Mark Stevens Domino allegedly planned to detonate improvised explosive devices at several Southern California locations to cause "mass casualties" in a terror plot thwarted by law enforcement officials.

A U.S. Army veteran planned to detonate improvised explosive devices at several Southern California locations to cause "mass casualties" in a terror plot thwarted by law enforcement officials.

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Nicest guy in Hollywood and A-list actor Tom Hanks is currently starring in Henry IV, a play by William Shakespeare, and a substantial number of veterans are the backbone of the production.

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David is sore most days. It’s his back and his hands, mostly, but to be honest, it’s all the joints. He’s deaf in one ear, blind in one eye, and walks with a cane. He’s 64 and has arthritis most everywhere you can have it. But there’s some pain that age doesn’t inflict. Terrible thoughts, the stuff of bad dreams. For him they’re memories, and all too real.

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A 19-year-old Marine from Camp Pendleton has been hospitalized in grave condition after he was shot this weekend in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

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Air Force photo by Linda LaBonte Britt

Though Air Force bases are considered to be some of the best installations among all the services, the branch still has a number that fall below par. Unlike other services, where most complaints stem from life on and off post, most issues with the Air Force’s bases come from being the cost of living in the areas and high rates of crime.

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Los Angeles is known for its glitz, glamour and fast-paced lifestyle, as well as its geographical beauty and amazing weather. I mean who doesn’t want to ride a bike on the beach in November? The fairly recent addition of rail transportation and the movement toward outdoor markets that feature local products and organic produce makes the area even better place to live. For veterans who are looking to explore the option of making the Golden State home, there are multiple opportunities to start a post-military career with some very veteran-friendly companies in Los Angeles, San Diego, and the vicinity. From high-level security to computer science or sales, there is something for everyone. Veterans will feel especially at home amid the range of diversity of culture and people that can be found in the area, coupled with a large military presence in greater San Diego.

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