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As Iraq War Ends, Vallejo Soldiers Head To Kuwait

On the same day that an official end to the war in Iraq was signaled by US officials, more than a dozen soldiers from an army reserve unit in Vallejo are headed back to the Middle East.


U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position on September 2, 2011 at Observation Post Mustang in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (John Moore/Getty Images)

SF Supervisors Pass Resolution Urging Military Spending Cuts, End To Wars

San Francisco supervisors are once again considering a resolution regarding U.S. military policy – this time the issue is military spending.


Army Specialist Anthony Gadd, an Iraq War veteran, sits inside his Volkswagen Golf on December 2, 2011. Gadd’s car was restored by a group of mechanics who donated materials and their time. (CBS)

Bay Area Iraq Vet’s Car Gets Makeover

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.


A young girl waits for the arrival of the 297th Medical Company of the California National Guard at their San Mateo Armory headquarters, December 2, 2011. (CBS)

Early Holiday Homecoming For Bay Area National Guard Unit

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.


U.S. President Barack Obama announces an end to the Iraq War and complete troop withdrawal from the briefing room of the White House October 21, 2011. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Bay Area Congressional Delegation Praises Obama Over Iraq Withdrawal

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.


San Francisco Military Job Fair Timed For Fleet Week

Just in time for San Francisco’s Fleet Week celebrations, more than 250 members of the military attended the first ever job fair hosted by the nation’s largest nonprofit organization for veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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East Bay Man Launches Campaign To Remember Fallen Soldiers

“Some Gave All” was started by Kevin Graves to honor his son, Joseph, along with other fallen service members.



San Jose Job Fair Combats High Unemployment Among Veterans

Many of the more than 300 veterans attending a job fair Thursday in San Jose were young people who had recently served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.



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 5–08/25/2011

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