military

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 ...

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 ...