Military

National Guard servicemen who recovered from COVID-19 donate plasma

National Guard airmen who recovered from COVID-19 donate plasma at Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix.

  Col. Joseph Turnham takes command of 355th Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

  Secretary of the Army, Sen. McSally visit Fort Huachuca to see impact of COVID-19 on training

Tucson VA to screen all patients, visitors for COVID-19

Contractor injured while working on border wall in Arizona

Plenty of events planned in Tucson for Navy Week

  State legislators react to Trump’s border wall construction on ‘sacred’ sites

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READ: Environmental impact statement for project that could bring F-35s to Tucson

Remains of N.C. soldier arrive in the United States

Arizona’s longest-living veteran dies in Tucson at age 105

  Female veterans help other veterans through stressful times

UPDATE: One of airmen killed in training mishap had extensive ties to Tucson

State of AZ may owe you up to $86,000 in unclaimed property

Air Force wants to continue recovery training in Southwest

The U.S. Air Force wants to use 179 publicly and privately owned properties across the Southwest for training on recovering personnel such as downed pilots

Arizona Army National Guard detachment deploying overseas

An Arizona Army National Guard aviation detachment that supports medical evacuations is deploying overseas

McSally: Arizona base project on funding diversion list

Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally says a construction project at an Army base in Sierra Vista is the only Arizona project affected by the use of military funding to build part of President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border

Military base projects, including schools and target ranges, to be cut to fund border wall

The Pentagon will cut funding from military projects like schools, target ranges and maintenance facilities to pay for the construction of 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, diverting a total $3.6 billion to President Donald Trump's long-promised barrier.

Pentagon approves military construction cash to build border wall

Boeing gets new contract for replacement wings for A-10 jets

  Tucson WWII veteran receives Purple Heart

  Farewell ceremony for Tucson soldiers heading to El Paso

Southern Arizonans serving at sea

  RETURN TO SENDER: Mystery Purple Heart sent from Tucson

  Golf Links Sports Complex now named after fallen soldier

It is now called the Todd M. Harris Sports Complex. The man it’s named after was a soldier raised in Tucson.

Changes to hours for Buffalo Soldier Gate at Ft. Huachuca

Several traffic studies indicated the volume of traffic on weekends and federal holidays did not warrant the gate remaining open outside peak hours.

Davis-Monthan airmen rescue two injured Mexican fisherman

The fisherman were injured when a crane collapsed.

  UPDATE: Purple Heart found at Tucson Goodwill returned to family

After weeks of searching, a Purple Heart found at a Goodwill store in Tucson is being returned to the family of the man who earned the honor.

VA extends Urgent Care coverage to vets

FastMed Urgent Care, one of the nation’s largest urgent care providers, has announced simpler access to timely, high-quality care for Veterans as part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ new Urgent Care benefit.

Military service member found dead in southern Arizona

Authorities say the service member with the Southwest Border Support Mission was found dead Sunday near Ajo.

  Warrior-Scholar Project gives veterans tools to transition from service to student

The University of Arizona is hosting veterans for the two-week bootcamp.

US Department of Transportation Launches Program to Help Veterans and Reservists Find Jobs in the Trucking Industry

FMCSA program to permit 18-20 year olds to operate large trucks in interstate commerce.

ATB looking for donations for military care package drive - Operation Gratitude

Arizona Transportation Builders Association is looking for gift cards, personal hygiene items and snacks that will be sent to U.S. troops overseas, as part of Operation Gratitude.

  Body of WWII veteran returned home to Tucson

The U.S. Army exhumed the common grave in 2016 and identified Cread Shuey as one of those buried there.

  Penny for your thoughts; two strangers meet to remember veterans

Evergreen put out more than 7,000 flags for the veteran in their cemetery.

Southern Arizona commemorates Memorial Day 2019 with special events

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

  Tucsonan, WWII veteran, Knight receives his Bronze Star

There’s a much larger story here. Ramirez was on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. His captain was in the front of the boat, he didn’t think his captain was gonna die but he was the first want to get shot.

