Powerful Earthquake Rocks Pakistan And Afghanistan; Dozens DeadA strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi, cut power and communications in some areas and caused more than 100 deaths, mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Ex-Army Specialist From Stockton Gets Prison For Taking Bribe In AfghanistanA former U.S. Army specialist from Stockton was sentenced in federal court in San Jose Tuesday to two years and six months in prison for accepting a $20,000 bribe to allow a local truck driver to take 12,000 gallons of fuel from a military base in eastern Afghanistan.
Concord Man From Afghanistan Survives Taliban War, Refugee Desperation To Graduate From CollegeAfter surviving war in his homeland as a boy along with years as a refugee in hopeless conditions, a young Afghan man whose family resettled in Concord has graduated from college and is now setting his sights even higher.
Santa Cruz Surfing Program Connects Troubled Veterans, Saves LivesA Santa Cruz surfing program connects wounded and troubled veterans, who may be suicidal or suffering from PTSD, to not only one another, but to nature’s gnarly waves.
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.
19-Year-Old Martinez Soldier Returns From Afghanistan To Emotional Welcome A 19-year-old soldier is headed home to Martinez on Friday afternoon after returning from a tour in Afghanistan.
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.
Veterans Returning Home From Iraq, Afghanistan Point To Open Air Burn Pits As New 'Agent Orange'Hundreds of veterans coming back from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are falling ill and many are dying of what’s being called the new "Agent Orange": open air burn pits.
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.
Veteran, Amputee On Nationwide Bike Ride Makes Bay Area Stop A Marine who lost both legs fighting in Afghanistan made a stop in the Bay Area on Tuesday, as part of a nationwide bike ride for charity.