelsea Manning - a.k.a. Army Pvt. Bradley Manning - as honorary parade grand marshal. Manning was found guilty of espionage in 2013 for handing over top secret government documents to Wikileaks. Today the Army upheld that conviction, and the 35 year sentence that went along with it.

USS Zumwalt Christening Ceremony On Saturday (Video)

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On Saturday morning in Bath, Maine, the daughters of the late Admiral Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt Jr. will break a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow of the ship that bears their father's name. The USS Zumwalt is being hailed as the the largest Navy destroyer ever built. Its new home will be San Diego.

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