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On Tuesday, we honored our veterans on Veterans Day. We, as a country, take this day to pay respect to those men and women who have served honorable in the U.S. military. It is important that we take time to pay tribute to those who sacrificed for us.
AMVETS Post 770 will be assisting American Legion Post 102 with the Veterans’ Day Service on Tuesday, Nov. 11, starting at 11 a.m., at the TEPOA multipurpose building. The commander and auxiliary president will speak along with the first vice president, who will be assisting in the POW/MIA chair ceremony, and the Color Guard will be posting and retrieving the colors.
In responding to the letter in the July 16 issue of the Explorer, let me begin by saying how humorous the piece would have been had the writer not been serious in what he correctly referred to as “venting.” His problem? Being continually ticketed by the Oro Valley police for exceeding the speed limit, which he did not deny doing. What am I missing here?
(BPT) - When serving domestically and overseas, Sailors are away from home, family, familiar settings and traditions. Many use their beliefs and faith to help them understand and manage the unfamiliar surroundings they’re experiencing. Guidance, moral support and worship opportunities are critical services provided by the Navy to help Sailors through the challenges of the job while maintaining relationships with family and fellow military members.
Please afford an Oro Valley citizen time to vent. I was just stopped by an Oro Valley motorcycle officer for the third time in less than a year. My egregious crime? 41 mph in a 30 mph zone. Another 200 dollar or so ticket. I should establish a Bill Pay account to the city of Oro Valley for $200 a month.
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.
Alan Schmidt has two new jobs that are very different, yet oddly similar. Before the start of the 2013/2014 school year, he became the principal of Sentinel Peak High School. In April, he became the new company commander for his battalion in the Army National Guard. While public education and the Army National Guard are different, in many ways Schmidt has similar roles. It is his job to support and lead those he has been put in charge of.
The Pima Community College Governing Board on Wednesday unanimously approved publication of the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, and will conduct a public hearing and special board meeting on June 11 to adopt the budget and set property tax rates and levies.
After confiscating a .45 caliber pistol from murder suspect David Mota’s Chevy Silverado on the night of Feb. 28, 2013, Oro Valley Detective Sergeant Dean Nesbitt, at the request of the prosecution, revealed the handgun in court today to the 14-person jury.
Three University of Arizona students recently returned from Sochi, Russia, where they worked as NBCUniversal interns at the Winter Olympics.
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These guests, including five from Arizona, who have been invited to sit with the First Lady represent the stories of millions of Americans across the country, who are working hard to better their communities, improve their own economic outcomes and help restore opportunity for all.
"They’re away from home for the first time and there are similar challenges, obstacles and exciting opportunities, as with the Midshipmen here. They’re trying to fit in, trying to learn their jobs, trying to be successful," he said.
"I’m going to apply those same sorts of things we did at the battalion here at the unit and get them comfortable, to set them up for success and to provide them with as much experience and leadership tools as possible for them to excel in the fleet after commissioning," he also said.
Dark monsoon clouds and gusty winds arrived as the coffin of William Warneke, one of 19 firefighters killed in fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, was lowered into the ground at the Marana Mortuary Cemetery on July 10.
On Wednesday, William Warneke, one of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30, was flown from Prescott to Marana, where he received an honorary procession and funeral service.
A pair of well-used work gloves still rest atop a bathroom sink in the Avra Valley home of firefighter William Warneke. Chunks of drywall are piled up in the bedroom corner. There are holes in the floor of the would-be master bathroom, covered only by flimsy cardboard.
Ironwood Ridge senior Colton Blevins is the Explorer’s Helping Hand feature for the month of February.
To Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks’ senior Tyler Williams, this isn’t just another football season. For the starting quarterback, it is the last he will play in a Nighthawks’ uniform, and the culmination of his years as an acting leader on the Ironwood Ridge team.
With the new school year beginning, Gov. Jan Brewer's office is looking to eliminate some of the anxiety and sleepless nights for students preparing for class in a different school. The unfamiliar setting. New teachers. Different classmates.
It was nearly 12 years ago when an MV-22 Osprey Rotor Aircraft crashed at the Marana Regional Airport and burst into flames, killing 19 Marines on April 8, 2000.
Many of the state’s GOP Congressional candidates attended a Tea Party event in Tucson last week, where Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum appeared ahead of Tuesday’s Primary Election.
The Soldiers of the Sea monument honors seagoing Marines who were detached on Naval warships from 1775 to 1998. It stands at the Marine Corps Heritage Center in Triangle, Va.
John Wayne. More specifically, watching legendary actor John Wayne up on the movie screen, playing a Marine who uses his teeth to pull the pin out of a grenade and then hurls the grenade at the bad guys in a classic war film.
Charles Sanford enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17, after seeing a John Wayne war movie. Today, he is president of the United States Seagoing Marine Association.