Local residents graduate from Air Force basic training in Texas

SAN ANTONIO—Air Force Airman Daniel A. Garcia graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2014 graduate of Great Oak High School in Temecula. Air Force Airman Brandon M. Mathews graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son […]

All From the Heart gifts power chairs, serves local veterans

All From the Heart gifts power chairs, serves local veterans

Life just got easier for some local veterans, thanks to Wheelchairs for Warriors, a project sponsored by All From the Heart. Three lucky veterans in need of power chairs were gifted one from the Temecula nonprofit in June, allowing them the mobility they desperately needed to complete their daily tasks. The 501(c)(3) was founded 12 […]

American Grooming Academy offers career training for military spouses

Tessa Fieri Intern Temecula has a large military population and many local businesses provide special benefits to those in the service. American Grooming Academy is one of those businesses and it’s reaching out to the spouses of service men and women to provide them with a mobile and in-demand career in the animal grooming profession. […]

Diaz graduates from U.S. Air Force Academy

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—The graduation ceremony for the United States Air Force Academy, Class of 2015, took place May 28 in Falcon Stadium at the USAF Academy is Colorado Springs, Colo. Jonathan Diaz, a 2010 graduate of Chaparral High School in Temecula, earned a BS degree in social sciences and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant […]

Memorial Day “West Coast Thunder” ride to bring thousands of motorcyclists to Riverside County

Memorial Day “West Coast Thunder” ride to bring thousands of motorcyclists to Riverside County

RIVERSIDE – Thousands of motorcyclists will roar through Riverside and Moreno Valley on Monday, May 25, in a Memorial Day tribute that will conclude with a patriotic concert in San Jacinto. The 16th annual West Coast Thunder ceremony is set for 8 a.m. Monday outside Riverside Harley-Davidson, 7688 Indiana Ave. Last year’s event drew more than 7,500 riders, according […]

UPDATE: Second fatality in USMC crash in Hawaii identified as Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan of Maricopa, Arizona

UPDATE: Second fatality in USMC crash in Hawaii identified as Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan of Maricopa, Arizona

HAWAII – The second Marine who died following the crash of a Camp Pendleton-based aircraft during a training mission in Hawaii has now been identified as a 21-year-old resident of Maricopa, Arizona. Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan was fatally injured when the MV-22 Osprey assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit based at Camp Pendleton crashed during a […]