Thoughts on Jeff Flake and mine lobbying, A-10s, Regina Romero, downtown homeless.
Congresswoman McSally vows to fight A-10's retirement amid sequestration battle.
Budget proposal would scrap 164 "Warthogs" next fiscal year.
McCain, who will chair the Senate Armed Services Committee, outlined priorities.
Exercise runs from Tuesday through Friday.
Deal on defense bill also would keep the Navy buying Tomahawk cruise missiles.
Budget bill, if it survives, would save the "Warthog."
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.
Amendment would block plane's retirement.
A group of civic and business leaders, calling itself the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance, has recently launched an effort to welcome the new F-35 Stealth Fighter to Tucson. Almost all of these leaders live outside the city of Tucson, far from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and from Tucson I…
Phasing out the A-10 attack aircraft could cost Tucson 2,000 jobs — and that’s just one of many changes in store for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the proposed 2015 Air Force budget shows.
The time-tested A-10 “Warthog” — the aircraft that comprises the bulk of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s operations — was both doted on and deemed ready for discharge Wednesday in the first Senate hearing on a military budget plan that seeks to retire the aging plane.
Grounded since April because of budget cuts, many of the Air Force's combat aircraft, including some at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, started flying again as the military reshuffled its spending priorities to get its pilots additional training.