Beth Ford Roth
Stories by Beth Ford
The San Diego-based USS Freedom arrived in Singapore today on the first phase of its Southeast Asia deployment. Like the San Diego-based Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group's recent port visit in Hong Kong, much is being made by Asian media about the Freedom's presence in the region during a time of tension in the Korean Peninsula.
A team of 15 National Guard soldiers wearing 40-pound packs on their backs marched in the Boston Marathon to honor service members who lost their lives to suicide or combat. When two bombs went off after they finished their race, "Tough Ruck" team members used their military training to aid the injured.