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An off-base idea

The following editorial appeared Tuesday in the Washington Post:

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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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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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How Arizona's members of Congress voted

Key Votes Ahead

January 18, 2014 11:00 pmLoading…
Hughes Access Road realignment

Hughes Access Road realignment

County officials are hoping to break ground on realigning a roughly four-mile stretch of Hughes Access Road next summer, but the only thing longer than the two-lane section of road might be the red tape.

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Plans for SunZia transmission line through AZ based on false premises

Plans for SunZia transmission line through AZ based on false premises

The ongoing battle to stop the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project from being routed through either the San Pedro Valley or between the Aravaipa and Galiuro wildernesses has reached a critical point.

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Tucson firm gets county incentives to hire well-paid workers

Tucson firm gets county incentives to hire well-paid workers

Roughly a year into its lease with Pima County, a biotech startup needs more space as it continues to grow.

October 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Barber backs funding for families of fallen service members

Barber backs funding for families of fallen service members

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Eurozone recession ended in 2nd quarter

Eurozone recession ended in 2nd quarter

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Furloughs slam 84,000 defense workers in Ariz.

WASHINGTON - Defense Department furloughs that took effect Monday will mean about a 20 percent reduction in pay for the rest of this fiscal year for the roughly 8,400 department civilian employees in Arizona.

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Military's bin Laden files quietly moved to CIA

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. special operations commander, Adm. William McRaven, ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout to be purged from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more easily shielded from ever being made public.

July 09, 2013 9:05 pmLoading…
McCain says he cannot support women enlisting as military grapples with sex-assault epidemic

McCain says he cannot support women enlisting as military grapples with sex-assault epidemic

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain said he cannot support women joining the military as it grapples with a sexual assault epidemic some lawmakers described as a cancer at a hearing Tuesday in which senators dressed down senior military leaders, led by female lawmakers, combat veterans and former …

June 04, 2013 4:53 pmLoading…

Soldier in sexual-assault office accused of abuse

WASHINGTON — A soldier assigned to coordinate a sexual-assault prevention program in Texas is under investigation for “abusive sexual contact” and other alleged misconduct and has been suspended from his duties, the Army announced Tuesday.

May 14, 2013 8:40 pmLoading…
Soldier from Sierra Vista killed in Afghanistan

Soldier from Sierra Vista killed in Afghanistan

A soldier from Sierra Vista and based at Fort Bragg has died from small arms fire while on patrol during combat operations in Afghanistan.

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Soldier from Tucson killed in Afghanistan

Soldier from Tucson killed in Afghanistan

A soldier from Tucson was killed Wednesday while serving in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Friday.

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Military health care: Phoenix-based TriWest loses protest

WASHINGTON — A U.S. government agency upheld the Pentagon’s $20.5 billion contract award to UnitedHealth Group, dashing incumbent TriWest Healthcare Alliance Corp.’s hopes of persuading the Defense Department to reconsider.

July 03, 2012 1:01 pmLoading…
Defense Dept. issues report on proposed F-35A center in Tucson

Defense Dept. issues report on proposed F-35A center in Tucson

The Department of Defense has released its final enivornmental impact statement dealing with the proposed location of an F-35A training center in Tucson.

June 12, 2012 12:38 pm Photos

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Feds: Pinal County must document surplus military gear

FLORENCE — The Pentagon is asking the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for an account of $7 million worth of military equipment issued to non-police agencies.

May 30, 2012 9:18 amLoading…

Defense sending troops to border

The Department of Defense will be sending increased military support to border regions in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a news release.

February 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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