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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.

May 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Career soldier from Tucson dies after attack

Career soldier from Tucson dies after attack

Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R. Barreras, a decorated career Army soldier from Tucson, died Tuesday of wounds suffered in combat in Afghanistan.

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Raytheon laser-guided rocket performs well in test launch

Raytheon laser-guided rocket performs well in test launch

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems says the company and partner L-3 Communications have successfully test-fired a laser-guided rocket developed with the United Arab Emirates, demonstrating its potential use for protecting ships.

January 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Capitol link

This week, the Senate will vote on a two-year budget deal, the 2014 defense budget and presidential nominees.

December 13, 2013 3:33 pmLoading…

Raytheon-Lockheed venture gets $176M for anti-tank missiles

A joint venture of Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems and Lockheed Martin has won a $176 million contract for production of Javelin anti-tank missiles and launchers for the U.S. and several allied nations, Raytheon said today.

November 18, 2013 12:56 pmLoading…

Marines land Osprey aircraft on Japanese ship

SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft made an unprecedented landing Friday on a Japanese naval vessel off the California coast.

June 14, 2013 9:00 pmLoading…
7 Marines killed in Nevada blast

7 Marines killed in Nevada blast

HAWTHORNE, Nev. — A 60mm mortar explosion killed seven Marines and injured a half-dozen more during a training exercise in the Nevada desert, prompting the Pentagon to immediately halt the use of the weapon worldwide until an investigation can determine its safety, a military official said Tuesday.

March 19, 2013 8:53 amLoading…
Large Marine helicopters to use Davis-Monthan for training

Large Marine helicopters to use Davis-Monthan for training

Several large Marine Corps helicopters will be flying in and out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base beginning Tuesday through March 27.

March 18, 2013 3:16 pmLoading…

Navy jet crashes into Va. apartment complex

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Two Navy pilots ejected from a fighter jet Friday, sending the unmanned plane careening into a Virginia Beach apartment complex and tearing the roof off at least one building that was engulfed in flames, officials said. At least three people were taken to hospital…

April 06, 2012 11:57 amLoading…

Services set in Yuma for Marine killed in crash

YUMA — A private memorial service is set for Wednesday afternoon for one of the seven Marines killed when two military helicopters collided nearly a week ago near western Arizona.

February 28, 2012 8:50 amLoading…

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