The A-10's role in Syria, Iraq are why the Pentagon has backed off the fighter jet's retirement.
Air Force responds that keeping A-10s could risk readiness, delay F-35
The visiting F-15s are louder than most planes that fly at Davis-Monthan.
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Though down in recent years, flights by visiting units could rise up to 65 percent.
Bill would forestall plans to retire Warthog, cut EC-130H Compass Call fleet in half
Senator says his committee will block moves, but McSally fears deep cuts at D-M.
Freshman congresswoman McSally vows to fight A-10's retirement amid sequestration battle.
'Warthogs' back NATO show of solidarity in face of Russian moves in Ukraine.
Budget proposal would scrap 164 "Warthogs" next fiscal year.
About 1,100 airmen, including part of A-10 squadron, will be deployed.
But it also requires Air Force to reduce the Warthog's flying hours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.