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"I wish I could tell Jim Kolbe how much he meant to me, how much he helped me, and how I will always hold dear that incredible period in Arizona and American political history. I think Jim knew what he meant to all of us." — Scott Kirtley Read more»

Pallbearers carry the casket containing the body of Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay into St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson.

Friends and family paid their final respects to Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez at her funeral, held a week after she was shot and killed along with three others while serving an eviction. Martinez was given a Catholic mass at St. Augustine Cathedral. Read more»

Felix Yanez was only 19 years old when he was killed in the Korean War in 1950. The Douglas, Ariz., native will be buried in Tucson early next month.

The remains of Army Pvt. Felix M. Yanez, a soldier killed in the Korean War, will be returning home to Southern Arizona in September after he lay unidentified for more than seven decades. Read more»

Maj. Mary L. Olodun, commander of the 326th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, and her husband, Adereni Olodun, retired Army master sergeant and former Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve representative, talk about service members’ rights under USERRA for Berks County TV in 2013. From left to right: Host Bob Orzechowski, 326th MPAD commander; Maj. Mary L. Olodun; retired master sergeant Adereni Olodun; and attorney Joan London.

As some deployments drag on for as long as a year - with the pandemic response, fires in the West, storms in the South and East, and continued crises abroad - many employers have flouted the law protecting reservists and guardsmen from discrimination. Read more»

First Lieutenant John Fox in his uniform.

Fort Huachuca now has a military testing range named after Lt. John Fox, a Buffalo Soldier who gave his life in WWII to fight off advancing German forces and protect a small village, the U.S. Army announced last week. Fox was awarded the Medal of Honor more than 50 years after he was killed in action. Read more»

Members of the New Jersey National Guard talk with U.S. Capitol Police before a patrol at the U.S. Capitol, where just hours later a vehicle rammed a police barricade and a suspect killed one USCP officer and sent another to the hospital. The troops patrolled the Capitol after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack.

Since the attack on the U.S. Capitol a year and a half ago, where some 15% of the rioters had a military background, the military and veteran community has grappled with the problem of far-right extremism within its ranks. Read more»

A cup full of single-use, ion-exchange, gel-based media sits atop valves that control a groundwater remediation system being used to remove PFAS from groundwater at the fire training area of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in, 2020.

Likely PFAS contamination had been found around at least 704 current and former military bases across the country, and advocates say the military should be doing more to address the problem and care for the families who have been affected by it. Read more»

Fort Bragg, outside Fayetteville, N.C., would be renamed under the provisions of the annual defense bill being considered in Congress. The Army base was named after Gen. Braxton Bragg, one of the top-ranking officers of the Confederate Army.

The group in charge of renaming military installations that have continued to honor Confederates - made up of eight individuals including retired military officers - proposed recommendations that show where changes are likely to occur in the final report. Read more»

An aerial photo of Rosemont's new effort to dump tailings and other rock waste into dry streams along the west-side of the Santa Rita Mountains.

A federal judge dismissed a pair of lawsuits filed by three Native American tribes and an environmental coalition over Rosemont Copper's move to expand its mining operations to "Copper World" on the western slopes of the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson. Read more»

Una foto del Col. Charles Young, tomada entre 1917 y 1919, lleva la leyenda: 'Para nosotros, compañeros patriotas de color, no nos corresponde nuestro 'poco' sino lo mejor. Debemos cumplir con nuestro deber completo. Una parte de ese deber es comer sabiamente y sin desperdicio para ayudar a ganar esta guerra mundial. Suyo por Raza y País, (firmado) Charles Young, Coronel, Ejército de los Estados Unidos.'

El Ejército de EE.UU. ascendió al Col. Young, el legendario oficial negro de los Soldados Búfalo, un siglo después de su muerte. Luchó contra Pancho Villa y comandandó Ft. Huachuca en 1917. Read more»

A photo of Col. Charles Young, taken between 1917-1919, bears the caption: 'To us, colored fellow patriots, falls not our 'bit' but our best. We must perform our full duty. A part of that duty is to eat wisely and without waste in order to help win this world war. Yours for Race and Country, (signed) Charles Young, Colonel, U.S. Army.'

The U.S. Army's first Black colonel, Charles Young, died a century ago after serving as the commander of Ft. Huachuca, but was just recognized with a promotion to brigadier general. Read more»

Penny Fox, Lawanda Brothers, and Katherine Balentine, watch as the remains of Army Pfc. Glenn Collins are interred during a service at South Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Collins was reported missing in action during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in winter 1950 during the Korean War.

The ashes of Korean War casualty Army Pfc. Glenn Collins, killed in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, were returned to his family in Tucson in a Veterans Day ceremonial burial, 71 years after he was reported missing in the Korean War. Read more»

FEMA has not received any formal requests from state governments for additional medical support due to staffing shortages caused by personnel refusing the vaccine.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is deploying contracted medical workers to understaffed hospitals who are required to comply with COVID-19 vaccine mandates, despite false social media posts claiming the workers sent by FEMA are “exempt.” Read more»

Tucson City Councilman Richard Fimbres, who served in the Army for 27 years, was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame on Friday. Read more»

Sgt. Margret Poit with 40th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, interacts with Afghan children at Fort Bliss’s Doña Ana Complex in New Mexico on Sept. 11.

The sites housing foreign nationals at Fort Bliss look similar - both a maze of white tents plopped onto dusty desert terrain - but while members of the media were able to explore the site housing Afghan nationals, the same cannot be said for the tent city for detained migrant children. Read more»

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