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.
With the aid of a helicopter and night vision goggles, a Marine Corps search and rescue team was able to find a group of 28 boy scouts who had become lost during a canoe trip, according to DoD News.
HH-1N Huey pilot Capt. Wes Urquhart of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma told the Yuma Sun the Sheriff's department contacted him around 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening to ask ...
Alleged serial killer Darren Vann was "prematurely discharged" from the Marine Corps in the early 1990s, according to military records obtained by the Austin-American Statesman.
The Corps found that Vann, now suspected of murdering at least seven women in Indiana, had a character "incongruent with Marine Corps’ expectations and standards."
Vann, 43, enlisted in the Marines in 1991 and was out by 1993. He was based at Camp Pendleton, as ...
The U.S. military transferred Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton from the brig of the San Diego-based USS Peleliu to a Philippine military compound on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.
Pemberton is now being held in an air-conditioned van at Camp Aguinaldo, and guarded by U.S. Marines.
Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin told The A.P.:
"They agreed to put him in a facility which will pass U ...
The Navy has announced plans to move the USS Milius and the USS Benfold from their current homeport in San Diego to Japan.
According to U.S. Fleet Forces Command, in the next few years, the Milius and the Benfold will become part of Forward Deployed Naval Forces based at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.
The Benfold will depart San Diego for Yokosuka in the summer of 2015, and the ...
One year ago today, a 12-year-old with a semi-automatic handgun killed Sparks Middle School math teacher Michael Landsberry, 45, as he tried to protect his students. As Reuters reported at the time:
[Landsberry] was gunned down when he stepped into the shooter's line of fire, giving students time to flee to safety.
On Sunday, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal, Landsberry was posthumously awarded the Air Force’s Airman’s ...
This past weekend, the San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson took over responsibility for the airstrike campaign against ISIS from the USS George H. W. Bush, which has been in the Persian Gulf since June.
USS Carl Vinson Commanding Officer Capt. Karl O. Thomas wrote on the Vinson Facebook page on Oct. 17:
"(Saturday), the Air Wing will have their first set of flights in the Arabian Gulf. Now that the ...
After a six-month deployment in Australia as part of Marine Rotational Force-Darwin, Marines and sailors assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment are slated to arrive home Monday to Camp Pendleton.
The Marine Corps Times reports:
While deployed Down Under, the Marines trained with their Australian counterparts for urban rescue missions, conventional warfare, combined armed, disaster response and humanitarian relief.
They capped their deployment with Exercise Koolendong, a training ...