A 19-year-old soldier is headed home to Martinez on Friday afternoon after returning from a tour in Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced Wednesday that Monterey resident and U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Edward Balli was killed by hostile gunfire in Afghanistan on Monday.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein had strong words about Afghanistan’s president for refusing to sign an agreement governing the future of the American troop presence in his country.
A nonprofit that has been empowering women living in poverty around the world for the past 10 years is launching in the Bay Area.