Armed Forces

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    Irvine and Santa Ana Make Competing Lists of Best Places in America for Military Veterans

    Three is a charm for Irvine and Santa Ana, as Irvine has been named the third best city in the country for military veterans and Santa Ana has been deemed the third best U.S. city for mid-career veterans, according to separate surveys. Just in time for Veterans Day, the financial site ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Veterans (Disabled or Otherwise) Seeking Jobs Meet Veterans Offering Jobs Tonight

    An Orange County group is holding a get-together tonight aimed at finding jobs for veterans--and especially disabled veterans. Among the business owners urged to participate are veterans who own businesses or are involved in hiring--especially disabled veterans who fill such roles.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Martin Sheen to Give Live Theatrical Reading at Justice for Vets Event in Anaheim

    As Captain Willard in Apocalypse Now, Martin Sheen was ordered to "terminate with extreme prejudice" an Army Special Forces colonel who'd gone over the deep end in Vietnam. As Martin Sheen, the actor-activist is scheduled to execute with extreme prejudice a live theatrical reading in Anaheim Thursda ... More >>

  • News

    May 22, 2014

    For American Military Veterans, Transition Has Been Hell

    On average, 22 vets kill themselves every day in the U.S. On Jan. 18, one of them was my friend Chris

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Richard Nixon Presidential Library Closes in Federal Shutdown; Dick Foundation is Open

    See the update at the bottom of the next page on the private Nixon Foundation parts of the presidential library remaining open. ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 1, 1:06 P.M.: One victim of the federal shutdown brought on by Republicans trying to stop Obamacare: Richard Nixon. More specifically, Tricky Dick's me ... More >>

  • News

    April 25, 2013

    Free Syrian Army: How to Not Help

    An OC refugee thought he had found a way to end his country's civil war. Then the FBI found his laptop computer

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Rigoberto Gil in Court After Cops Find Rifles and $2 mil in Coke, Meth in Santa Ana Home

    What Glendale police describe as a big-time Santa Ana drug dealer pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday to felony counts of possessing methamphetamine and cocaine for sale, transporting the drugs, possessing the drugs and an AK-47 at the same time and possessing the AK, two other a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Join Tito Ortiz in Exercising Your Muscles for Veterans Today and Beyond

    Some locals, including UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz, are showing their support for veterans and the troops today by pushing their bodies.Take "The Pledge" through the Pro vs. G.I. Joe organization, and you'll spread the support by fulfilling weekly, personal goals to, say, do a set number of pushups ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Gary Stein, Tea-Bagging Marine Corps Sergeant, Coming to Buena Park!

    ​The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association will be holding a fundraiser tomorrow at the Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel. Proceeds from the event, which will also feature a talk by Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, will go toward educating sheriffs and peace officers on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Mysteries of Costa Mesa: Armalite and the Creator of the M16, a Walking Tour

    ​For reasons not entirely clear, Orange County isn't out loud and proud when it comes to its connection to one of the most famous battle implements of all time. In my efforts to discover the one-time Costa Mesa location of ArmaLite, developer of the M16, I was met with blank stares and should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    [UPDATED: Coroner Rules Suicide] Katherine Darmer, Chapman Professor and Gay Rights Champion, Falls From a Building in a Possible Suicide

    ​UPDATE, FEB. 22, 3:46 P.M.: The Orange County coroner's office has ruled Katherine Darmer's death a suicide. Questions remain as to why she would want to end her life.   ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 21, 12:32 P.M.: Katherine Darmer, a Chapman law professor and a founding member of the Orange Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Police Find 2 Grenades at Cypress Home, But Resident Says He Has a Third

    ​While serving a search warrant at a home in the 5300 block of Bishop Street in Cypress this morning, the man of the house being cuffed for alleged narcotics sales mentioned he had three grenades on the premises. The disclosure prompted a call to the Orange County Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Homeless Veterans Need Your Help

    ​Telling you about the National Guard armories that opened last night and will open tomorrow night to provide winter shelter for the homeless, we mentioned the nonprofit running the program for the county was in need of various clothing, grooming and food items. That group is not alone. A charity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Loretta Sanchez Blasts Illegal Forecloses on Homes of Military Members

