New hangar lets pilots practice takeoffs and landings, support domestic missions.
McCain, who will chair the Senate Armed Services Committee, outlined priorities.
Republican is in line to oversee military and defense policy and budgets.
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.
Deal on defense bill also would keep the Navy buying Tomahawk cruise missiles.
It's the 95th consecutive observance of local celebration thanking military members.
Air Force OKs 30-day extension on plan to expand visiting aircraft training.
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tyler Spohn, crew chief with the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing, removes a pitot tube safety cover from an F-16D Fighting Falcon as he preps the jet for launch at Operation Snowbird at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in February 2014.
Public comment on draft environmental assessment now due by Nov. 24.
College had been temporarily banned from enrolling veterans over record problems.
An F-22 Raptor from the 49th Fighter Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., makes a landing approach as two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, prepare for takeoff at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in February 2014. The 177th F-16s were participating…
Draft environmental report takes into account some louder planes.
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Budget bill, if it survives, would save the "Warthog."
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.
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.
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 .