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Ex-Navy Officer Gets Prison In 'Fat Leonard' Bribery Case

Oct. 22
By City News Service

A disgraced former U.S. naval officer was sentenced in San Diego today to 2 1/2 years in prison for his role in a wide-ranging bribery and fraud case involving a notorious one-time foreign defense contractor.

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Emails Show Governor's Office Wanted Guard To Keep Low Profile While Deployed To Border

Oct. 16
By Steve Walsh

Unlike past border operations, California National Guard has kept a low profile since agreeing to participate in Operation Guardian Support.

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Carlsbad-Based Military School Settles $1.75M Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Oct. 15
By City News Service

The Army and Navy Academy agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a former cadet at the Carlsbad-based military school, where the cadet was allegedly sexually assaulted in 1999, the law firm representing the cadet announced Monday.

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Army Expelled 500 Immigrant Recruits In 1 Year

Oct. 12
By Associated Press

Over the course of 12 months, the U.S. Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees who were recruited across the globe for their language or medical skills and promised a fast track to citizenship in exchange for their service, The Associated Press has found.

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Report Shows Navy Ships Have High Rates Of Sexual Harassment, Assault

Oct. 2
By Steve Walsh

A Pentagon study looked at risk factors for every command in the U.S. military. Researchers found the Navy's high rate of sexual assault and harassment can be traced back to sea duty among some commands.

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A Challenge For Military Moms: Breastfeeding And Pumping On Duty

Oct. 2
Carson Frame / American Homefront

Inflexible work schedules and lack of support can make it tough for new mothers in the military to keep breastfeeding their children.

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Suicide Rate Among Younger Vets Jumps In Latest VA Report

Sept. 28
By Steve Walsh

The VA says that while the overall suicide rate among veterans dipped slightly in 2016, it jumped by 10 percent for younger veterans.

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Film Follows Iraqi Translator And Torture Victim To New Life In US

Sept. 27
By Pat Finn

Gazwan Alsharif was a translator for the U.S. Army during the war in Iraq — until he was arrested as a double agent and tortured for over a month. Released with an apology, he attempted to rebuild his life as an openly gay man in San Francisco. His many-layered story is captured in the film "From Baghdad To The Bay" and will be screened Friday night at GI Film Festival.

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The VA Has Expanded Its Crisis Line, Helping It Better Respond To Veterans In Need

Sept. 26
Sarah Harris/American Homefront

The VA has opened more call centers and hired hundreds of additional responders after complaints that some callers experienced long hold times or were sent to voicemail.

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National GI Film Festival Kicks Off In San Diego Tuesday

Sept. 25
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The festival includes 34 films either by or about veterans and the military experience. It runs through Sunday.

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The VA Hopes To Make It Easier For Veterans To Join Cancer Trials

Sept. 24
Libby Denkmann/American Homefront

An agency pilot program aims to bypass regulations that can make it hard for veterans to get cutting-edge medical treatment.

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Ceremony On Coronado Marks End Of Navy's Combat Camera

Sept. 21
By Steve Walsh

Pacific Fleet Combat Camera held its disestablishment ceremony on Coronado Friday, three hours after the East Coast unit held a similar ceremony, officially ending Navy Combat Camera.

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For Rural Veterans, Accessing VA Care Can Mean Hours In The Car

Sept. 21
Sarah Harris / American Homefront

Approximately 5 million veterans live in rural America, and almost sixty percent of them rely on VA health care. But accessing that care can be a challenge.

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As More Veterans Start Businesses, States And Universities Lend A Hand

Sept. 20
Bobbie O'Brien/American Homefront

Around the country, state governments and other agencies are trying to promote entrepreneurship among military veterans.

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Documentary Tells Little-Known Story Of Vietnam War Squadron

Sept. 18
By Brooke Ruth, Steve Walsh

A documentary airing Tuesday night on KPBS-TV tells the story of a little-known Navy squadron, the Seawolves. That's despite them being the most decorated in naval aviation history.

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