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Stories by Beth Ford Roth

USS Green Bay Leaves San Diego For New Home In Japan (Video)

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The USS Green Bay left San Diego for good on Monday, as it headed for its new home of Sasebo, Japan. And while the ship has always been homeported in San Diego, the USS Green Bay also has a tight bond with its namesake city - and the Green Bay Packers.

Military Commissaries Facing Budget Axe Once Again?

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Military commissaries might be forced to shut their doors to shoppers by up to two days a week, under a draft budget proposal for fiscal 2016.

Two Camp Pendleton Marines Killed In Helicopter Crash ID'ed

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The two Camp Pendleton-based Marines killed Friday when their 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing UH-1Y Huey helicopter crashed have been identified as Capt. Elizabeth Kealey, 32, and 1st Lt. Adam Satterfield, 25.

Two Camp Pendleton Marines Killed In Helicopter Crash At 29 Palms

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Two Marines assigned to the Third Marine Aircraft Wing at Camp Pendleton were killed Friday when their UH-1Y Huey helicopter crashed aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms. The military has not yet released the identities of the two fallen Marines.

Therapy Dogs Would Help Veterans With PTSD Under New Bill

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Veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder could help train therapy dogs for other veterans under a pilot program being considered by Congress.

Scandal Over Gitmo Head's Firing Includes Rumors Of Adultery, Suspicious Death

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U.S. Navy Captain John Nettleton lost his job as commanding officer of Guantanamo Bay after NCIS discovered he was allegedly having an adulterous affair with a woman named Lara Tur. Tur's husband, Marine veteran Christopher Tur, was found dead in the waters off Gitmo on Jan. 11.

Army Team Deploying To Ramona To Investigate Helicopter Crash (Video)

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A team from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center in Alabama is deploying to Ramona to take the lead on the investigation into what caused a California Army National Guard helicopter to crash on Tuesday evening.

USS Carl Vinson Crew Member Advises Aspiring Blue Angels (Video)

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The Blue Angels are hiring new crew members. But exactly what does it take to make the Navy's elite flight demonstration squadron? One former Blue Angel now serving aboard the USS Carl Vinson has some words of advice for those aspiring to make the team.

FakeBabyGate: The 'American Sniper' Movie Controversy (Video)

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Progressives say the movie "American Sniper" is war propaganda. Conservatives contend the film honors a great patriot. But there is one matter both sides seem to agree on: That is one super fake-looking baby Bradley Cooper is holding in the movie.

California Army National Guard Helicopter Crashes At Ramona Airport

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The pilot and co-pilot of a California Army National Guard helicopter suffered minor injuries when the chopper crashed Tuesday evening at the Ramona Airport.

Camp Pendleton's Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green Chosen As Top Enlisted Marine (Video)

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I Marine Expeditionary Force Sergeant Major Ronald L. Green, who is based at Camp Pendleton, will serve as the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps. The promotion will make Green the top enlisted leader of the Marines.

Supreme Court: Electrocution And Burn Pit Lawsuits Can Proceed

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The U.S. Supreme Court will allow three lawsuits against military contractors KBR Inc. and Halliburton Co. to proceed. The suits center around cases involving electrocution and toxic burn pits on military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Marines Honor Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr. (Video)

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Marines are paying homage to the "example of courage, leadership, and integrity" displayed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday that honors his memory.

Male Model And West Point Grad Killed By Train (Video)

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George "Greg" Plitt Jr. wasn't your typical male model. The 37-year-old who called Southern California home was a West Point graduate who'd served five years in the Army. On Jan. 17, Plitt was hit and killed by a train while filming a workout video on railroad tracks in Burbank.

Seat At State Of The Union Reserved For Imprisoned Camp Pendleton Marine Veteran

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As President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address next Tuesday, a seat will be empty in the House chamber. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Michigan, reserved the chair for Marine Corps veteran Amir Hekmati, who has been held in an Iranian prison for more than three years.

USS Peleliu Decommissioning Ceremony Slated For March

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The U.S. Navy will hold a special decommissioning ceremony for the USS Peleliu the morning of March 31, at Naval Base San Diego's Pier #7. The Peleliu is the last ship of its kind, and has been in service for almost 35 years.

Bombshell Confession Video Opens Navy Broadcaster Murder Trial

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An interrogation video in which Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean Oliver reportedly confesses to strangling Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov was prosecutors' first piece of evidence in the court-martial of Oliver, which began on Monday.

