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Street Smarts: Road name a retirement present to county employee

Street Smarts: Road name a retirement present to county employee

Lester Shannon was born to William D. and Annie (Holland) Shannon on Sept. 24, 1891, in Eastland, Texas. His father worked as a mechanic at the local brickyard, and his mother tended to the home.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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2,700 jobs may be in danger at Huachuca

2,700 jobs may be in danger at Huachuca

The region's economy would be hit hard.

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Army plan would cut Fort Huachuca force nearly in half

An Army report shows the service plans to cut some 2,700 military and civilian jobs at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, cutting the number of jobs at the installation nearly in half as part of an Army-wide force restructuring.

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D-Day Anniversary: Tucsonan preserves stories of Normandy invasion heroes

D-Day Anniversary: Tucsonan preserves stories of Normandy invasion heroes

Tucsonan Jeannie Tucker was stunned when she saw an old photo for sale on eBay of her father showing her and her mother a map of Omaha Beach where he landed on June 6, 1944.

June 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Writings helped Tucsonan understand father killed in Vietnam

Writings helped Tucsonan understand father killed in Vietnam

He was just a boy when his dad was killed, leaving Bill Kelley much to learn about the man his dad was through the many letters and writings he left behind and from the people who knew and served with him.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Army soldier's body arrives in Tucson for burial

Army soldier's body arrives in Tucson for burial

The body of the Army soldier who died last week from wounds in an attack in Afghanistan, Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R. Barreras, arrived in Tucson this morning.

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Raytheon's newest guided artillery shell nears full production

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems and the Army have completed a key testing milestone for the latest version of the Excalibur M982 precision-guided artillery shell, moving the weapon a step closer to full-rate production.

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Career soldier from Tucson dies after attack

Career soldier from Tucson dies after attack

Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R. Barreras, a decorated career Army soldier from Tucson, died Tuesday of wounds suffered in combat in Afghanistan.

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Marana would keep Guard helicopters under plan

A key congressional panel that moved to save the A-10 close air-support aircraft from retirement also nixed an Army plan to transfer AH-64 Apache attack helicopters out of Army National Guard units, including the Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana.

May 09, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…
Nick Foles through the years

Nick Foles through the years

University of Arizona's Nick Foles throws a pass during practice at Ft. Huachuca Army Base on August 11, 2011 in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Photo by Dean Knuth/Arizona Daily Star

May 05, 2014 5:48 pm
Raytheon laser-guided rocket performs well in test launch

Raytheon laser-guided rocket performs well in test launch

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems says the company and partner L-3 Communications have successfully test-fired a laser-guided rocket developed with the United Arab Emirates, demonstrating its potential use for protecting ships.

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Italian food truck hopes to make big impression

Italian food truck hopes to make big impression

As food truck options continue to grow in Tucson, one family is banking that bigger is better.

December 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Capitol link

This week, the Senate will vote on a two-year budget deal, the 2014 defense budget and presidential nominees.

December 13, 2013 3:33 pmLoading…

Raytheon-Lockheed venture gets $176M for anti-tank missiles

A joint venture of Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems and Lockheed Martin has won a $176 million contract for production of Javelin anti-tank missiles and launchers for the U.S. and several allied nations, Raytheon said today.

November 18, 2013 12:56 pmLoading…

Ordnance cleanup to begin near Fort Huachuca

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon begin removing unexploded ordnance from outside Fort Huachuca within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.

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We Love Lucy

We Love Lucy

Actress and comedian Lucille Ball, center, with her husband Desi Arnaz behind her, and actors Dick Powell, partially obscured by serviceman at far left, and Joan Blondell, are serenaded by Mexican servicemen at Ensenada, Mexico, March 24, 1942. (AP Photo)

October 14, 2013 7:29 pm
A look back at World War I

A look back at World War I

German field artillery beginning the retreat from the front which had threatened Paris during World War I. Undated photo. (AP Photo)

July 27, 2013 3:48 pm
A look back at World War I

A look back at World War I

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)

July 27, 2013 3:46 pm
Korean War ended 60 years ago

Korean War ended 60 years ago

Navy doctor Lt. William Ridgway, of San Francisco, Calif., works on a seriously wounded Marine who was cut down while fighting on the western Korean front only a few hours before the signing of an armistice at Panmunjom on August 2, 1953. Hospital Corpsman Stanley Baker, of Los Angeles, is a…

July 26, 2013 11:13 am
Korean War ended 60 years ago

Korean War ended 60 years ago

White flags mark the jeeps as members of the United Nations Military Armistice commission joint observer team stand in the road before entering the demilitarized zone on July 31, 1953. The meeting with their communist counterparts was canceled when the Reds failed to arrive because of their …

July 26, 2013 11:13 am

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