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Mary Sanchez: Returning veterans ready to serve in new careers

How do you recognize a military veteran? Really see them, once they’re out of military fatigues. No boots and camouflage. After the homecoming is over, with its flags and patriotic speeches and TV cameras and families weeping in relief.

April 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson raising money to get Fisher House for veterans

Tucson raising money to get Fisher House for veterans

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.

February 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Bill would create state tax credit for hiring jobless vets

PHOENIX — A Lake Havasu City lawmaker wants to add some a sweetener to the concept that it pays to hire a vet.

January 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Wounded, disabled veterans invited to free lunch, bingo bash

Tucson East Elks Lodge No. 2532 is holding a free bingo event and luncheon for disabled and wounded veterans.

November 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Airman takes a trip with Honor Flight

Airman takes a trip with Honor Flight

Robert Yeschek, a World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veteran, poses at the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. during Honor Flight, Oct. 7, 2013. Honor Flight began in May 2005 after, Earl Morse, a retired Air Force Captain began working at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital noticed t…

October 28, 2013 12:00 am
Airman takes a trip with Honor Flight

Airman takes a trip with Honor Flight

U. S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Wilcken, 612th Air and Space Operations Center air tasking order production technician, and Robert Yeschek, a World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veteran, pose at the World War II memorial in Washington D.C., Oct. 7, 2013. Wilcken flew with Yeschek durin…

October 28, 2013 12:00 am

Rummage sale to benefit veterans

VFW Post 549 and its Auxiliary are holding a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow through Saturday at 8424 East Old Spanish Trail. 

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World War II Medallion Ceremony

World War II Medallion Ceremony

The medallions for the World War II Veterans Medallion Ceremony sit on a table at the front of the dining hall at Silver Springs Senior Living Community in Green Valley, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2013. The event was a joint effort between local Airmen, sailors, soldiers, Marines and Silver Springs emp…

September 16, 2013 7:29 pm
World War II Medallion Ceremony

World War II Medallion Ceremony

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kellie Jones and her husband, Staff Sgt. Michael Jones, medallion ceremony volunteers, talk with veterans during a World War II Veterans Medallion Ceremony held at Silver Springs Senior Living Community in Green Valley, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2013. Roughly 70 Airmen, sailo…

September 16, 2013 7:29 pm
World War II Medallion Ceremony

World War II Medallion Ceremony

U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, speaks with Robert Hamilton after presenting him with a medallion during a World War II Veterans Medallion Ceremony held at Silver Springs Senior Living Community in Green Valley, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2013. Hamilton served as a co…

September 16, 2013 7:29 pm
World War II Medallion Ceremony

World War II Medallion Ceremony

U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Steve Kennedy, Naval Operational Support Center Tucson command master chief, presents a medallion to Herbert Holly at a World War II Veterans Medallion Ceremony held at Silver Springs Senior Living Community in Green Valley, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2013. Holly se…

September 16, 2013 7:30 pm
World War II Medallion Ceremony

World War II Medallion Ceremony

U.S. Army Col. Shaun Tooke, 1st Battlefield Coordination Detachment commander, prepares to present a World War II medallion to Jack Proctor at a World War II Veterans Medallion Ceremony held at Silver Springs Senior Living Community in Green Valley, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2013. Proctor served on th…

September 16, 2013 7:30 pm
City effort aims to help homeless vets

City effort aims to help homeless vets

Army veteran Dennis Van Norman got some new clothes at a Homeless Veterans Resource Day on June 14.

June 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
City effort aims to help homeless vets

City effort aims to help homeless vets

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild wants to find a solution to the plight of homeless veterans in Tucson.

June 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
In brief

In brief

Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge No. 2815 hosted its annual Mexican food luncheon for 13 veterans and six staff members from the Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center of the Tucson VA medical facility on May 11.

June 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
In brief

In brief

Free screening of 'The Rookie' set

June 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Poppies recall those who served

Poppies recall those who served

John Mickelson, a member of American Legion Post 132, receives a donation for a red poppy from Donovan Blevins, 6, and his mother, Susie. The post marked "Poppy Days" this weekend in front of the Walmart at Oro Valley Marketplace, 2150 E Tangerine Road. The poppies were sold as part of a fun…

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Poppies recall those who served

Poppies recall those who served

John Corrado of Legion Post 132 sports a poppy in his cap. The Legion tradition started as an observance for soldiers killed in World War I and originated with the poem "In Flanders Fields."

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Poppies recall those who served

Poppies recall those who served

Onita Davis, front, receives a donation for a poppy from Lynne Helm at Oro Valley Marketplace. The flowers were being distributed last Saturday.

May 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Poppies recall those who served

Poppies recall those who served

Onita Davis, president of American Legion Post 132's auxiliary, displays a bundle. The "flowers" were made by disabled and hospitalized veterans in Arizona.

May 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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