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Blogger Beth Ford Roth was born into a military family and has covered issues important to service members and their loved ones for many years. She has worked as a broadcast journalist in both commercial television and public radio.
Camp Pendleton Marine Capt. Derek Herrera will receive the Bronze Star Friday at his retirement ceremony on base. Paralyzed by a sniper's bullet, Herrera will walk to accept his medal with the aid of his exoskeleton.
Herrera explained to The Associated Press:
"I could easily go and roll up in my wheelchair, but for me it's a mental and emotional goal that I set for myself: to stand ...
A Navy investigation is underway into what caused two of its ships to collide in the Gulf of Aden.
Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) and Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) collided Thursday at 5:26 a.m. (GMT).
According to the Navy, the two ships hit each other as they were getting started on an ...
The Army has charged a 23-year-old soldier with killing San Diego County native Army Spc. Adrian M. Perkins, 19, while the two men were deployed in Jordan last May.
The Denver Post reports the charges against Spc. Jeffery T. Page include murder, manslaughter, and negligent homicide:
Military documents say Page shot Perkins with an M4 rifle at Muwaffaq Salti Air Base in Al-Azraq, Jordan on May 15.
Perkins died at ...
Continuing an annual holiday tradition, the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) will provide Sailors and Marines deployed overseas during the holiday season $10 phone cards.
Thomas Harris, NEXCOM Afloat Personal Telecommunications Service Program, said of the phone card program:
"NEXCOM has been giving away free phone cards to deployed Sailors and Marines for many, many years.
"This is just one small way that we can thank these service members and ...
Peter Kassig, the 26-year-old American aid worker beheaded by ISIS, was a former Army Ranger who left the service to commit his life to humanitarian missions in the Middle East.
It was while on one of these missions in Syria in October 2013 that Kassig was kidnapped by terrorists who would later execute him.
According to the Huffington Post, Kassig served as an U.S. Army Ranger, deploying to Iraq ...
The USS Fort Worth will depart Naval Base San Diego on Monday for a 16-month deployment the longest for a Navy ship since 1973, when the USS Midway deployed for 327 days (about 10 months).
Stars and Stripes points out the Midway's epic deployment was with one crew. This will not be the case with the USS Fort Worth:
[T]he crew of 54, plus the 24-person aviation squadron ...