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Former Navy sailor Louis Miller stands on the d...

Some States Are Doing What The Federal Government Won't: Giving Veterans Benefits To Gay Ex-Troops

May 18
Desiree Diorio / The American Homefront Project

Thousands of troops were expelled for being gay before Congress changed the law in 2011. Though many still don't qualify for federal veterans benefits, they now can receive state benefits in New York, Colorado, and other states.

USS Lake Champlain deploys from the Naval Base ...

Center For Biological Diversity Threatens Lawsuit Over Whale Deaths

May 17
By City News Service

The Center for Biological Diversity Monday signaled its intent to file a lawsuit unless remedial actions are taken in the wake of the deaths of two fin whales dislodged from the hull of an Australian naval vessel during a training exercise at Naval Base San Diego.

Therapy session with therapist and patient at a...

Mental Health In The Latinx Community: When And Where To Seek Treatment

May 17
By Brooke Ruth, Tania Thorne

Many say that in the Latinx culture, there are taboos that keep issues like depression, substance abuse and domestic violence in the shadows. Now, members of the Latinx community say that silence hurts the community and they are eager to start a conversation about treatment and prevention of mental health issues.

First group of women complete the grueling Cruc...

Marines Still Under The Gun To Integrate Women Despite Success Of First Boot Camp Class

May 17
By Steve Walsh

Allowing one cycle of female recruits to graduate from traditionally all-male San Diego is only the first step to fulfilling a Congressional mandate.

The Navy's NAVWAR facility is seen here from ac...

Navy Seeks To Build 10,000 Homes On NAVWAR Site In Midway District

May 14
By Andrew Bowen

The Navy envisions a row of high rise, mixed-use buildings with a new transit hub on its 70-acre campus in San Diego’s Midway District.

First female recruits wait on top of the Reaper...

Roundtable: Women Become Marines In San Diego

May 7
By Bennett Lacy

The U.S. Marine Corps graduates its first class of female recruits trained in San Diego, the challenge of fighting COVID-19 misinformation in Spanish-language social media, and the Port of Entry podcast dives into the world of cross-border medical tourism.

Tease photo for Marines Graduate First Class Of Femal...

Marines Graduate First Class Of Female Recruits In MCRD History

May 6
By Steve Walsh

San Diego officially has its first class of female Marines after 53 women graduated in front of a limited group of family and friends.

The Patriots Jet Team performs aerial acrobatic...

Marine Corps Cancels Miramar Air Show Due To Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns

May 6
By City News Service

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Marine Corps Community Services Miramar canceled the 2021 Miramar Air Show Thursday due to the continuing public health risks associated with COVID-19.

Female recruit handed a weapon during the Boot ...

First Class Of Female Recruits In San Diego History May Be The Last For Now

May 5
By Steve Walsh

Female recruits went through Marine boot camp in San Diego for the first time this spring. As they are set to graduate, these new Marines say it's time for women to keep training on the West Coast.

A Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicle comes ashor...

Marine Inspector General Suspended Amid Tank Sinking Probe

May 4
By Associated Press

The Marine Corps inspector general, Major General Robert Castellvi, has been suspended amid the ongoing probes into last summer’s fatal sinking of a seafaring tank off the Southern California coast.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gregzon Fontanilla,...

San Diego Navy Bases To Transition To Less Restrictive COVID-19 Measures

May 4
By City News Service

San Diego Navy installations will begin to transition to less restrictive COVID-19 measures this week, it was announced Tuesday.

Military and civilian officials attend a ceremo...

After Billions Of Dollars In Damage, The Military Is Trying To Protect Bases From Climate Change

May 4
Jay Price/American Homefront

Hurricanes caused catastrophic damage to East Coast military bases in 2018. Now, as it starts to rebuild, the Pentagon wants to make bases less vulnerable to future storms.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gregzon Fontanilla,...

60% Of San Diego Military Members Vaccinated Against COVID, County Wants That Data

April 30
By Matt Hoffman

With such a large military population in San Diego, knowing the number of active-duty service members, their dependents and retirees who got vaccinated are critical to reaching herd immunity.

Navy Lt. Adam Adamski is pictured in the cockpi...

Openly Gay Pilot Leaving Navy After Harassment

April 28
By Steve Walsh

A harassment incident after a Marine Corps Birthday Ball pushed one pilot's career into limbo, a decade after the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy ended.

An MQ-8B Navy Fire Scout hovers over the flight...

Unmanned Navy Helicopter Crashes Into USS Charleston, No Injuries Reported

April 27
By City News Service

An unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout helicopter crashed into the side of the littoral combat ship USS Charleston during a training exercise in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.