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Air Force to put 9 A-10s at D-M in backup status

Air Force to put 9 A-10s at D-M in backup status

Specific unit moves, number of affected airmen not yet known.

February 27, 2015 4:45 pmLoading…
Historic 'warbirds,' new fighters train at D-M

Historic 'warbirds,' new fighters train at D-M

The Heritage Flight Training course helps pilots to practice for air-show season.

February 27, 2015 12:30 pm Photos

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Pentagon asks billions for Raytheon weapons

Pentagon asks billions for Raytheon weapons

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems to benefit from production of Tomahawk, other weapons.

February 02, 2015 6:18 pmLoading…
A-10s get no reprieve in '16 Pentagon budget

A-10s get no reprieve in '16 Pentagon budget

Budget proposal would scrap 164 "Warthogs" next fiscal year.

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McCain reiterates support for A-10 during Davis-Monthan visit

McCain reiterates support for A-10 during Davis-Monthan visit

McCain, who will chair the Senate Armed Services Committee, outlined priorities.

December 18, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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McSally assigned to House Armed Services Committee

McSally assigned to House Armed Services Committee

Republican is in line to oversee military and defense policy and budgets.

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'Candy Bomber' wins congressional honor

'Candy Bomber' wins congressional honor

Retired 'Candy Bomber' helped Berlin's children after war, is among those there.

December 10, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Budget deal would save A-10 for a year

Budget deal would save A-10 for a year

Deal on defense bill also would keep the Navy buying Tomahawk cruise missiles.

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Raytheon gets $85.5M contract for small missile

Raytheon gets $85.5M contract for small missile

Air Force buys undisclosed number of Griffin precision-guided weapons.

November 04, 2014 4:55 pmLoading…
Air Force extends comment period for D-M training report

Air Force extends comment period for D-M training report

Public comment on draft environmental assessment now due by Nov. 24.

October 20, 2014 12:36 pmLoading…
Arizona candidate pulls beheading video from political ad

Arizona candidate pulls beheading video from political ad

PHOENIX — A House Republican candidate has edited out from a campaign ad slamming her Democratic opponent video footage shot moments before the beheading of American journalist James Foley. A spokesman for retired Air Force Lt. Col. Wendy Rogers said Tuesday she chose to remove the footage …

October 07, 2014 6:35 pmLoading…
Air Force issues revised study of D-M flight-training expansion

Air Force issues revised study of D-M flight-training expansion

Draft environmental report takes into account some louder planes.

September 22, 2014 3:42 pmLoading…
Family tradition: 4 generations share same enlist date

Family tradition: 4 generations share same enlist date

Riley Chapman is fourth in his family to enlist on Sept. 17.

September 15, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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PCC gets 5-year Air Force contract, omits probation

PCC gets 5-year Air Force contract, omits probation

School fails to disclose sanction in $1.8 million bid to train military paramedics.

August 03, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
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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Tucsonan to receive civilian medal from Congress

Tucsonan to receive civilian medal from Congress

Recognized for World War II service as member of Civil Air Patrol.

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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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