Governor Doug Ducey proclaimed May as Military Appreciation Month to honor the sacrifices of our nation’s military personnel and their dedication to protecting our freedom and keeping Americans safe.
“Arizona is forever grateful for the sacrifices of our military members,” said Governor Ducey. “The soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, guardians, and coast guardsmen, from whom we ask so much, continue to serve and protect our freedom. Our service members chose a life and career of service and they are quintessential heroes. Thank you to all military personnel and their families for your unwavering support and dedication.”
Many former and retired members of the military choose to live in Arizona once they take off the uniform. More than half a million veterans live in the state. Arizona is actively recruiting these highly-skilled heroes to join the state workforce. AZHiresVets!, a hiring initiative, will help the state meet its goal to double the number of veterans it employs.
Arizona is home to numerous military installations.
- Air Force installations: Luke Air Force Base, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and Barry M. Goldwater Range East.
- Army installations: Fort Huachuca and Yuma Proving Ground.
- Marine Corps installations: Barry M. Goldwater Range West, and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.
- National Guard installations: Arizona Air National Guard 161st Air Refueling Wing, 162nd Wing, 214th Attack Group, Arizona National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, Arizona Army National Guard, Arizona Army National Guard Readiness Centers located throughout the state, Buckeye Training Site, Camp Navajo, Florence Military Reservation, Papago Park Military Reservation, Silverbell Army Heliport, and Western Army Aviation Training Site.
- Navy installation: United States Naval Observatory.
View the proclamation HERE.