FOX40 is saluting all our servicemen and servicewomen; from the Armed Forces, to Law Enforcement, to Civil Service.
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Specialist Zach Mlenek. U.S Army. (Submitted by Lisa Flint)
We want to give a great big shot out to our solider for all the detection and hard work you give in supporting our country. We love you DAD from Ian and Emanie. (Submitted by Loveanisha Johnson)
Submitted by Natalie and Keoni.
I would like to salute my husband, Officer Joe Almeida. He has been serving in law enforcement for seven years. He has sacrificed holidays and time with family to protect the community he serves. He received the Life Saving Award and is being honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. We are very proud of all he has accomplished. He is a great husband, father, and officer. (Amanda Almeida)
Mario A. Kohn, midshipmen 4th class at the Naval Academy. He is in his first year at the academy and is coming home for two weeks next Tuesday. He graduated in the top 2% of his class at Yuba City High this year and has spent hundreds of hours as a volunteer in our community. As a matter of fact…he is even planning to help coach a little league camp for underprivileged children while he is home! (G W Kohn from Yuba City)
I would like to thank my uncle Carlos Fuentes for serving our country he retired from the Air Force and just a few yrs ago retired from the Army …we are so proud of you uncle….love your nice Tabatha
Joe Padilla, father of FOX40 web producer Cecilio Padilla.
Lance Cpl. Will Clark with his wife Allison Brown from Sacramento. He is stationed in North Carolina and his family is proud of him and his achievements
“This is Class 19 of AmeriCorps NCCC in the Pacific Region, located on McClellan Park in Sacramento. NCCC Members are 18-24 years old and dedicate 10 months of their lives to serving our communities in environmental stewardship, energy conservation, urban & rural development, infrastructure improvement, and disaster response projects. Some of these Members have served in Superstorm Sandy relief. They are currently about half-way through their service year with NCCC, which is just the beginning of a lifetime of service for these inspirational young adults! Thank you, AmeriCorps NCCC Corps Members! Keep getting things done!!”
SrA Jaime Dollaga is a United States Air Force airman serving at Beale AFB. She is also a local of Sacramento and my awesome wife. I am proud of her service to her country and all her accomplishments. (Derek DeCastro)
My son, SPC Michael J. Harpe, is currently with B CO 449 Aviation Maintenance, 36 Combat Aviation Brigade, Austin, Texas.
He entered into the Army in 2001. Deployed to Iraq 2003-2004 and 2005-2006with the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment. Deployed to Iraq again in 2007-2008 with the 4th Infantry Division.
Currently serving with Texas National Guard.
Awards include 3 Army Commendation Medals, 2 Army Achievement Medals and a Combat Action Badge for being under mortar fire on his last deployment in Iraq.
Thank You for giving us, the families, of those who service a chance to brag about our loved one who sacrifice so much for the rest of us.
Cliff Popejoy built, organizes, and leads our volunteer electrical team. He has built a sustainable electrical team that provides long-term professional electrical installations for Sacramento Habitat for Humanity Homes at no cost. He and the electrical team crew do all of the electrical work on our homes and many of them also aid additional aspects of construction.
This is my son, Staff Sgt Chris Ellingsworth on his first tour in Iraq 5 years ago. The children were afraid at first, but Chris won them over with his kindness and big heart.
He will be leaving for a 4th tour, to Afghanistan, this summer. (Joni Moore)
My Husband, Mike Holm.
What doesn’t Mike do? Mike is a High School Football Coach (Freshman/Whitney HS), Little League Manager (Tri City Little League), and a multi sport Special Olympic Coach. Coaching is his life, he has given years to help mold athletes into fine young people. He is a beloved Coach to many, and has brought the love of sport to many athletes with special needs. Everyone loves Coach Mike. He gets my vote, and I couldn’t be more proud of him.
Photos are Mike and daughter Traci at Zebra Classic (Special Olympics Basketball); Mike and fellow TCLL Junior Coaches with Top of the Rock award for 2012; Mike and daughter Catherine, post 2012 Championship Game for Whitney High School Freshmen Football (League Champions.)
Mrs. Coach Holm
Kim Harbert, Coach
West Placer Athletics
my son David Kraft from Lincoln, CA. He recently joined the Navy 8 months ago and is currently serving in the Middle East. He’s my hero. Thanks.
P.S. Tell Paul “Chief” says hello.
Chief Petty Officer
My husband, Andrew Gonzales Sr, has served for 16 years and counting. He has served 3 tours in Iraq totaling 39 months between 2003-2008. He is a hero to myself and our 2 boys. We are proud to call him our husband, father and soldier. We love you Andrew. (Kristina, AJ, and Kamden Gonzales)
This is my husband (MAC Brian Walters-Sasom) while deployed to Iraq with the Navy. He was a MA1 in photo. (Ning Sasom)
Proud Mom to 2 AF sons Ron Masangcay & my son in law Mike Bolar! (Beth)
Proud Mom to 2 AF sons Ron Masangcay & my son in law Mike Bolar!
This is my fiance Sgt. Gabe Armendariz. He has served 10 years in the Army. And will be continuing on with his Army career. I just want to say how proud of you I am of all of your accomplishments and that I love you. Thank you for serving our country! You make me a happy and very proud fiance.
Jose E. Carrasco from Delhi California.
