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John McCain: Fight with ISIS helped save the A-10

John McCain: Fight with ISIS helped save the A-10

The A-10's role in Syria, Iraq are why the Pentagon has backed off the fighter jet's retirement.

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GAO: Scrapping A-10s could pose mission, cost risks

GAO: Scrapping A-10s could pose mission, cost risks

Air Force responds that keeping A-10s could risk readiness, delay F-35 

June 26, 2015 1:15 pm Related Loading…
Fighters from N.C., Idaho train at D-M

Fighters from N.C., Idaho train at D-M

The visiting F-15s are louder than most planes that fly at Davis-Monthan.

June 12, 2015 6:08 pmLoading…
Join us for live chat about D-M's future

Join us for live chat about D-M's future

Join us at noon today for an online chat about this week’s Star series “Mission Critical: The Future of Davis-Monthan.”

June 03, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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Air Force OKs expansion of D-M training flights

Air Force OKs expansion of D-M training flights

Though down in recent years, flights by visiting units could rise up to 65 percent.

May 15, 2015 4:15 pmLoading…
House panel backs funding for A-10s in Tucson

House panel backs funding for A-10s in Tucson

Bill would forestall plans to retire Warthog, cut EC-130H Compass Call fleet in half

April 27, 2015 2:28 pmLoading…
McCain vows to 'reverse' A-10 retirement process

McCain vows to 'reverse' A-10 retirement process

Senator says his committee will block moves, but McSally fears deep cuts at D-M.

March 06, 2015 5:15 pmLoading…
World events make A-10 more crucial than ever, backers say

World events make A-10 more crucial than ever, backers say

Freshman congresswoman McSally vows to fight A-10's retirement amid sequestration battle.

February 14, 2015 7:01 pmLoading…
A-10s from Davis-Monthan head to Europe

A-10s from Davis-Monthan head to Europe

'Warthogs' back NATO show of solidarity in face of Russian moves in Ukraine.

February 10, 2015 3:54 pmLoading…
A-10s get no reprieve in '16 Pentagon budget

A-10s get no reprieve in '16 Pentagon budget

Budget proposal would scrap 164 "Warthogs" next fiscal year.

February 02, 2015 3:15 pmLoading…
Major deployment set for Tucson's Davis-Monthan

Major deployment set for Tucson's Davis-Monthan

About 1,100 airmen, including part of A-10 squadron, will be deployed.

January 27, 2015 8:00 pm Photos

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Budget deal would save A-10 fleet for a year

Budget deal would save A-10 fleet for a year

But it also requires Air Force to reduce the Warthog's flying hours.

December 03, 2014 10:00 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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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.

April 10, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
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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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.

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Planned changes at D-M go beyond A-10 cuts

Phasing out the A-10 attack aircraft could cost Tucson 2,000 jobs — and that’s just one of many changes in store for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the proposed 2015 Air Force budget shows.

March 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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