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Harney: For veterans, a housing boom

Harney: For veterans, a housing boom

Major campaigns this year are aimed at getting veterans into homes.

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Lesbian Navy veteran allowed to inter wife at Idaho cemetery

SEATTLE — On Tuesday, Madelynn Lee Taylor will finally get her wish.

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Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

FILE -In this May 8, 2008 file photo, blank U.S. Treasury checks are seen on a roll at the Philadelphia Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies, in Philadelphia. Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their…

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Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

WASHINGTON — Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

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Arizona OKs medical marijuana for patients with PTSD

Arizona OKs medical marijuana for patients with PTSD

At least one study shows the drug can be helpful, state decides.

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SaddleBrooke group selflessly supports troops, vets

SaddleBrooke group selflessly supports troops, vets

SaddleBrooke organization goes beyond the call of duty to help service members.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Iraq veterans disheartened by insurgency's gains

Iraq veterans disheartened by insurgency's gains

As the US considers new military action in Iraq to combat growing insurgency in the region, veterans from the war in Iraq express concern that their work in the country was for nothing.

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Melissa Vito: After vets have served, UA reaches out to serve them

Melissa Vito: After vets have served, UA reaches out to serve them

A powerful tribute to the fallen soldiers we remember this Memorial Day is how we support those who made it back.

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Veterans who want to start small businesses have ‘wingmen’

“We’ll be their wingman … offering free counseling, contracting opportunities and access to capital,” said the new administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet, after visiting a “Boots to Business: From Service to Start-Up” class recently.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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