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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…

Steller: What Sunnyside’s landslide recall vote means, and more politics

The results in the Sunnyside school board recall election were so unexpectedly lopsided that moments before the early results were posted, recall leader Richard Hernandez told me he thought only one board member would be voted out — Bobby Garcia.

May 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Senators working on plan to save the A-10

A group of U.S. senators, including Arizona’s John McCain, is crafting a plan to save the A-10 close air-support jet — a mainstay of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

May 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

May 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
CD2 Watch: Barber grills officials on A-10 in House Armed Services Committee

CD2 Watch: Barber grills officials on A-10 in House Armed Services Committee

Rep. Ron Barber  challenged US Air Force officials on Thursday, pressing them for answers on plans to retire the A-10 by 2019. 

April 10, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

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…

McCain adds voice to effort to save aging A-10 fighter

Arizona’s senior senator has added his name to a growing chorus of politicians opposed to plans to ground the entire A-10 fleet.

April 10, 2014 10:13 am Related Loading…
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…
Martha McSally: Leadership needed to save A-10 and D-M

Martha McSally: Leadership needed to save A-10 and D-M

I’ve been honored to learn firsthand how vital the A-10 is to our national security by serving alongside the brave men and women in uniform who protect our country.

March 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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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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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McCain says he cannot support women enlisting as military grapples with sex-assault epidemic

McCain says he cannot support women enlisting as military grapples with sex-assault epidemic

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain said he cannot support women joining the military as it grapples with a sexual assault epidemic some lawmakers described as a cancer at a hearing Tuesday in which senators dressed down senior military leaders, led by female lawmakers, combat veterans and former …

June 04, 2013 4:53 pmLoading…

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