May 232013
 
A reunion to remember

  FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 15, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Sailor Joseph Pinola had been at sea for eight months on the USS John C. Stennis, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. So he had not yet met his five-month old daughter when he returned to town on April 29. Still, the 22-year [...]

Apr 252013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 17, 2013 – Navy Seaman Recruit Stephanie Voroukoumanh, daughter of Mary Voroukoumanh of West Sacramento, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations,” an exercised to designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, [...]

Nov 272012
 
Celeste Hall gets her wings

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 21, 2012 – By News-Ledger Staff – Celeste Hall, a 2009 graduate of River City High School now serving in the Navy, received her wings as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (left). She is presently on the USS John C Stennis, a seventh Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier. She’s the daughter of Heidi Haskins, [...]

Oct 052012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 3, 2012 – Army Pvt. Geno M. Parker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Parker is the son of Jason Parker of Norfolk Avenue, West Sacramento. He is a 2011 graduate of River City High School.     Air Force Reserve Airman Alexander M. Brookins [...]

Jun 132012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 6, 2012 – Go Navy! I enjoyed the well-written article by Sam Urrea, a RCHS journalism student (News-Ledger, April 25), concerning Kai Hinton being selected to go to the United States Naval Academy. My best wishes to Kai for this incredible journey he is about to undertake.   In reading [...]

Nov 302011
 

  Navy Seaman Raelynn B. Kulik recently graduated from recruit training and was presented the Military Excellence Award at Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. The award is presented to the single recruit who best exemplifies the qualities of enthusiasm, devotion to duty, professional and academic achievement, military appearance, self-discipline and teamwork, reports a Navy [...]