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Auburn's Army recruiting soldiers on as U.S. military presence shrinks

AUUBURN CA - Soon to be a soldier in the U.S. Army, Jake Nelson emerged from the North Auburn recruiting center with a smile on his face. For Nelson, enlisting in the Army is now ...

Soldier with Placer County, Newcastle ties killed in Afghanistan

AUBURN CA - The Department of Defense reported Thursday the death on Tuesday of a soldier who has ties to Placer County. Spc. Manuel J. Vasquez, 22, West Sacramento, was killed in ...

Welcome home for Foresthill soldier, one of last out of Iraq

SACRAMENTO CA - Flying back from a nation torn by war to a homeland where peace on Earth and goodwill toward men was being celebrated, U.S. Army Pfc. Tom Fitzinger was itching for ...

Soldier with Auburn family ties killed in Afghanistan

A month ago, Sgt. Vincent Ashlock was one of the soldiers honored by North Auburn’s Rock Creek Elementary School for service to our country. With the memory of a standing ovatio ...

Fallen soldier from Applegate to be honored with Tahoe National Forest trail dedication

Applegate’s Joshua Hardt died last October serving his country in Afghanistan. Back home, he had loved the Sierra outdoors. On Memorial Day, his country will remember his sacri ...

Memorial Day is time of remembrance

Memorial Day can have different meanings depending on whom you ask. Some might say it’s about catching sales at stores. Others celebrate the three-day weekend during a fair-weath ...

Family accepts Silver Star for fallen hero

U.S. Marine Cpl. Sean Stokes was awarded the Silver Star Medal posthumously on Feb. 6 in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton. The Silver Star Medal is the third highest American military ...