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Army General Killed In Afghanistan Was USC Alumni

USC Wednesday was mourning the loss of an Army general killed in Afghanistan.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/06/2014

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Pasadena Green Beret Reportedly Killed By Friendly Fire In Afghanistan

A soldier from Pasadena was confirmed killed while on deployment in Afghanistan following reports of a NATO jet mistakenly bombing his unit instead of their Taliban attackers.

06/10/2014

This photo taken on May 28, 2014 shows staff at Heathe N. Craig Joint Theatre Hospital waiting to greet wounded veterans during 'Operation Proper Exit' at Bagram Airfield some 60 km north of Kabul on May 28, 2014. Washington is winding down its 32,000 troop deployment in Afghanistan after nearly 13 years of war, with President Barack Obama announcing this week that all US forces will leave by the end of 2016. While an end is now in sight for America's longest war, many of the more than 19,000 Americans wounded in Afghanistan will be coping with injuries for years to come. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

More Than 57,000 US Military Veterans Await First VA Appointment

More than 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments, and an additional 64,000 appear to have fallen through the cracks, never getting appointments after enrolling, the government said Monday in a report newly demonstrating how deep and widespread the problem is.

06/09/2014

Dino is going to live in a forever home in El Paso. (credit: CBS8.com/San Diego)

Couple Adopts Camp Pendleton Dog That Was With Their Son When He Was Killed In Afghanistan

After his death, Salvador Diaz asked to adopt his son’s constant companion.

06/07/2014

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Retired Marine Receives Cutting Edge Bionic Hand After Amputation: ‘It’s Like I Have A Hand Again’

What once seemed like science fiction is now a reality that is helping a wounded former U.S. Marine change his life.

05/20/2014

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Mom Gets Surprise Of Her Life When Son Returns From Afghanistan

A mother received the surprise of her life Friday when her son, a U.S. Army specialist, returned home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/16/2014

Cory Remsberg got a lot of applause during  President Obama's State of the Union address and people have been cheering him on ever since. (credit: CBS)

Wounded Veteran Hailed By President Obama Returns To Rehab Facility To Say Thanks

Cory Remsberg, the wounded veteran mentioned by President Obama during his State of the Union address, returned to Pomona Sunday to say thanks at the rehab facility where he spent 16 months recovering from his extensive war injuries.

02/23/2014

Retired Staff Sgt. Odin Ayala has a $14,000 wheelchair thanks to 10 strangers. (credit: CBS)

Local Veteran Given All-Terrain Wheelchair By Generosity Of 10 Strangers

“It’s hard to find the words. I’m very grateful,” said former Staff Sgt. Odin Ayala.

02/20/2014

Fourth-grade Gates Elementary student Luz was overcome with emotion upon seeing her dad, David Duran Sr., after his surprise homecoming. (Photo credit: Megan Goldsby/KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO)

Army Pilot Surprises Son, Daughters In Emotional Reunion At LA Schools

When David Duran Jr. was called out of his class to the principal’s office, he likely never dreamed it was for a reunion he won’t soon forget.

02/14/2014

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Marine Dad Gives Kids Heartwarming Surprise With Early Homecoming

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Ronald Clement was not expected to be home from a five-month deployment in Afghanistan for another six weeks, but arrived home early and had a special surprise in store.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/30/2014

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‘Saddles For Soldiers’ Program Finds Success Treating PTSD In Veterans Through Horse Bonding

Tucked away in the foothills of the Shadow Hills community in Sunland is an equestrian center that offers veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder a path to emotional stability through working with horses.

12/17/2013

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Military Service Honored At Veterans Day Events Throughout Southland

Hundreds gathered at events throughout the Southland in honor of Veterans Day Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/11/2013

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Soldier From Fontana Dies Of Injuries Suffered In Afghanistan

The Department of Defense has announced that a soldier stationed in Texas has died from wounds suffered in a noncombat incident in Afghanistan.

09/14/2013

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Marines Punish 17 For Placing Sex-Seeking Ads On Internet While Deployed To Afghanistan

The Marine Corps says 17 people have been punished for placing ads on the Internet seeking sex while they were deployed to Afghanistan.

08/17/2013

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