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VA Fires Former D.C. Medical Center Director

Sedona AZ (September 20, 2017) – Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has fired former Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center Director Brian Hawkins for his failure to provide effective leadership to the D.C. Medical Center. Washington D.C. Medical Director Brian Hawkins was removed from his position with the Veterans Administration. The department undertook this... 

2016 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

Vietnam Veterans Memorial (the Wall) in Washington DC. Sedona AZ (January 20, 2016) – Wednesday, March 30, 2016, marks the start of the fifth Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day celebration in the Verde Valley. The City of Sedona will proudly serve as the host community for this event. In honor of the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Vietnam War, the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans... 

Do Away With Laws for a Crime Free Nation

Sedona AZ (December 5, 2015) – The following is an opinion letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Subject: War With ISIS or ISIL Ref: Current events of late November and early December 2015 Dear SedonaEye.com Editor; In honor and memory of the thousands of men, women and children who died or were injured during the surprise airplane attack on the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, September... 

Arizona Girls State Marks 68th Session

Sedona AZ (June 6, 2015) – Nearly 300 Arizona high school girls will converge on the University of Arizona campus for the 68th session of the American Legion Auxiliary premier program, Girls State. This unique opportunity is open to girls completing their junior year of high school who meet the necessary qualifications. The session will run from June 7-13, 2015. Arizona American Legion Auxiliary... 

Nepal Delegation Visits Arizona Courts

Arizona Office of the Courts Director David Byers (back) with the delegates from Nepal. Nepal Supreme Court’s Senior Justice Kalyan Shrestha is standing front and right of Mr. Byers. Sedona AZ (March 18, 2015) – The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the government of Nepal sponsored a recent visit to Arizona by eight members of Nepal’s judiciary. Senior Justice Kalyan Shrestha... 

National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Denham Clements at work Sedona AZ (November 10, 2014) – Denham Clements was 23 and more scared than he had ever been in his life. “Scarier than (anything),” he said, “but I think at that age, and I think I speak for all of us, fear was a common bedfellow. But because we are young, we perceive ourselves as invincible to a point, but we learn, day by day, invincibility is not the reality.” Clements... 

VA Names New National Cemetery in Nebraska

Sedona AZ (September 6, 2014) – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) selected the name Omaha National Cemetery for the national cemetery that VA will construct in the Omaha region. “The Veterans of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa deserve a final resting place worthy of their service to our nation,” said Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs. VA purchased the Sarpy County... 

Veteran With Broken Heart Saved

Our whole goal is to learn as much as we can about our patients, develop a relationship with them and help them lead long, healthy lives. – Dr. Alexis Harrison, Salt Lake City VA, pictured above with Air Force veteran Larry Kerr Sedona AZ (November 25, 2013) – Larry Kerr, a 65-year-old Air Force Veteran, was sound asleep while his phone was ringing off the hook. It was the most important... 

September 11 2001 a Cancerous Wound

Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 Clifford Bauman, while at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Aug. 22, 2013, reflects on the boots, gloves and hat he wore during search and rescue missions at the Pentagon after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Bauman, who developed post-traumatic stress disorder and attempted suicide, now is a supporter of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program to help... 

Flagstaff Attorney Elected Arizona State Bar President

Whitney Cunningham of Cunningham Mott in Flagstaff AZ elected State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors president Sedona AZ (September 6, 2013) – Whitney Cunningham of Flagstaff, Arizona, is the new president of the State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors. As president, he leads the largest professional association in Arizona with more than 22,000 members. Cunningham is a longtime member of the... 
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