Troops

President Barack Obama Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, May 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. On Sunday, President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to visit U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President Obama To Keep 9,800 U.S. Troops In Afghanistan After War Ends

President Barack Obama says he will seek to bring the U.S. force in Afghanistan down to 9,800 as the American combat mission ends later this year. He then intends to withdraw most those forces by the end of 2016.

05/27/2014

Chris O'Donnell & LL Cool J (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LL Cool J & Chris O’Donnell To Host ACM Special

The “NCIS: Los Angeles” co-stars is set to co-host “An All-Star Salute to the Troops”

03/27/2014

Aaron Negherbon prepares a package for troops at his TroopsDirect warehouse in Oakland. (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: Emergency Troop Support From Bay Area

What started with a simple care package for a Marine captain serving in Afghanistan has blossomed into a pipeline of emergency support for service members overseas.

10/31/2012

(Photo by Dave Kennedy/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Helping Battle Unemployment Among National Guard

By 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.

04/02/2012

Bay Area Charity Trying To Help Overseas Troops Fight Off Flu

U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan have been battling a stubborn foe in recent months, the common flu virus. Now, a charity that started in the Bay Area is facing hurdles trying to get equipment overseas to help ailing soldiers.

09/22/2011

An Afghan American woman walks past an American flag in the 'Little Kabul' district of Fremont. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Afghanis Cheer US Troop Drawdown

The reduction of US forces in Afghanistan is being welcomed by many Afghans living in the Bay Area.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/23/2011

President Obama

Bay Area Legislators, Support Groups Weigh In Before Obama’s Speech On Troops

In Wednesday’s speech, President Barack Obama is expected to outline a plan to bring 5,000 troops home from Afghanistan this summer and another 5,000 by winter or spring of next year.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/22/2011

soldier, American flag

About The Bay: Bay Area Man Fights For Comforts For Troops

Some soldiers who served in Afghanistan, for instance, said they went weeks – if not months – without even showering.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/20/2011

Boxer In SF Calls For Major Afghanistan Troop Reduction

The 100,000 U.S. troops now stationed in Afghanistan should be trimmed to 10,000 to 25,000 within the next 18 months, Sen. Barbara Boxer said Friday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/17/2011

Operation Gratitude

Bay Area Care Packages Headed To US Troops In The Middle East

Two thousand care packages from the Bay Area are now on their way to American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/21/2011

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