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To Reach Potential Recruits, The Army Is Working To Win Over High School Teachers

Feb. 15
Dan Boyce/ American Homefront

To increase interest in military service among teenagers, the Army is reaching out to some of the people who know them best: high school teachers and guidance counselors.

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Troops Along The California Border Packed Up Last Week

Feb. 11
By Steve Walsh

Most of the local Marines went home after their original mission to the border ended, though more troops are expected as the Trump Administration shifts focus to laying barriers between the ports of entries.

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Years Of Warning, Then Death And Disaster: How The Navy Failed Its Sailors

Feb. 11
Robert Faturechi, Megan Rose, T. Christian Miller/ProPublica

When Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin was elevated to lead the vaunted 7th Fleet in 2015, he expected it to be the pinnacle of his nearly four-decade Navy career. The fleet was the largest and most powerful in the world, and its role as one of America’s great protectors had new urgency. China was expanding into disputed waters. And Kim Jong-un was testing ballistic missiles in North Korea.

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Roundtable: Decriminalizing Homelessness

Feb. 8
By Andrew Bowen, Bennett Lacy

San Diego repeals an ordinance that banned living in vehicles, Congress will hold a hearing on human research done at San Diego's VA Medical Center, and local police unions fight a new transparency law.

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To Help Veterans In Crisis, VA Counselors Are Riding Along With Police

Feb. 6
Libby Denkmann/American Homefront

In a first of its kind program, the VA in Long Beach, Cal. is partnering with law enforcement to proactively reach military veterans with mental health issues.

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Military Medical Teams Aided Migrants On Border After Deaths In CBP Custody

Feb. 5
By Steve Walsh

Active duty medical teams evaluated a couple hundred migrants in California and Arizona through most of January, at the request of the Customs and Border Protection.

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Podcast Reveals History Of KKK On Camp Pendleton

Feb. 5
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

“Free The Pendleton 14” is a new podcast about a group of black Marines who tried to combat racism and the Ku Klux Klan at Camp Pendleton in the 1970s.

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Congress To Hold Hearing On Allegations Of Dangerous Human Research At San Diego VA

Feb. 1
By Brad Racino / inewsource, Jill Castellano / inewsource

A federal report describes one San Diego VA patient returning from a procedure “oozing with blood” and in need of an emergency transfusion.

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Details Emerge In SEAL Case Set For Court Martial

Jan. 30
By Steve Walsh

A Navy SEAL is set to go on trial in San Diego for war crimes, beginning in February.

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Documentary At GI Film Festival San Diego Looks At Dangers Of Military Helicopter

Jan. 29
By Jade Hindmon

"Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?" is a documentary playing at the GIFFSD that looks into maintenance problems that could be causing a military helicopter to be deadly.

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Hurricane Florence Repairs At Camp Lejeune Will Cost Billions, And More Big Storms Are Likely

Jan. 28
Jay Price / American Homefront

The Marine Corps says Camp Lejeune, N.C. needs $3.6 billion in repairs, as scientists warn climate change will lead to more big storms and affect military readiness.

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Navy Warships At Risk As Security Gaps At One San Diego Bay Shipyard Persist

Jan. 28
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Despite an inewsource investigation and calls for action from a local congressman, one San Diego shipyard continues to ignore federal rules designed to protect billion-dollar Navy warships.

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San Diego Facility Part Of Pentagon's Global Consolidation Of Military Medicine

Jan. 25
By Steve Walsh

Medical centers run by each branch of the military will be combined under the Defense Health Agency. Sailors and Marines may by treated by an Army doctor as the Pentagon tries to cut costs and improve outcomes.

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Feeding San Diego Distributes Food To Coast Guard Families During Shutdown

Jan. 23
By Priya Sridhar

Thousands of Coast Guard service members are working without pay as the government shutdown continues.

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Supreme Court Order Leads To More Uncertainty For Transgender Troops And Recruits

Jan. 23
Carson Frame / American Homefront

President Trump's restrictions on transgender troops moved a step closer to taking effect, even as several lawsuits challenging the policy remain unresolved.

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