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Congressional Hearing In San Diego Hears Concerns Of Veteran Student Loans

April 25
By Steve Walsh

Two House committees held a hearing at Grossmont College which looked at the problems with how some private, for-profit colleges use VA benefits, leaving some students in debt without a degree.

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Navy Works Through Deadlines To Address Problems With Military Housing

April 23
By Steve Walsh

After Congress began holding hearings, the Navy and other branches of the military began reaching out to families in private military housing.

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The Army Has A Message For Soldiers: Even Where Marijuana Is Legal, Don't Use It

April 22
Dan Boyce / American Homefront

Recreational marijuana use is now legal in 10 states, but it remains off-limits to service members ... and some military communities don't want it to be sold anywhere near bases.

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SEAL Charged With War Crimes To Remain In Custody

April 18
By Steve Walsh

SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher was taken into custody September 11, 2018. He was moved to the naval hospital in San Diego after the president issued a Tweet supporting his removal from the brig.

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Firebird Plane Can Have Pilot, Or Not

April 18
By Erik Anderson

A plane developed and designed in San Diego could become a widely used surveillance tool.

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Marine Raider Killed in Training At Pendleton Identified

April 16
By Steve Walsh

Staff Sgt. Joshua Braica, 29, joined the Marine Corps in 2010. He died Sunday after being injured in a training accident at Camp Pendleton.

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Some Troops Rushed To See Doctors Before The Military's New Transgender Policy Took Effect

April 15
Carson Frame / American Homefont

The policy bans transgender recruits and prevents current troops from transitioning to another sex unless they were diagnosed with gender dysphoria before April 12.

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Medical Association Blasts Military's Transgender Policy

April 12
By Associated Press

A Trump administration regulation set to go into effect Friday bars transgender people from the military unless they "correct those deficiencies," a description the American Medical Association said Thursday is unfair and defies science.

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Coronado-Based Logistics Specialist Named 2018 Sailor Of The Year

April 11
By City News Service

Sindy Johnson, who is stationed at the Navy's Fleet Readiness Center Southwest at Naval Air Station North Island, received the award in Washington, D.C. She was one of five finalists for the honor.

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97-Year-Old Navy Veteran Visits USS Midway For First Time In More Than 70 Years

April 10
By Matt Hoffman

Ed Stankowski joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 and was part of the first crew aboard USS Midway in 1945—he and his family got to tour the now floating museum.

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3 American Soldiers, 1 US Contractor Killed In Afghanistan

April 9
By Associated Press

Three American service members and a U.S. contractor were killed when their convoy hit a roadside bomb on Monday near the main U.S. base in Afghanistan, the U.S. forces said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Roundtable: President Trump’s Border Closure Threat

April 5
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

President Trump visits the border amid his latest closure threat, complaints about privately-run military housing at Camp Pendleton, and the new suicide-prevention barrier on the Coronado bridge.

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US Coast Guard Offloads Tons of Cocaine Seized in Eastern Pacific

April 5
By City News Service

More than seven tons of cocaine seized in international waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean from February to late March was off-loaded in San Diego on Friday by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche.

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Military Mission To Lay Wire On The Border Wrapped Up With Mixed Results

April 3
By Steve Walsh

The military mission to reinforce the border with concertina wire wrapped up Sunday. Homeland Security has not released the plan to show why some portions of the wall are covered in razor wire while other nearby sections have none.

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After Success in Florida, The Use Of Virtual Reality To Treat PTSD Is Expanding

April 1
Stephanie Colombini / American Homefront

The University of Central Florida is using virtual reality to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. It's worked well enough that the Pentagon will fund similar programs elsewhere.

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