WASHINGTON — U.S. forces killed Abu Sayed, the head of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan, in a strike on the group’s headquarters in Kunar province, Afghanistan on July 11, Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement.
“The raid also killed other ISIS-K members and...
By Hans Petersen, Veterans Health Administration
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Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, delivered the following speech on the U.S. mission in Afghanistan to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
“For nearly 13 years now, the United States has been at war...
Operation Thank Our Troops
Help SCV-based Prayer Angels for the Military to send care packages to U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Needed: Granola bars, beef jerky, white and black cotton sport socks, canned ravioli with pop tops, three-blade razors, international phone cards (AT&T only), AA/AAA...
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, sent the following letter to President Obama regarding news reports that indicate he is considering a “zero option” of U.S. forces in Afghanistan post-2014:
Dear President Obama,
I write with great surprise...
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
As the United States prepares to wind down military operations in Afghanistan, we must not withdraw support for one of the most critical efforts to ensure security and stability in the region: the decade-long effort to curtail the Afghan drug trade.
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President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and International Security Assistance Force leaders all condemned a shooting incident in Southern Afghanistan, and pledged to work with Afghan authorities in fully investigating...
Army Spc. Rudy A. Acosta
Dante Acosta got many of the answers he was looking for Monday, and most of them aren’t pretty.
Acosta’s son Rudy, 19, and another soldier were killed March 19 in Afghanistan when an Afghan national who’d been hired as a private security guard opened fire on...
In this edition of “SCV Newsmaker of the Week,” U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, discusses the death of Osama bin Laden and the way forward in Afghanistan; the debate over the debt ceiling and the resulting economic...
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced a major injection of new Homekey funding made possible by the Legislature to expand and support the state program, helping thousands of families experiencing or at risk of homelessness find permanent, long-term housing solutions.
City of Santa Clarita officials delivered the 2020 State of the City event Thursday in true COVID-19-era format: virtually, while shining a light on local essential workers who have toiled tirelessly since the onset of the pandemic.
A new state law set to take effect in January requires employers to provide notice of workplace COVID-19 exposure, and Santa Clarita Valley business leaders are urging local businesses to review their health and safety procedures now.
California State University, Northridge will be home to one of the 1,000 vote centers across Los Angeles County that are open to the county’s voters in the days before the Nov. 3 presidential election.
Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector Keith Knox and County Assessor Jeffrey Prang are alerting the public to a property tax scam under the guise of COVID-19 that has been reported to a District Office of the Assessor.
Los Angeles County is providing a second opportunity for financial assistance to businesses that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and have been allowed to reopen by the State, but ordered to remain closed by the County of Los Angeles Health Officer Order as of Sept. 4, 2020.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 18 new deaths and 3,600 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, including 6,944 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley and a new fatality in the city of Santa Clarita.
With L.A. County’s Project Roomkey coming close to an end, Bridge to Home officials announced Thursday a new initiative to house more than two dozen local homeless individuals, but it will require help from the community
Santa Clarita Artists Association will hold its last virtual oil workshop of the year on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., with Rich Gallego, entitled, "Using a Modified Zorn Palette to Create Harmonious Landscapes."
The Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center will host a virtual open house event on Friday, Oct. 30 for prospective students interested in earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree through the center’s partner institutions.