BALBOA PARK — A man who drove past a gate at Naval Medical Center San Diego was injured Monday night when security officers fired at the man's charging dog and missed, grazing the man in the ankle instead, a Navy spokesman said.

The shooting occurred around 8:45 p.m. near the Naval hospital's main gate at Bob Wilson Drive off Florida Drive, Navy Region Southwest spokesman Brian O'Rourke said.

The man apparently drove up to the entrance, and instead of stopping for the guards, continued driving, O'Rourke said. The guards deployed a barrier that stopped the vehicle, the man got out and some sort of altercation ensued.

Read More Show Less
Dr. Keita Franklin, Defense Suicide Prevention Office director, speaks to a crowd about the Department of Defense's plan to combat the issue of suicide among military members at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 30, 2017. The 15th Wing clinic was recognized for its superior efforts to prevent suicide in 2016. (Kaitlin Daddona/U.S. Air Force)

Editor's Note: This article by Richard Sisk originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

In the wake of a troubling trend of veteran suicides and at least one shooting on the premises of Department of Veterans Affairs facilities in recent weeks, VA leaders are preparing for congressional scrutiny and hearings on the matter.

What they're not doing, however, is planning to ramp up security at VA centers through the use of metal detectors. While incidents at individual VA facilities may prompt local reviews, the majority of security decisions are not made at the national level.

Read More Show Less
Wikimedia Commons/SymphonicPoet

The worst kinds of people drive the nicest cars.

Read More Show Less
Korea Summit Press Pool via AP

The recent diplomatic talks between North and South Korea, in advance of an historic Singapore summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, gave us a unique opportunity to observe Kim’s security detail. According to this article on Yahoo, the North Korean leader “was escorted by a phalanx of bodyguards carefully chosen for their fitness, marksmanship, martial arts skills and even looks.”

Read More Show Less

The Pentagon has ordered retail stores on its bases around the world to cease selling all smartphones and devices made by two Chinese companies, citing security concerns.

Read More Show Less
DoD photo

Not to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but your iPhone is watching you 24/7. Many of the conveniences that come with your smartphone come at a cost to your privacy and security. And while you can’t own one of these pocket computers and be totally off the grid, there are a number of ways you can share a little less information with it, as detailed by Life Hacker.

Read More Show Less
© 2018 Hirepurpose. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service.