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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in ...
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Chelsea Shields helps lower the flag during a Memorial Day retreat ceremony on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 25, 2015. Shields is assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing. The article and photo are courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Lowering the flag on Memorial Day in Afghanistan

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Chelsea Shields helps lower the flag during a Memorial Day retreat ceremony on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 25, 2015. Shields is assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing. The article and ph...
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Brittany, left, and her son, Christian, 4, visit the grave of her husband and his father, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, on Memorial Day in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 25, 2015. Christian is wearing his father's cover. Photo courtesy of the US Department of Defense.

Graveside visit at Arlington National Cemetery

Brittany, left, and her son, Christian, 4, visit the grave of her husband and his father, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, on Memorial Day in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 25, 2015. ...
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Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greets wounded warrior Romulo Camargo, a retired Army chief warrant officer, and his family. CWO (ret.) Camargo and his family listened to the 26th National Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2015. The concert included musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings to honor the fallen and comfort the grieving. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Defense.

Army General greets wounded warrior and his family

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greets wounded warrior Romulo Camargo, a retired Army chief warrant officer, and his family. CWO (ret.) Camargo and his family listened to the 26th National Me...
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Poll: Most Americans recognize importance of Memorial Day

Most Americans consider Memorial Day an important U.S. holiday, and an even larger number plan to do something special to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. A new Rasmussen Reports national tele...
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President Barack Obama walks through an honor cordon before the United States Coast Guard Academy commencement in New London, Conn., May 20, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama honors the fallen for Memorial Day 2015

In this week’s address, the President commemorated Memorial Day by paying tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country. The President will spend the first Memorial Day since the...
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Soldiers perform the changing-of-the-guard ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 25, 2015. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, plan to join President Obama to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Courtesy photo.

Changing of the guard at Arlington

Soldiers perform the changing-of-the-guard ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 25, 2015. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, plan to jo...
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Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greets World War II veterans at the 26th National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2015. The concert included musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings in remembrance and appreciation of the fallen. Courtesy photo.

Army general thanks World War II veterans

Army general thanks World War II veterans personally at the 26th National Memorial Day Concert. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greets World War II veterans at the 26th National Memorial Day ...
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Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, along with senior military representatives from each service, speak at the 26th National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2015. Courtesy photo.

26th National Memorial Day Concert held in Washington, D.C.

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, along with senior military representatives from each service, speak at the 26th National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washingto...
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Stephens Middle School Band played at the Memorial Day Ceremony held at the Gold Star Manor in West Long Beach on Friday, May 22, 2015. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

American Gold Star Manor wards off rain for 2015 Memorial Day Ceremony

American Gold Star Manor wards off rain for 2015 Memorial Day Ceremony. A threat of rain kept attendance lower than usual, but only a few scattered drops fell near the end of the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at American Gold St...
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 72. Light...
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North exterior of 40th Infantry Division headquarters building at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Regional Military Affairs Committee to meet on Tuesday, May 26

The May meeting of the Regional Military Affairs Committee (RMAC) for the Joint Forces Training Base will be held on Tuesday, May 26 (day FOLLOWING Memorial Day), starting at 3:30 p.m. in the Building 15 Training Classroom. Ple...
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Ten years ago, D-Day veteran U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. (ret) Wayne Chase, 15th Troop Carrier Squadron (TCS), visited the Normandy American Cemetery above Omaha Beach after a D-Day ceremony on June 6, 2004. Photo courtesy of U.S. National Archives, National Archives Identifier 6663985.

Catholic Memorial Day services around Orange County

Catholic Memorial Day services around Orange County, including Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest, and Orange. Parish offices may be closed for the holiday. Prayer service at Christ Cathedral campus The Cathedral for t...
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GOES West rainbow infrared satellite image for Sunday, May 24, 2015. Image courtesy of NOAA.

Seven-day local weather forecast, May 24 through May 30

Details for seven-day local weather forecast, May 10 through May 16: Sunday: A chance of drizzle before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night: Increasing c...
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