Jonny Morales (Pictured Standing Up) is one of the most spiritual people I know. I believe he deserves a salute because he’s always involved in the community. Helping to transform our youth into warriors for Christ. (Picture of an event done recently during separation time. Almost 300 youth showed up… Girls and Boys combined.)
USAF Senior Airman Pianta, training in Nevada before his deployment to Iraq. Date Taken: 06/20/2012
Pfc David S. Anthony, Jr. Combat Medic, training and serving in Medical Clinic at Ft Bragg, North Carolina. Date Taken: 05/28/2012
Sgt Joseph Mitchell, 1-7 Cavalry. Lead Medic HHT. Completed 2 tours in Iraq, currently serving in Kuwait conducting training missions and joint exercises with Kuwait Military. His troops had just completed one of the medic lanes and he was watching another unit still working to conplete their lane. Sitting in the Sands of Kuwait at sunset being a little smug that his troops has out performed another unit. Date Taken: 03/02/2012
Angel Vallejo My little brother serving in Afghanistan…This was taken before he left..We miss him Date Taken: 05/14/2012
Our daughter, Tracy Maddox, is a Naval Flight Officer. She is the fourth generation in our family to serve in the US Navy. She will be leaving for her fourth deployment in December, just before Christmas. We love her and are deeply proud of her. This photo was taken on a deployment but we cannot say where. She is holding “Piglet” who travels with her and shares many adventures! Date Taken: 05/09/2012
To my son William, I love you son. I want to thank you for becoming the man, I’ve always known that you could be. Thank you for your service, to this great nation & its wonderful people’s. I am so proud of you son… ;^ ) Date Taken: 08/22/2008
My amazing boyfriend SPC Olchefske. He is currently serving in the US Army and will be deploying this fall to Afghanistan. He also is reenlisting next year. He loves his country and will do anything to protect it and your freedom. He’s an amazing son,brother,nephew,grandson and boyfriend. He just an all around good guy. The type of guy everybody wants to be around and I love him for that. Date Taken: 05/04/2012
Tiffany Pelletier – 911 Dispatch – Colma Police Department. This Woman is truly amazing. After a 12 day stint working the stressful job of 911 dispatch she immediately turns into the “kool-Aid” mom, off with her two children to the zoo, alcaztraz, aquarium or any of the many bay area fun and educational field trips. I don’t know how she juggles it all…This Woman is truly amazing. After a 12 day stint working the stressful job of 911 dispatch she immediately turns into the “kool-Aid” mom, off with her two children to the zoo, alcaztraz, aquarium or any of the many bay area fun and educational field trips. I don’t know how she juggles it all… Date Taken: 05/03/2012
Senior Airmen Michael Espinoza shaking hands with the Sec. of Defense, Robert Gates. In a deployed location in South West Asia. Date Taken: 10/01/2011
Darrin Faria, U.S. Army. Currently stationed in New York, proudly serving our Country in The United States Army.Date Taken: 09/05/2011
Three Generations in Law Enforcement. Mother (San Mateo County SO), Father (CHP) Son (Tracy PD)Date Taken: 05/03/2012
My nephew, Andrew Anthony, 5-20 Infantry serving in Afghanistan, standing guard duty. Date Taken: 03/26/2012
After 23 years of honorable service with the United States Army, Sergeant First Class Jeffrey Wilson is preparing for retirement. July 17th will be his final day of wearing the uniform. He will begin a new chapter of his life as he enters the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Academy starting on 2 October. Date Taken: 06/29/2012
John Lee and Paj Huab Yang at Camp Pendleton, cA during his MCT Graduation.Date Taken: 04/11/2012
Our son, First Lieutenant Robert K. Poe, has served in the Air Force for the past eight years as a Air Refueling Operator and Instructor at McConnell AFB in Kansas where he completed nine deployments to southwest Asia and completed over 200 combat missions. He is currently stationed at Hurlburt Field in Florida as an Aerial Combat Systems Officer. This picture was taken in May 2010 when he graduated from OTS.
We love him and are so proud of who he is and all that he has accomplished!
Date Taken: 07/25/2012
Joe V. FLORES In Chicago after graduation with his Mom.JOE went to Foothill High school
The Vice Mayor of Sacramento, Angelique Ashby reads the Sacramento Navy Week 2012 proclamation while Sailors from USS California attend the ceremony at the Mayor’s office. Sacramento Navy Week is one of 15 Navy weeks planned across America for 2012. Navy weeks are designed to show the investment Americans have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. Date Taken: 07/18/2012
LCpl. Todd, on left, is from Rio Linda, CA and stationed at Camp Lejuene, NC. He will deploy to Afghanistan in January. LCpl. Vishe is to his right. Date Taken: 05/25/2012
This photo was taken four years ago when our son-in-law graduated from the police academy in southern California. We want him to know that we are very proud of him and appreciate his service. JD, we love you and are honored that you are a part of our family. Date Taken: 08/29/2012
A cannonier with Golf Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, provides rear security with his M240 light machine gun during a patrol here, March 13, 2012. The Marines escorted officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Marine Corps to the bazaar to meet with local business owners and workers at the health clinic. For the first time since 2006, businesses began returning to the Tangye Bazaar after coalition forces cleared the area of insurgents and brought security to the Kajaki district center.
Hosam Talab, Calvin Garrett, and John Lee. Date Taken: 05/01/2012