TEMPE, Ariz. – After the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto purportedly stated the empire had just “awoken a sleeping giant.”


In the national debate over the US Army’s ill-conceived plan to commandeer all 192 National Guard AH-64 Apache attack helicopters, there is more at stake than aircraft.


Overlooked by the proponents of this plan are the implications for our country’s system of checks and balances, and ultimately the liberty of our citizens.


Arizona National Guard Muster

For the first time in over a century, the Arizona National Guard will muster in one formation, and there are 7,531 reasons why I’ve chosen to revive this time-honored military tradition. I am proud of each Soldier and Airman who voluntarily serves our state and nation, and the time has come to recognize you.


Introducing DEMA.AZ.GOV

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, or DEMA, has too many public websites, which is why the department is proud to announce the launch of a new site that will bring them all together –


Pilots walking on an F-16 flightline

It was 18 years ago, but the memory of the Khobar Towers bombing is as vivid as ever in my mind - and so are personal lessons I learned from that horrible night that claimed the lives of 19 Airmen and injured hundreds.

Young boy sits in a Huey cockpit

PHOENIX -- As schools let out for summer, a challenge that many face is finding activities that entertain and educate our families. Many people are unaware of a hidden treasure located at Papago Park Military Reservation that is rich with military culture and historical significance to Arizona.