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Az Nat'l Guard members wield ladles and spatulas for inaugural security

Thousands of cots line the suite-level hallways of FedEx Field, temporary housing for 3,500 National Guardsmen from around the country who are here as part of a contingent of 7,500 guardsmen helping provide security for Friday’s inauguration. Someone’s got to feed all those guardsmen. That’s where Arizona comes in.... Read more»

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Former DREAMer, Phoenix resident raises concerns at Sessions hearing

Former DREAMer and Phoenix resident Oscar Vazquez got his citizenship, served in the Army and is “living the American dream” – a dream he worries could be scuttled for others under a Justice Department led by attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions.... Read more»

F-15s, F-16s to visit D-M for training

Groups of F-15 and F-16 fighter jets will be training out of Tucson's Davis-Monthan AFB for the next month, along with a visiting group of A-10s.... Read more»

FactCheck: Air Force One crew didn't rebuff Obama

Q: Did the crew of Air Force One refuse to fly President Obama to play golf? A: No. It’s a fake news story specifically targeting “conservative readers.”... Read more»

Az defense firms may see Trump spending bump, but not soon

Defense businesses in Arizona that have been hit hard in recent years by a downturn in contract spending are looking to a Trump administration for possible relief – but experts said that could take years to arrive.... Read more»

Feds cancel 9/11-era registry of immigrants from Muslim countries

The U.S. government is canceling an inactive registry program for visitors from countries where extremist groups are operating, a plan similar to a Muslim registry considered by President-elect Donald Trump. ... Read more»

Pearl Harbor Day: USS Arizona videos

Videos of the USS Arizona, past and present. 1,177 members of the crew of the USS Arizona were killed as the battleship exploded and sank during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. The bodies of more than 900 remain entombed in the vessel, which serves as a memorial for all who died during the attack.... Read more»

Video: FDR's Pearl Harbor Address

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Address to Congress: "Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."... Read more»

Marine F-18s to train at D-M in early December

A detachment of 10 Marine fighters will spend early December training in Tucson. The Miramar-based F-18 Hornets will fly into Tucson on Tuesday, and train here through Dec. 15. Some older F-18 models, including several from Miramar, have recently crashed, which led to a temporary grounding in August.... Read more»

Advocates: Ending Arizona’s veteran homelessness is in reach

Arizona advocates say eliminating veteran homelessness is within reach, and Phoenix has already reached “functional zero” veteran homelessness. Tucson just missed that mark in 2015.... Read more»

County supes OK incentives for Raytheon expansion

Pima County officials voted Tuesday to approve a $16 million tax abatement and incentive package for defense contractor Raytheon, which plans to add 2,000 jobs at its Tucson missile factory. The Board of Supervisors OKed the incentives with a 4-0 vote.... Read more»1

Raytheon confirms plans to add 2,000 Tucson jobs

Expansion plans at Raytheon will mean 2,000 additional jobs over five years and a doubling of the property tax base at the Southern Arizona missile factory. Pima County will lower taxes on the plant for a decade and restrict development next to the expanded facility.... Read more»

Our Fallen: Tucsonans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan wars

In more than a decade of war, dozens from Tucson and Southern Arizona have died in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Here is our brief tribute to them.... Read more»3

Photo: Tucson sailor swabs jet

Seaman Rene Romero, a Tucson native, cleans the canopy of Navy fighter jet on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan. The tempered glass canopy of the F/A-18E Super Hornet, belonging to the “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, is cleaned daily.... Read more»

Special Forces soldier from Tucson killed in Jordan attack

A Tucson soldier was among the members of a U.S. Army Special Forces team who were killed Friday in an attack on a convoy in Jordan. Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe, 30, was one of three Airborne soldiers killed as they entered a military base in Jafr.... Read more»

U.S. bolsters cyber defense for election, few new steps on violence

Federal and state authorities are beefing up cyber defenses against potential electronic attacks on voting systems ahead of U.S. elections on Nov. 8, but few are taking new steps to guard against possible civil unrest or violence. ... Read more»

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