John Phelps is retiring. Again.Read More »
Sen. John McCain was a lot of things to a lot of people. Hero. Statesman. Husband. Veteran. Politician. Friend. American. Maverick.Read More »
Facing a flurry of opposition from veterans and questions from legislators, Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday abandoned his plan to pay for cemetery operations from a fund to help the families of wounded veterans.Read More »
Funeral services for former Arizona legislator Ben Miranda are scheduled for next week in Phoenix.Read More »
By Jan. 1, housing agencies will have found homes for the last 56 chronically homeless veterans in the Valley, making it the first metropolitan area in the country to accomplish this, advocates say.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 »
Peering through the new prescription glasses he just got from the veterans hospital, Korean War veteran Gilbert Torres sifted through a stack of papers detailing claims he’d had pending with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs since July 2011.Read More »
More veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other pain are turning to marijuana to deal with their symptoms.Read More »
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.Read More »