SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego-based destroyer deployed to Middle East waters Tuesday to continue the development of the Navy's ballistic missile defense program.
The USS Decatur left Naval Station San Diego around 10 a.m., according to the Navy's public affairs office.
Spouses, parents and children of the more than 300 sailors lined the dock as the ship prepared to set sail.
"It's my first deployment and I'm terrified he's not coming home," one sailor's wife told 10News.
Ballistic missile defense involves shooting down opposing missiles targeting U.S. ships and bases. Recently, there has been growing concern about Iran, which can fire short and medium-range missiles, according to published reports.
The third annual Women's March will take place in dozens of cities across the country on Saturday, including Waterfront Park in San Diego.
A record number of County employees will be hitting the streets next week to help count homeless people in the region.
People choosing not to vaccinate are now a "global health threat," according to the World Health Organization.
As the state’s affordable housing crisis worsens, the City of Encinitas has launched a bold new initiative to encourage its homeowners to do their part.
A group of 376 Central Americans was arrested in southwest Arizona, the vast majority of them families who dug short, shallow holes under a barrier to cross the border, authorities said Friday.
The San Diego Women’s March is set to kick off Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at Waterfront Park on Harbor Drive.
Despite the partial government shutdown, TSA workers have been on the job without pay. On Friday, San Diego-based Pizza Nova delivered food to federal workers at San Diego International Airport.