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ASU research team uses data analysis to advise on best practices for veteran suicide prevention programs

By: Emma Greguska November 9, 2021 –In the United States, veterans in general have a much higher suicide rate than civilians. In Arizona, the picture is even more grim, where veterans have a suicide rate of 44.9 per 100,000, compared with the national veteran suicide rate of 31 per 100,000, according to the latest Veteran Suicide Data Sheet from the U.S. Department of …

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Arizona veterans cope with mental health as problems in Afghanistan continue

BUSINESS NEWS | 6 Oct | PATRICK SCHNEIDER –Local organizations are making efforts to help Arizona veterans improve their mental health in the wake of the problems that stemmed from the 20-year war in Afghanistan. Many veterans in the U.S. suffer from mental illnesses and troubles every day, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. With the Taliban’s controversial activity in Afghanistan, …

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PRIMER Veteran Workforce Initiatives

Written by The Bee News July 21, 2021 –Throughout his administration, Governor Doug Ducey has worked to expand opportunities in Arizona for those who answered the call to serve our nation. Veterans have always played a vital role in our state’s economy — and they always will. As Arizona’s economy continues to grow, numerous organizations are offering post-service opportunities to …

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Gilbert Army veteran keeps cool with free air conditioning unit

BY KEVIN STONE KTAR.com Jun 8, 2021, 4:25 AM PHOENIX – Two nonprofit groups and a Valley HVAC company came through in a cool way last week for a Gilbert Army veteran and his family. The Arizona Coalition for Military Families, Operation Homefront and AAA Cooling Specialists teamed up to provide Derek Tope’s home with a free air conditioning unit worth …

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Gilbert military family receives new air conditioning unit from Valley company

Author: Trisha Hendricks Published: 10:13 PM MST June 5, 2021 Updated: 10:13 PM MST June 5, 2021 –The donation was a bright spot for the family, who has faced their share of challenges throughout the years. GILBERT, Ariz. — A Gilbert military family is counting their blessings after receiving a new air conditioning unit from a Valley company in honor of …

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Vet touts Arizona efforts to help veterans get jobs, despite COVID-19

By Alyssa Marksz/Cronkite News May 26, 2021 –WASHINGTON – An employment program for veterans that began in the days after 9/11 paid off last year when the COVID-19 pandemic rattled employment for vets in the state and across the country, an advocate told House lawmakers Wednesday. “Communities in Arizona are no different than communities across the United States. We have …

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New military and veteran success center opens in Surprise

BY TOM KUEBEL KTAR.com PHOENIX — A new resource center for veterans is open in Surprise, providing services that include a full-time AmeriCorp member and part-time Be Connected navigator. The aim of the resource center is to simply provide support services, that will be rolled out in phases, for veterans and military members that are crucial to their well-being, according to …

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New hub for veteran resources opens in Surprise

By Desiree Fluellen Posted April 22 –The West Valley Military and Veteran Success Center is opening in Surprise to provide support for current and former military personnel and their families. FOX 10’s Desiree Fluellen reports.

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Surprise unveils West Valley veterans resource hub

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 –Veterans, service members (active duty, guard and reserve) and their families now have a new place to access resources, support and assistance in the West Valley. In partnership with the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, Northern Arizona University, Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, and Rio Salado Community College, the city of Surprise offers …

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PRIMER: Supporting Arizona’s Active Duty Service Members & Veterans

February 24, 2021 –Arizona’s veterans and service members have stepped up to support our communities and those in need during the pandemic. From supporting food banks to providing supplies to the Navajo Nation, ramping up vaccine administration in the Gila River Indian Community and much more, Arizona’s heroes are always there to help. More than 500,000 service members, veterans and their families call Arizona …

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