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.
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.
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.
GLENDALE - 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.
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.
The sonic boom over Tucson that rattled windows and nerves Wednesday night was caused by a fighter jet that broke the sound barrier while training in the desert west of the city, officials said.
Tucsonans flooded social media sites Wednesday night speculating on what caused a loud boom heard - and felt - over a chunk of the city.
GLENDALE — Glendale officials say the Department of Defense has chosen Luke Air Force Base for the new training center for F-35 fighter jets.
The Department of Defense has released its final enivornmental impact statement dealing with the proposed location of an F-35A training center in Tucson.
The nation's next-generation fighter jet "flew" into Marana on Wednesday as prime contractor Lockheed Martin touted the military and economic benefits of the stealthy F-35 at local subcontractor Sargent Aerospace & Defense.
Marana Mayor Ed Honea gets a lesson from Joe Parish, an instructor with Lockheed Martin, in the F-35 stealth-fighter simulator. Initial training sites for the F-35, extolled by some and criticized by others, are expected to be announced this summer.
Environmental impact hearings are taking place this week in
Tucson as the Department of Defense decides the best location for a
pilot training center for the F-35 fighter jet.
PHOENIX – Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, is
coming to Arizona this fall to complete helicopter training, a
spokeswoman for Luke Air Force Base said Wednesday. However, it’s
unclear exactly where in the state he will train.