Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Airmen with local ties complete basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Steven C. Flynn graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. He is the son of Carol L. Robideaux of Fairfield, grandson of Anne Warnke, nephew of Susan and Steven Povey as well as Sherry and Jose Guzman, cousin of Nikki Butler, and son-in-law of James Butler, all of Vacaville. Air Force […]

This date in sports for Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Aug. 15 1914 — The United States beats Australia 3-2 in matches to take the Davis Cup. 1948 — Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins the U.S. Women’s Open golf title over Betty Hicks. 1950 — Ezzard Charles knocks out Freddie Beshore in the 14th round to retain his world heavyweight title. 1965 — Dave Marr edges […]

Sports on TV for Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

TV sports Auto racing •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Pure Michigan 400, at Brooklyn, Mich., FS1, 9 a.m. •NASCAR, Truck Series, practice for Careers for Veterans 200, at Brooklyn, Mich., FS1, 10:30 a.m. •NASCAR, Truck Series, final practice for Careers for Veterans 200, at Brooklyn, Mich., FS1, noon •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Pure […]

Civilian doc networks to back up VA care, too

More than two decades ago, when a shrinking military health-care system saw patient demand exceed its capacity to deliver timely care, particularly for a burgeoning retiree population, the Department of Defense contracted with the private sector to provide alternative networks of civilian physicians to deliver managed care to military beneficiaries. The Department of Veterans Affairs […]