War in Afghanistan

19-year-old Jeremy Scott of Martinez reunites with his family at SFO on August 15, 2014, following a tour in Afghanistan. (USO / Bay City News Service)

19-Year-Old Martinez Soldier Returns From Afghanistan To Emotional Welcome

A 19-year-old soldier is headed home to Martinez on Friday afternoon after returning from a tour in Afghanistan.


Capt. Matthew Manoukian of Los Altos Hills was killed in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on August 10, 2012. (Bay City News Service)

Memorial Set For Los Altos Hills Marine Killed In Afghanistan

A Saturday memorial service has been planned for a local Marine who was killed in Afghanistan on August 10th.


Capt. Matthew Manoukian of Los Altos Hills was killed in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on August 10, 2012. (Bay City News Service)

Marine From Los Altos Hills Among 2 Killed In Afghanistan

Military officials say two Marines from Northern California have been killed in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said Capt. Matthew Manoukian and Staff Sgt. Sky Mote died Friday in the country’s Helmand province.


Harry Lew (Department of Defense)

Fellow Marine Admits Assault On Santa Clara Marine Before His Suicide

A U.S. Marine pleaded guilty to the assault of a fellow Marine from Santa Clara who later committed suicide in Afghanistan.



San Ramon’s Blue Star Moms Sending Holiday Cheer to Troops

Blue Star Moms are sending troops stationed abroad care packages this holiday season in order to spread some cheer.



Memorial Set For Milpitas Marine Killed In Afghanistan

A memorial service has been planned in San Jose for a U.S. Marine from Milpitas who was killed in Afghanistan last week.


Former Ambassador, Stanford Fellow Sees Fragile Gains In Afghanistan

Former ambassador Karl Eikenberry said the U.S. has achieved many of the objectives of the war launched less than a month after the September 11th terror attacks.


Navy SEAL Killed In Afghanistan Lived In San Jose As A Child

Navy SEAL Kevin Houston’s family in San Jose has been left heartbroken by news that he was killed along with 37 others when his helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan Saturday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/09/2011

Twenty-nine-year-old Derek Benson, an Angwin native, was killed in Afghanistan (Angwin Reporter)

Navy SEAL From Napa County Killed In Afghanistan

A native of Angwin in Napa County was one of 25 U.S. Special Operations forces killed Saturday when a helicopter was shot down by enemy fire in the Wardak province of Afghanistan.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/08/2011

According to the Defense Department, Sgt. William B. Gross-Paniagua of Daly City died during a bomb attack in Afghanistan on July 31, 2011. (Department of Defense)

Soldier From Daly City Killed In Afghanistan Bomb Attack

The military said a Hawaii-based soldier from the Bay Area died this week from injuries suffered during from a bomb attack in Afghanistan.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/01/2011