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Accompanied by members of Vanessa Guillen's fam...

In Response To Vanessa Guillen's Death, Legislation Would Make Military Sexual Harassment A Crime

Sept. 22
Carson Fame/American Homefront

The newly introduced bill would make sexual harassment a crime under military law. The measure is a response to the killing of Fort Hood Army soldier Vanessa Guillen this summer.

Army Pfc. Jerome Clunis, from the 94th Chaplain...

Military, Overseas Voters' Ballots Sent As Voting Gets Underway

Sept. 22
By Steve Walsh

Under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, the first ballots of the election are sent to overseas and deployed military 45 days before the election.

The main gate of Camp Pendleton Marine Base is ...

Crews Extinguish Fire At Camp Pendleton

Sept. 20
By City News Service

A 1,115-acre vegetation fire at the Camp Pendleton Marine Base was extinguished Sunday.

KPBS fire alert graphic.

220-Acre Fire Breaks out at Camp Pendleton

Sept. 19
By City News Service

Camp Pendleton Fire Department crews were working on containment at 5:08 p.m. but the forward rate of spread has been stopped, according to a tweet from Camp Pendleton.

Navy Capt. Brett Crozier is pictured in Novembe...

Roosevelt Captain Says He Knowingly Risked Career With Virus Warning

Sept. 18
By Associated Press

The dismissed captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier knew he was jeopardizing his military career when he sent a now-famous email warning of possible sailor deaths due to a coronavirus breakout on board.

Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey (left) speaks with Ensig...

Why Are There So Few Black Admirals In The Navy? Some Blame A Culture Of Discrimination

Sept. 16
By Steve Walsh

The One Navy Task Force is looking at why only a handful of African Americans reach top jobs. It's also examining discrimination in all aspects of Navy life.

The Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Was...

US Troops See A Halt To Social Security Deduction, For Now

Sept. 15
By Steve Walsh

The Pentagon has already announced that troops will have to repay the money, beginning in January.

The new Marines of Delta Company, 1st Recruit T...

Midday Edition Special: Rooting Out White Supremacy In The US Military

Sept. 14
By Steve Walsh

On Monday, a special program on KPBS Midday Edition explores how white supremacist ideology is making inroads into the U.S. military.

Navy veteran Larry McMinn is pictured at the Ka...

Veterans Voices: Navy Vet’s ‘Unbearable’ Situation With The San Diego VA

Sept. 10
By Brad Racino / inewsource, Zoë Meyers / inewsource

Navy veteran Larry McMinn shares how ketamine treatments affect his depression and what it’s like to fight for health care under the VA.

The Department of Veterans Affairs in St. Louis...

In A Little-Discussed Program, The VA Is Helping Veterans Deal With Race-Based Stress

Sept. 8
Emily Elena Dugdale / American Homefront

A group of VA psychologists across the country have formed race-based stress and trauma support groups for veterans of color.

Sailors man the rails aboard Nimitz-class nucle...

Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson Returns To NAS North Island

Sept. 2
By City News Service

The nuclear-powered supercarrier USS Carl Vinson returned to its home port of Naval Air Station North Island on Wednesday after 17 months of retrofitting at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

Marine veteran Kiaya Bender undergoes ketamine ...

Veterans Voices: ‘I’m Scared That What They’re Doing Won’t Be Enough’

Sept. 2
By Zoë Meyers / inewsource

Last October, the San Diego VA notified Kadima Neuropsychiatry Institute in La Jolla that it would not renew authorizations for veterans to receive ketamine treatments there.

Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier U...

Understanding The Scope And Impact Of Racial Bias In The Military

Aug. 31
By Megan Burke, Steve Walsh

On Monday on Midday Edition we’re bringing you an excerpt from "Institutional Racism In The U.S. Military," a KPBS news special event looking at how racial bias affects who leads the nation's military, how it affects individual service members and some perspectives on how military leadership can address the issue.

Sgt. Tyler M. Shelton (left) and Staff Sgt. Vin...

Army Soldiers Killed In Helicopter Crash On San Clemente Island Identified

Aug. 29
By City News Service

Sgt. Tyler M. Shelton, 22, of San Bernardino, and Staff Sgt. Vincent P. Marketta, 33, of Brick, N.J., died Thursday in the crash. Three other soldiers were injured.

Lance Cpl. Chase D. Sweetwood in this undated p...

Funeral Held At Miramar Cemetery For Marine Killed During AAV Mishap

Aug. 28
By City News Service

Lance Cpl. Chase D. Sweetwood, 18, was among those killed in the July 30 maritime training mission when the vehicle they were in took on water and sank.