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Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair (L) leaves the Fort Bragg Courthouse with his attorney Ellen Brotman, after sexual assault charges against Sinclair were dropped after he plead to lesser charges March 17, 2014 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Sinclair, a former deputy commander with the 82nd Airborne Division, has admitted to an extramarital affair with a junior officer. 'Unlawful command influence' caused a delay in the trial last week. (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)

Army General Charged With Sexual Assault Avoids Prison; Rep. Speier Calls Punishment ‘Laughable’

An Army general who carried on a three-year affair with a captain and had two other inappropriate relationships with subordinates was reprimanded and docked $20,000 in pay Thursday, avoiding prison in one of the military’s most closely watched courts-martial.

03/20/2014

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Commission Finds ‘No Compelling Medical Reason’ To Exclude Transgender Americans From Military

An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday.

03/13/2014

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American Flags Made In China Now Banned In U.S. Military

Soldiers carry them into battle, fly them high over foreign bases, and triumphantly carry them in processions, but those stars and stripes, until now, have often been made in China.

02/19/2014

Mount Tamalpais

Filmmaker Hopes Project Will Heal Mt. Tam’s Cold War Scars

During the Cold War, Mount Tamalpais was altered to make way for nuclear missiles. Now, a unique collaboration of federal, state and local agencies will try to begin fixing the damage with a multimillion dollar project.

02/14/2014

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

Lobo, a rescue dog in training to become a service dog, ran off from his San Jose home on August 20, 2013. (CBS)

San Jose Army Veteran Searching For Lost Service Dog

A San Jose Army veteran is asking for the public’s help to find his service dog who ran off Tuesday afternoon.

08/22/2013

Smoke billows above a fire near Camp Parks in Dublin, August 20, 2013. (Roberta Gonzales/CBS)

170-Acre Dublin Grass Fire Ignited By Grenade Creates Smoky East Bay Skies

Firefighters contained a grass fire that burned about 170 acres near the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin Tuesday afternoon and sent a plume of smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles.

08/20/2013

Stephanie Lee tries on a wedding gown. (CBS)

Bridal Shop Offers Free Wedding Gowns To Military Wives

Two Bay Area women spent Wednesday trying on wedding gowns as they plan for their respective weddings in the shadow of military deployment.

07/18/2013

Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum portray President James Sawyer and John Cale in "White House Down" (credit: Sony Pictures/Getty Images)

‘White House Down’ Free For Active Military, Veterans On July 4

Sony Pictures and some of the nation’s biggest theater chains will allow members of the military and their guests to see “White House Down” for free…

07/03/2013

US Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Owen Smith holds a wreath as he is escorted by US Air Force veteran Don Arnold during a Pearl Harbor rememberance service aboard the USS Hornet on December 7, 2011 in Alameda, California.  Over 100 people were in attendance aboard the USS Hornet for a ceremony honoring the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Three survivors of the attack attended the service.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Calls For State Funds To Clear Backlog Of Veterans’ Benefits Claims

Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner called on Gov. Jerry Brown Monday to support spending provisions recently approved by state legislators that would provide $6 million to reduce the long backlog of veterans’ benefit claims in California.

06/17/2013

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