The USS Carl Vinson this week posted its latest shipboard newscast so family and friends of the crew can find out what's been going on with their loved ones. "The 70" comes out every month, and provides roughly 15 minutes of news and entertainment from the Vinson.
This month's "The 70" features stories about the ship's meteorologists, how social media is used to keep families informed, and a new installment of "The Most Squared Away Sailor on the Ship."
Members of Congress and veterans leaders called for federal action to absolve the debts of nearly 10,000 soldiers in California alone who have been ordered by the Pentagon to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after they signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The state reached a $252,000 settlement with two contractors over the companies' unlawful evictions of 18 military service members and their families from private military housing in San Diego and Orange counties.