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Security Lapses Found At San Diego Shipyards Despite Navy Rules

Dec. 12
By Brad Racino / inewsource

The private shipyards in San Diego responsible for protecting Navy warships have not been following security protocols meant to protect those billion-dollar assets, and the Navy was alerted to the lapses more than two years ago, an inewsource investigation has found.

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US Starts To Withdraw Troops From Trump Border Mission

Dec. 10
By Associated Press

The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday.

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A Frantic Effort To Nourish WWII Troops Led To This Common Breakfast Staple

Dec. 7
Bobbie O'Brien/American Homefront

An effort to prevent scurvy in U.S. troops led to the growth of the orange juice industry, popularizing what had been a relatively obscure beverage.

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City Council Approves $14.1 Million Block Grant Allocation For Homelessness

Dec. 5
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council unanimously voted, 9-0, Tuesday to invest more than $14 million in homelessness services and programs designed to curb the city's homeless population.

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US To Keep About 4,000 Troops At Border Through January

Nov. 30
By Associated Press

U.S. officials say the number of active-duty troops on the border with Mexico will drop from 5,600 to about 4,000, and their deployment will be extended through the end of January.

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Congressional Hearings Sought Into San Diego VA Human Research

Nov. 27
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Rep. Scott Peters on Monday requested a congressional hearing into allegations of dangerous human research at the VA San Diego Healthcare System.

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Military Shifts More Troops To San Diego-Mexico Border

Nov. 26
By Steve Walsh

Unarmed military police in full riot gear backed up Border Patrol Agents as they shutdown the busy San Ysidro Port of Entry over the weekend.

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In A New Movie About 'Black Hawk Down,' Troops Tell The Story Hollywood Missed

Nov. 26
Sarah Harris / American Homefront

The 2001 Hollywood blockbuster movie "Black Hawk Down" portrayed the story of the Battle of Mogadishu. Now, a new documentary hopes to change the narrative.

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Oldest Known Pearl Harbor Survivor Dies At 106

Nov. 21
By Priya Sridhar

Ray Chavez died in his sleep early Wednesday morning.

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In An Outdoor Recreation Program, Veterans Find Healing and Friendship

Nov. 21
Libby Denkmann/American Homefront

At "recreational therapy" camps, outdoor activities and mindfulness help veterans with PTSD, sexual trauma, and other issues.

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Pentagon Says Troops At US Border To Cost About $210 Million

Nov. 20
By Associated Press

Using thousands of military troops to help secure the Southwest border will cost an estimated $210 million under current plans, the Pentagon told Congress on Tuesday, even as questions arose about the scope and duration of the controversial mission.

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Marines Lay Miles Of Concertina Wire Along Southern Border In San Diego

Nov. 19
By Steve Walsh

Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7 is mainly made up of engineers who are now hardening border fences and adding barriers.

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Whistleblowers Allege Human Research Violations At San Diego VA

Nov. 20
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Federal investigators looking into the whistleblowers’ allegations sent a strongly worded letter to President Trump and to Congress urging a “truly critical look” into the VA San Diego Healthcare System.

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Marines Keep Their Distance From Migrants Coming Into Tijuana

Nov. 20
By Steve Walsh

The roughly 1,300 troops at the U.S.-Mexico border are expected to stay in place during the Thanksgiving holiday, as they work to fortify the ports of entry around San Diego.

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Roundtable: California’s Deadly Wildfires

Nov. 16
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Major wildfires burn across California, new asylum seekers arrive in Tijuana and SDSU begins the work of redeveloping the Mission Valley stadium site.

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