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

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.

Hundreds of military families to relocate beginning May

May 13, 2015

AZED-May marks the start of Permanent Change of Stations for many military families across the nation.

According to Department of Defense stats, nearly 40 percent of military moves occur between May 15th and August 15th.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez speaks with Military Affairs Relationship Director within USAA’s Military Advocacy Group Maggie Hahn about how military families can prepare, plan and pack to ensure a smooth successful move.

A flood of active-duty and retired military students get some special attention at Arizona Western College...

According to the Department of Veteran’s affairs, over the last four years about 1 million veterans and their dependents have enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. The flood of new students is thanks in part to draw down of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and an increase in financial incentives for tuition, housing and books.

Arizona Western College Launches Veteran's Art Project

Jan 30, 2014

Arizona Edition - Yuma is a military community, housing both the Marine Corps Air Station and the Yuma Proving Ground.  At Arizona Western College, an art professor recently started a program to help current military, veterans, and their families with the stresses of military (and daily) life.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…(originally aired 01/29/14).

This piece was featured in the January 29th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found below in the related content section.

Work Stories: Waiter Michael Ford and Mourning Military

Dec 19, 2013

On this installment of Arizona Edition's Work Stories, we hear from 21-year-old Michael Ford, who will soon be leaving his job at a steakhouse in Yuma to continue his studies at Arizona State University in Tempe.  Here, Michael tells us about the stresses (and gifts) of being a waiter...(originally aired 12/18/13).

This piece was featured in the December 18th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found in the related content section below.