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Veterans

Study: Post-9/11 vets more likely to be employed, and in steadier jobs

Post-9/11 veterans are not only more likely to be employed than the general population, they are also more likely to be in jobs that are immune to recession, according to a recent report by the Census Bureau. The Census study, released in November, said the unemployment rate for the nation’s 3 million post-9/11 veterans was

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Nonprofit Soldier’s Best Friend pairs rescues with veterans to become service dogs

Staff Sgt. Terry Stallings served in the Army for 23 years. He was stationed across the globe, including posts in Iraq, Balad, Kuwait, Desert Storm, Mexico, Central America, Alaska, Portugal and Germany. After six combat deployments overseas, he returned home and was diagnosed with post- traumatic stress disorder. Veterans often rely on medications, therapy, sports

Events

Prescott’s Patriotic & Holiday Spirit

As the difficult year of 2020 comes to an end, we look forward to welcoming the joy of the holiday season. Despite the challenges of the COVID pandemic and its economic impact, our community has been strong—knowing we would weather the tough times. As we watch the leaves change, there is the feeling of better

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CASA’s Veteran’s Info-Expo ~ Nov. 9, 2020

The Central Arizona Senior Center (CASA) invites Veterans, Active Duty Military and their spouses to a special Military Appreciation event, on Monday, Nov. 9th, from 10 am  to 2 pm.  This Veteran’s Info-Expo will present local and national organizations with programs and services for veterans, military and their families. Speakers & Tables will spotlight Education,

State

Arizona governor warns of suicide risk amid pandemic

Arizona officials warned Thursday that children and teens are at risk of suicide as depression increases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Counseling resources are available to help struggling children, even as schools hold classes online, Gov. Doug Ducey said at a high school in Chandler. “I would like to ask all our parents, especially if your

Opinion

Opinion: This Labor Day, Thank VA Employees for Keeping Veterans Safe

Each Labor Day we honor the American workers who contribute so much to this prosperous nation, and this year, the nearly 400,000 employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs deserve special recognition. I have visited VA facilities in several states during the last few months. At each stop I have met dedicated employees who never

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