Presidential Proclamation on National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2018

Washington, DC - During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we recognize the achievements of Americans with disabilities whose contributions in the workforce help ensure the strength of our Nation.  We also renew our commitment to creating an environment of opportunity for all Americans and educating people about disability employment issues.

Third Meningococcal Case at SDSU, County Declares Outbreak

San Diego, California - For the second time this semester, a San Diego State University undergraduate student has been hospitalized with serogroup B meningococcal disease, prompting the San Diego County public health officer to determine an outbreak on campus, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced yesterday.

Saving Lives with Trauma Kits and Rescue Sleds

Imperial Beach, California - The Sheriff's Department will showcase tools to help keep deputies and the public safe in case of an active shooter incident.

Bringing Home 20 Local Sailors, USS Ronald Reagan arrives Guam

Asan, Guam - With 5,000 Sailors aboard, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) arrived in Guam for a port call Monday.

How Reliable Are Turtles for Measuring Ocean Trash and Marine Health?

Washington, DC - When a sea turtle turns up dead on the beach, it often makes the news, especially if the death appears to result from plastic debris in the turtle’s stomach. Scientists and the public in general are concerned about the increase in ocean trash and the effects of plastics on marine life. Many view the news reports as scientific updates and assume turtles are like canaries in coal mines when it comes to monitoring the health of the ocean and marine life.

Vice President’s Meeting with Republic of Indonesia Vice President Jusuf Kalla

Washington, DC - The Vice President met today with the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Jusuf Kalla. The Vice President reaffirmed the United States’ Strategic Partnership with Indonesia and the 70 years of bilateral relations that the two nations will celebrate in 2019. He congratulated the Vice President on Indonesia’s election to the UN Security Council for the year ahead.