military

Poppies represent, provide possibilities for veterans

An Auburn group is glad to help keep the memories of veterans who have passed away alive while also helping those who are still with us. Auburn’s American Legion Auxiliary Post ...

Military support group moves to Auburn

A Placer County group that works to support deployed soldiers and their families is moving to Auburn. The Placer County chapter of Operation: MOM holds packing nights for their ...

War should not dominate

I am an old man, 88 years, and am concerned about the world. Our young people are growing up assuming war and conflict are normal. All they see and hear is about soldiers and con ...

Don’t coddle any deviants

It is more than a simple repeal of the policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” that is under consideration. No real change will occur unless the military code of conduct is sign ...

WWII military included gays

This letter is in regards to the debate over the gays in the military. I agree with Chuck Huber in his letter in the Dec. 7 issue of the Auburn Journal. I was in the submarine se ...

Time to repeal ‘stupid’ law

In reading the article, weekend edition, on “Gay debate splinters Auburn,” (Journal, Dec. 3-4), the comments of those opposed to the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DAD ...

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ futile

To the honorable editors whom I consider the fourth branch of governmental balance: the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy currently held by the Department of Defense is futile ...

Washington, military “Don’t ask, don’t tell” debate splinters Auburn

Splintering Washington and much of the military, the debate over the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law is also dividing opinion in Auburn. The question of letting gays serve ope ...

Local mom sends ‘a little touch of home’ to soldiers

Dee Rein is the group leader of Operation: MOM in Placer County. The local chapter of the nation-wide organization sends 100 packages every month to soldiers serving overseas. Q: ...

Basic training always needed

Not too long ago some of our nation’s military generals made the issue that many of our young people were not physically fit for military service. Well, here’s some hot news f ...

A soldier’s Christmas

Editor’s note: This poem is widely circulated around Christmas each year and according to Snopes.com, was penned by James M. Schmidt, a lance corporal stationed in Washington, D. ...

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 ...

Taxes pay for education, police and other services

Am I the only one getting tired of the Republican Party anti-tax sham? Apparently Republicans have taken almost a blood oath stating that they will never vote for tax increases, no ...

Ditch discrimination against gays in the military

“Don’t ask, don’t tell” should be changed to “Don’t ask because it doesn’t matter.” In other words, it should be eliminated. The arguments in favor of discriminati ...

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 ...