military

‘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 ...

Vets profess anti-war ideology

Journal Staff Writer The threat of terror as a reason for war is not something every American supports. In fact, some say the country's rationale for fighting in Iraq has led to a ...