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  • Local couple honored for 'Welcome Home Military Heroes' ceremonies

    May 28, 2012 9:30 PM

    Memorial Day is a reminder not all troops can be welcomed home. But a local couple is being honored for their tireless work to make sure those who are, get a hero's welcome. Cheryl and Robert Tolan's organization, "Welcome Home Military Heroes", meets at local airports to welcome and... more »
  • Government shutdown would have local impacts

    April 7, 2011 9:16 PM

    There's still no budget deal in Washington, D.C with the deadline fast approaching. A partial government shutdown looms at midnight tomorrow. After a meeting late last night and again today, President Obama hasn't been able to work out a deal with House Speaker John Boehner. The shutdown could affect... more »
  • Local National Guard troops set to deploy Thursday

    January 4, 2011 10:00 PM

    More than two dozen national guard troops from Camp San Luis Obispo are deploying to Afghanistan this week. The guardsmen are from the 217th Financial Management Detachment unit based locally. They will deploy Thursday morning to Fort Dix, New Jersey for weeks of training. Those in the National... more »
  • Dream Act would grant citizenship for illegal immigrants in college

    December 9, 2010 1:44 PM

    Young illegal immigrants on the Central Coast could have a pathway to citizenship if the Dream Act passes. The House passed the bill last night 216 to 198. The bill grants hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States before the age of 16 a chance... more »
  • Fallen Americans remembered at local cemetery

    May 31, 2010 9:01 PM

    Community members gathered at the Santa Maria cemetery today to remember servicemen and women who gave their lives while defending the United States. Local chapters of the American Legion and V.F.W. put on the event. Santa Maria has lost four servicemen overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, but many more have... more »
  • Vandenberg airmen train for explosive situations

    March 12, 2010 5:09 PM

    Nearly half of all the military personnel who enter the Explosive Ordinance Disposal or EOD program nationwide drop out. There are 10 airmen in an EOD program at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This morning they blew up 20 pounds of C4 to simulate some of the blasts experienced by those... more »
  • Local WWII pilot receives nation's top honor

    March 10, 2010 9:59 PM

    A 91-year-old woman from Los Osos was just one of the World War II pilots honored with a Congressional Gold Medal in Washington DC today. 91- year-old Dorothy Rooney of Los Osos and her fellow servicewomen are finally getting the recognition they deserve. . .a congressional gold medal. ... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at military base

    February 23, 2010 11:34 AM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say two men were shot by security officers after they drove a stolen car through a gate at an Air Force base outside Phoenix during a police chase. Officials say one of the men died and the other was wounded. The crash occurred at... more »
  • Vandenberg missile launch set for Sunday

    January 29, 2010 9:10 PM

    Vandenberg Air Force Base will conduct a missile launch Sunday afternoon to test its ground-based interceptor system. The launch will happen between 2 and 5:30 p.m. A target missile will be launched from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. The long-range missile from Vandenberg will attempt to intercept... more »
  • President Obama to attend Ft. Hood memorial

    November 10, 2009 6:46 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to attend a memorial at Texas' Fort Hood today, where a gunman's rampage left 13 dead and 29 more wounded. Obama will also meet with the families of those killed. Kevin Sullivan, who served as President George W. Bush's communications director,... more »
  • Fallen Santa Maria man to be honored at Run to Remember Tuesday

    November 10, 2009 6:27 AM

    People continue to run to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. On Tuesday, 19 Marines will be remembered at Vandenberg Air Force Base's "Run to Remember," including Crpl. Joseph Heredia. The Santa Maria man was killed while serving in Iraq in 2004. Each... more »

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