Republican is in line to oversee military and defense policy and budgets.
Exercise runs from Tuesday through Friday.
Some updates on the rain that has been falling in the Tucson area since about 3 a.m.
But it also allows Air Force to reduce the Warthog's flying hours.
Plan to boost training flights raises concerns over noisier planes.
Salute to D-M to raise money to protect the base.
Air Force OKs 30-day extension on plan to expand visiting aircraft training.
Public comment on draft environmental assessment now due by Nov. 24.
College had been temporarily banned from enrolling veterans over record problems.
Draft environmental report takes into account some louder planes.
Television ad promises increased funding for the UA, to protect D-M.
Neighborhood critics still oppose basing louder planes in Tucson.
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.
Amendment would block plane's retirement.
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.
Retired Marine Staff Sgt. Michael Stringer relived a mission in Afghanistan two years ago in the Helmand River Valley where a blast from an improvised explosive device launched him 40 feet, mangling his lower face, throat and hands .
Some precious historical artifacts had very simple uses
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.
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.
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.