Beth Ford Roth
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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.
The United States Navy has sent the USS Pinckney (homeport San Diego) to aid in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
According to a Navy news release, the Pinckney is heading towards the southern coast of Vietnam:
Pinckney was conducting training and maritime security operations in international waters of the South China Sea.
The ship could be in vicinity of the missing jet within 24 hours and carries two ...
An investigation into the Nov. 13 explosion at Camp Pendleton that killed four explosive ordnance disposal Marines has prompted the Marine Corps to relieve a captain and master sergeant of their commands.
Brig. Gen. John Bullard, commanding general of Marine Crops Installations West, told the Los Angeles Times:
The captain and master sergeant had failed to adequately assess the potential danger and to prohibit Marines from handing off grenades.
Iraq War veteran Blanka Stratford was catching a quick bite with friends Saturday when someone snatched her service dog, Spencer, from her car. Fortunately, Spencer and Stratford have been reunited after she offered a $2,000 reward for his return.
Stratford told CNN she was making a cross-country trip from her home in Massachusetts to visit friends in Houston when everything went awry. A split-second decision to leave Spencer in ...
Marine Corps veteran Kyle Carpenter will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during a November 2010 grenade attack in Afghanistan.
Unnamed officials have told the Marine Corps Times the announcement from the White House announcing Carpenter's award is imminent, although the White House has yet to confirm this.
Carpenter's heroic actions took place on Nov. 21, 2010, when he covered a live grenade with ...
It's fun to let loose every once and a while, and what better time to have a little fun than Mardi Gras? For active-duty troops, veterans, and reservists who need a designated driver after enjoying Fat Tuesday, Operation Homefront and Uber are teaming up to give them a free ride home. Or at least a deeply discounted one.
Jack Chirrick, Executive Director of Operation Homefront California, said in a ...
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Caleb L. Erickson, 20, died Feb. 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Erickson wrote on his Facebook page that he graduated from Waseca High School in Minnesota in 2012. He joined the Marines soon after, and attended ...