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Soldiers

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

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US Army Trains For The Battlefield Of The Future

As troops leave Afghanistan, thousands of American soldiers are aggressively training for their next war… against a military force that’s as big as their own.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/13/2012

KNX On Your Corner

KNX On Your Corner: Northwood Memorial

Every Memorial Day, the nation remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/24/2012

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Guardian Angels Babysit Soldiers’ Pets When They’re On The Front Line

They’re a group of people who care for beloved pets when soldiers are at war.

05/18/2012

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Social Network Launched To Help Keep Military Families Connected

Camo — short for camouflage — is a type of uniform often worn by service members to keep them alive. But camo is also the name of a new social network to help keep military families connected.

03/26/2012

Sgt. 1st Class Clark A. Corley Jr. (courtesy U.S. Dept. of Defense)

Oxnard Army Sergeant Among 3 Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

A Southland U.S. Army sergeant stationed in Afghanistan was among three soldiers killed in Afghanistan, the military reported Thursday.

12/08/2011

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El Monte Families Welcome Back Troops From Iraq

Soldiers from the Southland are back home with their families in El Monte on Monday after serving on the frontlines in Iraq.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/22/2011

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Lancaster Students Bring Gifts To Soldiers Readying For Deployment

Some Lancaster students Friday made sure that local soldiers would not be forgotten when they deploy overseas.

06/10/2011

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Marines’ Leader: Keep Policy On Gays In Military

The new commandant of the U.S. Marines Corps said Saturday that now is the wrong time to overturn the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy prohibiting gays from openly serving in the military, as U.S. troops remain in the thick of war in Afghanistan.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/06/2010

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Calif. National Guard May Have Misused $100M

The federal agency in charge of funding for the National Guard is examining its procedures for detecting fraud after a report revealed allegations of misuse of $100 million.

10/13/2010

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‘A Million Thanks’ Sends Cards, Letters To Soldiers

A Million Thanks, a year-round campaign that sends letters, e-mails and cards to soldiers — especially those who have been wounded in combat — was started by a 21-year-old Orange County woman.

09/16/2010

Obama: End Of Iraq Combat Mission Not Victory Lap

Hours before addressing the nation, President Barack Obama told U.S. troops just back from Iraq that his speech outlining the withdrawal of combat forces “is not going to be a victory lap” nor a cause for celebration.

08/31/2010