Regenerated B-52 “Wise Guy” arrives at Barksdale Air Force Base

The bomber joins "Ghost Rider" in being resurrected from "boneyard" in Arizona

Aspen Dental to provide free dental care to military vets

Beginning May 1, veterans can call to find a participating office near them and schedule an appointment.

Veterans recovery program to inter 23 veterans at Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Marana

The Southern Arizona Missing in America Project (MIAP) will honor and inter 23 veterans who were homeless, unclaimed or indigent this Saturday in Marana.

  WATCH: Sen. McSally visits Tucson to talk about sexual assaults in military

Sen. Martha McSally met with commanders and base leadership at Fort Huachuca and Davis-Monthan to discuss sexual assaults in the military.

  Tucson veterans take a swing at shared struggles

Taking aim at the transition to civilian life.

Davis-Monthan airman surprised by nonprofit with furniture to fill home

The four of them spent their Saturday morning picking out a table for their home. But, they were about to be surprised with much more.

Tucsonans at sea

Sailors from Tucson going about their daily routine aboard U.S. Navy ships.

Oro Valley police officers awarded for saving life of Tucson recruiter

The trio of Goddard, Taylor and Topar, all serving the Oro Valley Police Department, helped save Miller’s life, when he suffered a heart attack in traffic, July 18, 2018. All three were awarded the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service Medal by Vereen for their actions.

  Family of fallen Marine remembers him 15 years after his death

"When they knocked on the door for the first time it was the worst day of my life.” said Zurheide.

Two Marine pilots killed in Yuma helicopter crash

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

SAVAHCS relocating Primary Care Ocotillo Clinic

The new clinic location will be in the PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) Building 80 Expansion Area, First floor.

Veterans happy with Tucson VA hospital, share concern for future care

Veterans share experiences and concerns with healthcare in Southern Arizona.

AZ military projects could lose money as budgets are shifted for national emergency declaration

Potential project cuts in AZ include a maintenance facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, an equipment building at Fort Huachuca, as well as two projects at Luke Air Force Base, one at Camp Navajo and one at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma.

Pentagon may tap military pay, pensions for border wall

A top Senate Democrat says the Pentagon is planning to tap $1 billion in leftover funds from military pay and pensions accounts to help President Donald Trump pay for his long-sought border wall

Tucson cemetery unveils statue dedicated to Gold Star families

It took nearly a decade, but a memorial unveiled Saturday morning at Evergreen Cemetery will honor veterans and Gold Star families.

LOOK UP! D-M hosting Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course

Heritage Flight participants include civilian pilots of historic military planes and Air Force pilots of current military aircraft, they will be flying in formation together as part of the training.

Tucson native serving on Guided-Missile Cruiser out of Pearl Harbor

Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler Chaney has served in the Navy for two years and is a U.S. Navy sonar technician (surface).

Volunteers needed for annual veteran stand down in March

Volunteers are needed for all events, including set up, take down, veteran support and navigation.

  Oklahoma WWII veteran gets 70,000 cards after story goes viral

Recil Troxel, the World War Two veteran we told you about last month, has gotten around 70,000 cards and letters since our story first aired.

  Civil War era cannon stolen in 2017, found in 2019

Here is a 'blast from the past' a Civil War era cannon has been found.

  Strangers come together to honor veteran at funeral, after weather strands family in Ohio

So they made a plea, and asked the public to attend so their father would not be alone.Their hope became a reality. Dozens of people, veterans, and active duty military came to show their support for someone they never even met.

  UPDATE: Goodwill found owner of dog tags dropped off at southern AZ donation center

Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona are turning to the community for help after a set of dog tags were found at a donation center. Goodwill doesn't think the tags were meant to be donated.

