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Arizona is a haven for military retirees

Military retirees

Roughly 15-18% of the service member community will retire to Arizona. America’s military veterans deserve the full measure of care and assistance they need to live with dignity, hope and independence. It is imperative that they have the resources available to them to facilitate the transition from military to civilian life.

A successful transition can be accomplished by helping the service member clarify his/her personal and professional goals as well as identify their plans for achieving those goals. Providing compassionate assistance when needed can also foster morale programs that benefit the families and service members, past and present.

– Greg O’Brien, Friends of Freedom

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Arizona’s military industry a huge economic driver

military jets

Arizona’s military industry, including operations at the Marine Corp Air Station (Yuma), Fort Huachuca (Sierra Vista), Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (Tucson) and Luke Air Force Base (Phoenix), along with Navy and National Guard installations, and the many businesses they support, is responsible for creating or supporting more than 76,000 jobs that are dispersed over a wide variety of industries.

The Maguire Company report states the industry annually contributes $158.9 million in local tax revenues, in addition to a $96.8 million contribution to state government for a combined total of $255.9 million.

The $ound of freedom.

– Scott Hanson, HMA Public Relations