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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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Marine K-9 Dogs Join LASD After Return From War

Tula and Ruby are part of a new Countywide Services Division K-9 unit that began last month to sniff out any explosive devices.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/14/2013

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War Veteran Who Lost Leg In Afghanistan Finds New Career As Underwear Model

Twenty-four-year-old Alex Minsky, of Venice Beach, was riding in a Humvee when it was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) in 2009.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/19/2013

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Funeral Held For Local Soldier, 24, Killed In Afghanistan A Week Before Daughter’s Birth

Twenty-four-year-old Army Specialist William Gilbert, a native of Hacienda Heights, was killed May 14 in the line of duty.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/29/2013

Spc. William Gilbert loved his wife, the Dodgers, USC, and writing. (credit: William Gilbert/Facebook)

Defense Department Announces 2 Local Men Killed In Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced Friday the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom — two of the men were from Southern California.

05/17/2013

Capt. Victoria "Tori" A. Pickney of Palmdale. (credit: Fairchild AFB)

New Palmdale Mom, 27, Killed In Central Asia Air Force Tanker Plane Crash

A Palmdale mother of a seven-month-old son was one of three airman killed in a Central Asia tanker plane crash Friday.

05/05/2013

A few months ago Army Sgt. 1st Class Walter Talens was shooting footage from Afghanistan, but on Sunday he had a prime seat to star watch at The Academy Awards. (Photo credit - JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

From Afghanistan To The Academy Awards, Soldiers Sprinkled In Oscar Crowd

A few months ago Army Sgt. 1st Class Walter Talens was shooting footage from Afghanistan, but on Sunday he had a prime seat to star watch at The Academy Awards.

02/24/2013

Army Sgt. First Class Eric Pazz reunites with his family during the 124th Annual Rose Parade. (credit: CBS)

Decorated Soldier Reunited With Family During Rose Parade

A decorated soldier originally from Michigan was reunited with his family Tuesday in a heartwarming moment captured by cameras and witnessed by millions during the 124th Tournament of Roses Parade.

01/01/2013

Three of the four terror plot suspects. (credit: CBS)

4 SoCal Men Plead Not Guilty In Terror Plot Case

Four men charged with plotting to kill Americans by aiding terrorists in Afghanistan have pleaded not guilty to a conspiracy count in federal court in Riverside.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/19/2012

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Corona Welcomes Wounded Soldier Home With Parade

Hundreds of people lined Corona’s Main Street Tuesday to welcome home Army Sgt. Jordan Sisco for the holidays.

12/18/2012

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FBI: 4 Inland Empire Men Charged In Alleged Terror Plot

Three California men excited at the prospect of training in Afghanistan to become terrorists prepared, authorities say, by simulating combat with paintball rifles, wiping their Facebook profiles of any Islamic references and concocting cover stories.

11/20/2012

Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

(L-R) Sgt. Clinton K. Ruiz, 22, and 31-year-old Staff Sergeant Kashif M. Memon were killed during combat in Afghanistan on Oct. 25, 2012. (credit: U.S. Army)

22-Year-Old Soldier From Murrieta Among 2 Killed In Afghanistan

A 22-year-old man from Poway was one of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan this week, it was announced Saturday.

10/27/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

Sgt. Thomas R. MacPherson, 26, was killed in Afghanistan. (credit: U.S. Army Special Operations Command)

Soldier, 26, From Long Beach Killed In Afghanistan

A 26-year-old soldier from Long Beach was killed in Afghanistan on Friday, the Pentagon announced.

10/14/2012

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