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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…
Key Senate panel wants to keep A-10 flying

Key Senate panel wants to keep A-10 flying

A key Senate subcommittee has approved a 2015 defense budget that would save the A-10 'Warthog' - a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base - from the budget ax.

July 15, 2014 9:56 amLoading…
Stakes get higher for D-M noise critics

Stakes get higher for D-M noise critics

Neighborhood critics still oppose basing louder planes in Tucson.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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A-10 backers win House vote to save plane

A-10 backers win House vote to save plane

The U.S. House on Thursday overwhelmingly adopted an amendment to the 2015 defense appropriation bill that would prohibit the Pentagon from spending any money to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt II jet — a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

June 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
A-10 faces critical House vote today

A-10 faces critical House vote today

Amendment would block plane's retirement.

June 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

A-10 backers vow to overcome setback

Backers of the A-10 close air-support jet say they’ll keep battling to block a Pentagon plan to retire the plane, after suffering a setback by House budget writers.

June 11, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

'Warthog' wins key support in Congress

Supporters of the A-10 “Warthog” close-air support jet got a double boost in Congress Thursday as the full House and a key Senate committee backed measures to save the aircraft — a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — at least through fiscal 2015.

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.

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Australia plans $534M missile purchase from Raytheon

Australia wants to buy more than a half-billion dollars worth of air-combat missiles from Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems.

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House panel expected to take initial action today on A-10's funding future

The U.S. House Armed Services Committee is expected to take initial action today on the Pentagon’s plan to save money by retiring the A-10 fleet that is central to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s mission.

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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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Robin Gomez: Deceptive marketing of the F-35

Robin Gomez: Deceptive marketing of the F-35

A group of civic and business leaders, calling itself the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance, has recently launched an effort to welcome the new F-35 Stealth Fighter to Tucson. Almost all of these leaders live outside the city of Tucson, far from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and from Tucson I…

April 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

April 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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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Battery leak is suspected in Raytheon missile failure

An electrical leak from a battery may have prevented a warhead made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems from separating from its booster rocket in a missile-defense test that failed in July, according to findings emerging from a Pentagon review.

March 26, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

Tucson leaders tout strong support for Davis-Monthan, Fort Huachuca, 162nd Fighter Wing

A group of civic and business leaders launched a new effort Wednesday to boost support for Southern Arizona’s military installations, with survey results showing strong community backing of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and other bases in the region.

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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…
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…
Barber renews push to keep A-10 cuts out of Air Force budget

Barber renews push to keep A-10 cuts out of Air Force budget

Barber reopens push to keep A-10 cuts out of Air Force budget

February 24, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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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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