Oscar Nominations For Chris Kyle Biopic 'American Sniper' And Star Bradley Cooper

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"American Sniper" — the movie based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's bestselling memoir of the same name — has been nominated for Best Picture by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Bradley Cooper, who portrays Kyle in the movie, got a nomination for Best Actor.

AirAsia Search Ends For San Diego Ships USS Sampson and USS Fort Worth

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As news comes that Indonesian navy divers have discovered the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501, so does the announcement that the San Diego-based USS Sampson and USS Fort Worth have concluded their participation in the search effort.

No-Cost Tax Filing Service For Military Families

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Does the mere thought of having to do your taxes fill you with dread? Well, if you're part of a military family, there's a way to make tax season less painful. The Department of Defense and H&R Block are teaming up to offer no-cost tax preparation for service members and their families.

Prisoner Swap For Camp Pendleton Marine Veteran Held In Iran?

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Amir Hekmati, a Marine Corps veteran who served at Camp Pendleton, has been held against his will in Iran for more than three years. Now his Michigan-based family says Iranian officials want to free him as part of a prisoner swap - an idea they oppose.

Navy SEAL Killed In Skydiving Training Accident (Video)

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The Navy is investigating the death of Petty Officer 1st Class William "Blake" Marston, a Navy SEAL who died Jan. 11 during a skydiving training exercise.

Murder Trial Of Slain Navy Broadcaster Begins; Airman Pleads Not Guilty

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The court-martial of Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean Oliver, who has been charged with killing Navy Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov, started Monday at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

AirAsia Search Through The Eyes Of A San Diego-Based Helicopter Crewman (Video)

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When Naval Aircrewman 1st Class Joseph Jiardina departed San Diego on Oct. 31 aboard the USS Sampson for a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific, there was no way he could've known he'd become a critical part of the search for wreckage and bodies after the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 in the Java Sea.

How War Brings About Medical Advances - Part V

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So, military doctors wondered, how to relieve the pressure within the soldier’s skull without killing him? The answer was something called a craniectomy. The inventor was an Army neurosurgeon named Col. Rocco Armonda.

How War Brings About Medical Advances - Part IV

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Most medical advances in war usually happen by accident, with a military doc facing a traumatically injured patient he’s not sure how to fix. So, tries everything he can think of until something works. This was how a life-saving technique unique to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq came into practice.

Military Families Stationed Overseas Find Commissary Shelves Empty

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Military families stationed in Europe and the Pacific are finding it difficult to get the food and supplies they need from their local base commissaries.

How War Brings About Medical Advances - Part III

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World Wars I and II weren’t without their own medical practices that might seem barbaric by today’s standards.

Soldier Guards Tomb Of The Unknowns During 'Winter Storm Gorgon'

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Washington D.C. and nearby Arlington, Va. got walloped Tuesday by Winter Storm Gorgon - a weather event that brought several inches of snow to the region. But the brutal elements did not stop a soldier from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment from guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns (also called the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier) at Arlington National Cemetery.

How War Brings About Medical Advances - Part II

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Between 1861 and 1865, an estimated 670,000 Americans were killed in the Civil War. Although black and white photos of corpses littering battlefields seem to suggest otherwise, most of the 620,000 soldiers who died in the Civil War perished from disease, or infection from their wounds

USS Fort Worth Divers Use Tow Fish Sonar In AirAsia Search (Video)

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Indonesian officials in charge of the search for missing AirAsia Flight 8501 say the crew of the San Diego-based USS Fort Worth detected two metal objects on Jan. 6 using its Tow Fish sonar system. Those objects could be parts of the missing plane's fuselage and tail.

How War Brings About Medical Advances - Part I

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We’ve come a long way since the United States’ first foray into battle. If you were unlucky enough to be soldier in the Revolutionary War and found yourself injured by the enemy, you had at least a 40 percent chance of dying.

AirAsia Wreckage Search Continues For San Diego-Based USS Fort Worth And USS Sampson (Video)

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The advanced sonar systems aboard the USS Fort Worth could be key in helping discover the black boxes from AirAsia Flight 8501, which disappeared last week and is thought to have crashed into the Java Sea with 162 passengers and crew on board.

San Diego-Based USS Carl Vinson's Role In ISIS Fight Profiled In New York Times (Video)

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The USS Carl Vinson, called "five acres of sovereign U.S. territory" in the Persian Gulf by one Navy admiral, plays a staring role in a New York Times article about the irony of fighting a "desert war" from the floating city that is an aircraft carrier.

