border, Biden, Congress, Mexico
May 2, 2023

Biden sending 1,500 troops for Mexico border migrant surge

The Biden administration will send 1,500 active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexico border starting next week, ahead of an expected migrant surge following the end of Covid pandemic-era restrictions.

The Arizona State Veterans Home in Phoenix, near Indian School Road and Third Street, is a 200-bed nursing care facility.
Oct 16, 2017

Lack of federal funding leaves proposed state veterans homes in limbo

In 2015, the state budget included $9.2 million for a new veterans state home in Yuma. In 2017, $10 million was designated to build a state home in Flagstaff. However, construction is stalled on both projects because this state funding makes up only 35 percent of total costs.

(Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 4, 2014

Medical marijuana supporters decry PTSD research bill halt

A UofA researcher wants to look into how veterans' post-traumatic stress might be alleviated using medical marijuana, but a bill that would have funded the research stalled. Supporters of the research rallied at the Capitol wednesday.

Craig Remsburg, father of Army Ranger Sgt.1st Class Cory Remsburg, center, watches as his son acknowledges applause from first lady Michelle Obama and others during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Jan 29, 2014

Wounded war hero, Arizona native is State of Union high point

Wounded veteran Cory Remsburg had met President Barack Obama three times before Tuesday nightai??i?? once in France and twice since a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on his 10th deployment.

Oct 2, 2013

Military bases furlough at least 2,000 due to federal shutdown

At least 2,000 employees at Arizona military bases were furloughed Tuesday due to the partial shutdown of the federal government.

Sep 5, 2012

Will C. Barnes

Will Croft Barnes is best remembered for his concluding opus, “Arizona Place Names,” a book published in 1935, preceding his death a few months later. The book is still in print, which is a testament to its enduring value to both readers and scholars.

Aug 13, 2012

Rations Day at San Carlos

With little else to look forward to, rations day on the San Carlos Apache Reservation was an event. As evidenced by this photo, taken about 1895, men, women and children, on horseback, muleback, and accompanied by their dogs, converged on agency headquarters to receive their weekly allotment.

Jul 30, 2012

Arizona Army National Guard soldiers to deploy to Afghanistan

The Arizona National Guard is sending some of its soldiers to Afghanistan to help advise and assist police forces.

May 3, 2012

Grenades found in Gilbert home following neo-nazi J.T. Ready’s massacre

Investigators said Thursday they found a half dozen grenades among the military munitions in a suburban Phoenix home where a former Marine with ties to neo-Nazi groups shot four people and then took his own life.

Feb 16, 2012

National Guard engaging clergy to help prevent service member, veteran suicide

Louise Wilson began worrying about a member of her church while volunteering with him at Phoenix Veterans Affairs Hospital. A veteran himself, the man seemed to compulsively arrange shampoo bottles they were distributing.

Jan 26, 2012

Military members to be naturalized at Capitol

Ten people with military ties will become United States citizens during a ceremony at the state Capitol on Thursday.

Nov 4, 2009

History project has high school students recording veterans’ stories

What sticks with Kevin Kane most from the first time he received a Purple Heart in Iraq isn't the explosion that sprayed his arms and legs with shrapnel and left him hard of hearing in one ear. It's the Iraqi civilians across the street from his crippled Humvee, apparently unconcerned.