Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

Furthering California’s long-standing role as a state of inclusion and refuge, Governor Gavin Newsom, along with Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), took action today to assist Afghan arrivals settling in California. The Governor, with support from legislative leaders, is requesting …continue reading

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Both soldiers died August 21, 2019 in Faryab Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire while engaged in combat operations. The incident is under investigation. The deceased are: …continue reading

The 1st Platoon, 216th Mobile Augmentation Company, U.S. Army National Guard from Long Beach, drive along Highway 1 searching for improvised explosive devices that could be used to harm coalition forces using the route to transport supplies and equipment between bases. Photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Laura Beth Beebe, JTF Sapper Public Affairs.

The following article by 1st Lt. Lisa Miller and photograph by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Laura Beth Beebe, JTF Sapper Public Affairs, was released through the Defense Video and Information Distribution System. Snow and ice covered the ground as heavy armored vehicles, filled with highly trained combat engineers, rolled from …continue reading