Thursday, July 24 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:00:47 GMT
Police in Kannapolis are searching for a gunman after a scary attempted robbery at a fast food restaurant on Tuesday. Officers say a man with a gun tried to rob the CookOut restaurant along the 900-blockMore >>
Officers say a man with a gun tried to rob the CookOut restaurant along the 900-block of South Cannon Boulevard on Tuesday morning around 7 a.m.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:15:58 GMT
Officials say that the serious injuries the child suffered from are indicators that the boy may have been abused by being shaken.More >>
The baby boy is only two-months-old, and he was home alone with the one man who was supposed to guard his life. Instead, police say Michael Dewayne Honaker shook his son, David, and left him with such critical injuries, the infant is fighting for his life. More >>
The Arizona National Guard said it fully supports Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat.
They released the following statement Friday afternoon.
"I am supportive of the decision made by the Secretary of Defense," said Maj. Gen. Hugo E. Salazar, the Adjutant General of Arizona and commander of the Arizona National Guard. "This new policy will serve to strengthen the Guard, as well as the Active and Reserve Forces, and will ensure that the mission is met with the best-qualified and most capable people, regardless of gender."
"Under the guidance from DoD, approximately 237,000 positions will be opened to women following service reviews and the congressional notification procedures established by law. Implementation of this change is expected to be completed by Jan. 1, 2016, once Secretary Panetta and the military departments are able to complete plans."
"The Arizona Army National Guard currently has two male-exclusive combat units - the 1-158th Infantry Battalion and the 819th Sapper Company, which is scheduled to depart for Afghanistan on Sunday. Positions within the two combat units will be reassessed as implementation guidelines are provided by U.S. Army leadership."
"The change in DoD rules will potentially open 793 positions to all serving Arizonans and enhance a wider variety of jobs made available to females."
"Of the 7,100 Arizona Army National Guard members deployed since 9/11, roughly 14% were female."
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