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…
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 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.
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.
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.
The fight to save the venerable A-10 Thunderbolt II continues.
Tim Steller’s recent column is a valuable addition to the debate over the deployment of the F-35 aircraft.
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 …
Some current Luke facilities will be adapted to the new fighter training, but crews are also building new structures to accommodate maintenance and flight operations.
With the arrival of the first wave of F-35 Lightning II fighter jets at Luke Air Force Base just months away, construction is underway on facilities where pilots will be trained and the planes will be maintained.
PHOENIX — The Air Force said Thursday it will assign three additional F-35 squadrons to Luke Air Force Base, bolstering the future of the facility 15 miles west of Phoenix as the military’s current fleet of F-16s is retired.
"The glass is half full. Unhelpful rhetoric is just that. Unhelpful. Let's all pull in the same direction."
In a recent Tucson Metro Chamber newsletter, its chairman, Mike Varney, rolled out the now clichéd "Tucson isn't business friendly" mantra. He used some very specific examples to try to make his point. Let me offer some facts to dispel his claims, and suggest that Mr. Varney should be promot…
Resolution 22006 states: "City of Tucson Mayor and Council hereby recognizes and supports ... the leadership of Davis-Monthan to make the appropriate decisions when balancing National Security and community needs when it comes to their existing and future military mission and assignments."
Pima County will buy 615 acres of land west of Interstate 10 for about $4.2 million for recreation, flood control and transportation projects.
The F-35s, like this one at Eglin Air Force base in Florida, are to replace F-16 fighters, including the ones at Tucson International Airport.
The Department of Defense has chosen Luke Air Force Base in Glendale for the new pilot-training center for F-35 fighters, officials said Wednesday.