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Afghanistan War

President Barack Obama Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, May 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. On Sunday, President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to visit U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President Obama To Keep 9,800 U.S. Troops In Afghanistan After War Ends

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.

05/27/2014

President Obama made a surprise visit to Bagram Air Field  in Afghanistan on May 25, 2014. (Saul Loeb/Getty Images)

In Surprise Visit To Afghanistan, Obama Pledges U.S. Will Leave By Year End

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.

05/25/2014

Alexander Yohn has been charged with murder in a crash that killed 23-year-old Andrew Silva near Fremont Blvd. and Decoto Road in Fremont on March 25, 2014. (Fremont Police Department)

Suspect Charged With Murder In Fremont Motorcycle Crash That Killed Marine

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.

03/27/2014

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a suspected drunk driver in Fremont. (CBS)

Veteran Killed In Fremont Motorcycle Crash; Suspected DUI Driver Arrested

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.

03/25/2014

President Barack Obama presents US Army Staff Sergeant Ty M. Carter the Medal of Honor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House August 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Antioch Soldier Receives Medal Of Honor, Recalls Harrowing Afghan Battle

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.

08/26/2013

Marine Staff Sgt. Jason Ross returned to Granada High School in Livermore on April 25, 2013. Ross loss both of his legs during an explosion in Afghanistan in 2011. (CBS)

Livermore Marine Injured In Afghanistan Gets Hero’s Welcome

Marine Staff Sgt. Jason Ross returned to a hero’s welcome in Livermore, two years after losing both of his legs in Afghanistan.

04/25/2013

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San Jose Soldier Among Several Killed In Afghanistan Attack

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.

04/09/2013

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Hayward Soldier Dies In Afghanistan

Military officials say a soldier from Hayward has died from wounds he suffered last week in Afghanistan.

03/24/2013

Clinton Romesha, a former active duty Army Staff Sergeant, stands after he was presented with the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House February 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. Romesha received the Medal of Honor for actions during combat operations against an armed enemy at Combat Outpost Keating, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on October 3, 2009. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Northern California Army Vet Receives Medal Of Honor For Afghan Fight

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.

02/11/2013

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Helmets To Hardhats Connects Returning Vets To Silicon Valley Construction Jobs

Helmets to Hardhats, a nationally recognized program, is working with the Silicon Valley construction trade to train veterans for jobs.

09/18/2012

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