Veterans Affairs hospitals are gearing up for a flood of veterans coming home from Iraq.
As the nearly nine-year war in Iraq draws to a close, Bay Area veterans who are returning home to rejoin their families and resume their civilian lives may face unexpected challenges.
As a sign of gratitude, a Bay Area group has made an Iraq war veteran’s homecoming a little more special, by restoring his car for free.
Family and friends gathered in San Mateo Friday morning to welcome home more than 60 specialized California National Guard soldiers from their deployment in Iraq.
Police said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the arrest of U.S. Army veteran Kayvan Sabeghi, who was hospitalized after an arrest during this week’s Occupy Oakland protests.
A Marine who had served two tours of duty in Iraq was critically injured during an altercation between police and protesters on the streets of Oakland Tuesday night.
President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war. It drew swift praise from the San Francisco Bay Area’s congressional delegation.
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.
The last white cross has been hammered into the hillside memorial in Lafayette this week, memorial organizers said.
Despite the rain, hundreds gathered at San Francisco’s United Nation’s Plaza on Saturday to demonstrate the U.S.’s military involvement in the Middle East.