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Seton Catholic Preparatory High School students participated in a morning full of programs on Nov. 12 including a flag raising ceremony, several educational sessions about the real reason we celebrate Veterans Day, and a veterans ceremony where the student body prayed the Rosary for the United States and sang “God Bless America.”
BMO Harris Bank invites the public to join them as they thank veterans for their service and sacrifice on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. Two military veterans; one a former World War II military intelligence officer, and the other, a recently returned Afghanistan veteran, will share their personal stories.
Several Ahwatukee area dentists are making it easy for kids and parents to enjoy Halloween while avoiding a sugar overload.
When a soldier returns from war there may be unseen wounds they have and are not able to be easily patched up.
The question here is, “What to do about Syria?” Well, here we go again. Do we ever learn anything? Remember in the ’60s America didn’t like Batista (in Cuba), so we armed the revolutionaries there and they kicked Batista out. Castro became the next Cuban leader.
President Obama’s decision to defer to Congress the decision about whether to slap around Syria was a pure political masterstroke.
Even if everything Secretary of State John Kerry says about chemical weapons in Syria were true, the evidence would prove only that Bashar al-Assad committed crimes against civilians. It would not prove that the U.S. government has either the moral or legal authority to commit acts of war.
Protecting and growing Arizona's $12 billion investment portfolio will be Martin Sepulveda's priority as the state's next Treasurer.
After spending a few years as a reporter and bartender, Kathleen Madigan dove into comedy and has found consistent work as a comedienne for 25 years. She’s made frequent appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and earned multiple accolades and much praise for her routines.
SAN DIEGO - Mission Hills coach Chris Hauser likes to start the season with a big game against a tough opponent.
Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Ahwatukee will be hosting a special event, entitled “Remembering Our Fallen,” honoring the Arizona soldiers who gave their lives serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan war.
As a mental health therapist it has been my privilege to work with some veterans of the Vietnam, Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars. Of course, from the news media, TV, and Internet, we know of their sacrifices and their willingness to risk their lives for their country. Since 9/11 hundreds of thousands have served, and many have paid with their lives or with serious life altering injuries. Other wounds equally serious, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), are less visible. About 20 percent of all those who have served in combat suffer from these disorders. PTSD and/or TBI can result in acute anxiety, depression, and/or cognitive impairment, which can impede work and the formation of healthy relationships that most of us take for granted.
Gun violence in our country may collectively cost us up to nearly $200 billion each year, according to a study based on 2010 data by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, an independent public safety research group used by the Centers for Disease Control and other government agencies. That’s pretty expensive.
Early in President’s Obama’s presidency some critiques of the president were claiming he was traveling around the world on what they called an “apology tour,” but nothing can be farther from the truth. Looking back, yes, President Obama seemed to be uneasy when meeting some world leaders, but no one can deny the fact that his presidency has taken on our foes with a precise and deadly intensity.
Second Lt. Justin L. Sisson, center, stands with parents Phyllis and Kevin. Sisson died June 3 in Afghanistan after a suiside bomber attacked his unit.
An Ahwatukee couple’s youngest son was killed in Afghanistan this week when a suicide bomber attacked his unit.
Horrible, the loss of three innocent lives in the Boston bombing. Then what word could one use to express the fact that between 158,000 and 202,000 civilians have died as a result of the ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan?
I received a press release today on the Brothers in Arms Classic the Desert Vista football team is participating in the fall.
Gov. Jan Brewer said Tuesday that enhanced security is being put in place for this weekend's Pat Tillman run in the wake of the bombings in Boston.
Andrew Verbis tells stories about the food in Afghanistan on Saturday, March 30, 2013. He celebrates with family and friends after returning from his second tour in the US Navy.
John Matthews knows all about having the Olympics taken away from him.
“I’ll always have part of my heart there,” director Sam French says, discussing his move back to Los Angeles after working for nearly five years in Kabul, Afghanistan. It’s a Wednesday afternoon and French is swamped with interviews following the recent Oscar nomination for his live-action short film “Buzkashi Boys,” a portrait of two young teenagers living in modern-day Afghanistan who dream of playing the dangerous blood sport “buzkashi.”
Anthony Ameen knows what it means to have the support of the community as a wounded veteran.
Jonathan M. Joseph of Grand Blanc, Mich., 25, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Hurley Medical Center. He is the son of former Ahwatukee Foothills News publisher Jason Joseph.
Capt. Joanie Baca remembers looking up at the picturesque, mountain terrain during her 11-month deployment in Afghanistan last year near the Pakistani border.