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Spc. Trent Bostic of the North Carolina Nationa...

As It Responds To The Pandemic, The National Guard Says More People Want To Enlist

May 28
Jennifer Brookland/American Homefront

In some states, recruiters are reporting an uptick in the number of people who are expressing interest in joining the Guard.

Terry Spears gives a haircut at his barbershop,...

Newsom Clears Way For Hair Salons To Reopen

May 26
By City News Service

The reopening of hair salons and barbershops marks continued movement into Stage 3 of the state's reopening plan. Other types of businesses in Stage 3, such as nail salons and fitness gyms, still have not been cleared to reopen.

Tease photo for On This Memorial Day, Nonprofit Bring...

On This Memorial Day, Nonprofit Brings Attention To Female Fallen Soldiers

May 25
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

The Southern California-based nonprofit Foundation for Women Warriors shares stories of women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.

Visitors to the San Diego Embarcadero snap phot...

San Diego Memorial Day Ceremonies To Be Live-Streamed Monday

May 25
By City News Service

Four iconic San Diego locations, including the USS Midway Museum and Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, will be sites for a live virtual commemoration of Memorial Day beginning online at 9 a.m. Monday.

Sailors and civilians at the Norfolk Naval Ship...

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Altering This Year's Memorial Day Tributes

May 25
Dan Boyce / American Homefront

The coronavirus pandemic has led groups around the country to cancel or scale back commemorations of America's war dead.

The Navy's newest littoral combat ship, the fut...

New Littoral Combat Ship Arrives In San Diego

May 24
By City News Service

The next ship to be commissioned and carry the Kansas City name arrived at its home port in San Diego Sunday, Navy officials said.

Los Angeles firefighter Ivan Del-Ril is instruc...

Fire Crews To Conduct Prescribed Burn Saturday At Camp Pendleton

May 22
By City News Service

Base officials warned that smoke will be visible from Oceanside, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Vista and Interstate 15 for up to six hours.

Air Force retiree Berthienna Ogden uses the VA'...

The VA Has Moved Thousands Of Healthcare Visits Online, But Some Veterans Say The App Has Problems

May 22
Carson Frame/American Homefront

Use of the Veterans Health Administration's telehealth platform has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the agency's infrastructure has struggled to keep pace.

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lands on the...

Families Of 2018 Marine Helicopter Crash Victims Sue Part Suppliers

May 21
By Steve Walsh

A report on the April 3, 2018 crash that killed four Marines outside El Centro blames the crash on a defective part, which broke down in the helicopter’s hydraulic fluid.

The Mission Valley building that houses the VA'...

How A COVID-19 Outbreak Unfolded At A San Diego VA Office

May 21
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

The San Diego Counseling Center was operating like normal when its first employee fell ill.

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CV...

USS Roosevelt Sidelined By Coronavirus Heads Back To Sea This Week

May 19
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press

U.S. officials say the USS Theodore Roosevelt will return to sea later this week, nearly two months after the ship was sidelined in Guam with a rapidly growing coronavirus outbreak. 

The guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd departs S...

Navy Attempts Faster Response After Coronavirus Found Aboard USS Kidd

May 19
By Steve Walsh

A Navy medical team from Jacksonville, Florida was on the ship within hours with equipment to test the entire crew.

A formation of jets from the Navy's Blue Angels...

Thunderbirds To Salute Coronavirus First Responders With San Diego Flyover

May 15
By City News Service

The Air Force's famous Thunderbirds will honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers Friday with formation flights over San Diego and Los Angeles.

The USNS Mercy at the Port of Los Angeles on Ma...

Hospital Ship Mercy Departs Los Angeles Harbor For San Diego

May 15
By City News Service

The San Diego-based hospital ship USNS Mercy began the trip back to its home port Friday following nearly two months in Los Angeles, where it served as a relief valve while Southland medical centers coped with the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic.

The San Diego VA Medical Center in La Jolla is ...

VA Searching For Places To House Homeless Vets Before Convention Center Shelter Closes

May 14
By Steve Walsh

With the city's announcement that a veterans shelter in the Midway District will not reopen, the San Diego VA is pushing to find more permanent housing.

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