Suicide rates among Marines, Navy reached 10-year high in 2018

Many of the cases are young Marines who have not been deployed overseas nor been in combat, a situation that has also been seen in other military branches.

  Meows for Military program helps hospitalized veterans find comfort

The Hermitage Cat Shelter in Tucson has found a possibly purr-fect way to comfort veterans in their final days.

  UPDATE: GoFundMe refunding border wall donations after former Tucson man changes plans

The GoFundMe campaign to pay for a border wall is over after the man behind it changed his plans about how to use the money, according to BuzzFeed News.

Arizona ranks #10 among states most affected by government shutdown

In order to determine the rankings, WalletHub used the following metrics - from the state's share of federal contract dollars per capita to the share of families receiving food stamps.

US active duty troops at Mexican border decline to 2,600

The U.S. military says the number of active duty troops deployed at the border with Mexico is down to about 2,600

Veteran denied surgery for rare condition that causes constant pain, severe weight loss

After almost a decade of tests with the VA, the veteran sought outside care, but when he found a possible treatment, he was denied surgery twice.

  AP Report: Some troops expected to leave southern Arizona border

There have been roughly 5,400 active duty troops along the border in recent weeks installing razor wire barriers and protecting border patrol agents in southern border states like Arizona.

Purple Heart veteran and family buy first home with Habitat for Humanity

Saturday morning was an exciting moment for the Dumoulin family, as they unlocked the next chapter of their lives.

  CBP, military participate in readiness exercises at the Nogales border

Both groups were in a parking lot, just steps away from the border, wearing riot gear and holding up shields.

Thousands of soldiers commemorated at Arizona National Guard Muster in Tucson

It was a day dedicated to paying tribute to those in uniform.

Pima County sponsoring veterans’ resource fair

The event will be open to veterans and their families.

On chaotic day at border, fence reinforced by troops in Nogales

Military members continued working Sunday to attach concertina wire to the 20-foot fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

  More razor wire but few immigrants on border in Nogales

There are 327 men, women and children in Nogales, Sonora waiting to file asylum claims according to Father Sean Carroll, the executive director of the Kino Border Initiative.

Pentagon says troops at US border to cost about $210 million

The Pentagon is estimating the cost of the military's mission on the U.S.-Mexico border will be about $210 million under current plans

  Soldiers continue “hardening” the border near Nogales

Work continues for the soldiers as they add more razor wire to the fence near the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales.

Businesses coming together to provide home repairs, modifications for veterans

The collaboration has formed to help raise awareness and interest about the housing challenges faced by older service-connected disabled veterans and their caregivers living in Tucson. The goal is to allow the chosen veterans to age peacefully at home without the added worry of costly repairs.

A Vietnam veteran died with no family, so other vets stepped up to remember him

The community also provided the funeral home with the proper paperwork to ensure the Marine veteran got military honors at the service.

  Businesses hope border troops spend locally in Sierra Vista

Troops bound for Fort Huachuca as part of President Trump's deployment of thousands to the U.S. - Mexico border would be just the latest round of temporary, potential new customers for local businesses in Sierra Vista.

  Salvation Army serves Veterans Day meals to those who served

Dinner was served, to those who served in the armed forces, inside the Salvation Army Hospitality House near Speedway Boulevard and Main Avenue.

  Dozens become U.S. citizens at Veterans Day naturalization ceremony

More than 100 people representing 30 countries across six continents because United States citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the Pima Air and Space Museum Friday.

  Razor wire installed at border wall to surprise of locals

It's the latest initiative to sharpen security measures along the United States' southern border as a large caravan of Central American migrants seeking asylum makes its way through Mexico.

Tucson Air National Guard unit to name base in honor of its first commander

The 162nd Wing is holding a dedication ceremony to officially announce the name of the Tucson Air National Guard installation, located at Tucson International Airport, as Morris Air National Guard Base

Some of troops headed to border will be assigned to D-M

Some of the thousands of troops headed for the U.S.-Mexico border will be stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.