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Armed Forces

The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: National Security Shouldn’t Get Lost In This Campaign

Our economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.

08/27/2012

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Long Wait For Mental Health Support At Oakland’s VA Office

Since 2007, the VA has experienced a 35 percent increase in the number of veterans receiving mental health services.

04/20/2012

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Closer Look: North Bay Group Helps Vets Get Housing

Next week, a North Bay veterans’ group will begin helping vets and their families with the basic need of housing. But getting a roof over their heads is just the beginning.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/25/2011

Lafayette Crosses (photo courtesy SFGate)

Owner Of Lafayette War Memorial Site Dies

Longtime peace activist Louise Clark, who owned the property on which the “Crosses of Lafayette” war memorial was built, passed away Sunday at age 86.

CBS San Francisco–08/22/2011

California Bill To Keep Protesters Away From Military Funerals

A bill designed to keep protesters away from military funerals heads to the governor’s desk after it overwhelmingly passed the California Senate.

CBS San Francisco–08/22/2011

Lafayette Crosses (photo courtesy SFGate)

No More New Crosses For Lafayette War Memorial

The last white cross has been hammered into the hillside memorial in Lafayette this week, memorial organizers said.

CBS San Francisco–08/11/2011

Don't Ask Don't Tell

GOP Group Renews Call For End Of Gay Military Ban

A Republican gay rights group is again asking a federal appeals court to immediately lift the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. armed forces.

CBS San Francisco–05/10/2011

Jim Rinefierd holds up a US flag and a Human Rights Campaign flag during a rally in support of a repeal of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Immediate Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Sought In SF Court

Gay rights advocates are challenging a request by the Obama administration to keep the military’s repealed “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in place while the Pentagon prepares for its repeal.

CBS San Francisco–03/28/2011

Jim Rinefierd holds up a US flag and a Human Rights Campaign flag during a rally in support of a repeal of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Government Asks SF Appeals Court To Uphold ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

The Obama administration may have concluded that laws targeting gay Americans are presumably unconstitutional, but it still asked a federal appeals court Friday to refrain for now from striking down the ban on gays serving openly in the military.

CBS San Francisco–02/25/2011

Melissa (L) and Meilyn Ventura-Benel

Vallejo 18-Year-Olds 1st Twin Sisters To Join U.S. Army

Two Vallejo sisters have joined the U.S. Army in what their recruiters say may be the first case in California of identical twin girls signing up for service together.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/21/2011

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