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Dozens Of Veterans Are Running For Congress. But Does Military Service Prepare Them For Politics?

Sept. 1
Carson Frame, Bobbie O'Brien / American Homefront

Veterans now make up less than 20 percent of Congress, compared with about 75 percent in the 1960s. Some high-profile candidates are trying to reverse that trend.

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Google's Search Tool To Help Job-Seeking Veterans

Aug. 28
By Associated Press

A new Google search tool will allow service members transitioning to civilian life to include their military occupational specialty code to find jobs that match their skills.

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Fellow POW Remembers His Time In Captivity With Sen. McCain

Aug. 27
By Steve Walsh

One San Diego resident has a personal connection to the late Sen. John McCain. Jim Bedinger said McCain's brash humor and fighting spirit were on display during their time at a North Vietnam prison camp.

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These Air Force Trainees Spend Less Time In the Cockpit, More Time In Flight Simulators

Aug. 27
Carson Frame / American Homefront

Facing a shortage of pilots, the Air Force is experimenting with ways to make training programs faster and less expensive.

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Launching A Space Force Raises Questions For San Diego

Aug. 23
By Steve Walsh

Raised in President Trump's San Diego speech before the Marines, Space Force has become presidential policy though a San Diego policy expert questions whether it is the right solution.

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Search Concludes For Missing Sailor In Eastern Pacific Ocean

Aug. 23
By City News Service

The search and rescue mission for a sailor assigned to the USS Lake Erie who failed to report for morning duty has concluded after four days, the Navy announced Thursday.

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As America's Veterans Grow Older, The VA Faces A Long-Term Care Crisis

Aug. 23
Libby Denkmann/American Homefront

The number of veterans in the VA healthcare system who are 70 or older is expected to grow 30 percent in the next eight years.

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Army Reinstates At Least 36 Discharged Immigrants

Aug. 21
By Associated Press

At least three dozen immigrant recruits who were booted from the U.S. Army after enlisting with a promised pathway to citizenship are being brought back to serve, according to court records filed Monday.

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Search And Rescue Underway For Missing Sailor

Aug. 20
By City News Service

A search and rescue mission was launched Monday when a sailor assigned to the USS Lake Erie failed to report for morning duty, the Navy announced.

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Former Navy Captain, Two Others, Indicted In International Bribery Scandal

Aug. 20
By City News Service

A former U.S. Navy captain and two chief petty officers were indicted in San Diego Friday on charges they allegedly received cash bribes, lavish hotel suites and the services of prostitutes from a foreign defense contractor and allegedly reciprocated by using their influence within the Navy's Seventh Fleet to approve inflated invoices from the contractor.

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For Military Spouses With Professional Licenses, Each Move Can Mean A Bureaucratic Fight

Aug. 20
Sarah Harris/American Homefront

When military families move, the careers of service members' spouses may grind to a halt because they lack a professional license in their new state.

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Navy Report Calls Out Unsafe Conditions At SPAWAR Facility

Aug. 15
By Steve Walsh

The Naval Inspector General found feces, broken pipes and windows at SPAWAR's World War II-era complex in Old Town.

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Survivor Of Newly Found WWII Shipwreck: 'So Many' To Rescue

Aug. 15
By Associated Press

Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil.

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Search Concludes For Missing Camp Pendleton Marine In Philippines

Aug. 14
By City News Service

The search for a Camp Pendleton-based Marine who went overboard in the seas southeast of the Philippines has concluded after five days, officials announced Tuesday.

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Military Searches For Marine Lost In Pacific

Aug. 13
By Steve Walsh

Navy announced Friday that authorities continue to search for a Marine with the Pendleton-based 13 Marine Expeditionary Unit, who has been missing from the USS Essex near the Philippines.