A local Army veteran came home after serving this country and felt alone. He found rock bottom, lost just about everything, but thankfully music pulled him out of his misery. Now, he runs a program helping other veterans just like him. It's called "Instruments 4 Success."
In the 2000s, Jay Cook was deployed to Iraq, and when he returned from overseas, things changed for the soldier, who was later diagnosed with PTSD and a traumatic brain injury. Thanks to a group called K9s for Warriors, Cook found a new best friend that he now calls 'his help.' FOX 10's Christina Carilla reports.
In this week's Newsmaker Saturday, Christina Carilla fills in for John Hook and chats first with Maggie O'Haire, with K9s for Warriors and the impact our furry friends can have on our vets. We then talk with Jason Nelson who is a burn survivor and the challenges he's faced and overcome.
After FOX 10's Christina Carilla and Photojournalist Jon Noetzel made a trip to our nation's capitol for an Honor Flight with dozens of veterans, we're hearing some of the important stories that were told. Among the veterans, were those who served this country in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Here are the touching stories from veterans' first-hand accounts.
Details of the deal between President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy are out. But the two leaders still have to persuade Congress to pass the bill.
In this episode of John Hook's Newsmaker Saturday, we begin with the story of a Phoenix man who checked out of his life and decided to live on the streets of America, traveling town-to-town and documenting others who are struggling along the way. This is Jason Smith's story. In the second segment, we're talking with our own Christina Carilla as she embarks on a trip of a lifetime with American veterans from various hard-fought battles. They're visiting our nation's capitol while on an Honor Flight trip to see how they're honored, as well as those who've passed on are being remembered.
A Glendale couple spends the day bending over backward for Memorial Day as they and a few friends planted hundreds of American flags to honor Valley veterans during the holiday weekend. FOX 10's Irene Snyder has the story.
U.S. and South Korean officials said Wednesday that the remains of Luther H. Story of Buena Vista, Georgia have been identified.
Ken Potts had just turned 102 a week ago, and had carried memories of the attack throughout the course of his long life.
A new scholarship is being offered at state universities and colleges giving spouses of military veterans a full ride.
A Valley man is set to turn 102 years old, but if that wasn't enough to celebrate, the veteran is now also becoming an author. FOX 10's Steve Nielsen has the story.
Many veterans are being forced to give up their pets, unable to afford them anymore, but keeping them together is now a project, literally, for the Arizona Pet Project. FOX 10's Anita Roman.
At the Civic Center in Scottsdale Wednesday night, there were dozens of veterans honored on National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
Psychedelic mushrooms are illegal under federal law, but a current bill being discussed in Arizona has opened up the conversation about their benefits for conditions such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
Kaya, a military service dog, was the inspiration behind the PAWS Act, signed into law in 2021
Part of the Super Bowl is to make the host city better than it was before the big game, and that includes a project called Purple Heart Homes, which is supported by FOX Tech and FOX Sports. Volunteers and contractors with the project use money and manpower to improve the lives of veterans, and FOX 10's Brian Webb has more on the group's latest mission, in Goodyear.
Lt. David Barthman, who served in the Vietnam Conflict, lost his home and many prized possessions, including his military medals, to the Tunnel Fire. Since the fire, however, people in the Flagstaff area have been helping the veteran get back on his feet.
A new Department of Veterans Affairs policy will provide some much-needed help for veterans in mental health crises. Reporter Madison Scarpino has more. (Help is available. Call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.)
Veterans do not need to be enrolled in the VA system for the new policy, which includes inpatient care for up to 30 days and outpatient care for up to 90 days.
The oldest living survivor of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 celebrated his upcoming 105th birthday at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.