Why Is A Chinese Military Helicopter Landing On A US Navy Ship? (Video)

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It might be a bit unsettling to watch a Chinese military helicopter land on a U.S. Navy ship - the San Diego-based USS Sterett to be exact. But it's all part of a planned counter-piracy exercise taking place in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa.

Philippine Government Charges US Marine With Murder Of Transgender Woman (Video)

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U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, 19, now faces murder charges in the Philippines in connection with the Oct. 11 drowning death of transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude in a motel bathroom.

2 US Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan (Video)

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Two U.S. soldiers died Dec. 12 in Parwan Province, Afghanistan. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ramon S. Morris, 37, and Spc. Wyatt J. Martin, 22, were killed when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Both men were stationed at Fort Hood in Texas.

USS Makin Island, Camp Pendleton Marines Prep For CIA Report Release (Video)

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The San Diego-based Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, and the Marines aboard from Camp Pendleton's 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, have been put on high alert to protect American interests overseas ahead of Tuesday's release of a controversial CIA torture report.

Commander Faulted For Fatal Mishap On San Diego-Based Ship Up For Promotion

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The ex-commanding officer of the San Diego-based USS William P. Lawrence was faulted in a Navy report for misjudgements that caused the deaths of two Navy pilots. So it's no wonder the widows of the two pilots are mystified as to why Cmdr. Jana A. Vavasseur is up for a promotion.

Wife Turns Tables On Marine Husband, Surprises HIM At Camp Pendleton Homecoming (Video)

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The video of this surprise military homecoming with a twist has gone viral, garnering more than 1.3 million hits in the last month. It all started when Sara Taylor decided to surprise her husband, Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Fort Taylor, when he returned to Camp Pendleton after a year-long deployment in Afghanistan.

Special Forces Soldier Killed In Afghanistan (+Video)

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A U.S. Special Forces soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Dec. 3, according to the Department of Defense. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew R. Ammerman, 29, died in Zabul Province when he was hit with small arms fire while taking part in a clearing operation.

WW II Airman Buried At Arlington National Cemetery 70 Years After He Went Missing

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Army Air Forces Sgt. Charles A. Gardner of San Francisco, Calif., will be buried with full military honors Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery, almost 70 years after he went missing when his plane was shot down over New Guinea during World War II.

Navy Secretary Revokes Honorary Title For Bill Cosby

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As sexual assault allegations against famed comedian Bill Cosby mount, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced today the Navy is revoking the title of honorary Chief Petty Officer presented to Cosby in 2011.

Judge Orders Body Of Slain Marine Wife Erin Corwin Released To Her Family

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In a San Bernardino County courtroom this week, Judge Rod Cortez ruled that the body of slain Marine wife Erin Corwin could be released to her family - almost four months after searchers recovered her remains in a remote desert mine shaft.

Trial Starts For Camp Pendleton Marine Charged With 3 DUI Deaths

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Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Jared R. Hale was behind the wheel on Feb. 14, 2012 when his Dodge Stratus slammed into a tree in Dana Point, killing his three passengers - all fellow Pendleton Marines. Prosecutors charged Hale with three felony counts of vehicular manslaughter, and opening statements in the trial begin today.

San Diego-Based USS Anchorage To Recover NASA Space Capsule Orion (Video)

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The USS Anchorage is heading out to sea to take part in NASA's groundbreaking Orion space capsule project. NASA is depending on the San Diego-based ship to recover the Orion after its first test launch into space on Dec. 4.

Three-Legged Marine Corps Dog Subject Of New Book (Video)

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A retired Marine Corps bomb-sniffing dog with a local connection is the subject of a new book, “Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca.” Lucca lost one of her paws in an improvised explosive device blast in Afghanistan back in 2012, and she spent her physical rehabilitation at Camp Pendleton before being medically retired by the Marines.

NORAD Santa Claus Tracker Website Up And Running (Video)

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Santa Claus won't start his journey around the globe for at least another three weeks. But NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) has its Santa Tracker website up and running - with lots of games, music, and movies to keep the kiddos busy until the big day arrives.

U.S. Air Force Pilot Killed In Middle East ID'ed As Capt. William Dubois

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The Department of Defense has identified the U.S. Air Force pilot killed Dec. 1 as Capt. William H. Dubois, 30, of New Castle, Colorado. Dubois lost his life when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed "near a coalition air base" in the Middle East.

Military Jet Crash Kills Air Force Pilot In Middle East

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A pilot with the U.S. Air Force died when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed Sunday night while conducting a mission for Operation Inherent Resolve. Military officials would not say which country in the Middle East the crash took place, only to say it was not in Iraq or Syria.

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