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In CD2, a replay of razor-thin election in 2012

In CD2, a replay of razor-thin election in 2012

A rematch between Barber and McSally is one of the hottest Congressional races in the country.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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McCain promises continued support for Tomahawk and A-10

McCain promises continued support for Tomahawk and A-10

McCain touches on a number of global hot spots in Raytheon townhall. 

August 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
CD2 Watch: NRCC criticizes new Barber ad

CD2 Watch: NRCC criticizes new Barber ad

NRCC claims Barber was slow to recognize threat to A-10 fleet.  

August 14, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Ad Watch: Barber releases second ad, "Flying"

Ad Watch: Barber releases second ad, "Flying"

Ad focuses on Barber's efforts to save the A-10 from being mothballed

August 13, 2014 6:30 amLoading…
Senate spending panel votes to keep A-10 flying

Senate spending panel votes to keep A-10 flying

A committee passed a 2015 bill to fund the A-10.

July 17, 2014 11:55 amLoading…
Key Senate panel backs A-10 fleet

Key Senate panel backs A-10 fleet

Budget bill, if it survives, would save the "Warthog."

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Key Senate panel wants to keep A-10 flying

Key Senate panel wants to keep A-10 flying

A key Senate subcommittee has approved a 2015 defense budget that would save the A-10 'Warthog' - a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base - from the budget ax.

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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.

June 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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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