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.
Governor Brown has ordered flags above the state capitol lowered to half-staff today to honor Air Force Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III, 30, of Bakersfield, who was killed when his plane crashed in Kyrgyzstan on May 3.
The governor released a statement reading:
On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III, who bravely gave his life in service to ...
A group of U.S. Marines who were on hand in Moore, Oklahoma to help with search and rescue efforts created a scene of hope and support amid the destruction. The Marines raised an American flag they found in the rubble, reminiscent of other times in history when the raising of the flag over a scene of hopelessness raised morale.
Canadian meteorologist Jaclyn Whittal was the first to photograph the ...
It's better to bee safe than to bee sorry. That's the attitude of a group of Croatian researchers who are training honeybees to detect the thousands of buried land mines hidden all over the country during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.
Like dogs and rats, bees have a keen sense of smell that can be used to detect the TNT in land mines. But unlike canines and ...
Two young soldiers from the U.S. territory of Guam lost their lives in suicide car bomb attack near Kabul, Afghanistan on May 16.
Sgt. Eugene M. Aguon, 23, of Mangilao, Guam, and
Spc. Dwayne W. Flores, 22, of Sinajana, Guam
According to the Department of Defense, both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Juan Muna in ...
More than 240 members of the Oklahoma National Guard are scouring the devastation for signs of life in Moore, Oklahoma, where a deadly tornado virtually flattened the town and killed at least 24 people - seven of them children.
Air Force 2nd Lt. Gabriel Bird of the 146th Air Support Operations Squadron said members of his unit are using thermal imaging gear to search for victims buried in rubble:
"Hopefully, we ...
Maribel Ramos had served in the Army for eight years and was just weeks away from earning her degree at Cal State Fullerton when she went missing May 2 in Orange, California. Her body was discovered late last week, and now her roommate has been arrested for her murder.
CSU Fullerton campus newspaper The Daily Titan reports Ramos's body was found in Orange County's Modjeska Canyon last Thursday ...
Two Navy dolphins trained to search for underwater explosives made a surprising discovery off the coast of Coronado. Using their keen dolphin sonar, "Ten" and "Spetz" found an extremely rare 19th century Howell torpedo.
Mike Rothe of the The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command told the Los Angeles Times it was Ten who first identified the unusual object under water. A week later, Spetz also identified the object.