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Iraq War veteran Mike Ergo showed off his tattoo as part of the "War Ink" project. (CBS)

Bay Area Project Helps Veterans Share War Stories Through Their Tattoos

As communities hold parades and lay wreaths this Veterans’ Day to honor men and women in uniform, some returning vets are taking off their shirts to reveal their war stories in the form of tattoos.

11/11/2014

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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.

11/10/2014

Night vision goggles from Intevac. (CBS)

South Bay Company Working On Next Generation Of Night Vision Goggles

With much of modern warfare being conducted after dark, a company in Silicon Valley has embarked on an ambitious mission.

11/07/2014

A military vehicle.  (CBS)

City Of Davis Returning $700K Mine-Resistant Military Vehicle Donated By Feds

The city of Davis is returning hundreds of thousands of dollars in military equipment donated by the Federal Government.

10/22/2014

Boeing X-37b experimental military spaceplane (Photo by Boeing)

U.S. Air Force’s ‘Secretive’ X-37B Shuttle To Land In California After 671 Days In Space

The U.S. military can’t wait to get its hands on an unmanned space plane that’s due to land at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California near Santa Maria.

10/14/2014

San Francisco Fleet Week 2011

SF’s Fleet Week Gears Up For Big Weekend With Parade Of Ships Friday

On Friday at 11 a.m., the Parade of Ships will start making its way from the Golden Gate Bridge to various piers along the Embarcadero.

10/10/2014

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez)

Active-Duty Service Members Visit Injured Veterans At Palo Alto VA Hospital For Fleet Week

One of the lesser-known events associated with Fleet Week took place Tuesday at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital.

10/07/2014

"Yoga Joes" perform (Dan Abramson)

‘Yoga Joe’ Action Figures Raise Awareness Of Benefits Of Yoga For Military Vets

A San Francisco designer’s innovative idea to raise the visibility of his yoga brand is also generating new interest in the fitness routine around the globe.

09/23/2014

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College Students Help Build 3-D Printed, Military-Grade Drone Using Off-The-Shelf Components

A group of engineering professors and college students have come up with a 3D-printed drone for the U.S. Department of Defense.

09/17/2014

(Ceerwan Aziz/AFP/Getty Images)

Missing Assault Rifles Lead Feds To End Surplus Weapons Giveaways To San Mateo, Napa County Sheriff’s Offices

The delivery of mine-resistant vehicles to local law enforcement agencies last month generated outcry about the ills of militarizing police agencies in the United States. Those cries could grow louder now that some of the other weapons in that program are unaccounted for.

09/12/2014

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