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Ex-Attorney For Navy SEAL Acquitted Of War Crimes Claims He's Owed Up To $1M

Aug. 9
By City News Service

Texas-based attorney Colby Vokey alleges Navy SEAL Petty Officer 1st Class Eddie Gallagher is in breach of a contract he signed in October and Vokey is seeking $200,000 to $1 million in damages through arbitration.

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Inspector General Criticizes San Diego VA Handling Of Suicide

Aug. 8
By Steve Walsh

The report points to the lack of a consistent nationwide policy on when to label a veteran at high risk for suicide. A patient died in 2018, months after the flag was removed from his file at the San Diego VA.

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Navy Drops Afghanistan War Crime Charges Against 4 SEALs

Aug. 7
By Steve Walsh

The Navy SEALs were accused assaulting prisoners in Afghanistan in 2012, firing a weapon near the head of a prisoner, dropping a rock on their chest, then covering up the abuse.

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Chief Of Naval Operations Takes Over Gallagher SEAL Case

Aug. 6
By Steve Walsh

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson will decide whether to uphold the four month sentence and reduction in rank handed down by a military jury in San Diego in the case of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher.

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Quadriplegic Veteran’s Death At San Diego VA Might Have Been Avoidable, Report Says

Aug. 6
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

Staff at the San Diego VA hospital failed to follow rules and guidelines that might have prevented the death of a 68-year-old quadriplegic veteran last summer, according to a report released last week by federal investigators.

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Congress May Expand Fertility Benefits For Injured Troops, But Some Religious Groups Are Objecting

Aug. 5
Carson Frame / American Homefront

The legislation requires the government to expand fertility coverage for service members and veterans who've suffered war-related reproductive injuries.

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Navy Identifies Pilot Killed In Central California Fighter Jet crash

Aug. 2
By Associated Press

Lt. Charles Z. Walker's F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed July 31 in Death Valley National Park while flying through a canyon where military pilots routinely conduct low-level training missions.

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In 1969, The Military Thought It Had Eliminated Racism In Its Ranks. Then Troops Began Rioting

Aug. 2
Jay Price/American Homefront

Camp Lejeune, N.C. was the first of several bases to experience racial violence during the Vietnam War. It led to major reforms in military racial policies.

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Navy Tosses War Crimes Case Against SEAL's Platoon Leader

Aug. 1
By Associated Press

The Navy dismissed charges Thursday against an officer who had been accused of not reporting war crimes by a Navy SEAL later acquitted of murder in a high-profile case that got the president's attention.

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Navy SEAL Prosecutors To Be Stripped Of Achievement Medals

Aug. 1
By Associated Press

Navy officials said Wednesday they are pulling achievement medals from prosecutors who argued the case against a decorated Navy SEAL who was acquitted in the death of a wounded Islamic State captive after President Donald Trump intervened.

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Affordable Housing Bond Measure Takes Step Toward 2020 Ballot

July 31
By Andrew Bowen

A proposal to place a $900 million affordable housing bond on the city of San Diego’s 2020 ballot moved closer to reality Wednesday after key committee vote.

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Poway Post Office May Be Named After Longest-Living Pearl Harbor Survivor

July 31
By Lynn Walsh

Congressman Scott Peters has proposed a bill to posthumously honor the longest-living Pearl Harbor survivor by naming the Poway Post Office after Ray Chavez.

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UCSD Study Explores Link Between Genetics And PTSD In Vets

July 29
By Shalina Chatlani

Researchers around the country, including UC San Diego, have been looking at DNA from more than 100,000 veterans.

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Two More Marines, One Sailor Arrested In Camp Pendleton Human Smuggling Probe

July 26
By City News Service

Three more service members — two Marines and one Navy sailor — were taken into custody in connection with a criminal probe into human smuggling and drug offenses that led to the arrests of 16 Marines at Camp Pendleton, investigators said Friday.

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Smugglers Offer Cash To Troops, Others To Drive Migrants

July 26
By Associated Press

U.S. Border Patrol officials say smuggling rings have been luring U.S. troops, police officers, Border Patrol agents and others to work for them as drivers — a crucial component of moving migrants further into the United States once smugglers get them over the border from Mexico.

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