A top Air Force official had one word to describe the proposed cuts threatening to ground the A-10 fleet.
Retired Air Force chief master sergeant and Republican candidate in Congressional District 2 Chuck Wooten recently traveled to Washington D.C. to attend a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee to support the A-10 attack fighter's continued mission here in Tucson.
Rep. Ron Barber challenged US Air Force officials on Thursday, pressing them for answers on plans to retire the A-10 by 2019.
Retired Air Force colonel and Republican congressional candidate Martha McSally is applauding Sen. John McCain for his recent support to save the aging A-10 fighter from being mothballed.
Arizona’s senior senator has added his name to a growing chorus of politicians opposed to plans to ground the entire A-10 fleet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Republican congressional candidate Martha McSally had a front row seat to last Friday's Armed Services Committee in the House last week. At least for the first hour.
The possible departure of the A-10 aircraft from Tucson has become the centerpiece of the race for a congressional seat representing Southern Arizona.
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!
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.
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.
Up until last week, we could classify the threats to Davis-Monthan Air Force base as medium-term but gathering.
Shelley Kais, a Republican candidate for Congress in District 2 and a member of the Tucson Metro Chamber's Military Affairs Committee, called from the East Coast this evening to comment on the proposed A-10 retirement.
Barber reopens push to keep A-10 cuts out of Air Force budget
Sen. Jeff Flake was in Tucson Tuesday visiting with professional groups and outlining his priorities for the year.
Sen. John McCain hosted a town hall meeting in downtown Tucson Monday, asking business owners to tell him how the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” has affected hiring and other business decisions.
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.