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An off-base idea

The following editorial appeared Tuesday in the Washington Post:

April 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
21 members of Tucson Air Guard unit indicted on fraud charges

21 members of Tucson Air Guard unit indicted on fraud charges

A colonel and 20 other members of an Arizona Air National Guard unit based in Tucson have been indicted on charges they defrauded the government of $1.4 million intended for deployed military members.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am

Raytheon in line for $3B missile-defense contract

The Pentagon plans to award Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems a contract worth up to $3 billion for production of the newest Standard Missile-3 ballistic missile interceptor.

October 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Barber backs funding for families of fallen service members

Barber backs funding for families of fallen service members

October 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Eurozone recession ended in 2nd quarter

Eurozone recession ended in 2nd quarter

August 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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.

September 28, 2012 11:31 amLoading…

Defense cuts could hit civilian workforce

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of civilian employees in the Defense Department could receive warnings about potential layoffs four days before the November election if impending spending cuts aren’t averted, hitting presidential battleground states such as Virginia and Florida hard.

July 26, 2012 4:11 pmLoading…

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…

Report outlines communication failures in Davis-Monthan lockdown

An initial report about a suspicious gunman at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base led to a series of communication breakdowns, according to the military’s review of the ensuing lockdown.

March 13, 2012 9:10 amLoading…

Bill would set up border militia to fight 'criminal invasion'

PHOENIX — A Senate panel voted Tuesday to set up a militia of 300 citizen volunteers to fight what its proponent says is an invasion of state “by criminals who have formed alliances with Middle Eastern terrorists.”

February 14, 2012 6:40 pmLoading…

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