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Navy Dismisses 7th Fleet Commander After Warship Accidents
The U.S. Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific. A two-sentence statement said Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, had relieved Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin “due to a... Read more
Calif. Man Among 14 Dead in Spanish Terror Attacks: Family
What began as a vacation to celebrate a Bay Area couple’s first wedding anniversary ended in tragedy, Jared Tucker’s family said, when the 32-year-old was killed in Thursday’s terror attack in Barcelona. Tucker’s father, who lives in Martinez, told NBC Bay Area on Friday that his daughter-in-law, Heidi Nunes, has... Read more
Montebello Business Builds Underground Anti-Nuclear Shelters
Rising fear of nuclear attacks have lead to an increased demand of anti-nuclear shelters. One Montebello business has been building 1500-square-foot shetlers in wake of recent threats from North Korea. Atlas Survival Shelters builds underground shelters meant to protect residents from biological, nuclear and chemical attacks. Rob Hubbard, owner... Read more
SoCal Service Members Among Those Killed in Military Transport Plane Crash
Three service members with ties to Southern California were among 16 killed Monday when a military transport aircraft crashed in Mississippi. The KC-130T, used to refuel jets in mid-air and on the ground, crashed in a field Monday afternoon, leaving all 16 service members on board dead. It was... Read more
House Reaches Deal on Biggest Expansion of GI Bill in Decade
Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached initial agreement on the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit to tap into benefits and boosting money for thousands in the National Guard and Reserve. The deal being announced early Thursday is a... Read more