Gov. Doug Ducey wants to take more than $900,000 in funds specifically donated by taxpayers to help post 9/11 veterans to instead operate new cemeteries for veterans near Marana and Flagstaff and keep the doors open at an existing one in Sierra Vista.Read More »
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President Barack Obama angered some veterans Thursday when he chose not to visit the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital at the center of a nationwide wait-time scandal while in town for a speech.Read More »
After the end of a bitter GOP primary, the first general election skirmish in the battle for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District centers on the crisis in health care for veterans.Read More »
This spring, as tragic reports surfaced of veterans dying while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA, I hosted a town hall forum at Burton Barr Central Library where the families of four veterans who passed away stood before a packed room to tell their stories.Read More »
WASHINGTON – It’s been a rough couple weeks for Phoenix as far as the news that has been coming out of the city about veterans. But on Wednesday, the White House delivered a welcome bit of good news.Read More »
Former Phoenix residents Tyler O’Connor and Enrique Garcia took different paths to the Army.
O’Connor knew at age 7 that he wanted to be a soldier and spent four years in Army ROTC at Arizona State University to earn a commission in the infantry. Garcia decided much later to enlist, about a year after high school. O’Connor wound up serving in Afghanistan, Garcia was deployed twice to Iraq.
Mike Ulinger, who retired after 30 years as a Phoenix firefighter, said he couldn’t go anywhere or do anything and became an alcoholic to self-treat post-traumatic stress disorder he attributes to his job.Read More »
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Thursday of a “potentially catastrophic” hit to the economy if the nation reaches the debt limit next week and defaults on its obligations.Read More »
A government shutdown could not keep 77 southern Arizona veterans from seeing “their” World War II Memorial Monday.Read More »
Congressman Ron Barber plans to address mental health needs for veterans at a Tucson summit.Read More »