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Half-Staff Arizona Flags – Honoring Maj. Gen. Don Owens

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

American Flags and Arizona Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, May 10th in the state of Arizona in honor of Maj. Gen. Don L. Owens.

According to the office of the governor:
Maj. Gen. Owens served our State and Nation for 45 years, including a decade of honorable service as Arizona’s Adjutant General and Director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs. Maj. Gen. Owens joined the Arizona Air National Guard as a private in 1952. During his career, he served as Commanding General of the Arizona Air National Guard and Commander of the 161st Air Refueling Group, among other positions. He was named Adjutant General in 1983, and faithfully served in this role until his retirement in 1994. Maj. Gen. Owens was inducted into the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame in 2010.