| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Every city in the United States has carved out a tradition for celebrating the nation's birth.
While some stage parades, hot-dog-eating contests or community barbecues, Burbank's tradition has been centered at the Starlight Bowl, where the country's...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Honorably discharged decades ago, a former Marine was living in a Baltimore homeless shelter, surviving with the help of $255 a month for a disability he suffered while in the service.
Then he met Rochelle Richardson.
Richardson, an attorney who works...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:15 PM
SAN DIEGO -- An association of women veterans has withdrawn plans to give an award to Mayor Bob Filner extolling him as a champion in the fight against sexual assault in the military.
But Filner is still slated to be the keynote speaker at the group's...
| Jul 19, 2013
Dance classes: Presented by Vantage House, a continuum-of-care retirement community, held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday in the Vantage House auditorium, 5400 Vantage Point Road in Columbia. Dance has shown to improve balance, gait and...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Fifteen years ago former Pfc. and military police officer Jerry Whiteside had two masks tattooed on his left bicep, one smiling, one frowning.
Inspired by the woman he was dating, an interest in theater and an assortment of substances in his system,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"Thank you for your service" is, today, an oft-repeated mantra, uttered after encountering a member of the nation's armed forces or — if recognized — a veteran of past and present wars. And rightly so. Typically, a highlight of the 2013 All-...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:26 PM
On one side of the world’s most heavily fortified border, North Koreans are celebrating Saturday’s 60th anniversary of the armistice that halted the Korean War with Victory Day fireworks and a military parade.
In South Korea, Armistice Day...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Shortly after 9/11, Dr. Ron Gilbert penned a letter to his sons advising them to live honorable and meaningful lives.
"Try not to be bitter about the many unfortunate things that may happen to you in your life," he wrote. "Your response to difficult...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:23 PM
Vacant beds at the Veterans Administration campus in West Los Angeles will be filled by homeless vets on state waiting lists for nursing home care, authorities said Thursday.
The arrangement is part of stepped-up federal assistance, including expanded...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:05 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A nurse alleged Tuesday that Mayor Bob Filner sexually harassed her when she met with him to seek help for a Marine injured in Iraq.
Filner promised to help the Marine with the Department of Veterans Affairs but then told the nurse that she...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:46 AM
A recent Pentagon announcement made it clear that same-sex spouses of U.S. military personnel will begin receiving full benefits immediately. But once military service ends, they may be out of luck.
LGBT veterans and their partners could find themselves...