Military

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- The state's top military and emergency management official is leaving, with a possible run for U.S. Senate in his future.

By Howard Fischer - Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- Saying it's good for the economy long term, a Senate panel voted Tuesday to exempt retired veterans from having to pay state income taxes on their pensions.

Cocopah Indian Tribe Hosts Veterans Ceremony

Jan 29, 2018
Stephanie Sanchez

The Cocopah Indian Tribe hosted a ceremony honoring Vietnam veterans this weekend.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports.

Yuma Proving Ground Nears Its 75th Anniversary

Oct 31, 2017
Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Yuma Proving Ground, the U.S. Army’s weapons testing and training military installation near the city of Yuma, is coming up on its 75th anniversary in February.  And the proving ground has already begun preparations.   For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

Veterans face battles in civilian workforce

Aug 20, 2015
drc.calypoly.edu

Yuma-The unemployment rate among veterans is high compared to the general public.

Despite the training and job skills acquired in the military, some former service members have a hard time finding work as civilians.

27-year old Jose Reyes, a former Marine stationed at Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma worked in administration as a bookkeeper and customer service representative working with military personnel.

Upon completing his service, Reyes found himself unemployed for about a year. The skills he acquired weren’t enough.

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