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Congress mulls military bills with fewest veteran members in decades

Since taking office in January, members of Congress have introduced nine separate pieces of legislation that deal with when and how the president should be allowed to use military force against terrorist groups abroad.... Read more»

VA unveils tool to give vets clearer picture of medical care, delays

Veterans advocates said they were cautiously optimistic about a new Department of Veteran Affairs website that aims to provide veterans better information on wait times and quality of care at the agency’s hospitals.... Read more»

Supreme Court to hear dispute on pension payments in Arizona divorce

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Monday whether an Arizona veteran who gave up some of his pension in order to get disability payments has to reimburse the ex-wife who was supposed to get half his military pension as part of their divorce settlement.... Read more»

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Local VFW places more than 5,000 flags on Memorial Day

Members of the VFW 10188 retrieve more than 5,000 flags placed on the grave sites of veterans in Tucson to mark Memorial Day. ... Read more»

VA calls for firing of four officials; Phoenix director not on the list

The Department of Veterans Affairs has recommended the removal of four senior officials around the country, but missing from that list is the director of the troubled operation in Phoenix. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said in an email Friday she was “appalled that Sharon Helman (the director of VA health care facilities in Phoenix) continues to receive a paycheck.” ... Read more»

Bill targets 'pension poachers,' but some worry it doesn’t go far enough

Lawmakers hope to make it harder for “pension poachers” to hide the assets of elderly veterans, but at least some advocates worry that the proposed fix may end up hurting the vets it is designed to protect.... Read more»1

Terrazzo-palooza: Own a piece of Downtown history

Ever wanted to own a chunk of Downtown? While real estate prices have edged up in Tucson's city center, you can purchase a piece to take home at an Access Tucson fundraiser on Saturday.... Read more»

Vets worry remembrance being left out of Memorial Day

Veterans around Arizona agree: The remembrance aspect of Memorial Day is missing from the holiday. Some say that’s particularly true when it comes to younger people.... Read more»