    ​There has been a lot of talk around the country about homes being illegally foreclosed upon. For instance, the word on the streets of Oakland right now is that greedy banks are specifically targeting the houses of African Americans. But such stories have gone from rumors to, well, legitimate stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell's End Marks ROTC's Beginning at UC Irvine

    ​Last week, when the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was officially repealed, UC Irvine's inaugural class of ROTC cadets began participating in the campus' new program.That wasn't just a coincidence.Campus officials first talked to the U.S. Army about establishing an ROTC program d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Lt. Dan Choi Not Celebrating Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    ​With the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, you'd think the leading opponent of the policy prohibiting gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military would be celebrating.But Tustin's Dan Choi, the Army National Guard lieutenant who was discharged from his upper New York state unit in 2010 for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    UC Irvine Attempts to Reclaim Record for World's Largest Dodgeball Game

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly Click here to see more images from UC Irvine's world record game.​Get ready for some more flying balls.  Last year, UC Irvine broke the Guinness World Record for largest dodgeball game, enlisting 1,745 participants for a day of utter mayhem. (See our slideshow o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Court Orders Immediate End to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

    ​A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled today the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy must be immediately lifted.The legal battle over the 20-year-old policy is still being played out in courts, but the justices say it must end now that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Rep. Loretta Sanchez Introduces Bill to Legitimize U.S. Military Women in Combat

    ​Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) today introduced what her office is hailing as "groundbreaking" legislation: the Women's Fair and Equal Right to Military Service Act, which would allow qualified female soldiers in the U.S. military to fight in combat.The ranking female member on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Osama Bin Laden's Death Praised by Mother of Fallen Navy SEAL

    ​Debbie Lee and Danny Gonzalez of Cypress are the spokespeople for Sacramento-based pro-troops organization Move America Forward. To reach Lee, a Gold Star mother who tours the country on behalf of the group, you go through Gonzalez.Late last night, the mother of Marc A. Lee, a Navy SEAL who was k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Loretta Sanchez Lauds Military, Intelligence Community and Obama for Getting Osama Bin Laden

    ​Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, congratulates the armed forces, the intelligence community and President Barack Obama in a statement issued about the Commander-in-Chief's announcement that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Obama Signs "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal

    ​As expected, President Barack Obama signed legislation today that repeals the 17-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law that prevented gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. military. However, it could still take months for military officials to completely lift the old policy.Still, Ob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2010

    "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Overturned in Senate

    Godspeed, Lt. Choi.​This morning will be known as the day the DREAM Act died in the U.S. Senate but "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was overturned there.By a bipartisan vote of 63 to 33, the Senate voted to end the debate on a bill that will allow President Barack Obama to overturn the Pentagon's ban on g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    [BREAKING:] Sorry, Lt. Dan Choi: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal Fails

    ​Repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that would have allowed gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military just failed in a 57-40 procedural vote in the U.S. Senate. Despite two-thirds of Americans and most in the mlitary supporting the repeal, the setback seemingly doom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    UPDATED: OC-Born Judge Throws Out 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    Anti-DADT activist and fired soldier Dan ChoiUpdate, Oct. 12, 1:02 p.m.: Riverside federal judge Virginia Phillips has double-downed on her initial ruling against Don't Ask, Don't Tell, issuing a worldwide injunction barring enforcement of the rule. The government has sixty days to appeal, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Garden Grove Veterans Advocate Seizes on Sliver in President Obama's Iraq Speech

    ​President Barack Obama's Tuesday evening speech announcing the end of major combat operations in Iraq generated heat on both sides of the aisle, with Republicans complaining he did not give George W. Bush enough credit and Democrats complaining, "This is what you chose to talk about with the econ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: 200 National Guard Troops Along California-Mexico BorderComment by HBFOREVER: now deploy another couple hundred National Guard into Santa Ana and clean up that mess! you have to dispose of the garbage that is already here in addition to keeping more trash from coming in! Comment by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Obama to send 1,200 troops to border Comment from Molly: We need to get rid of the Monkey in the White House before he ruins this Country any more. We need an AMERICAN for a president

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Tea Bagging With a Marine. This Could Get Ugly

