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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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USS Carl Vinson To Begin Airstrikes Against ISIL

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The San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson will soon arrive in the Persian Gulf to relieve the USS George H.W. Bush, and begin airstrikes against the Islamic State - also known as ISIL.

Search On For Missing Aircrew Member From San Diego-Based USS Makin Island

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The search is on in the North Arabian Gulf for a missing aircrew member assigned to the San Diego-based USS Makin Island. According to the Navy, the missing crew member was one of two who bailed out of a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey that lost power after taking off from the Makin Island.

Camp Pendleton Marines Lead New Crisis Response Unit In Middle East

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Marines from Camp Pendleton's 5th Marine Regiment will head up the Marine Corps' newest Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command in the Middle East.

Miramar Air Show To Feature Final Flight Of Sea Knight 'Phrog' (Video)

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The Vietnam-era aircraft CH-46 Sea Knight will fly its final time at the 2014 Miramar Air Show, which takes place Oct. 3 - 5. The Blue Angels will also perform, as will the San Diego-based U.S. Navy Parachute Team - better known as the Leap Frogs.

Navy Fires Commanding Officer Of San Diego-Based USS Boxer

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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.

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