Andrew DyerMilitary and veterans affairs reporter, KPBS
As the military and veterans affairs reporter at KPBS, Andrew covers all aspects of the military and veteran communities in San Diego. He previously covered the military beat at the San Diego Union-Tribune, where he produced award-winning stories on the war crimes court-martial of former Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, the USS Bonhomme Richard fire, and the resurgent local extremist movement born out of the social unrest of 2020.
He also covered the craft beer industry for San Diego CityBeat and served as editor-in-chief of San Diego State University's student newspaper, the Daily Aztec. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in sociology from San Diego State University.
Andrew was enlisted in the Navy for more than 10 years and served as ship’s company on two aircraft carriers. His free time is consumed by traveling the southwest for his teenage son’s club soccer games.
The federal lawsuit seeks upgraded discharges for more than 30,000 former service members.
The family of a woman murdered by a former Marine is taking the government to court. They say the killer - who was forced out of the military for mental health issues - shouldn't have been able to buy a gun.
The Navy has beefed up mental health care for sailors dealing with 'rude awakening' of military lifeAfter two deadly collisions and a cluster of suicides, the Navy is providing more mental health counseling to sailors where they work.
The independent committee is calling on the Defense Department to make personal firearms harder to buy and access on base.