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Lockdown Lifted At Navy Broadway Complex; Report Of Armed Man Unfounded

UPDATE: 2:42 p.m.: Lockdown Lifted

Naval Base San Diego reports:

Original post:

The Navy Broadway Complex in downtown San Diego was placed on lockdown Friday afternoon due to a report of an armed man, authorities said.

10News reported that multiple law enforcement agencies were sweeping through the complex, which is the headquarters for Navy Region Southwest. Police, military and federal agents responded to the scene.

The original report ...

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Special Pay For US Troops In Ebola Battle? At Most $400 Per Month

U.S. service members participating in the military's mission to stem the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will be paid up to $400 a month in special pay.

The Army Times breaks it down this way:

-[H]ardship duty pay-location of $150 a month for those troops in Liberia and Sierra Leone. This entitlement is retroactive to the day of arrival after 30 days in theater.

-[F]amily separation ...

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Coast Guard To Screen For Ebola In Port Of Los Angeles (Video)

The United States Coast Guard will start screening incoming ships and their crews at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro for signs of the Ebola virus, according to DoD News.

On Oct. 7, The Associated Times reported a U.S. Coast Guard sector on the East Coast announced it would begin evaluating ships coming from Ebola-affected countries into ports in New York and Connecticut.

The following day, on ...

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Groping Allegations Prompt Navy To Fire Commanding Officer Of San Diego-Based USS Vandegrift

After accusations surfaced that Cmdr. Luis Alva "grabbed the buttocks" of a petty officer's wife, the Navy relieved him of his duties as commanding officer of the San Diego-based USS Vandegrift.

The official Navy news release states Alva was relieved of his duties...

...due to loss of confidence in his ability to command.

Naval officials confirmed to the Military Times that preliminary incident reports describe two sexual assaults that ...

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100 Marines Will Deploy To Liberia To Help With Ebola Outbreak (Video)

A group of Marines is headed into the heart of the Ebola outbreak. The Pentagon announced Wednesday that 100 Marines from the Special Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa is being deployed to Monrovia, Liberia:

[The Marines will] provide re-supply and refueling capabilities for DoD's support of the Ebola response.

The Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Command heading to Africa is based at Morón Air Base in ...

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What Do You Think Of The New Trailer For 'American Sniper'? (Video)

Warner Bros. Pictures just released the first glimpse of the movie "American Sniper," based on the late Chris Kyle's bestselling memoir, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.

Bradley Cooper stars, Clint Eastwood directs, and based on the trailer (posted up top), the movie is sure to raise a lot of controversy.

NOLA.com gives a glowing review of the trailer:

It ...

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Video Of Army Vet Throwing 'First Pitch' Like A Grenade Goes Viral

Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Brian Keaton is making headlines for the unprecedented way in which he threw out the first pitch at Saturday's Giants vs. Nationals game.

Keaton lobbed the baseball like a grenade, and video of his stunt is going viral.

Keaton wrote on his Facebook page about the experience:

"I wanted to say a big thank you to all who has supported the 'pitch ...

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What Does 28K Pounds Of Cocaine Look Like? Coast Guard Shows Off Seized Drugs (Video)

The Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell arrived at Naval Base San Diego on Monday morning with a very unique cargo — 28,000 pounds of cocaine seized in 18 different busts. The wholesale value of the haul? An estimated $423 million:

The drugs were seized and 55 suspects were apprehended during 18 separate interdictions by U.S. Coast Guard and Navy forces off the coast of Central and South America as part ...

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Bulldog Puppy Marine PFC Smedley Butler Sidelined By Broken Toe

Just weeks after he made the transition from recruit to full-fledged Marine, PFC Smedley Butler has been sidelined from his duties as Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego's mascot.

The 7-month-old English Bulldog puppy broke his toe on his left hind paw when he jumped out of a moving vehicle, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Smedley's medical mishap was laid out on the MCRD San Diego Facebook ...

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Marine Cpl. Jordan Spears, Lost At Sea, 1st US Death In ISIS Campaign (Video)

Media outlets like the Los Angeles Times, UPI, and The Hill are calling MCAS Miramar-based Marine Corps Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, the first casualty of the U.S. military's campaign against ISIS (also called ISIL and the Islamic State).

As Home Post reported last week, Spears was lost at sea Oct. 1 after he bailed out of a MV-22B Osprey after the aircraft appeared to lose power after ...

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Green Beret Dies Of Gunshot Wound Suffered In Afghanistan

Army Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers, 30, died Sept. 30 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany from a gunshot wound suffered during combat in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Sept. 28.

The Army Times reports Weathers was a Green Beret and Special Forces medical sergeant, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Col. Robert Kirila, deputy commander for 7th SFG (A), said ...

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Miramar Air Show Kicks Off Friday

One year after being canceled at the last minute due to the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, the popular 58th annual Miramar Air Show returns this weekend with heavy fanfare, KPBS media partner 10News reports.



Dubbed the largest in the nation, the popular air show begins Friday and runs through Sunday and is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of people. It will feature a slew of military and ...

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California Marine Veteran Who Saved Suicidal Woman Named Carnegie Hero (Video)

The California Marine veteran who saved a woman's life after she jumped from the upper deck of the Oakland Coliseum after a Raiders game last November has been named a Carnegie Hero.

The Associated Press reports Donnie Navidad, 61, of Stockton is one of 21 men and women this year to receive the Carnegie Medal.

According to the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission website:

The medal is given throughout the ...

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Hagel: Military Medical System 'Average'

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday directed military medical officials to show within 45 days how they will improve care, patient safety and access to treatment at underachieving military health care facilities.

Hagel released findings of a 90-day review of the entire military health care system, which serves 9.6 million active-duty troops and their family members, as well as retirees. He also directed military officials to write a detailed ...

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Search On For Missing Aircrew Member From San Diego-Based USS Makin Island

The search is on in the North Arabian Gulf for a missing aircrew member assigned to the San Diego-based USS Makin Island.

According to the Navy, the missing crew member was one of two who bailed out of a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey that lost power after taking off from the Makin Island.

One of those crew members was rescued, brought aboard the Makin Island for medical treatment, and is ...

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Mom To House Panel: Jailed Marine In Mexico Suffering Greatly

A Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution, his tearful mother told a House panel Wednesday. She said her son was suffering an ordeal worse than his two combat tours in Afghanistan.

Jill Tahmooressi's testimony came at a hearing designed to raise pressure on Mexico's government to release her son on ...

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Camp Pendleton Marines Lead New Crisis Response Unit In Middle East

Marines from Camp Pendleton's 5th Marine Regiment will head up the Marine Corps' newest Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command in the Middle East.

Command spokesman Lt. Col. Joseph Kloppel told the Marine Corps Times the unit was to be based in Kuwait, as was reported by Home Post on Tuesday.

However, Kloppel clarified to the Marine Corps Times on Wednesday the Special Purpose Marine ...

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Miramar Air Show To Feature Final Flight Of Sea Knight 'Phrog' (Video)

The Vietnam-era aircraft CH-46 Sea Knight will fly its final time in an airshow at the 2014 Miramar Air Show, according to MCAS Miramar public affairs:

Several Sea Knights, commonly known to Marines as “Phrogs,” are scheduled to fly each day in a segment dubbed, the “Phinal Phrog Phlyover,” with a narration about the aircraft and its history.

This year's air show, which takes place Oct. 3-5, will also ...

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