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Veterans visit VetVerify.org for Exchange online shopping authentication

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtesy of AAFES

DALLAS — As the Defense Department’s military exchange services prepare to welcome potentially 13 million honorably discharged veterans back to their military families this coming Veterans Day, VetVerify.org has launched to confirm eligibility to receive a lifelong military exchange online shopping privileges. Veterans may log onto VetVerify.org, which will use information from DOD’s Defense Manpower…

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Pilots mark 50-year reunion learning about the future of airpower

Posted April 21, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

A 1967 Undergraduate Pilot Training class from Williams Air Force Base, Ariz., recently celebrated a 50-year reunion at Luke Air Force Base, by visiting the 63rd Fighter Squadron and the 310th FS.

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Pearl Harbor vet honored on 99th birthday

Posted April 7, 2017 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

There are days and events in history that are etched in people’s minds forever. One of those days is Dec. 7, 1941, the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and a day that President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed in a speech before a joint session of Congress would live in infamy. Although most people in the…

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Applications now open for 2017 Raytheon No Barriers expedition for wounded veterans May

Posted March 29, 2017 by

Wounded veterans in Arizona, Southern California, New Mexico and Texas can now apply for the 2017 No Barriers Warriors Veteran Wilderness Expedition funded by Raytheon. In mid-August, the non-profit No Barriers Warriors organization will lead a team of 12 wounded veterans on a nine-day journey full of discoveries and challenges in Wyoming’s Wind River Wilderness…

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The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen

Posted March 27, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

The fourth Thursday in March has become a significant date in Arizona as a day to celebrate the famed Tuskegee Airmen who helped shape the diverse culture of the United States Air Force.

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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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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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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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F-35 Heritage Flight Team donates check to Disabled American Veterans Office

Posted December 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota The F-35 Heritage Flight Team donates a 20 thousand dollar charity check to the Disabled Veterans Office Dec. 14, 2016, Phoenix, Ariz. The donations given to the DAV will help the organization fund programs, like healthcare services, psychological counseling, physical rehabilitation, job training and residential relocation….

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Retirees seeking foreign government employment need pre-approval

Posted November 18, 2016 by Tammy Cournoyer

Military retirees seeking any civil employment with a foreign government agency — or any instrumentality of a foreign government agency — must apply for permission in advance or risk losing their military retirement pay. For retired Airmen, the Secretary of the Air Force and Secretary of State serve as approval authorities for requests, though the…

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