SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The guided-missile destroyer USS Howard and its crew of about 300 returned home to San Diego Friday from a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East.
Howard sailors conducted anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, took part in a multi-national military exercise in Southeast Asia and participated in community relations events in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, according to the Navy.
"The crew of the Howard always put their best foot forward and it showed in the successes that we had throughout deployment," said Cmdr. Andree Begmann, the ship's skipper.
The Howard is named in honor of Gunnery Sgt. Jimmie E. Howard, a U.S. Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his leadership of a platoon against a battalion-size Viet Cong force.
Howard, who died in 1993, is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. According to published reports, when the Howard sets out to sea, it passes within view of Howard's grave and the crew salutes him.
A 71-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of stabbing her 31-year-old son at least four times with a kitchen knife, when an argument at their San Diego home Sunday escalated into a fight.
The San Diego Gulls will seek their team-record ninth consecutive victory Sunday when they face their rival, the Ontario Reign, at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.
Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse.
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Two men involved in an apparent road rage incident - that ended with one car tipped over - are facing charges. This weekend, the father of the driver whose car flipped onto its side spoke out.
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In celebration of American Heart Month, Rady Children's Hospital hosted its 34th annual Heart Party. It was a chance for former heart patients and the doctors who treated them to reunite.