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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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Paula Walker ID'ed As Soldier Who Committed Suicide At Fort Lee (Video)

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The Army has identified the woman who shot and killed herself at Fort Lee Army base on Monday as Sgt. 1st Class Paula M. Walker, 33, of Yonkers, N.Y. Walker had an eight-year-old daughter she was raising as a single mother.

Flags Lowered Over State Capitol For California Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

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Governor Jerry Brown ordered flags above the State Capitol to be lowered to half-staff in honor of fallen California soldier Sgt. Christopher W. Mulalley, 26, of Eureka. Mulalley died Aug. 22 in Afghanistan.

F-15C Fighter Jet Crashes In Virginia, Pilot's Condition Unknown

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An F-15C fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning in western Virginia. The jet was assigned to an Air National Guard base in Massachusetts. The condition of the pilot is not known at this time.

Coast Guard Fires Warning Shot At Iranian Boat In Arabian Gulf

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An inflatable boat dispatched by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy fired a warning shot at an Iranian dhow (fishing boat), after a member of the dhow's crew aimed a machine gun at the American boat "with hostile intent."

Erin Corwin's Husband Speaks Out For The First Time Since Wife's Disappearance (Video)

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Marine Cpl. Jonathan Corwin, the widower of homicide victim Erin Corwin, is speaking to the media for the first time since his wife went missing on June 28. Corwin's body was discovered Aug. 16 in a 140-foot deep mine shaft in the Mojave Desert. Marine vet Christopher Lee was arrested and charged with Erin Corwin's murder.

Recalled Peanut And Almond Butters Sold At Military Commissaries

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Brands of almond and peanut butters recalled from store shelves because of possible Salmonella contamination were sold by military commissaries, according to an announcement the Defense Commissary Agency.

Armed Female Soldier Prompts Lockdown At Fort Lee Army Base in Virginia

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A female soldier who shot herself with a gun prompted a lockdown this morning at Fort Lee Army Base in Virginia. Officials have not yet released information about the woman's identity.

Navy Fires Command Master Chief Of San Diego-Based USS Dewey

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The Navy fired Master Chief Petty Officer Joe Grgetich from his job as command master chief of the San Diego-based USS Dewey on Aug. 21, a day before the ship deployed with the Vinson Carrier Strike Group.

Death Of California Soldier In Afghanistan Under Investigation

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The military is investigating the death of Army Sgt. Christopher W. Mulalley, 26, of Eureka, California. Mulalley died Aug. 22 in Gardez, Afghanistan in what the Department of Defense is calling "a non-combat related incident."

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Departs San Diego Friday For Middle East Deployment

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The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is scheduled to leave San Diego on Friday for a nine month deployment to the the Navy's 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility, which includes the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, and the Persian Gulf.

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