Afghanistan

Local CHP officer dedicated to saving lives

Kevin Vinatieri of Rocklin has dedicated the majority of his life to helping those in need,  and on Sunday the California Highway Patrol officer and National Guardsman returne ...

S Army Spc. Burley honored Monday

US Army Spc. Nicholas Burley was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan on July 30, he is the son of Tammy Kneebone of Red Bluff and Mike Burley of Fores ...

Roseville kids, seniors hold patriotic painting party

Maddie Wildie pointed out her hand-painted cards among the dozens laying on a table at Alta Manor Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Roseville. "We're making cards for t ...

Peace pole planted at Roseville school in honor of fallen solider

Junction Elementary School students were encouraged to become "little peace builders" during a peace pole dedication ceremony Wednesday morning in Roseville. Capt. Renee Marie of ...

A Gold Star mother never forgets

The holidays are a busy time for Deborah Getz, but not because she’s celebrating. Instead, Getz spends the weeks after Thanksgiving organizing an annual toy drive for hundre ...

Family Ties program treats vets and their loved ones

Dirk Ellena returned home from war and, as many veterans do, struggled with feeling “like a freak." “You don’t think on the same level anymore, you don’t d ...

Fallen Marines honored with plaques at high schools

Two local high school graduates who died in the war in Afghanistan were honored last week with plaques dedicated in their names. The plaques are from the Fallen Warriors Memorial ...

Soldiers Project treats ‘invisible wounds of war’

They’re often called the “invisible wounds of war,” the emotional and mental struggles that follow a military member home from combat. These wounds include post traumatic st ...

Local Wounded Warrior event aids war vets

After serving two tours in Iraq, Jessica Oliff spent four days last October fly fishing and relaxing in a preserve near Foresthill. She was the first female veteran to attend the ...

Oakmont grad dies in Afghanistan

A graduate of Oakmont High School was killed in Afghanistan June 22. U.S. Marine Cpl. Gurpreet Singh, 21, of Antelope, died from wounds received while conducting combat operations ...