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Each November, we honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans for good reason: those who served in uniform — and their families — have kept our nation free.
The struggles veterans face when coming home from duty are all too familiar to Vietnam veteran Ken Barner.
This year, The Veterans For Peace have been banned from the city of Phoenix Veterans Day Parade. The organization “Honoring Arizona Veterans,” led by Gordon James, decided that members of Veterans For Peace did not serve our country honorably. This was stated at a Phoenix City Council meeting by one of Mr. James’ representatives.
When a soldier returns from war there may be unseen wounds they have and are not able to be easily patched up.
As it has for the past 12 years, the Town of Gilbert is hosting what has become one of the nation’s largest celebrations of the U.S. Constitution, with activities and events that will culminate September 21, with the Constitution Week Fair and Concert, featuring musician and singer David Osmond.
Given its penchant for taking local audiences back into their past on a monthly basis, Cult Classics’ decision to celebrate its second anniversary with a film about time travel and a tie to its East Valley home was both logical and a most excellent thing to do.
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.
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.
Saying people are entitled to know what they're eating, a Tucson activist has taken the first steps to force a public vote next year to require labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients.
American journalism has disgraced itself in the matter of the Benghazi terrorist attack.
I received a press release today on the Brothers in Arms Classic the Desert Vista football team is participating in the fall.
As many students are training for football, baseball, hockey, soccer, and other sports, this is also the time of year for sports-related injuries. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), sports-related dental injuries send approximately 600,000 youths to the emergency room each year involving children as young as 5 years old. Prevention is a large aspect of oral health. Oral health prevention includes the prevention of injury to the mouth, teeth, neck, and jaws. In an attempt to promote awareness of facial injury prevention, five organizations have sponsored April as being the National Facial Protection Month: American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Academy for Sports Dentistry. Contact sports such as football, hockey, and basketball are common sources of oral injury; however, other sports such as gymnastics and volleyball pose a threat as well. Common head and neck injuries can include concussions, fractured teeth, oral lacerations, jaw joint sprains, and neck injuries.
I just read the article “Ahwatukee residents petition encourages ban on assault weapons” in the April 12 AFN.
Phoenix is organizing three gun buyback events that officials say are aimed at taking unwanted weapons out of homes and giving police a chance to see whether guns have been stolen or used in crimes.
American Legion Post 64 is hosting its Fifth Annual American Legion Tournament on Saturday, March 23 at the Ahwatukee Golf Club, 13431 S. 44th St. The Legion is a homeless Club, without any income from food services, which means it has to raise funds through outside events like this golf tournament.
Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema joined local leaders, veterans administration officials and volunteer organizations at the opening of a transitional facility for homeless women veterans on Monday.
Discount Tire is bringing a car show to the Ahwatukee Foothills this weekend to benefit military service men and women and their families.
Police in Arizona remain free to use drones -- assuming they have them -- to spy on people.
The worn boxing gloves and yellowed punching bags tell only part of the story.
Gordon Michael Garlock, predeceased by his parents, Col. Carlton and Guelda Garlock of Marysville, Calif., passed away at home on Jan. 31 in Phoenix where he had lived for 23 years He is survived by eight brothers and sisters, 13 nephews and nieces, and 16 great-nephews and nieces and his uncle, Harold Allen, who lives in Hamburg, N.Y.
Hosted for the second year at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center, the American Legion invites the community to the state finals for an oratorical speech contest on the Constitution tomorrow.
Anthony Ameen knows what it means to have the support of the community as a wounded veteran.
Direct from Senegal, “The African Performers,” an African Dance and Drum Troupe, recently visited Keystone Montessori School in the Foothills. The four-person dance and music ensemble not only performed for the school, but also engaged the staff and student volunteers to join in the dancing and fun.