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.
Obama: U.S. To Send Military Advisers, Not Soldiers, To IraqPresident Barack Obama says the U.S. is prepared to take targeted military actions in Iraq if they would help fight a growing threat from extremist militants. He also says the U.S. is ready to send as many as 300 military advisers to Iraq.
Bay Area Lawyer For Military Women ‘Thrilled’ About Ending Combat BanA lawyer for four servicewomen who sued the U.S. Department of Defense for the right to have combat duty said in San Francisco Thursday that she and her clients are “thrilled” that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the lifting of the combat ban.
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.
Soldier From Alameda Killed In Afghanistan30-year-old Staff Sgt. Thomas Fogarty sustained injuries following an attack by enemy units with an improvised explosive device.
California Lawmakers Helping Battle Unemployment Among National GuardBy some estimates, the unemployment rate of returning National Guard men and women is 5 - 10% higher than the state average. In some units, half of all returning soldiers cannot find work.
Obama: US Combat in Iraq Over