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Local Military Bases Tighten Security As Tensions Rise In Middle East

Jan. 6
By City News Service

Military bases throughout San Diego County have instituted heightened security measures and warned of increased entry gate delays, according to base Twitter posts.

Crews give the final preparations in the city's...

San Diego Clears Homeless Infractions In Exchange For Shelter Stays

Jan. 6
By Associated Press

Homeless people facing a ticket or arrest by San Diego police could have the infractions cleared if they agree to stay for 30 days in one of the city’s shelters, according to a newspaper report Sunday.

Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground ...

US Has Few Good Options As Marines From San Diego Defend US Embassy In Iraq

Jan. 3
By Steve Walsh

Though President Trump’s stated goal had been to pull the U.S. out of conflicts like Syria and Afghanistan, 3,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Division were touching down in Kuwait, prepared to head into Iraq Friday, a day after a U.S. drone strike killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani at the Baghdad Airport.

President Donald Trump listens during a roundta...

Trump: Aim Of Killing Iranian General Was To ‘Stop A War’

Jan. 3
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump said Friday he ordered the killing of a top Iranian general “to stop a war,” not start one, but in the tense aftermath the Pentagon braced for retaliation by sending more troops to the Middle East.

A  sailor walks out of Naval Station Norfolk Ma...

Millions Of Vets Eligible To Shop On Base Beginning This Year

Jan. 3
By Steve Walsh

Another 4 million people nationwide will be allowed to shop on military bases. In San Diego, they'll go through a screening process that will include a background check at Naval bases.

Comedian Paula Poundstone performs at a USO sho...

More Than Shows: Today's USO Is Working To Bridge The Divide Between Service Members And Civilians

Jan. 2
Austin Cross/American Homefront

For an organization that's still strongly associated with entertainers of the past, like Bob Hope, it's a constant challenge to stay relevant to today's service members.

Capt. Walter Slaughter, commanding officer, of ...

Carrier USS Lincoln Headed For San Diego After Record Deployment

Dec. 31, 2019
By Steve Walsh

After a long stint in the Middle East, the USS Abraham Lincoln will eventually arrive in San Diego after breaking the post-Cold War record for having the longest deployment by a U.S. carrier.

Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher ...

New Documents Shed Light On How SEAL Team Turned In Eddie Gallagher

Dec. 27, 2019
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Hours of recorded interviews with Gallagher’s team members, text messages between them, and a body cam recording of the moment right before Gallagher allegedly stabbed a wounded ISIS fighter were included in the trove of documents leaked to the New York Times.

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, ...

Roundtable: Top Stories Of 2019

Dec. 27, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

We look back at some of the biggest stories from the past year with our panel of San Diego journalists.

Troops set up concertina wire as a Customs and ...

Pentagon Changes Rules To Allow Guard Troops Serving Along Border To Earn Benefits

Dec. 23, 2019
By Steve Walsh

The Pentagon made the change after an intense lobbying effort by National Guard veterans.

Veteran David Wheaton said he's noticed his COP...

A Holiday Harmonica Concert Is Part Of The Therapy For Veterans With Lung Disease

Dec. 20, 2019
Stephanie Colombini/WUNC

On a recent afternoon, a dozen or so veterans sat around a table at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa preparing for a musical performance.

Mold found in the ventilation ducts at a Navy h...

Defense Bill Provides New Rights For Families In Private Military Housing

Dec. 20, 2019
By Steve Walsh

For families in Murphy Canyon military housing, who have had issues with mold, the bill would local commanders more authority to require changes.

U.S. forces and Afghan commandos in April in As...

Roundtable: The Truth About The Afghanistan War

Dec. 13, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A Washington Post report details misleading public information over the course of the war in Afghanistan, San Diego has a stark racial gap when it comes to arrests and drug prosecutions, and the new religious themed Legacy International Center opens in Mission Valley.

Hector Barajas speaks after receiving his U.S. ...

County To Explore Creating Vet Connect Office In Tijuana

Dec. 10, 2019
By City News Service

On a 4-0 vote, with Supervisor Kristin Gaspar absent, the Board of Supervisors directed the county's chief administrative office to research the feasibility of opening a Vet Connect station at an existing facility in Tijuana. CAO Helen Robbins-Meyer is expected to report back to the board within 90 days.

San Diego fire department crews put down a fire...

Fire Safety Gaps Exposed As San Diego’s Homeless Make Canyons Their Home

Dec. 10, 2019
By Mary Plummer / inewsource

An inewsource investigation finds that hundreds of fire-incident calls this year cited homeless encampments. The situation is leaving many residents on edge