Army Command Sergeant Major Martin Barreras, a 49-year-old from Tucson, died earlier this week at a hospital in San Antonio, a week after being wounded in Afghanistan.Barreras is the 50th soldier from Arizona to die in connection with the war in Afghanistan.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua Silverman, a 35-year-old from Scottsdale, was one of six soldiers who died in a helicopter crash this week in Afghanistan, according to the Defense Department.Silverman is the 49th Arizona native to die in Afghanistan under "Operation Enduring Freedom."
Army First Lieutenant Jonam Russell, a 25-year-old from Cornville, was killed in Afghanistan earlier this week along with two others, after they were attacked with an improvised explosive device, according to the Defense Department.Russell is the 48th Arizona soldier to die in Afghanistan under "Ope ... More >>
Arizona prisons are notorious reservoirs of criminal behavior, and apparently that's just the staff. No joke. Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan admits as much in a recent post to his "Director's Desk" blog, wherein he states that "in the past four and a half years, there hav ... More >>
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced yesterday that CNN will produce a "major" debate in Arizona between GOP presidential candidates.Jan's "thrilled.""I've been in politics a long time, but I can't remember a more critical election than this," she says. "When it comes to some of the hallmark iss ... More >>
Where does America go from here, Karl? Hey, maybe we could invade some Middle-Eastern country unnecessarily and kill a bunch of people. Oh, snap, we already did that.The first thing that sprang to mind when I got the above flier in my e-mail in-box announcing that "Bush's Brain" Karl Rove will be sp ... More >>
Richard SchrodtRichard Burke is a soldier currently serving in Iraq. Up until a few days ago, he was also renting an apartment in Mesa, and was in the process of buying a new truck. Sort of.It turns out one of Burke's high school buddies saw his deployment less as a noble act of service to his co ... More >>
www.icebergwedge.com General David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, passed out during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing this morning, but the most amusing part of the incident wasn't a seasoned general fainting during questioning, it was the face of t ... More >>
Former SCC football star Tony FeinA former Scottsdale Community College football player, who was a top junior college recruit, collapsed and died mysteriously at a friends home in Seattle, the Associated Press reports.Tony Fein, 27, an Iraq War veteran and prospect for both the Baltimore Ra ... More >>
Reading the full transcript of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' August 10 interview with the Arizona Daily Star, it's easy to see why people are so frustrated with plans to launch government-run healthcare insurance. The costs, the potential savings, the type of coverage, the pote ... More >>
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