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Senate spending panel votes to keep A-10 flying

Senate spending panel votes to keep A-10 flying

A committee passed a 2015 bill to fund the A-10.

July 17, 2014 11:55 amLoading…
Key Senate panel wants to keep A-10 flying

Key Senate panel wants to keep A-10 flying

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.

July 15, 2014 9:56 amLoading…
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…

House votes again to prevent retirement of A-10

The U.S. House today 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 close-air support jet, a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

June 19, 2014 7:13 pmLoading…
Air Force general backs A-10 retention

Air Force general backs A-10 retention

A top Air Force official had one word to describe the proposed cuts threatening to ground the A-10 fleet.

April 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

April 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Davis-Monthan pegs economic impact at $973M

Davis-Monthan pegs economic impact at $973M

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base today reported its operations had an estimated total economic impact of $973 million in the 2013 fiscal year, down from about $1.14 billion in the prior year.

April 10, 2014 12:47 pmLoading…
Shelley Kais: A plan to keep Davis-Monthan viable well into the future

Shelley Kais: A plan to keep Davis-Monthan viable well into the future

A favorite quote of mine was spoken by George Washington. He said, “To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” We are not prepared today, and as a result, our nation is threatened!

March 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
CAF Day: Physically "Charged"

CAF Day: Physically "Charged"

Members of “Team VIP”, including Jarret Johnson, linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League, pose for a picture after completing a Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Day challenge at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2014. “Team VIP” started the challenge fir…

March 10, 2014 12:00 am
CAF Day: Physically "Charged"

CAF Day: Physically "Charged"

Jarret Johnson, linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League, poses for a photo between U.S. Air Force Col. Michael T. Rawls, 355th Fighter Wing vice commander, and his wife Scotta Rawls during a fitness challenge at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2014…

March 10, 2014 12:00 am
CAF Day: Physically "Charged"

CAF Day: Physically "Charged"

Members of “Team VIP”, including Jarret Johnson, linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League, carry a teammate on a litter during a Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Day competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2014. D-M recognized the physical pillar…

March 10, 2014 12:00 am
CAF Day: Physically Charged

CAF Day: Physically Charged

Desert Lightning Team members pose with Jarret Johnson, linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League, following a workout at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2014. D-M acknowledged the physical pillar of Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Day by offering Airme…

March 10, 2014 12:00 am
A-10's prowess touted as pressure grows to retire jet

A-10's prowess touted as pressure grows to retire jet

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.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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16.4 MW solar array at D-M

16.4 MW solar array at D-M

From left to right: Alex Hinojosa, North American Development Bank deputy managing director, Bob Powell, North America, SunEdison Solar Energy president, U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin E. Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, Bill Green, MIC Solar Energy Holdings LLC chief executive officer, G…

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
16.4 MW solar array at D-M

16.4 MW solar array at D-M

Solar panels collect sunlight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The Davis-Monthan solar array project is placed on 170 acres of underutilized land, making this the largest of its kind on any U.S Department of Defense installation. The Air Force has stated a goal to increase renewable en…

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
Airmen participate in local schools Career Day

Airmen participate in local schools Career Day

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Patrick King, EC-130 Compass Call pilot, educates students about being a military pilot during career day at Dietz Elementary School, Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 29, 2014. Students ranging from the first grade through the sixth grade participated in the school's career day. (…

January 31, 2014 3:48 pm
Airmen participate in local schools Career Day

Airmen participate in local schools Career Day

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ki Nam, 355th Security Forces Squadron Military Dog handler, brought his partner, Benny, 355th SFS MWD, to career day at Dietz Elementary School, Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 29, 2014. Nam spoke to the children about what it means to be a dog handler and Benny demonstrated s…

January 31, 2014 3:51 pm
UA tours 25th OWS

UA tours 25th OWS

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Amanda Dhane-Stevens, 25th Operational Weather Squadron shift supervisor, explains the different operations floor sections to students from the UA during a tour at the 25th OWS at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov.22, 2013. The students were also given a b…

December 02, 2013 12:00 am
UA tours 25th OWS

UA tours 25th OWS

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Dan Schreiber, 25th Operational Weather Squadron senior duty officer, talks with Dr. Xubin Zeng, University of Arizona Department of Atmospheric Sciences professor, and a group of his UA students during a tour at the 25th OWS at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov…

December 02, 2013 12:00 am
UA tours 25th OWS

UA tours 25th OWS

Kyle Davis, University of Arizona student, smiles during the question-and-answer portion of a tour at the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov.22, 2013. Sixteen UA graduate and doctoral students from the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geoscience…

December 02, 2013 12:00 am

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