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Davis Monthan Air Force Base

Ad Watch: Ducey sends out Tucson-specific ad

Ad Watch: Ducey sends out Tucson-specific ad

Television ad promises increased funding for the UA, to protect D-M.

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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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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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A-10 faces critical House vote today

A-10 faces critical House vote today

Amendment would block plane's retirement.

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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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2 from Davis-Monthan receive Bronze Stars for valor

2 from Davis-Monthan receive Bronze Stars for valor

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 .

June 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson in 100 Objects — Lindbergh nut cup

Tucson in 100 Objects — Lindbergh nut cup

Some precious historical artifacts had very simple uses

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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…

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.

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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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D-M rescue group returns home after life-saving mission at sea

D-M rescue group returns home after life-saving mission at sea

Two severely burned Chinese fishermen rescued by a group of Davis-Monthan airmen after their boat sank off the coast of Mexico could only say two words in English to the men who came to their aid: “Thank you.”

May 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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D-M to host major rescue exercise

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will host the Air Combat Command’s seventh annual Angel Thunder Personnel Recovery and Rescue Exercise from Sunday through May 17.

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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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D-M economic impact falls to $973M

D-M economic impact falls to $973M

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base reported an estimated local economic impact of $973 million in the 2013 fiscal year, down from about $1.14 billion in the prior year as Pentagon budget cuts took their toll.

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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.

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Robin Gomez: Deceptive marketing of the F-35

Robin Gomez: Deceptive marketing of the F-35

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…

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Mayor Jonathan Rothschild: Make your voice heard in support of D-M

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild: Make your voice heard in support of D-M

Tucsonans have good reason to be concerned over the possibility of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base losing its 83 A-10C “Warthogs” and the jobs they bring to this community.

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Tucson leaders tout strong support for Davis-Monthan, Fort Huachuca, 162nd Fighter Wing

A group of civic and business leaders launched a new effort Wednesday to boost support for Southern Arizona’s military installations, with survey results showing strong community backing of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and other bases in the region.

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Sonoran Science Academy students prep for math competition

Sonoran Science Academy students are gearing up for the state MathCounts competition after taking the top spots in a regional contest.

March 16, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…

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