Marines

No boots, but this fitness camp packs a punch

For Ashlie Pechin, getting fit means hitting the ground running. Only in this case, it’s hitting the ground for her FitForce Bootcamp.Pechin, a certified fitness trainer, pur ...

Placer County heroes live on in memory

This week the Journal has profiled some of Placer County’s soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice — their lives during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in a project called Honor ...

Terrorists need no tribute

What’s happened to common sense in America? The President of the United States recently gave his approval for building an Islamic Cultural Center at Ground Zero. His rationale w ...

Marine seeking medical items to establish clinic

A U.S. Marine from the foothills who has a knack of finding himself in the thick of the fray is asking area residents to help aid American efforts in Afghanistan. Capt. Paul Webbe ...

Auburn soldier reflects on time in Iraq

Corey Balasa joined the Marines a few months after high school graduation at age 18. He walked across the street during a smoke break from his job at the Original Pete’s on Highw ...

Student seeks donations of tunes, movies for troops

I am a senior at Placer High School, and for my senior project, I decided to do something to give back to our Marines in Iraq. I am collecting 500-1,000 CD and DVD donations to s ...