Stories by Beth Ford Roth
The country that contributed Ingrid Bergman, Stieg Larsson, and IKEA to the world's cultural landscape has made yet another offering for us to enjoy. This time, a group of Swedish Marines stationed in Afghanistan performed what some are calling a sexy version of the song "Greased Lightnin'" from the musical "Grease."
Marine Corps Reservist Lt. Col. Rollin Jackson must repay the Corps almost $100,000 in housing allowances from when he served in San Diego. Corps officials told Jackson because of an error on their end, he'd been overpaid, and the Corps wanted the money back ASAP. Unfortunately, Jackson's case is not unique.
There's a game of musical chairs (or aircraft carriers) going on as part of the Navy's plan to strengthen its presence in the Pacific. The USS Ronald Reagan will leave San Diego for its new homeport of Yokosuka, Japan. The USS Theodore Roosevelt will then make San Diego its new home, leaving Norfolk, Va.