80 years since D-Day

D-Day is not just a U.S. holiday, but a significant event in American history. It refers to the day of the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, an event that “marked the beginning of the end of World War II,” according to the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. “Today marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day,” […]

Tucson defense contractor gets $12.5 million injection

TUCSON — Raytheon Missiles and Defense of Tucson today was awarded a $12,559,475 modification to a previously awarded contract for the Advanced Battle Management System. The objective of the ABMS program is to assess the military/operational utility and technical feasibility of a unique system-of-systems capability. The systems will be integrated through Raytheon software interfaces to […]

Vets from across state find healing at workshop in Carefree

CAREFREE — A Healing of Memories Workshop for All Veterans was held at Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree from May 17 to 19. This was the 37th workshop for veterans in Arizona. Veterans came from Phoenix, Peoria, Flagstaff, Tempe, Marana, Wittman, Buckeye, Glendale and Gilbert. There were 14 veterans who participated in […]

USS Arizona Crest Competition winners announced

TEMPE — This month marked the conclusion of the USS Arizona Legacy Foundation’s Crest Competition. In keeping with Naval tradition, every ship has its own unique emblem, the ship’s crest, which serves as its official symbol throughout its service. This crest, similar to a coat of arms, is proudly displayed on the ship’s brow banner, […]

U.S. Rep. Crane honors local Vietnam War vets with pinning ceremony

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Yesterday, Rep. Eli Crane (R-Ariz.), in partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, held the second in a series of pinning ceremonies for local Vietnam War veterans at VFW Post 10227 in Prescott Valley. “Arizona is home to more than 184,000 Vietnam War Veterans. Many of these heroes who protected […]

All hands on deck at National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Hundreds of volunteers of all ages descended upon the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix Saturday to place flags commemorating Memorial Day. “We believe there were close to 1,000 volunteers who placed more than 95,000 flags.” said Paula Pedene, executive director and founder of the nonprofit organizer Honoring America’s Veterans. It took less than […]

VA grants 24,000 benefits claims for Arizona Veterans, survivors under PACT Act

PRESCOTT — Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs expects to grant its 1 millionth PACT Act-related disability compensation claim to Veterans and survivors since President Biden signed the bill into law on Aug. 10, 2022 – including 23,975 claims to Veterans and survivors in Arizona. The grant rate for these 1 million claims is 75% […]

Arizona Congressman honors last survivor of USS Arizona BB-39

WASHINGTON — Lt. Cmdr. Lou Conter, the last living survivor of the USS Arizona BB-39, died last month at the age of 102. In honor of his remarkable life and service, the USS Arizona Legacy Foundation collaborated with U.S. Rep. Juan Ciscomani (R-Ariz.) to recognize Conter’s contributions to our nation. Congressman Ciscomani today read the […]

From the publisher: Thank you for your readership

By Scott Bartle American Veterans Magazine is a multimedia company that amplifies the voices of Arizona veterans, active military and their families. Our mission extends to helping those people and organizations that work tirelessly to serve this community. American Veterans Magazine strives to be the “high tide” that lifts all efforts to provide our veterans the services they need and deserve, whether through individual action, […]