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Comment period on D-M training plan extended

Comment period on D-M training plan extended

Air Force OKs 30-day extension on plan to expand visiting aircraft training.

October 20, 2014 3:11 pmLoading…
Air Force extends comment period for D-M training plan

Air Force extends comment period for D-M training plan

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tyler Spohn, crew chief with the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing, removes a pitot tube safety cover from an F-16D Fighting Falcon as he preps the jet for launch at Operation Snowbird at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in February 2014. 

October 20, 2014 12:44 pm
PCC hires D-M reservist to oversee veterans

PCC hires D-M reservist to oversee veterans

College had been temporarily banned from enrolling veterans over record problems.

September 22, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Air Forces releases

Air Forces releases

An F-22 Raptor from the 49th Fighter Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., makes a landing approach as two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, prepare for takeoff at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in February 2014. The 177th F-16s were participating…

September 22, 2014 4:37 pmLoading…
Ad Watch: McSally campaign releases new ad, "Time"

Ad Watch: McSally campaign releases new ad, "Time"

Ad focuses on McSally's with the Pentagon over garb, equal pay.

September 15, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Ad Watch: Barber releases second ad, "Flying"

Ad Watch: Barber releases second ad, "Flying"

Ad focuses on Barber's efforts to save the A-10 from being mothballed

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Ad Watch: McSally releases third ad, "Stand up"

Ad Watch: McSally releases third ad, "Stand up"

Ad focuses on McSally's successful fight with the Pentagon over garb.

August 13, 2014 6:00 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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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.

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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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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.

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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…

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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.

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Shelley Kais: A plan to keep Davis-Monthan viable well into the future

Shelley Kais: A plan to keep Davis-Monthan viable well into the future

A favorite quote of mine was spoken by George Washington. He said, “To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” We are not prepared today, and as a result, our nation is threatened!

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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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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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D-M christens biggest solar array in the U.S. military

D-M christens biggest solar array in the U.S. military

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base dedicated a 16.4-megawatt photovoltaic solar array on Thursday that is the largest of its kind on any Department of Defense installation.

February 13, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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New commander to take helm of 162nd Fighter Wing

New commander to take helm of 162nd Fighter Wing

Col. Howard “Philip” Purcell will assume command of the 162nd Fighter Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard on Saturday.

October 31, 2013 7:00 pmLoading…
'Baggage Battles' couple talks Tucson

'Baggage Battles' couple talks Tucson

Laurence and Sally Martin took advantage of Tucson’s proximity to Los Angeles when filming an episode of the Travel Channel series “Baggage Battles” last March.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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AMARG's new aircraft maintenance hangar

AMARG's new aircraft maintenance hangar

The aircraft “boneyard” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is getting a massive new place to work on resurrecting old military planes.

October 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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