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Davis Monthan Air Force Base

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.

April 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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…
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…

April 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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…

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…

Sonoran Science Academy students prep for math competition

Sonoran Science Academy students are gearing up for the state MathCounts competition after taking the top spots in a regional contest.

March 16, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…
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

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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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Thunderbirds to perform at Davis-Monthan air show

Thunderbirds to perform at Davis-Monthan air show

The Air Force Thunderbirds will once again perform at next spring’s air show at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the base announced Friday.

December 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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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Robert Perkin: One-size-fits all F-35 does not fit Tucson

Robert Perkin: One-size-fits all F-35 does not fit Tucson

Tim Steller’s recent column is a valuable addition to the debate over the deployment of the F-35 aircraft.

September 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Steller: Threats to D-M are real but there's no need to panic

If you’ve lived in Tucson long enough, you’ve undoubtedly heard the bad news about the annual gem and mineral shows: They’re moving to Las Vegas!

September 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Martha McSally: Wake Up and Unite To Save A-10 and Davis-Monthan

Martha McSally: Wake Up and Unite To Save A-10 and Davis-Monthan

When American troops find themselves in precarious positions on the battlefield, there is no better sound than the rumbling engines of an A-10 bringing its 30 mm gun to bear. Pumping out up to 1,174 rounds with incredible accuracy, it can literally mean the difference between life and death …

August 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
D-M airmen receive Purple Heart medals

D-M airmen receive Purple Heart medals

Purple Hearts were awarded to three airmen Friday during a ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

August 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Davis-Monthan blog begins today online

Davis-Monthan blog begins today online

A new blog from Davis-Monthan airmen begins today online, “Airmen in your community.”

August 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Six years later, deadly Seven Falls hike still haunts

Six years later, deadly Seven Falls hike still haunts

At about 2 p.m.on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, a wall of water cascaded over the top of a waterfall in Sabino Canyon.

August 04, 2013 6:45 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…

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