Posts Tagged ‘US Military’


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Do Los Angeles school police need grenade launchers?

Los Angeles Unified School District police are sitting on a cache of military equipment that includes a tank and grenade launchers. [CBS LA] Like police departments across the country, the Los Angeles school police received their combat equipment from the... (Continue reading)

Soldier from Santa Maria killed in Afghanistan

A soldier from Santa Maria was one of two men killed Friday during a bombing in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced. Spc. Kenneth Clifford Alvarez, 23, of Santa Maria and Pvt. Jonathon Michael Dean Hostetter, 20, of Humphreys, Mo.... (Continue reading)

California city snubs president, victims of Pearl Harbor

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo staffers accuse city officials of snubbing the president, the “greatest generation,” and victims of Pearl Harbor after they ordered employees to raise flags lowered in honor of Pearl Harbor patriots to full-staff. President Barack... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College students help veterans

Cuesta College communications studies teacher Beth-Ann Dumas is a big fan of experiential learning. For members of her small group discussion class, learning by doing means planning and implementing a project that fulfills a community or Cuesta need. One project... (Continue reading)

Home Depot stores profiting on veterans

Veterans, enticed by the promise of special discounts, load their carts at Home Depot stores only to discover the advertised discounts require a non-existent veterans’ service card. While a portion of veterans receive medical cards, the bulk are expected to utilize... (Continue reading)

Protect soldiers’ benefits

By JAVIER DURAN As a member of the armed forces, and being currently deployed to Afghanistan, I am taken back by the thought of the legislature using my family living in San Luis Obispo’s benefits as means to address the... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo soldier on 9/11, family and deployment

By JAVIER DURAN Like every other American 9/11 changed the way I viewed life and our vulnerability, as a country, in our small world. No longer did I feel comfortable leaving my house, city, state, country without the fear of... (Continue reading)

Nazis, Nukes, and the Bible: Vandenberg to stop mixing the three

For two decades Vandenberg’s officers’ training on how to launch nuclear weapons  included instruction on the morality of war with the aid of quotes from the Bible and a former Nazi SS officer. [Truthout] The ethics briefing ended abruptly after... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach Marine severely injured in Afghanistan

A 21-year-old Grover Beach Marine lost his leg in an explosion while serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. [SantaMariaTimes] On June 12, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Cody Elliott was patrolling the Helmand Province when he walked into a... (Continue reading)

Osama bin Laden is dead

Nearly a decade after the September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden is dead and the United States says it has his body. A U.S. military action conducted in Pakistan resulted in the death of bin Laden, President Barack Obama said... (Continue reading)



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