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Vietnam vet continues 50-year journey of discovery

Posted November 3, 2017 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

The summer of 1967 can be remembered as a time of profound change. Many cities in America were aflame, the airwaves were full of music that a few years earlier wasn’t thought of, and the Vietnam War was raging a world away. In a small town that summer — Blanchard, Washington — 18-year-old Jerry Prentice…

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T-bolts assist disabled vets

Posted November 6, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

  Thunderbolts from Luke Air Force Base assisted with the 2015 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic for five days in September in San Diego. Forty-two Airmen attended the clinic to assist disabled veterans from all over the country. The clinic gave veterans an opportunity to challenge themselves through education and recreational activities. Rehabilitation was promoted…

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Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient brought home to Phoenix

Posted January 27, 2017 by

Pilar Jimenez releases a dove in honor of her younger brother, 1969 Congressional Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jose Francisco Jimenez, during the internment of Jimenez in Phoenix on Jan 17, 2017. Jimenez, originally a native of Mexico, moved with his family to Red Rock, Ariz. when he was 10 years…

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WW II vet grateful for life of blessings

Posted November 3, 2017 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

We hear the term ‘larger-than-life’ often, which can mean someone who led a life of adventure and was never afraid to try something new. Flay Randolph is such a person. He served in the Navy in World War II and joined at age 16. “My dad was reluctant to sign the enlistment papers because I…

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Father remembers son gone too soon

Posted November 6, 2015 by by RUSS NICHOLS

  Editor’s note: The following is a story of Airman 1st Class Wheeler Nichols, 56th Dental Squadron, written by his father. Our son loved the U.S. Air Force. His young life ended in service almost exactly one year ago. Wheeler D. Nichols was born in Peru December 1991. A few weeks later, after a lengthy…

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Tucson VA chaplains to participate in Four Chaplains Memorial Service

Posted February 3, 2017 by

Chaplains from the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System will be participating in the City of Tucson, Veterans’ Affairs Committee annual Four Chaplains Memorial Service 1 p.m., Feb. 5 at Kino Veterans Memorial Park, 2805 E. Ajo Way. The park is located across from the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.  The memorial service honors four World…

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Airman assists veteran during medical crisis

Posted November 3, 2017 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class FRANKIE MOORE

After a long day of work, Senior Airman Keith Buckman, 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician, returned to his home to get some well-deserved rest. Later that night, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Buckman was awakened by a phone call from his friend, Mark Byrne, a 57-year-old Army veteran. “He was incoherent, and I couldn’t…

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‘Gunfighter’ vet shares AF past

Posted November 6, 2015 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

  Three enemy MiGs swooped low beneath him, screaming out to intercept the U.S. Navy A-4 fighter-bombers who were unloading their payload of explosives on Kep Air Field in North Vietnam. Flying in F-8 Crusaders as fighter protection for the A-4s, he was tasked to defend them at all cost. He quickly radioed his wingman,…

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Tucson VA to host veterans creative arts competition

Posted February 3, 2017 by

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System’s Tucson VA campus will be hosting a local National Veterans Creative Arts competition 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 7 in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium, Bldg. 4 located at 3601 S. 6th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85723. There will be a performing artist’s jam session from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and…

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Veterans Day tribute 2017

Posted November 15, 2017 by

Airmen from Luke AFB participated in several Veterans Day events throughout the weekend in the Phoenix area paying tribute to the men and women of the armed forces serving today and those that have come before us. On Veterans Day, we honor the service and sacrifice every service member past and present has made in…

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