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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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Davis-Monthan pegs economic impact at $973M

Davis-Monthan pegs economic impact at $973M

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base today reported its operations had an estimated total economic impact of $973 million in the 2013 fiscal year, down from about $1.14 billion in the prior year.

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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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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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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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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. 

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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

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Wooten joins GOP race for CD2 seat

Wooten joins GOP race for CD2 seat

A local retired Air Force chief master sergeant who gained Internet fame for his fiery letter to Rep. Paul Ryan defending veterans now wants to be his colleague.

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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

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Hospitalized WWII veteran honored by surprise guests

Hospitalized WWII veteran honored by surprise guests

World War II veteran Richard Love, who suffered a brain-stem stroke last week, was shocked Wednesday when several strangers appeared at his bedside at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital.

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Former Air Force officer held millions of lives in her hands

Former Air Force officer held millions of lives in her hands

You might think your job is stressful, but here’s something to put it in perspective: You don’t face the prospect of killing millions of people on any given day at work.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Holidays past: A ton of manure fulfulls Tucson boy's Christmas wish

Each day through Jan. 4, we will publish stories from the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen news archives. This is a condensed version of an article that appeared in the Arizona Daily Star on Dec. 26, 1964.

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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…
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.

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Lessons from the Kennedy assassination: Remembering Tucson's own taint

Lessons from the Kennedy assassination: Remembering Tucson's own taint

John F. Kennedy was buried at Arlington 50 years ago today, leaving his body to rest but not much else.

November 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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