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Key Senate panel backs A-10 fleet

Key Senate panel backs A-10 fleet

Budget bill, if it survives, would save the "Warthog."

July 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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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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…

April 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Retiring the Air Force's star player is a mistake, A-10 supporters say

Retiring the Air Force's star player is a mistake, A-10 supporters say

To Tom Norris, a former Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II combat pilot, the Pentagon’s plan to retire the “Warthog” in the next few years is like a coach benching a team’s best player.

March 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson leaders tout strong support for So. Arizona military bases

Tucson leaders tout strong support for So. Arizona military bases

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

March 19, 2014 4:53 pm Related Loading…

What CD2 candidate Shelley Kais thinks about the A-10

Shelley Kais, a Republican candidate for Congress in District 2 and a member of the Tucson Metro Chamber's Military Affairs Committee, called from the East Coast this evening to comment on the proposed A-10 retirement.

February 24, 2014 6:42 pmLoading…
Barber renews push to keep A-10 cuts out of Air Force budget

Barber renews push to keep A-10 cuts out of Air Force budget

Barber reopens push to keep A-10 cuts out of Air Force budget

February 24, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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5 questions with Sen. Jeff Flake

5 questions with Sen. Jeff Flake

Sen. Jeff Flake was in Tucson Tuesday visiting with professional groups and outlining his priorities for the year.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Steller: Flake, McCain missing on A-10 issue

Steller: Flake, McCain missing on A-10 issue

U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain have had two chances in the last week to state their support for the continued existence of the A-10, the mainstay of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Barber backs A-10 retention at D-M

The fight to save the venerable A-10 Thunderbolt II continues.

November 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Robert Perkin: One-size-fits all F-35 does not fit Tucson

Robert Perkin: One-size-fits all F-35 does not fit Tucson

Tim Steller’s recent column is a valuable addition to the debate over the deployment of the F-35 aircraft.

September 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Steller: A letter to the Air Force secretary about D-M

Honorable Eric Fanning

September 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Martha McSally: Wake Up and Unite To Save A-10 and Davis-Monthan

Martha McSally: Wake Up and Unite To Save A-10 and Davis-Monthan

When American troops find themselves in precarious positions on the battlefield, there is no better sound than the rumbling engines of an A-10 bringing its 30 mm gun to bear. Pumping out up to 1,174 rounds with incredible accuracy, it can literally mean the difference between life and death …

August 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Luke AFB getting major redo to prepare for F-35s' arrival

Luke AFB getting major redo to prepare for F-35s' arrival

Some current Luke facilities will be adapted to the new fighter training, but crews are also building new structures to accommodate maintenance and flight operations.

July 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Luke Air Force Base getting major redo to prepare for F-35s' arrival

Luke Air Force Base getting major redo to prepare for F-35s' arrival

With the arrival of the first wave of F-35 Lightning II fighter jets at Luke Air Force Base just months away, construction is underway on facilities where pilots will be trained and the planes will be maintained.

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72 more F-35s to be sent to Luke AFB near Phoenix

72 more F-35s to be sent to Luke AFB near Phoenix

PHOENIX — The Air Force said Thursday it will assign three additional F-35 squadrons to Luke Air Force Base, bolstering the future of the facility 15 miles west of Phoenix as the military’s current fleet of F-16s is retired.

June 27, 2013 10:29 amLoading…
Guest Column: Chamber needs to get on board with city's positive economic direction

Guest Column: Chamber needs to get on board with city's positive economic direction

"The glass is half full. Unhelpful rhetoric is just that. Unhelpful. Let's all pull in the same direction."

June 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: Chamber needs to get on board with city's positive economic direction

Guest Column: Chamber needs to get on board with city's positive economic direction

In a recent Tucson Metro Chamber newsletter, its chairman, Mike Varney, rolled out the now clichéd "Tucson isn't business friendly" mantra. He used some very specific examples to try to make his point. Let me offer some facts to dispel his claims, and suggest that Mr. Varney should be promot…

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Guest Column: Council resolution on D-M denies citizens' rights, puts city at risk

Resolution 22006 states: "City of Tucson Mayor and Council hereby recognizes and supports ... the leadership of Davis-Monthan to make the appropriate decisions when balancing National Security and community needs when it comes to their existing and future military mission and assignments."

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County will buy 615 acres from Cal- Portland

Pima County will buy 615 acres of land west of Interstate 10 for about $4.2 million for recreation, flood control and transportation projects.

December 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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