Some were teens just out of high school. Others, veteran service members on a second, third or fourth tour. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have claimed 54 service members with ties to Southern Arizona.
The names of those who died in an earlier war - in Vietnam - are etched into a memorial wall in Washington, D.C.
Ron Odell, left, and Manny Mendez of the city Parks and Recreation Department mark out lines for tents in advance of today's dedication of an athletic field to honor Army Spc. Christopher Moon, a baseball star at Tucson High.
As children play in a multi-use field at Grijalva Park, they will be connected to an athlete and hero who grew up and played in the Midvale Park subdivision.
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban took 11 civilians prisoner, including eight Turks and a Russian, after their cargo helicopter made an emergency landing in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Monday, in the first large-scale capture of foreigners there in nearly six years.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Over the last 26 days, something unusual has happened in Afghanistan: Not one U.S. service member has been killed. The lion’s share of the fighting — and dying — is now being done by Afghans.
Gen. John Allen stepped down as commander of NATO forces in Kabul over the weekend, and several accomplishments merit mention. A man who was unfairly tainted by the Jill Kelley email scandal deserves praise for a remarkable 19-month tenure that brought stability and steady progress to the mi…
Amid partisan questioning from both sides in former Sen. Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing last week, a major opportunity was lost.
WASHINGTON — Suicides in the U.S. military surged to a record 349 last year, far exceeding American combat deaths in Afghanistan, and some private experts are predicting the dark trend will grow worse this year.
WASHINGTON — Administration officials said publicly for the first time Tuesday that the U.S. might leave no American troops in Afghanistan after the end of combat in December 2014, an option that defies the view of Pentagon officials who say thousands of U.S. troops could be needed there to …
WASHINGTON — A Navy SEAL killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan was identified by the Pentagon on Monday as Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque of Monroeville, Pa.
Gov. Jan Brewer, in her first trip to Afghanistan, said the war in real life is "unimaginable."
Ryan J. Savard, a 2001 graduate of Buena High School, joined the military after graduating.
A soldier from Sierra Vista who was based at Fort Bragg was killed Saturday in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Sunday.
A soldier from Sierra Vista and based at Fort Bragg has died from small arms fire while on patrol during combat operations in Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON - The watchdog for spending in Afghanistan is warning commanders that a safety system to protect U.S. troops from roadside bombs is incomplete or inadequate.
A soldier from Tucson was killed Wednesday while serving in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Friday.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Nine foreign nationals and their Afghan driver were killed Tuesday when a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-packed car into their minibus near the Kabul airport, government officials said. Two Afghan bystanders were also killed, said a statement from Afghanistan's inter…
KABUL, Afghanistan - In a country where many of life's daily risks stem from warfare, a horrifying crash involving a passenger bus and a fuel tanker killed up to 54 people on an Afghanistan road on Friday, officials said. The dead included women and children.
WASHINGTON — For the first time in a decade, the Sept. 11 attacks and the wars that resulted are not the focus of the presidential campaign.