CORONADO (NEWS 8) – A Navy helicopter squadron deployed to Houston to help in rescue efforts returned to Naval Air Station North Island Wednesday evening.
Four MH-60S helicopters flown by HSC-21 and HSC-23 crews flew into Houston to deliver food and water and assist other Navy personnel in rescue missions in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
“It was really rewarding for us to be able to go out there and provide assistance to people that couldn’t have gotten it any other way,” HSC-21 Blackjacks crewmember Lt. Junior Grade Taryn Voller said.
Eighty-nine locally based Navy personnel assisted in Hurricane Harvey relief. The Blackjacks and HSC-23 Wildcards alongside other east and west coast based helicopter squadrons flew for a combined 485.5 hours, rescued 357 people and transported 12,810 pounds of cargo in Houston.
In a ceremony at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park, people paid homage to those who lost their lives in service to our great nation.
A soldier from the San Diego area died as a result of a "non-combat related" incident in Kosovo, the Department of Defense said Friday.
Authorities Friday released the name of a lawman who opened fire on an assault suspect who allegedly charged him with a machete over his head in a busy intersection near Grossmont Center mall.
Law enforcement agencies across San Diego County are planning to crack down on drunken driving over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
A two vehicle crash left one person critically injured Friday in Emerald Hills, according to authorities.
Some of the smartest high school students in San Diego County will be in Atlanta this weekend competing in the National Quiz Bowl Championship.
Californians Aware, a statewide group that advocates for government transparency, Friday expressed concern over a soon-to-take- effect San Diego Unified School District policy to delete most emails after one year.
Millions of Southern Californians will be taking to the roads and airways Friday as the Memorial Day travel crunch goes into high gear, and the large crowds will likely test the patience of motorists and airline passengers.