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At a drive-through vaccination site in Elizabet...

To Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccinations, Leaders Are Turning To The National Guard

Jan. 20
Jay Price / The American Homefront Project

More than a dozen states have called up the National Guard to help at vaccination sites, and Joe Biden may mobilize Guard units nationally.

Trainees march in formation at Joint Base San A...

'We Do Feel Kind Of Robbed': COVID-19 Forces The Military To Scale Back Basic Training

Jan. 18
Carson Frame / American Homefront Project

Health and safety precautions during the pandemic have led the Air Force to eliminate parts of basic training. But some military observers question whether the changes are leaving airmen unprepared for duty.

Curley Bonds, the Chief Medical Officer for the...

A Lack Of Timely And Accurate Data Is Hampering Efforts To Prevent Veteran Suicide

Jan. 11
Robert Garrova / American Homefront Project

Some states and cities are trying to improve the quality of data on veteran suicide, which is often incomplete and years old.

Iraq War veteran Roberto Cruz is pictured in th...

For Veterans With PTSD, Life In Isolation Can Lead To Relapses And New Symptoms

Jan. 4
Stephanie Colombini / The American Homefront Project

Months of physical distancing and pandemic anxiety has been especially tough on veterans who were already dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and other combat-related injuries.

Air Force veteran Tom Johan is shown at his hom...

A Recap Of Inewsource’s 2020 Investigations Into Mental Health Care Problems Affecting Veterans

Dec. 31, 2020
By Brad Racino / inewsource

From experimental brain treatments to ketamine therapy, our partners at inewsource have shined a light on what San Diego County veterans have overcome this year

Spc. First Class Leticia Martinez give a tour o...

Pandemic Profile: Navy Mom Balancing Motherhood And Pandemic Protocols

Dec. 28, 2020
By Steve Walsh

In San Diego, the Navy has never wavered in its protocols, as the service tries to contain the spread of COVID-19. That has made it tough for one single mother.

Manuel Bernal, president of East LA Community C...

It Was Just 30 Units, But An East LA Apartment Fire Underscores The Veteran Housing Crisis

Dec. 24, 2020
Robert Garrova/American Homefront

Some of Los Angeles County's 3900 homeless veterans had been lined up to move into the complex under construction. After the fire, many will remain on the streets.

Chief Warrant Officer Cooper Williams faces bei...

One Camp Pendleton Marine Is Fighting To Stay In The Corp

Dec. 23, 2020
By Steve Walsh

Protections designed to help veterans thrown out of the service for conduct tied to combat-related mental health issues don't extend to active duty troops. They face being kicked out for similar issues.

Sailors standing on the deck of the USS Rooseve...

Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group Deploys For First Time Since July

Dec. 23, 2020
By City News Service

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group completed a sustainment exercise and deployed Wednesday for the first time since returning to San Diego in July.

In this undated photo, Manuel Bernal, president...

It Was Just 30 Units, But An East L.A. Apartment Fire Underscores The Veteran Housing Crisis

Dec. 22, 2020
Robert Garrova / American Homefront Project

Some of Los Angeles County's 3900 homeless veterans had been lined up to move into the complex under construction. After the fire, many will remain on the streets.

Witchelda Bondoc stands over her husband Joseph...

2020 In Photos — From Our Inewsource Partners

Dec. 22, 2020
By Zoë Meyers / inewsource

Our partners at inewsource share the images and memories this year that no one could have predicted.

The first female graduates of Drill Instructor ...

Marine Boot Camp In San Diego Ready For First Female Recruits

Dec. 22, 2020
By Steve Walsh

The historic first female class will arrive in February, part of a test of how the Marines will finally and fully integrate women into the service's basic training.

Air Force Investigation Finds Black Members Face Racial Disparity In Service

Dec. 22, 2020
Jaclyn Diaz / NPR

Two out of five Black Air Force members don't trust their chain of command to address racism, bias and unequal opportunities.

Lara Garey comforts her husband Tom in 2019. To...

A New Program Is Trying To Help Veterans' Caregivers During The Pandemic

Dec. 16, 2020
Cathy Carter / American Homefront

Burnout is a common problem for family members who care for disabled veterans. And for many of them, the pandemic has made things even harder.

A nurse inspects the first shipment of the COVI...

San Diego County Receives First COVID-19 Vaccines For Military, Civilians

Dec. 14, 2020
By City News Service, Jacob Aere

The first batches of Pfizer's long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine arrived in San Diego County Monday for both U.S. Department of Defense personnel and civilians, with initial vaccinations to begin as soon as Tuesday.

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