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What’s with all the political posturing and saber-rattling by our “desk jockey admirals and generals” in the House and Senate? We see them rabidly calling for everything short of “carpet bombing” Tehran and turning it into another Dresden. Of course, none (or almost none) of the military-aged sons (or daughters for that matter) of these politicians have ever been in or ever will be in the U.S. military and have to fight in the wars that their mommies and daddies vote for.
Be it walking to a restaurant on a poorly lit street, or to a car in a dark parking garage, every woman who has found herself out alone at night has had the dark question flash through her mind -- what if I were attacked?
The members of American Legion Auxiliary Wm Bloys Unit 2 would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.
Editor’s Note: As part of the Tribune’s sponsorship of the Higley Unified School District’s sixth-annual Veterans Day celebration, we are proud to present the text of Higley High School senior Morgan Getts’ upcoming speech at Friday’s event.
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Moments after winning the 2014 Miss America crown, Nina Davuluri described how delighted she is that the nearly century-old pageant sees beauty and talent of all kinds.
Sen. John McCain is both a passionate and pragmatic elected official. Both sides of him were on display Tuesday at the Mesa Arts Center.
America hasn’t “won” a war since 1945. Korean War cost a billion dollars and didn’t change a thing. 36,574 Americans died and 103,284 were wounded. During the 1967 Israel/Arab War, 34 American Sailors were killed and 171 wounded by the Israel Air Force.
NOGALES, Ariz.- An American woman who was released from a Mexican jail cried out for joy when she crossed the border into Arizona. "I'm home! Finally!" Yanira Maldonado exclaimed.
Imagine you are a 19-year-old Marine. You are riding in a Humvee with four other Marines — your friends — when an improvised explosive device (IED) explodes.
America’s veterans have a stake in the progress of immigration reform that is unique and understated because during our time at war, nobody was asking whether or not the person next to you was a citizen of the United States or not.
When she was a child growing up in North Carolina, it was commonplace for Angie Krc to watch her father work on cars.
President Obama’s new “religious tolerance” consultant to the Pentagon, Mikey Weinstein, wants Christian military service members who openly talk about their faith in uniform to be charged with treason, which is a crime punishable by death according to military law.
I received a press release today on the Brothers in Arms Classic the Desert Vista football team is participating in the fall.
Gilbert will gather to show appreciation and gratitude for two returning patriots during the next Operation Welcome Home ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Ten years on, what do we have as a result of our involvement in Iraq?
By Cecily Markland
WASHINGTON — The Army chief of staff said Friday that the protracted fight over the budget is having a severe impact on Army training.
The Commemorative Air Force’s Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, FIFI — the only remaining flight ready example of the aircraft in the world — will visit Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Thursday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 3.
WASHINGTON – Arizona could face massive budget cuts across all public programs, from education and healthcare to Army base operations, if federal budget cuts are allowed to take effect as scheduled Friday, the White House warned.
The White House has released a list of impacts to Arizona from automatic budget cuts that are set to take hold this week.
When the ninth-annual Southwest Military Transport Show was initially scheduled for this coming weekend, it was done so specifically not to conflict with the annual Luke Air Force Base open house and air show – traditionally one of the largest such draws in the Southwest.
I am a former Army officer, Tillman Scholar and combat veteran. I received my commission through the University of Arizona’s ROTC program. As a young lieutenant I believed that women should not serve in combat units for all of the same reasons we are used to hearing; physical ability, unit cohesion, rape, capture, etc. I actually wrote a paper on it once. However, as most of us know, actual experience vs. theory is what often changes one’s opinion.
It appears that President Obama, Leon Pinetta (Def.Sec) and Gen. Dempsey (JCS) are excited over instituting a Combat Infantry Roll for our Women in the military. I certainly hope these men did not make their their decision on “Band Wagon Appeal” only?