military

Reader Input: Extend your hand to veteran

My ball cap that so very uniquely displays my military service is a dark blue with NAVY on the front in two-inch letters. Above that, in one-inch letters, UNITED STATES, to the lef ...

Needy vets target of event

An upcoming, three-day event in Roseville is geared toward providing much needed services to homeless and at-risk veterans. The fourth annual Gold Country Veterans Stand Down focu ...

Reader Input: Express support for LOP woodworker

I am a disabled veteran. I am so angry that (Lake of the Pines General Manager) Fred Dean Turner is trying to prevent this man from helping our military families (“Lake of th ...

California rated worst state for military vets

California ranks dead last among the states for military veterans, according to a new report that measures 19 quality-of-life indicators, including economics, the environment, gene ...

Reader Input: Concealed arms fine for military

The brass and CYA crowd in the military don’t know what they’re talking about when they predict bedlam or blood in the streets if soldiers are permitted to carry concea ...

Better Business Bureau warns of military-related scams

Veterans Day is a time to celebrate and pay respect to both former and current members of the United States military. However, according to the Better Business Bureau serving Nort ...

Auburn pastor to begin 6-month deployment to Middle East

In his youth, Donny Crandell couldn’t fathom joining the military because he feared the possibility of deployment. Today that possibility is becoming his reality. The senior past ...

Ex-military train with California Conservation Corps near Auburn for firefighting

AUBURN CA - For some, it will mean going from firefights to firefighting in a matter of months. Fifty military veterans are completing initial firefighter training from the Califo ...

Consider war’s unintended consequences

Rob Howard and Donna Arz have reason to suggest a more balanced reaction to the incident of Marines urinating on Taliban corpses (Journal, Jan. 15). As is well-known in all of our ...

Mom touched by kindness

I went to the Loomis Post Office to mail a package to Fort Bragg, N.C., so it will be there to greet my son, Bobby, when he comes home from Iraq. While I was getting ready to pay ...

No time for silent sit-by

Well, the U.S. Budget “Supercommittee” has failed (Journal, Nov. 22). The cowards in Washington have, once again, shown their true colors. Harsh cuts are now scheduled to take ...

Put America’s welfare first

It’s no wonder we have no jobs or economic vitality. We didn’t invest in our own economic structure. We failed to protect the interests of the American people. We’ve bankrupt ...

Work scarce for local veterans

Local veterans and those who support them say more than just the tough economy is making it difficult for former soldiers to find work. Readjusting to civilian life is also a big ...

Event allows 200 Auburn students to ‘Meet our Troops’

Local students got a chance to learn about and thank military representatives just in time for Memorial Day. St. Joseph’s Catholic School hosted a Meet our Troops! event Friday ...

‘Salute’ letter harbors racism

First off, let me say that I do not like to use individual’s names in letters as I consider it in poor taste and don’t like dueling with the pen. I would like to respond to th ...