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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

Journalist Michael Hastings. (CNN)

War Correspondent Michael Hastings Dies In SoCal Car Crash

Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings has died in a car accident in Los Angeles. He won a Polk Award for magazine reporting for a story that was credited with ending Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s career after it revealed the military’s candid criticisms of the Obama administration.

06/18/2013

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San Ramon Students Getting Hero’s Welcome At School After Letter Campaign To Soldiers

A group of third-graders who started a letter-writing campaign to U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan will get a hero’s welcome at school in San Ramon on Wednesday morning.

05/22/2013

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

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

Air National Guard Members Deploy From Moffett Field

Several dozen members of the Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing have deployed to Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa.

01/25/2013

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Iraq Veteran Volunteers To Guard Central Valley Elementary School

The feel-good story of a former U.S. marine standing guard outside a local elementary school doesn’t feel so good the day after.

12/20/2012

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Servicewomen Sue In SF Courtroom To Challenge Exclusion From Combat

Four military women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan sued the U.S. Department of Defense in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday to challenge the policy of excluding women from almost all combat duty.

11/27/2012

Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

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