LONDON — As usual this season, Novak Djokovic was the best player on the court. The top-ranked Serb won his fourth straight title at the season-ending ATP finals on Sunday by beating six-time champion Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4. Djokovic, who won three Grand Slam titles this year and reached the final in the other, […]
U.S. Air Force Airman Khalil N. Nunley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Nunley is the son of Nakia L. Nunley of Vacaville and Nicole E. Nunley of Fairfield. He is a 2015 graduate of Vanden High School in Fairfield.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter unveiled the “first tranche” of his Force of the Future initiatives Wednesday. They included none of the costly or controversial ideas that his personnel chief, Brad Carson, had brainstormed with Pentagon and private sector personnel experts since last April: No end to the up-or-out promotion system. No dramatic “on-ramps” to military […]
MELBOURNE, Australia — Adam Scott birdied five of his final eight holes Thursday for a 7-under 64 and an early three-stroke lead at the Australian Masters. Scott lost in playoffs in two previous appearances at Huntingdale Golf Club in 2002 and 2003. He has won the tournament at two other nearby sand belt courses — […]
DENVER — Peyton Manning is hurt — and he’s sorry he hurt his team. “I thought I felt good enough to play,” Manning said Sunday after the worst performance of his career in Denver’s 29-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. “Maybe it was a false feeling or a wrong feeling.” Manning knew the […]
U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Christopher S. Gonzalez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Gonzalez is the son of Kathy and Henry Gonzalez, brother of Hailey G. Gonzalez and Kara T. Blankenship, and husband of Jenna K. Gonzalez, all of Fairfield. He is a 2006 graduate of Rodriguez High […]
On the eve of Veterans Day, the Senate passed a bill with language to grant “honorary” veteran status to as many as 200,000 Reserve and National Guard retirees – those not deemed veterans now because they lack a qualifying period of active service under federal orders. The House is expected to adopt similar language soon, […]
VACAVILLE — The Sierra Delta League champion Vacaville Christian girls volleyball team’s season got a little sweeter as coach Carla Borges was named Coach of the Year, while Alicia Borges was named as the league MVP, Tuesday. Seniors Lindsey Munar and Olivia Petnicki were All-League selections, along with sophomore Elyse Gottschall. VCS opens the Sac-Joaquin […]
Air Force Reserve Airman Danielle Judith E. Mortiz graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Mortiz is the daughter of Kenny T. Pham of Travis Air Force Base.
Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nevada, is a brigadier general in the Army Reserve, a soldier-physician thrice deployed and also a discerning commissary shopper. Heck bristles at seeing half-empty shelves and goods askew because commissaries, unlike commercial grocers, rely on vendors to stock most items, and some do so only a few times a week. Shoppers, he […]
Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald told the House VA Committee Wednesday that a $68 million, 4,000-page study of VA health care it ordered last August and accepted last month uncovers the same weaknesses and solutions that McDonald and his policy team have been tackling for months. The “Independent Assessment” of the Veterans Health Administration by […]
Air Force Airman Christopher J. Vanderschoot graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Vanderschoot is the brother of Erin J. Lewis of Fairfield.
Military members and families have little to cheer from compromises House and Senate conferees have reached as they finalized details of key personnel provisions in the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill. The potential lifetime value of the new retirement plan, which many current members will be allowed to opt into, suffered a significant cut. […]
Air Force Airman Garrett T. Elder graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Elder is the son of Brad and Michelle Elder of Vacaville. The airman graduated in 2014 from Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville. Air Force Airman Brandon Plourde graduated from basic military training at Joint […]
Thirty-one House members, most of whom, public records show, got campaign dollars from compound drug lobbyists, are pressing the Defense Department to soften rules set in May that block Tricare coverage of compound medicines when medical efficacy is unproven or prices extreme. Defense officials say they don’t intend to relax the rules created to protect […]
Air Force Airman Robert Reyes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Reyes is the son of Corazon Reyes of Fairfield. He is a 2014 graduate of Rodriguez High School in Fairfield. Air Force Airman Nicolas A. Thompson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in […]
The Department of Defense is modifying its approach to reform the commissary benefit with new guarantees to preserve overall shopper savings and also to avoid pay cuts for current employees, according to a source who has seen fiscal year 2017 budget planning documents. The guarantees are part of revised commissary overhaul proposal that officials believe […]