Afghanistan

The City of Pembroke Pines re-named southwest 172nd avenue in memory of Lance Corporal Patrick Xavier Jr. (Source: CBS4)

Pembroke Pines Re-Names Avenue After Fallen Marine

Dozens of residents honored a fallen South Florida marine who was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday night.

18 hours ago

The nonprofit "Building Homes For Heroes" built a new home for Air Force veteran Michael Fletcher.
(Source: CBS4)

Nonprofit Builds New, Mortgage-Free Home For Local Soldier

With a crowd to greet them, the Fletcher family celebrated a new beginning in a beautiful new house – and it’s mortgage free.

06/12/2015

Staff Sgt. Jose Garcia surprised his daughter Samantha at her high school graduation.
(Source: CBS4)

Local Soldier Surprises Daughter At Graduation 

A solider deployed overseas, gave his daughter a big surprise on Monday.

06/01/2015

FORT BRAGG, NC - MAY 13: A sign shows  Fort Bragg information May 13, 2004 in Fayettville, North Carolina. The 82d Airborne Division was assigned here in 1946, upon its return form Europe. In 1951, XVIII Airborne Corps was reactivated here and Fort Bragg became widely known as the "home of the airborne." Today Fort Bragg and neighboring Pope Air Force Base form one of the largest military complexes in the world.  (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)

Soldier From Florida Dies In Afghanistan

A soldier from Florida, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, has died in Afghanistan.

05/26/2015

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Soldiers’ Boots Tell Stories Of Footsteps To Freedom

This Veteran’s day a collection of soldiers’ boots from overseas was turning into a work of art in South Florida for the world to see.

11/11/2014

President Pat Riley of the Miami Heat looks on during practice as part of the 2013 NBA Finals on June 15, 2013 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.  (Source: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

For Heat’s Pat Riley, Every Day Is Veterans Day

Pat Riley celebrates Veterans Day more than once a year.

11/11/2014

Army Sgt. First Class Jesus Jimenez and his family receive a $350,000 check from Miami-Dade after their home was bulldozed while he was training for war. (Courtesy: Jimenez Family)

Miami-Dade Pays Settlement To Soldier For Bulldozed Home

An American soldier’s home was bulldozed by Miami-Dade County while he was training to go to war. His family was kicked to the curb. And after a seven-year ordeal, he has finally gotten justice in the form of a $350,000 check.

11/07/2014

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi looks down from his seat in a Marine combat vehicle during one of his combat tours in Afghanistan 2010-2012. (Family photo courtesy Jill Tahmooressi/MCT)

Mom Of S. Florida Marine Jailed In Mexico Hopeful Despite Hearing

The mother, and lawyer, of a Weston Marine jailed in Mexico is hopeful despite a judge’s orders Wednesday to remain behind bars.

07/10/2014

Source: CBS4

Girl’s National Letter-Writing Campaign Nears 100,000 Letters

A little girl with a big heart showed her patriotism this Fourth of July.

07/04/2014

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi looks down from his seat in a Marine combat vehicle during one of his combat tours in Afghanistan 2010-2012. (Family photo courtesy Jill Tahmooressi/MCT)

Locals Rally For Release Of Jailed Marine From Weston

Locals rallied in Miami on Saturday for the release of a marine who was arrested in Mexico after he said he accidentally crossed the border with guns in his truck.

05/31/2014

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