Showing: 1-20 of 26

A-10

Air Force general backs A-10 retention

Air Force general backs A-10 retention

A top Air Force official had one word to describe the proposed cuts threatening to ground the A-10 fleet.

April 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

CD2 Watch: Wooten travels to DC to fight for the A-10

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. 

April 11, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
CD2 Watch: Barber grills officials on A-10 in House Armed Services Committee

CD2 Watch: Barber grills officials on A-10 in House Armed Services Committee

Rep. Ron Barber  challenged US Air Force officials on Thursday, pressing them for answers on plans to retire the A-10 by 2019. 

April 10, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

CD2 Watch: McSally applauds McCain for joining fight to save the A-10

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.

April 10, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

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.

April 10, 2014 10:13 am Related Loading…
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.

March 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
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.

March 19, 2014 4:53 pm Related Loading…
McSally leaves Armed Services Committee hearing to go to fundraiser (updated)

McSally leaves Armed Services Committee hearing to go to fundraiser (updated)

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. 

March 17, 2014 3:08 pmLoading…
Barber-McSally rivalry now revolves around the A-10

Barber-McSally rivalry now revolves around the A-10

The possible departure of the A-10 aircraft from Tucson has become the centerpiece of the race for a congressional seat representing Southern Arizona.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…
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!

March 14, 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…
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

Photos

Loading…

Steller: Threat to D-M’s mission suddenly real

Up until last week, we could classify the threats to Davis-Monthan Air Force base as medium-term but gathering.

March 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

What CD2 candidate Shelley Kais thinks about the A-10

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.

February 24, 2014 6:42 pmLoading…
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

Photos

Loading…
5 questions with Sen. Jeff Flake

5 questions with Sen. Jeff Flake

Sen. Jeff Flake was in Tucson Tuesday visiting with professional groups and outlining his priorities for the year.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…
McCain touches on variety of political topics at town hall

McCain touches on variety of political topics at town hall

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.

November 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Steller: Flake, McCain missing on A-10 issue

Steller: Flake, McCain missing on A-10 issue

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.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…

Video

Follow the Arizona Daily Star

Featured businesses

View more...

Deals, offers & events

View more...

Stay in touch with Planet Smoothie!

Sign up for our news letter, get free birthday goodies and as …

Event Calendar

Today's events | Add an event

Most viewed: