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Army plan would cut Fort Huachuca force nearly in half

An Army report shows the service plans to cut some 2,700 military and civilian jobs at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, cutting the number of jobs at the installation nearly in half as part of an Army-wide force restructuring.

June 26, 2014 4:33 pmLoading…
Street Smarts: Retired Tucsonan a decorated fighter pilot, leader in the Air Force

Street Smarts: Retired Tucsonan a decorated fighter pilot, leader in the Air Force

Veterans Memorial Overpass and the Veterans Memorial Plaza were built in 2005. They are named in honor of all veterans — the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, said Priscilla S. Cornelio, director of the Pima County department of Transportation.

May 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

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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.

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Tucson raising money to get Fisher House for veterans

Tucson raising money to get Fisher House for veterans

When she was told her youngest daughter had been shot in Iraq, Maria Herrera dropped everything and went home to wait by the phone for more news.

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Tucson Tech: Innovation, diagnostics movements carry into 2014

Tucson Tech: Innovation, diagnostics movements carry into 2014

Tucson’s technology sector had its share of highs and lows in 2013. Here’s a look at some of the top local tech stories of 2013, in no particular order, and what to look for in the coming year.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Navy deploys latest Raytheon ship-defense missile

Navy deploys latest Raytheon ship-defense missile

The U.S. Navy has begun deploying a new ship-defense missile made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems, the company announced Monday.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Jaguars Titans Football

Jaguars Titans Football

Tennessee Titans cheerleaders perform wearing camouflage for the Titans' Salute to Service game during halftime at an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

November 11, 2013 8:22 am
Building the Zumwalt

Building the Zumwalt

The deckhouse for the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) sits on a barge at Norfolk Naval Station after being diverted due to weather during transit from Huntington Ingalls Industries' Gulfport Facility in Mississippi to General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. The DDG 1000-class destr…

October 29, 2013 2:01 pm
Building the Zumwalt

Building the Zumwalt

 The deckhouse for the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) sits on a barge at Norfolk Naval Station after being diverted due to weather during transit from Huntington Ingalls Industries' Gulfport Facility in Mississippi to General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. The DDG 1000-class dest…

October 29, 2013 2:01 pm
Building the Zumwalt

Building the Zumwalt

The 1,000-ton deckhouse of the future destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is craned toward the deck of the ship to be integrated with the ship's hull at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. The ship launch and christening are planned in 2013. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) (Dec. 14, 2012)

October 29, 2013 2:01 pm
Building the Zumwalt

Building the Zumwalt

 The 1,000-ton deckhouse of the future destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is craned toward the deck of the ship to be integrated with the ship's hull at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. The ship launch and christening are planned in 2013. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) (Dec. 14, 2012)

October 29, 2013 2:01 pm

UA's vet services office gets new administrator after sudden departure

The University of Arizona Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) office has a new student director for the fall term after the unexpected departure of the last person in the post.

September 16, 2013 12:00 am Related

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A look back at World War I

A look back at World War I

German field artillery beginning the retreat from the front which had threatened Paris during World War I. Undated photo. (AP Photo)

July 27, 2013 3:48 pm
A look back at World War I

A look back at World War I

U.S. Artilleryman Fuist Dern in doorway of his bombproof shelter, utilizes a few peaceful moments in writing to the folks at home on March 7, 1918. (AP Photo)

July 27, 2013 3:46 pm
Korean War ended 60 years ago

Korean War ended 60 years ago

The conference tents and the surrounding area of the military armistice conference site at Panmunjon, Korea on June 11, 1951. The entrance to the immediate conference site is lined with shrubs, with a sentry box on either side of the walkway, shown at left. The truce talks began at Kaesong, …

July 26, 2013 11:12 am
Family Ties: Infant is a reminder of military's sacrifice

Family Ties: Infant is a reminder of military's sacrifice

As we honored the birth of our nation this month, I found myself reflecting upon the servicemen and women and their families who celebrate birthdays, accomplishments and many holidays thousands of miles away from one another.

July 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Family Ties: Infant is a reminder of military's sacrifice

Family Ties: Infant is a reminder of military's sacrifice

Eight-month-old Addie Ashcraft holds a doll that has her father Tim's face on it. Capt. Tim Ashcraft is currently on duty in Afghanistan.

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McCain presses Obama on secret emails

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. John McCain on Monday questioned President Obama about his political appointees’ use of secret government email accounts at work, saying that Congress cannot tell the American people what its government is doing if it creates a “secret alternate communications network.”

June 17, 2013 9:02 pmLoading…

Tucson-based Raytheon unit gets $535M missile contract

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems has won a $535 million contract for production of AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs), with about half of the production for foreign sales to Oman and Saudi Arabia.

June 14, 2013 4:35 pmLoading…

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