Lawmakers: California National Guard Troops Can Keep BonusesHouse and Senate negotiators have agreed to forgive the debts of thousands of California National Guard troops who had been ordered by the Pentagon to repay enlistment bonuses.
Pentagon Ordered To Stop Seeking Repayment Of Calif. National Guard BonusesU.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered the Pentagon to stop seeking repayments of enlistment bonuses given to California National Guard members who served overseas.
Defense Secretary Pledges Resolution Over California Guard BonusesDefense Secretary Ash Carter is promising to resolve a festering conflict over demands that thousands of National Guard soldiers repay enlistment bonuses.
Man Arrested In Fatal Stabbing Of Homeless War Veteran In RichmondPolice on Tuesday arrested a Richmond man in the stabbing death of an Afghanistan war veteran in Richmond last Friday, a police sergeant said.
Bay Area Project Helps Veterans Share War Stories Through Their TattoosAs communities hold parades and lay wreaths this Veterans’ Day to honor men and women in uniform, some returning vets are taking off their shirts to reveal their war stories in the form of tattoos.
President Obama To Keep 9,800 U.S. Troops In Afghanistan After War EndsPresident 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.
In Surprise Visit To Afghanistan, Obama Pledges U.S. Will Leave By Year EndOn 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.
Suspect Charged With Murder In Fremont Motorcycle Crash That Killed MarineAn 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.
Veteran Killed In Fremont Motorcycle Crash; Suspected DUI Driver ArrestedA 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.
Antioch Soldier Receives Medal Of Honor, Recalls Harrowing Afghan BattleAn 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.
Livermore Marine Injured In Afghanistan Gets Hero’s WelcomeMarine Staff Sgt. Jason Ross returned to a hero’s welcome in Livermore, two years after losing both of his legs in Afghanistan.
San Jose Soldier Among Several Killed In Afghanistan AttackDelfin 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.