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Iraq

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  • CdM graduate participates in U.S. strikes on Islamic State

    CdM graduate participates in U.S. strikes on Islamic State
    A Corona del Mar High School graduate participated in recent U.S. strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria, according to a news release from the Navy. Seaman Matthew Belling, who graduated from CdM in 2010, served aboard the USS George H.W....
  • It's A Gray Area: U.S. should not intervene overseas

    One of the first things done when our country was founded in 1787 was establish the United States Department of War. This agency lasted until 1947, when it was re-organized and re-named the U.S. Department of Defense. But given our history since that...
  • History delivered firsthand

    History delivered firsthand
    Sophomores at Corona del Mar High School tossed aside their textbooks Thursday and welcomed a new way of learning about history: through the eyes of a veteran. More than 80 military men and women, some dressed in full uniform adorned with medals and...
  • More room, more ability to help vets

    More room, more ability to help vets
    For Deanne Tate, president and chief executive of Veterans First, the selling points of the Orange County nonprofit's new digs are many. At about 9,300 square feet, the second-floor office suite in the heart of downtown Santa Ana has upwards of three...
  • Iraq War veteran speaking at 9/11 memorial event

    Costa Mesa city officials will gather Sunday on the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Community leaders, military personnel and Costa Mesa police officers will remember those who lost their lives from 9 to 11 a.m. at the U....
  • Apodaca: How much can one man and his family sacrifice for the U.S.?

    It's often been said in the 10 years since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 that the world as we knew it had changed forever. But let's face it, the world changed far more for some than for others. Gary Mathieson is one of those whose life was...
  • Parents see son's death as inspiration for others

    Parents see son's death as inspiration for others
    Sue and William "Bill" Pollard last spoke to their son, U.S. Army Specialist Justin Pollard, on Christmas 2003. "We talked about how he was coming around to the tail end of his tour, and I asked him if he had any plans for when he got home, and if he...
  • Bookmark: A decade of books about 9/11

    The tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, prompted questions about America's place in the world, and a proliferation of books resulted. Here is a recommended reading list for those seeking enriched understanding. • "The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of...
  • The Crowd: 'Salute' offers night of substance

    The World Affairs Council of Orange County gathered last month for a year-end celebration billed as "A Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces." It was an evening of considerable substance, headlined by guest speaker and guest of honor Mark Kimmitt, a retired...
  • Commentary: We must invest in engineering, defense

    America avoided one catastrophe this summer when Congress raised the debt ceiling and averted the first default in U.S. history. But another calamity is waiting in the wings. The failure of the budget "supercommittee" puts in motion a trillion dollars...
  • Rohrabacher on Iraq: 'That reality should be facing us now'

    Whether they're just saying it for political gain or from bad advice, the current crop of GOP presidential candidates are wrong to criticize plans to pull out of Iraq by the end of the year, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) said this week. First on...
  • Two films, two wars

    Two films dealing with war and politics in the tinderbox of the Middle East are coming to Newport-Mesa for one-night special screenings. The city of Costa Mesa on Friday night will host a screening of "Patrol Base Jaker" at the Triangle Square Cinemas....