    Facebook/ArmedForcesTeaParty​Gary Stein, a 24-year-old active duty Marine Corps sergeant based at Camp Pendeton, created his own Tea Party group, then announced its arrival on the national Tea Party scene in a press release.Two days later, some of his "brothers" are calling for a court martial.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Dana Rohrabacher Is Now A Sage? Hehehehe

    Broken clock is right more often than Dana​"Sending 30,000 more combat troops to Afghanistan will not make us any safer. Focusing a strategy around the central government in Kabul will not work, especially with a government as corrupt as the Karzai regime. Sending more American combat troop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Anti-Warriors Respectfully Wait to Crap On Obama's Afghan Surge

    ​Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) was criticized in some quarters today for crapping on President Barack Obama's Afghanistan surge announcement before the speech was even delivered tonight.So credit the anti-war movement for at least waiting until Obama was waving goodbye from the West Point podium ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 5, 2009

    Hats Off to Our Veterans

    Los Alammitos Army Airfield

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Santa Ana, Police Feted for Getting Their War On

    Parked on Civic Center?If you're scooting past Santa Ana police headquarters Thursday afternoon and notice a large contingency of uniformed members of the Armed Services, worry not. That portion of Downtown Santa Ana has not been declared a war zone. Yet.Nor is it a green zone signifying safety from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Diane Harkey Protects Us From Accidental Terrorism

    Assemblywoman Diane Harkey put forth a resolution back in February to keep ex-Guantanamo detainees out of Camp Pendleton. With Barack Obama set to close the notorious, quasi-constitutional prison some time next year, Harkey wants to make sure the administration doesn't even think about putting any o ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008
  • Music

    May 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    Wake Up and Suck the Orange 1.31.08

    POORMAN SUES KDOC: LA Times - Dana Parsons covers the Poorman with typical dollops of smarminess. No genital warts mentioned whatsoever. I'd wax moronic but Luke Y. Thompson already covered this like a month ago (Exit Poorman, Feb. 3). So will he be a Richman? Do fiddlers play on roofs? DEBBIE #1 G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Knott's Berry Farm Welcomes Veterans

    Sure, there are easier ways to get inside Knott's Berry Farm than joining the military (there used to be a great way sneak in off of La Palma and. . . well, let's just leave it at that), but for those Americans who've already taken the military oath, KBF is offering free admission now through Thanks ... More >>

  • News

    September 21, 2006

    He Ain't Marching Anymore

    Robert Acosta leaves the Iraq anti-war movement to heal himself

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Cocaine Airways

    A former CIA pilot says secret flights to El Toro could explain a Marine officers suicide

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2006

    Look to the Skies

    In a column in yesterday's Los Angeles Times, Ray Lemoine, co-author of Babylon by Bus, recounted his recent brush with the Department of Homeland Security. Lemoine was stopped at JFK airport while returning from Dubai. He'd been red-flagged because of a former job. Lemoine isn't a retired shoe-bomb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2006

    What Lies Beneath

    Proving once again that the internet is good for something other than pornography and pirating music, one of the more useful state agencies you've never heard of, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, has created EnviroStors, an online database of contaminated sites throughout the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2006

    Massively Penetrating in Vegas

    Looking for something new to do in Vegas? Something that involves breathing in massive amounts of particulate matter blown in from the desert? Something that involves watching yet another bit of idiotic Bush administration defense planning go up in smoke (literally)? Something a little mushroom clou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2006

    A Third Anniversary Gift for Iraq

    Who knew that our political and military leaders were such a bunch of ol' sentimental softies? As a gift for the Iraqi people to mark the third invasion of their country, our leaders got them a miniature version of the invasion, Operation Swarmer. The mini-invasion has all feature that made that ful ... More >>

  • Features

    November 11, 2004

    Hail the Hesitant Hero

    Robert Acosta joined the Army looking for a life. Thanks to an ambush in Iraq, he found it

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Cold Case at the Marine base

    An El Toro officers 1991 death could re-open controversy over military drug trafficking

  • News

    April 18, 2002
  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Aim Higher!

    And then shoot to kill!

  • News

    December 9, 1999

    Alien Toxins

    Area 51's sci-fi folklore masks a truly spooks reality

  • News

    April 22, 1999

    Reveille for Ridiculous

    Dornan, from coward to 'military expert'

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