President Barack Obama says he will seek to bring the U.S. force in Afghanistan down to 9,800 as the American combat mission ends later this year. He then intends to withdraw most those forces by the end of 2016.
On a surprise visit to Afghanistan, President Barack Obama pledged Sunday to bring America’s longest war to a “responsible end” by the close of the year.
An Emeryville man was charged with murder Thursday for a crash in Fremont early Tuesday morning that killed 23-year-old Andrew Silva of Union City, a U.S. Marine who had recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
A motorcyclist who was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver in Fremont early Tuesday morning has been identified as a 23-year-old U.S. Marine who recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, authorities said.
An Antioch soldier received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama at the White House Monday for his bravery in a deadly 2009 battle in Afghanistan that killed several of his fellow servicemen.
Marine Staff Sgt. Jason Ross returned to a hero’s welcome in Livermore, two years after losing both of his legs in Afghanistan.
Delfin Santos Jr., 24, died Saturday in Kandahar after he was fatally injured in an enemy attack that involved a vehicle-based improvised explosive device in the Zabul province.
Military officials say a soldier from Hayward has died from wounds he suffered last week in Afghanistan.
A veteran who helped “defend the indefensible” at a vulnerable Army outpost in Afghanistan received the nation’s highest award for military valor Monday at a tearful White House ceremony that also honored the eight men who did not survive a Taliban attack.
Helmets to Hardhats, a nationally recognized program, is working with the Silicon Valley construction trade to train veterans for jobs.