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Some Stolen US Military Guns Used In Violent Crimes

June 15
Kristin M. Hall, James LaPorta, Justin Pritchard and Justin Myers / Associated Press

These weapons are intended for war — but some have ended up on America’s streets. Army pistols, for example, were used in violent crimes including shootings and robbery.

Norma Apodaca shows a photo of her brother Eras...

Deported Veterans Look To Biden Administration For Help

June 14
By Steve Walsh

Over the past several decades, hundreds or maybe thousands of U.S. military veterans have been deported after they committed crimes, sometimes decades after they left the service.

An F-35C sits on the runway during an open hous...

Mystery Boom On Tuesday May Have Been From Aircraft Training

June 12
By City News Service

MCAS Miramar said Saturday the loud boom heard across San Diego County Tuesday evening may have been caused by aircraft training off the coast.

The Air Force monitoring ground water at Wright...

Sen. Padilla Proposes Bill To Clean Up Toxic Chemical On Military Bases

June 11
By Steve Walsh

Military bases across California, including San Diego, have tested positive for a toxic chemical. A bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla attempts to find the money to finally clean up the legacy of PFAS.

Members of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2021...

Amid A 'Stark' Racial Disparity In Military Academy Nominations, Should Congress Be Doing More?

June 11
Desiree D'Iorio/American Homefront

Advocates say more members of Congress should reach out to Black and Latino high school students and make them aware of opportunities at the elite schools.

A military honor guard escorts the casket of Ma...

Marine Killed At Pearl Harbor Laid To Rest In San Diego

June 10
By Associated Press

Eighty years after he died in the attack on Pearl Harbor and just months after his remains were finally identified, a San Diego Marine has been laid to rest with full military honors.

Richard Sobek, the Commander of American Legion...

American Legion Posts Are Reopening, But Many Still Face A Financial Crisis

June 10
Anne Kniggendorf

More than 12,000 American Legion posts closed for at least part of the pandemic. Those closures left some posts in financial trouble.

Maj. Gen. Robert F. Castellvi Robert F. Castell...

Marine Relieves General Of Duties, Cites Last Year's Fatal Seafaring Tank Sinking

June 9
Julie Watson / Associated Press

The Marine Corps says it's relieving a general of his duties for failing to properly train Marines and sailors and evaluate the platoon before an exercise last summer when their seafaring tank sank off the San Diego coast.

Mourners return to Fort Rosecrans National Ceme...

San Diego's National Cemeteries Start Returning To Normal This Memorial Day

May 31
By Steve Walsh

San Diego's national cemeteries held a virtual Memorial Day ceremony. But crowds also filed into Fort Rosecrans and Miramar to pay tribute to those who died in war.

Marine veteran Ruth Osborn holds a 1954 photo o...

Honoring The Fallen At The USS Midway This Memorial Day

May 31
By Melissa Mae

The USS Midway Museum honored all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country with a commemorative wreath-laying ceremony and a special tribute for Korean War veterans.

The Avenue of Flags at Miramar National Cemetar...

San Diego's National Cemeteries Honor Fallen Service Members On Memorial Day

May 31
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Memorial Day ceremonies at Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries were again paired down this year. The state is beginning to reopen due to a decrease in COVID-19 cases and an increase in the number of people vaccinated statewide.

Evangelina Garcia, widow of Leon Martinez, who ...

Roundtable: Family Of COVID-19 Victim Files Wrongful Death Claim

May 28
By Bennett Lacy

A Southern California family files a wrongful death claim after an inmate at San Diego County's Donovan State Prison died from COVID-19, conflict of interest investigations shake up operations for Volunteers of America and the San Diego Housing Commission, and a conversation on the role of statues and public building names in the ongoing social justice movement.

Lynn Rolf Jr., a retired Army colonel, typicall...

The VA Is Lifting Restrictions At Cemeteries, But Memorial Day May Not Be Back To Normal

May 28
Chris Haxel / The American Homefront Project

Days before Memorial Day, the Department of Veterans Affairs is easing restrictions at the cemeteries it manages.

Supervisor Jim Desmond announcing his $40 milli...

Millions In COVID-19 Relief Proposed For San Diego First Responders, Military Families

May 25
By Melissa Mae

Supervisor Jim Desmond wants to allocate $40 million in American Rescue Plan funds to a grant program for first responders and military families.

U.S. Navy Information Systems Technician 2nd Cl...

USS Theodore Roosevelt Returns To San Diego From Six-Month Deployment

May 25
By City News Service

The Nimitz-class carrier left San Diego last December for the second deployment its crew embarked upon in 2020, which took the ship about 48,000 nautical miles to the U.S. 3rd Fleet and 7th Fleet areas of operation and back.

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