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  • Getting Honor Flight Southern Arizona's first charter in the air

    Getting Honor Flight Southern Arizona's first charter in the air

    ON THIS VETERANS DAY-- WE STOP TO HONOR AND THANK THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY-- EACH IN OUR OWN WAY. ONE TUCSONAN-- A VETERAN HIMSELF-- TRAINED FOR MONTHS AND RODE HIS BIKE NEARLY 500 MILES SO HE
    One Tucsonan, a veteran himself, trained for months and rode his bike nearly 500 miles so he could help local veterans get the recognition they earned.
  • Honor Flight guardianship: A life-changing experience

    Honor Flight guardianship: A life-changing experience

    Family members and strangers alike are giving our local World War II veterans the attention they never received when they were serving. Honor Flight guardians have an important job. They provide companionship
    Family members and strangers alike are giving our local World War II veterans the attention they never received when they were serving.
  • 101st Airborne rifleman's trip to WWII Memorial

    101st Airborne rifleman's trip to WWII Memorial

    World War II was the most widespread war in history. Those veterans served at a time when post-traumatic stress disorder was just known as "shell shock." The treatments, therapies and medications that
    World War II was the most widespread war in history. Those veterans served at a time when post-traumatic stress disorder was just known as "shell shock." The treatments, therapies and medications that exist today weren't available then.The men who lived through the Battle of the Bulge had nothing to help them cope with what one Sierra Vista resident calls "hell on Earth."
  • Black Hole of Silence: Keeping war secrets for decades

    Black Hole of Silence: Keeping war secrets for decades

    It might be hard to imagine, but some veterans keep their service history to themselves, even hiding the fact that they served at all from the ones they love. One Green Valley resident was imprisoned in
    It might be hard to imagine, but some veterans keep their service history to themselves, even hiding the fact that they served at all from the ones they love.
  • Honoring a combat medic

    Honoring a combat medic

    With thousands wounded and dying on the beaches of Normandy, Waldo Werft jumped to action. As a combat medic, he tried to avoid the grenades and gunfire while helping to save those who had been hit on
    With thousands wounded and dying on the beaches of Normandy, Waldo Werft jumped to action. As a combat medic, he tried to avoid the grenades and gunfire while helping to save those who had been hit on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
  • A typhoon survivor describes his three days drifting at sea

    A typhoon survivor describes his three days drifting at sea

    A deadly typhoon struck off the coast of the Philippines in mid-December, 1944. U.S. Navy Water Tender 3rd Class Charles Wohlleb was just 20. The only one in his small group of survivors with a life jacket,
    A deadly typhoon struck off the coast of the Philippines in mid-December, 1944. U.S. Navy Water Tender 3rd Class Charles Wohlleb was just 20. The only one in his small group of survivors with a life jacket, Wohlleb describes, in his own words, three days surviving at sea floating in shark-infested water ripe with the blood of his fallen shipmates.
  • Honor Flight's first charter: Catch the fever

    Honor Flight's first charter: Catch the fever

    On each Honor Flight, veterans of Southern Arizona gather for one final mission, and even if they've never met, it's like they've known each other for decades. Volunteers, veterans of all eras and those
    On each Honor Flight, veterans of Southern Arizona gather for one final mission, and even if they've never met, it's like they've known each other for decades. Volunteers, veterans of all eras and those on active duty become fast friends.
  • The homecoming they’ve always deserved

    The homecoming they’ve always deserved

    It's a race against the clock. Honor Flight Southern Arizona is working to get our local veterans on the flight they deserve before it's too late. "We're not going to be around too awful long," admitted
    It's a race against the clock. Honor Flight Southern Arizona is working to get our local veterans on the flight they deserve before it's too late.

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  • Sawmill Fire evacuees grateful to find homes untouched

    Sawmill Fire evacuees grateful to find homes untouched

    Friday, April 28 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-04-29 02:06:06 GMT
    Thom's untouched property. Behind it, other side of Graeterville Road where he saw #Sawmill fire crews control burn to stop spread. (Source: Tucson News Now)Thom's untouched property. Behind it, other side of Graeterville Road where he saw #Sawmill fire crews control burn to stop spread. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Some pre-evacuation orders remain for a few communities near the Sawmill Fire in southern Arizona, according to an update from the incident management team coordinating the fire fight. As of 430 p.m. Friday, families in Mescal J-6, Rain Valley and Hunter Ranch are asked to be on standby with pre-evacuation orders. 

    Some pre-evacuation orders remain for a few communities near the Sawmill Fire in southern Arizona, according to an update from the incident management team coordinating the fire fight. As of 430 p.m. Friday, families in Mescal J-6, Rain Valley and Hunter Ranch are asked to be on standby with pre-evacuation orders. 

  • 2nd fire may be caused by recreational shooting

    2nd fire may be caused by recreational shooting

    Friday, April 28 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-04-29 01:23:58 GMT

    The Bureau of Land Management through Twitter warned recreational shooters of the perils of using incendiary devices as part of their target shooting.

    The Bureau of Land Management through Twitter warned recreational shooters of the perils of using incendiary devices as part of their target shooting.

  • Temporary closure of public lands in Pima and Santa Cruz Counties

    Temporary closure of public lands in Pima and Santa Cruz Counties

    Friday, April 28 2017 8:59 PM EDT2017-04-29 00:59:20 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    This includes areas between Highway 82 and Interstate 10 and Highway 83 to Highway 90.  According to the Bureau of Land Management release the closure is for public safety after the recent Sawmill Fire.  

    This includes areas between Highway 82 and Interstate 10 and Highway 83 to Highway 90.  According to the Bureau of Land Management release the closure is for public safety after the recent Sawmill Fire.  

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