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Stakes get higher for D-M noise critics

Stakes get higher for D-M noise critics

Neighborhood critics still oppose basing louder planes in Tucson.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Report: Radioactive bullets fired from A-10s pose danger in Iraq

Report: Radioactive bullets fired from A-10s pose danger in Iraq

Even as Congress debates the proposed retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt II — a core of operations at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — a new report by a Dutch peace group blames the venerated close-air support plane for contaminating civilian areas of Iraq with radioactive, depleted-uranium bullets.

June 25, 2014 1:31 pmLoading…
A-10 backers win House vote to save plane

A-10 backers win House vote to save plane

The U.S. House on Thursday overwhelmingly adopted an amendment to the 2015 defense appropriation bill that would prohibit the Pentagon from spending any money to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt II jet — a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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House votes again to prevent retirement of A-10

The U.S. House today overwhelmingly adopted an amendment to the 2015 defense appropriation bill that would prohibit the Pentagon from spending any money to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt II close-air support jet, a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

June 19, 2014 7:13 pmLoading…
A-10 faces critical House vote today

A-10 faces critical House vote today

Amendment would block plane's retirement.

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A-10 backers vow to overcome setback

Backers of the A-10 close air-support jet say they’ll keep battling to block a Pentagon plan to retire the plane, after suffering a setback by House budget writers.

June 11, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Supervisors Ray Carroll and Ramon Valadez: Bipartisan effort to save the A-10

Supervisors Ray Carroll and Ramon Valadez: Bipartisan effort to save the A-10

As fellow Southern Arizonans who have been elected to public service, we agree on what makes our community thrive. One element is the vibrant contribution made by the many veterans and military families who live here.

June 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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A-10 left off House panel's draft funding bill

The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee in draft legislation failed to include funding for the Air Force’s fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II attack jets, despite the full House’s earlier authorization to fund the A-10 fleet.

May 29, 2014 4:03 pmLoading…

'Warthog' wins key support in Congress

Supporters of the A-10 “Warthog” close-air support jet got a double boost in Congress Thursday as the full House and a key Senate committee backed measures to save the aircraft — a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — at least through fiscal 2015.

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White House objects to House plan to save A-10, Guard Apaches

It will be some time before the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act reaches President Obama's desk. But in a rebuke to the current House version of the NDAA, the White House is backing the Pentagon's plan to retire the A-10 close air-support aircraft, as well as a plan to transfer all of…

May 19, 2014 4:39 pmLoading…

Senators working on plan to save the A-10

A group of U.S. senators, including Arizona’s John McCain, is crafting a plan to save the A-10 close air-support jet — a mainstay of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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Marana would keep Guard helicopters under plan

A key congressional panel that moved to save the A-10 close air-support aircraft from retirement also nixed an Army plan to transfer AH-64 Apache attack helicopters out of Army National Guard units, including the Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana.

May 09, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…

Key House panel OKs plan to save A-10 for at least a year

The nation’s fleet of A-10 close-air-support aircraft — including a major contingent at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — would get a one-year lease on life under a plan approved by a key congressional committee late Wednesday.

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Year of A-10 funding OK'd by key congressional committee

The nation’s fleet of A-10 close air-support aircraft — including a major contingent at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — would get a one-year lease on life under a plan approved by a key congressional committee late Wednesday.

May 07, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…

House panel expected to take initial action today on A-10's funding future

The U.S. House Armed Services Committee is expected to take initial action today on the Pentagon’s plan to save money by retiring the A-10 fleet that is central to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s mission.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — Warthog

Tucson in 100 Objects — Warthog

We're talking the plane, not the animal.

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Air Force general backs A-10 retention

Air Force general backs A-10 retention

A top Air Force official had one word to describe the proposed cuts threatening to ground the A-10 fleet.

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CD2 Watch: Wooten travels to DC to fight for the A-10

Retired Air Force chief master sergeant and Republican candidate in Congressional District 2 Chuck Wooten recently traveled to Washington D.C. to attend a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee to support the A-10 attack fighter's continued mission here in Tucson. 

April 11, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
CD2 Watch: Barber grills officials on A-10 in House Armed Services Committee

CD2 Watch: Barber grills officials on A-10 in House Armed Services Committee

Rep. Ron Barber  challenged US Air Force officials on Thursday, pressing them for answers on plans to retire the A-10 by 2019. 

April 10, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

CD2 Watch: McSally applauds McCain for joining fight to save the A-10

Retired Air Force colonel and Republican congressional candidate Martha McSally is applauding Sen. John McCain for his recent support to save the aging A-10 fighter from being mothballed.

April 10, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

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