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2 WWII veterans reunited in Phoenix after 62 years

Dr. John Farnham and Dr. Tom Edwards, two World War II heroes who have unknowingly lived parallel lives and were reunited in Phoenix after 62years. (11/08/13) More>>

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Sheriff Arpaio: Unpatriotic inmates to get bread, water

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio has ordered that the playing of God Bless America and the National Anthem be done daily in every jail facility over the public address system. More>>

Groups work to bring in Valley's homeless veterans

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It's a hard reality to comprehend, but when the men and woman of the U.S. military take off their uniforms after they have served and protected the nation, too many of them wind up on the streets. More>>

Housing a first step in aiding homeless AZ veterans

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On any given night, there are nearly 1,300 veterans sleeping on the streets across Arizona. More>>

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Retired Mesa veteran helping those in need

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A Mesa Vietnam veteran uses his home in a retirement community to operate a number of charitable causes to help other veterans who are down on their luck. More>>

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AZ veterans finding road blocks to civilian work

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Arizona is not one of 34 states that waive tests for veterans who already have military certification, such as for EMTs and commercial truck drivers. More>>

Veteran Services stays up and running during shut down

Ted Vogt from AZ Dept of Veterans Services said they are up and running and not closing. (10/04/2013) More>>

Survey to count homeless veterans

More than 100 volunteers are out trying to count our homeless veterans. This weekend there will be a run for Arizona fallen military. Runners start in Tucson and will finish Sunday at Wesley Bolin Plaza. (10/18/2013) More>>

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Phoenix Marine veteran helping others overcome PTSD Video included

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Andrew Jones suffered a traumatic brain injury fighting in Iraq, and was followed home by PTSD. Now, the U.S. Marine veteran is working to encourage other veterans to end their silence and seek help. More>>

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Young and old alike line the streets of Phoenix for the 2013 Veterans Day Parade to pay tribute to those who defend our nation. More>>

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Valley residents paused to commemorate Veterans Day each in their own way. Upload your photos to our Facebook page and share with others how you honored our military heroes. More>>

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President Barack Obama, along with other dignitaries, honored U.S. veterans during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. More>>

Businesses offer discounts to thank veterans

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To honor our nation's veterans, restaurants are offering free meals to thank military members for their service and sacrifice. More>>

Veterans Day: Five things to know

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The idea behind Veterans Day isn't exclusive to the United States, and it wasn't always called Veterans Day. More>>

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Before they were household names, they were members of the U.S. armed forces, serving and protecting the country. Here's a look at some celebrities who have worn the uniform and born arms for the U.S. of A. More>>

Social Media sites for members of the military open new doors

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Social media has, in many ways, been a great blessing to the military.
 
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Many businesses offer special deals to veterans (and often active duty military) on Veterans Day. Here is a sampling from the many deals available. Don't forget to check with your favorite local place, they may also offer Veterans Day deals. More>>

Valley teen helps veterans with patriotic song

A Valley teen who aspires to be a country music singer-songwriter believes her job as an artist is to help people through her music. (06/14/2013) More>>

Veterans injured in Afghanistan blast reunite after 5 years

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Four veterans wounded in Afghanistan got to see each other for Friday night for the first time since their Humvee was attacked five years ago.
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Anthem to host Veterans Parade, ceremony

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The Daisy Mountain Veterans organization will hold its Annual Veterans Parade in Anthem on Saturday, Nov. 9 to honor all those who have served in our nation's military. More>>

Army veteran belatedly receives Vietnam War medal

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An Army veteran who lives in southern Arizona has finally received a military decoration he was awarded during the Vietnam War. More>>

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