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November 11, 2013

  • Veterans’ Stories  |   Video
    • Three Veterans were honored at the 11th annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon, hosted by the Veterans’ Medical Leadership Council. Manny Lugo is an Arizona native who was drafted by the Army in 1969, but volunteered for the Marines instead. He fought in many battles in Vietnam, and sustained a shrapnel wound in 1970. Tracy Lea is a Third-Class Petty Officer in the US Navy Reserves. She serves as an avionics technician, providing maintenance on the C-40 Clipper aircraft. Les Nagy, a native of Northville, Michigan, entered military service in 1950 and served as a demolition and construction specialist, laying and disarming mines in the Korean War. All three tell their stories of service to our country.
  • Morenci Vietnam Veterans  |   Video
    • In 1966, nine young men left the Arizona mining town of Morenci to serve in Vietnam. Only three returned. Their stories are told in Arizona State University history professor Kyle Longley’s book: “The Morenci Marines: A Tale of Small Town America and the Vietnam War.” Longley will talk about their stories.

May 27, 2013

  • WWII Memorial  |   Video
    • Construction is under way near the state capitol for a memorial to fallen World War Two soldiers. It will feature the names of the fallen soldiers written on a plaque that will be placed between the guns from the USS Arizona and the USS Missouri. Secretary of State Ken Bennett has spear-headed the drive for the memorial, and will tell us more.
  • National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona  |   Video
    • Since 1979, the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix has been the last resting place for veterans and their families. It was started as a state cemetery, and was transferred to the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs in 1989. It is expected to reach capacity after 2030. Jerry Rainey, the director of the cemetery, and administrative officer Deborah Ryan will tell us more about the facility.
  • Frank Luke, Balloon Buster  |   Video
    • Phoenix native Frank Luke was the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor. He was a World War One ace who got his nickname, the “Balloon Buster,” for the numerous German observation balloons he shot down. We take a look at the life of Luke.

May 21, 2013

  • Arizona National Guard  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer asked for an investigation of alleged wrongdoing within the Arizona National Guard after a report by the Arizona Republic. The guard’s top officer has unveiled about a dozen reforms in response. Arizona Republic reporter Dennis Wagner will talk about the problems within the organization.

June 15, 2011

May 30, 2011

  • Memorial Day Special  |   Video
    • Visit the Arizona Military Museum, learn about a day resource center for homeless seniors that helps a large percentage of veterans, and meet Korean War POW Arden Rowley.

May 17, 2011

December 20, 2010

  • Woman Aviator  |   Video
    • Women Air Force Service Pilots, or WASPs, were among the first women trained to fly American military aircraft. Meet Betty Blake, an Arizona resident who was in one of the first classes of WASP known as the “guinea pigs.”

November 10, 2010

  • Military Veterans  |   Video
    • Mike Odom, a Navy veteran of World War II, witnessed the Japanese surrender aboard the battleship Missouri. Arden Rowley, an Army veteran of the Korean War, was a prisoner of war for nearly three years. Hear both men’s stories about their military service and how it changed their lives.

August 19, 2010

  • Luke AFB and the F-35  |   Video
    • The U.S. Air Force has named Luke Air Force Base a preferred site for training pilots to fly the F-35. State Senator John Nelson and Charley Freericks of Fighter Country Partnership explain what it will take for Luke to land the F-35.

November 11, 2009

  • Arizona Veterans  |   Video
    • Rick Romley, who served as Maricopa County Attorney from 1988-2004, and Robert Ashby, the first black pilot to fly for a commercial airline, talk about how their experience in the armed forces shaped their lives, careers and accomplishments after military service.
  • Sylvestre S. Herrera  |   Video
    • A profile of the first Arizonan to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

August 22, 2007

May 28, 2007

  • Memorial Day
    • Two World War II veterans, Harold Bergbower and Jack Nemerov recount their war experiences.
  • Falcon Field
    • A look at the annual ceremony at Mesa Cemetery to honor those who died at Falcon Field while training to be pilots.
  • Frank Luke
    • The story of World War 1 Flying ace, Frank Luke, after whom Luke AFB is named.

May 24, 2007

  • Arizona Military Affairs: Veteran Home
    • In March, the state health department documented cases of poor patient care and neglect at the Arizona State Veteran Home; the governor removed the director of the Department of Veterans' Services. Have conditions improved at the facility? Well get an update.

May 23, 2007

May 22, 2007

  • Arizona Military Affairs: Reservist and Guard Rights
    • Federal law protects the employment reinstatement rights of Reserve and National Guard members returning from active duty. Butch Wise, executive director of the Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, joins us to talk about the conflicts that can occur between civilian employers and Reservists over an employee's military commitment.

May 21, 2007

  • Arizona Military Affairs
    • We begin a four-part series on the military presence and impact on Arizona. Tonight, what installations are in Arizona, and what role do they play in the larger military picture? The CEO of Phoenix Leadership Council, Ret. General Tom Browning, is the guest.

May 7, 2007

  • Arizona Heritage Project
    • students from Cactus Shadows High School have published several books that focus on war veterans and their stories. Advisor for the Arizona Heritage Project, Barbara Hatch and one of her students, Mark McCullough are guests.

May 2, 2007

  • state Lawmaker/Soldier
    • We talk with Arizona State Representative Jonathan Paton of Tucson about war, and his recent service as an Army Intelligence Officer in Iraq.

March 19, 2007

  • Air Force Week
    • HORIZON helps kick off Air Force Week with a look at the impact of Luke Air Force Base on the Valley. Retired General Tom Browning will be the guest.

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