Veterans

Victor Calderón/KAWC

Arizona veterans leaders and area elected officials gathered on a warm midday Saturday to officially break ground on a new veterans home in Yuma.

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.

New Regulations Prioritize Rural State Veterans Homes

Oct 24, 2017

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is revising its regulations to make it easier for rural communities to compete for veteran home construction grants.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez has more.

Arizona Law Enforcement Agencies Face Officer Shortage

Dec 15, 2015
Stephanie Sanchez

Yuma- Law enforcement agencies across the state are having trouble hiring and keeping new police officers.

21-year old Arlene Martinez, a cadet at the Arizona Western College Law Enforcement Training Academy is going through the red man training, a series of realistic training scenarios that test her decision making skills under pressure.

Martinez is five foot four inches tall and weighs 120 pounds.

Veterans face battles in civilian workforce

Aug 20, 2015
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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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