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Lawmakers want defense technology on border

With American troops leaving Iraq and an eventual withdrawal from Afghanistan expected, advocates for military technology on the border said it is an attractive option because it could save taxpayer money, could complement the U.S. Border Patrol’s human resources and has proven successful before.... Read more»1

Brewer wants F-35s based at Luke AFB

Gov. Jan Brewer was in Washington on Wednesday to urge the secretary of the Air Force to base the service’s next-generation F-35 fighter jets at Luke Air Force Base near Glendale.... Read more»

Universities, colleges taking steps to ease veterans’ transitions

Pamela Stewart, a history lecturer at Arizona State University, wondered why a male student continued to stand up and walk around during her one-hour class. Then the student explained: He was a war veteran coping with a service-related trauma.... Read more»

Checking the facts at the GOP debate

We found several exaggerations and misstatements in the latest Republican presidential candidates’ debate. Romney issued a hollow threat to take China’s currency manipulation to a world body that doesn’t actually deal with overvalued money, and he claimed federal spending consumes more of the nation’s economic output than it really does.... Read more»

Veterans Day parade troops through downtown

The 92nd annual Veterans Day parade once again flowed through the streets and colored downtown Tucson on Friday morning with red, white and blue stripes. (with photo gallery)... Read more»

Carmona steps down from Dover mortuary review

Richard Carmona has resigned from a panel examining whether the remains of troops were mishandled at the military's Dover, Del., mortuary, just two days after the Pentagon announced he would head the investigation. Carmona announced his Senate candidacy Thursday.... Read more»1

Texas DMV rejects Confederate license plate

The Texas DMV on Thursday unanimously rejected a controversial license plate commemorating the Sons of Confederate Veterans of Texas, but its decision is unlikely to be the end of the heated debate over the symbol many associate with slavery. The veterans group said they plan to sue to have the specialty plate issued.... Read more»

Veterans Day

Honoring our veterans: By the numbers

This by-the-numbers look at service members and veterans paints a picture of the many men and women who have served our country and the difficulties they face before, during, and after deployments, including combat stress injuries and trouble finding jobs and affordable housing.... Read more»

Veterans Day

From battleground to studio: Dealing with PTSD

Miguel Folch, 40, is a paramedic, firefighter and fashion photographer from Tucson. He's a veteran of the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command operatives, also known as the "pararescue jumpers." And he suffers from combat post-traumatic stress disorder. (with audio slideshow)... Read more»

A moment of silence on Veterans Day

TucsonSentinel.com will observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 in recognition of the sacrifices of those who have served the United States and our allies, their families, and those who paid the ultimate price in war.... Read more»1

BBB issues warning about Veterans Day scams

Some of the most cynical scams target service members, their families and veterans, warns the Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona. Veterans Day is a key opportunity for scammers who would target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly vets.... Read more»

Report: Gila Bend mayor warns Prince Harry against 'fornicating'

Prince Harry, posted to the town of Gila Bend for military training, has been warned against "fornicating" during his stay — at least according to a report in a scandal-loving British tabloid.... Read more»3

Colombian rebels vow to fight despite leader's death

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — or FARC — has vowed to continue its struggle despite the death of the Marxist guerrilla group's supreme commander, Alfonso Cano, in a military operation.... Read more»

Nationwide emergency broadcast test set for Wed.

A federal Emergency Alert System test will take place at noon Wednesday to check the system's effectiveness. The nationwide drill will cut into radio and television broadcasts.... Read more»

Az honors Vietnam vets to mark conflict's 50th anniversary

Veterans organizations in Arizona see marking the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam conflict as an opportunity to rectify that. Vietnam veterans now make up the largest portion of veterans in the state, and through efforts like the dinner, groups are working to show them gratitude.... Read more»

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