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Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Leaves San Diego On Deployment

Jan. 17
By Priya Sridhar

Approximately 7,000 sailors left San Diego Friday on deployment to the Western Pacific.

Sailors partake in a foreign object and debris ...

San Diego-Bound USS Lincoln On Last Leg Of Record-Breaking Deployment

Jan. 16
By Steve Walsh

Families of the crew of the carrier struggled with making the cross-country move and finding housing in pricey San Diego.

Air Force veteran Ronald West, 70, said he leav...

The VA's New Smoking Ban Is Sparking Complaints From Some Veterans And Employees

Jan. 15
Stephanie Colombini / American Homefront

The VA has eliminated the designated smoking areas at its hospitals, clinics, and other buildings. It's a difficult transition for some patients, visitors, and VA workers.

Rep. Duncan Hunter arrives at the federal court...

Roundtable: Duncan Hunter Resigns

Jan. 10
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

On Monday, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter will resign. There will be no special election for the 50th Congressional District. Local vets reveal their thoughts on the situation with Iran. And homelessness is spreading to the suburbs.

The U.S. Capitol building is illuminated by the...

Feeding San Diego CEO Testifies Before Congress On Hunger Among Veterans

Jan. 9
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

In the richest nation on earth, far too many veterans and active military personnel face food insecurity. In testimony before Congress on Thursday, Feeding San Diego CEO Vince Hall made it clear that Congress needs to do more to help.

President Donald Trump arrives to address the n...

US, Iran Step Back From The Brink; Region Still On Edge

Jan. 8
By Associated Press

The U.S. and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war on Wednesday as President Donald Trump signaled he would not retaliate militarily for Iran's missile strikes on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.

Mehdi Moein, an Iranian community leader in San...

Local Iranian Community Leader Speaks About US-Iran Tensions

Jan. 8
By Matt Hoffman

The two countries no longer appear to be on the brink of war, but Iranian immigrants in San Diego remain concerned about what lies ahead.

President Donald Trump addresses the nation fro...

Trump Vows New Sanctions On Already Heavily Sanctioned Iran

Jan. 8
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration will immediately impose new economic sanctions on Iran in response to Iranian missile strikes on U.S. bases in Iraq.

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Local Military Bases Tighten Security As Tensions Rise In Middle East

Jan. 6
By City News Service

Military bases throughout San Diego County have instituted heightened security measures and warned of increased entry gate delays, according to base Twitter posts.

Crews give the final preparations in the city's...

San Diego Clears Homeless Infractions In Exchange For Shelter Stays

Jan. 6
By Associated Press

Homeless people facing a ticket or arrest by San Diego police could have the infractions cleared if they agree to stay for 30 days in one of the city’s shelters, according to a newspaper report Sunday.

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US Has Few Good Options As Marines From San Diego Defend US Embassy In Iraq

Jan. 3
By Steve Walsh

Though President Trump’s stated goal had been to pull the U.S. out of conflicts like Syria and Afghanistan, 3,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Division were touching down in Kuwait, prepared to head into Iraq Friday, a day after a U.S. drone strike killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani at the Baghdad Airport.

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Trump: Aim Of Killing Iranian General Was To ‘Stop A War’

Jan. 3
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump said Friday he ordered the killing of a top Iranian general “to stop a war,” not start one, but in the tense aftermath the Pentagon braced for retaliation by sending more troops to the Middle East.

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Millions Of Vets Eligible To Shop On Base Beginning This Year

Jan. 3
By Steve Walsh

Another 4 million people nationwide will be allowed to shop on military bases. In San Diego, they'll go through a screening process that will include a background check at Naval bases.

Comedian Paula Poundstone performs at a USO sho...

More Than Shows: Today's USO Is Working To Bridge The Divide Between Service Members And Civilians

Jan. 2
Austin Cross/American Homefront

For an organization that's still strongly associated with entertainers of the past, like Bob Hope, it's a constant challenge to stay relevant to today's service members.

Capt. Walter Slaughter, commanding officer, of ...

Carrier USS Lincoln Headed For San Diego After Record Deployment

Dec. 31, 2019
By Steve Walsh

After a long stint in the Middle East, the USS Abraham Lincoln will eventually arrive in San Diego after breaking the post-Cold War record for having the longest deployment by a U.S. carrier.

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