When she was told her youngest daughter had been shot in Iraq, Maria Herrera dropped everything and went home to wait by the phone for more news.
Tucson’s technology sector had its share of highs and lows in 2013. Here’s a look at some of the top local tech stories of 2013, in no particular order, and what to look for in the coming year.
The U.S. Navy has begun deploying a new ship-defense missile made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems, the company announced Monday.
Tennessee Titans cheerleaders perform wearing camouflage for the Titans' Salute to Service game during halftime at an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
The deckhouse for the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) sits on a barge at Norfolk Naval Station after being diverted due to weather during transit from Huntington Ingalls Industries' Gulfport Facility in Mississippi to General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. The DDG 1000-class destr…
The deckhouse for the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) sits on a barge at Norfolk Naval Station after being diverted due to weather during transit from Huntington Ingalls Industries' Gulfport Facility in Mississippi to General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. The DDG 1000-class dest…
The 1,000-ton deckhouse of the future destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is craned toward the deck of the ship to be integrated with the ship's hull at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. The ship launch and christening are planned in 2013. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) (Dec. 14, 2012)
The 1,000-ton deckhouse of the future destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is craned toward the deck of the ship to be integrated with the ship's hull at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. The ship launch and christening are planned in 2013. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) (Dec. 14, 2012)
The University of Arizona Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) office has a new student director for the fall term after the unexpected departure of the last person in the post.
German field artillery beginning the retreat from the front which had threatened Paris during World War I. Undated photo. (AP Photo)
U.S. Artilleryman Fuist Dern in doorway of his bombproof shelter, utilizes a few peaceful moments in writing to the folks at home on March 7, 1918. (AP Photo)
The conference tents and the surrounding area of the military armistice conference site at Panmunjon, Korea on June 11, 1951. The entrance to the immediate conference site is lined with shrubs, with a sentry box on either side of the walkway, shown at left. The truce talks began at Kaesong, …
As we honored the birth of our nation this month, I found myself reflecting upon the servicemen and women and their families who celebrate birthdays, accomplishments and many holidays thousands of miles away from one another.
Eight-month-old Addie Ashcraft holds a doll that has her father Tim's face on it. Capt. Tim Ashcraft is currently on duty in Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. John McCain on Monday questioned President Obama about his political appointees’ use of secret government email accounts at work, saying that Congress cannot tell the American people what its government is doing if it creates a “secret alternate communications network.”
Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems has won a $535 million contract for production of AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs), with about half of the production for foreign sales to Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Let's talk about the rapists. Conversations, including in those in Congress, about how to get thousands of military women who have been sexually assaulted to believe, despite ample evidence to the contrary, that their accounts will be heard and addressed with justice skips an elemental part …
Sgt. Jessie Class, Kenneth G. Ross's squad leader Bravo Company, sits at Ross's grave after everyone else has gone and has her time to say good-bye to her fellow soldier during the funeral at Evergreen Cemetery in Oct. 2005. .Ross was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
Four soldiers who arrived for hospitalization at Camp Kilmer, New Brunswick, N.J., Feb 24, 1945, celebrate their homecoming from overseas with ice cream sodas at the hospital post exchange. They are from left to right: Frank T. Kwoka, Pvt. Kenn McLain, Michael G. Virbiysky and PFC Joseph H. …
Five year old Carolynn Reyes cries as her mother Gladys and father Specialist James Reyes say a final goodbye before he and other members of the Arizona Army National Guard's HQ, 158th Corps Support Battalion board the buses to Tucson, Az., International Airport for flights to Ft. Lewis, WAS…