Military

Stephanie Sanchez

The Cocopah Indian Tribe hosted a ceremony honoring Vietnam veterans this weekend.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports.

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Yuma Proving Ground, the U.S. Army’s weapons testing and training military installation near the city of Yuma, is coming up on its 75th anniversary in February.  And the proving ground has already begun preparations.   For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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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.

AZED-May marks the start of Permanent Change of Stations for many military families across the nation.

According to Department of Defense stats, nearly 40 percent of military moves occur between May 15th and August 15th.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez speaks with Military Affairs Relationship Director within USAA’s Military Advocacy Group Maggie Hahn about how military families can prepare, plan and pack to ensure a smooth successful move.

A flood of active-duty and retired military students get some special attention at Arizona Western College...

According to the Department of Veteran’s affairs, over the last four years about 1 million veterans and their dependents have enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. The flood of new students is thanks in part to draw down of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and an increase in financial incentives for tuition, housing and books.

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