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1. American general killed in an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan
We are losing our sense of community and trust in one another. The latest Pew Research confirms it. Political polarization is even greater now than during the turbulent 1960’s.
1. Ukraine rebels hand over evidence from downed jetliner
1. Israel accepts an Egyptian cease-fire deal, but Hamas rejects it
1. Israel steps up airstrikes after volley of rocket fire from Gaza
(BPT) - Employment opportunities seem to be on the upswing for military veterans, which is encouraging for the hundreds of thousands of service members returning from duty and veterans who are looking for new civilian career opportunities.
The Fourth of July is always a big deal for Marana resident Carlos Diaz and his family, but this year it is extra special. Every year the family throws a big party, but this year they will be celebrating more than just Independence Day, they will also celebrate Carlos’ retirement from the U.S. Air Force.
(BPT) - As an active member in the U.S. Air Force, Diana Kramer has been deployed five times – twice to Iraq and Afghanistan. In fact, in the past year, she has traveled to Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Guam and Kuwait, just to name a few. And while she has been traveling the world, it doesn’t mean she can’t pursue a degree at the same time.
1. Obama sends 300 military advisers to help Iraq fight insurgents
1. VA audit finds 57,000 vets waited three months for appointments
1. California Chrome falls short in Triple Crown bid
1. World leaders commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day
1. G-7 leaders show support for Ukraine at Brussels summit
1. Sen. Thad Cochran's GOP primary battle appears headed for a runoff
1. Seattle approves a $15 minimum wage
1. Obama aides defend deal to free Bergdahl
1. VA watchdog report sparks outrage
1. Obama unveils plans to leave 9,800 soldiers in Afghanistan
(BPT) - It could be a parent, a son or daughter, a co-worker, or a best friend. With more than 21 million American men and women over the age of 18 having served in the U.S. Armed Forces, most people know at least one person who is a veteran. But unless they are veterans themselves, most don’t understand what veterans face on the home front.
Three veterans attending the University of Arizona, along with the spouse of an Air Force member, have been named Tillman Military Scholars in honor of their years of service and academic and leadership potential.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and the House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) out of committee last week. Besides working to save the A-10 program, Barber worked to defeat a proposal to save the 1-285th Attack/Reconnaissance Battalion at Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana.
The tape is slowly being stripped away as each new advertisement appears on television, and yes, we all know that in the months to come, the gloves will come off in the political arena.