BOOM AMID BUST: Arizona Air National Guard production recruiter Walter Christopherson, center, talks with Airman First Class Julie Katzin, left, and Senior Airman Robert Steele at the Air National Guard’s new recruiting office in Phoenix. The military is surpassing recruitment goals as jobs in other sectors dry up amid the flagging economy.
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