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McSally used ex-Norwegian air force jet in commercial

The plane that U.S. Sen. Martha McSally climbs into in a recent campaign ad is a former Norwegian Air Force jet that is now privately owned and is a model that hasn't been used by the United States Air Force since the 1980s.... Read more»

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Kirkpatrick says Air Force targets Davis-Monthan for bulk of A-10 cuts

The Air Force plans to retire 42 A-10 aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson next year, according to a state lawmaker, a move that would cut the base’s fleet of the storied “Warthogs” in half.... Read more»

Az officials wary as Defense budget again targets A-10

Arizona officials said they will fight to make sure that Davis-Monthan Air Force Base does not take a hit as a result of the Pentagon’s decision to retire 44 A-10 fighter jets, a mainstay at the Tucson base. ... Read more»

200 A-10 maintenance workers being laid off at Tucson's Davis-Monthan base

200 employees of a private contractor working on A-10 jets at Tucson's Air Force base are being laid off, documents show, as a $70-million maintenance deal winds down.... Read more»

A-10 jet accidentally fires rocket northeast of Tucson

An A-10 attack jet from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base accidentally fired a white phosphorous rocket in a training area about 60 miles from Tucson on Thursday morning. No fires or injuries were reported.... Read more»

Navy F/A-18 fighter jets training with D-M A-10s

Training with attack aircraft in Tucson for the next two weeks are 14 Navy F/A-18s, giving Air Force pilots experience in defending themselves against fighter jets.... Read more»

Air Force secretary says A-10s should fly through 2030

While some military brass have pushed to end the A-10 program in favor of the F-35, the attack jets — some of which are based in Tucson — should be flying through at least 2030, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday.... Read more»

'Heritage Flight' training to bring vintage fighters to Tucson skies

Historic military planes will fly in formation with current Air Force jets during training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in March. P-51s, P-38s and F-86s will soar with F-35, F-22 and F-16 fighters, March 1-4.... Read more»

House OKs spending bill with border wall funds

The House passed a $713.4 billion defense spending “minibus” Thursday that rolled four separate spending bills together with scores of amendments, including almost $1.6 billion to begin construction of a border wall.... Read more»

D-M flight training going old school

Among the dozens of visiting fighter planes flying out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base this month will be be classic warbirds — P-51 Mustangs, a P-38 Lightning, a P-47 Thunderbolt, two F-86 Sabres and more will take off along with F-22 and F-35 fighter jets, as well as Dutch F-16s and National Guard A-10s.... 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»

GAO: Air Force plan to retire A-10 did not fully weigh impact, costs

The Pentagon’s attempt to retire the A-10 fighter jet was based on insufficient information that did not fully consider vulnerabilities that could come from the loss of the “Warthog,” the Government Accountability Office said.... Read more»

Defense budget bill includes funding for D-M, Ft. Huachuca

A defense budget bill introduced in the U.S. House includes full funding for the A-10 and EC-130H Compass Call aircraft at Davis-Monthan, and support for missions at Ft. Huachuca. U.S. Rep. Martha McSally said the provisions were a "big victory for Southern Arizonans and our national defense."... Read more»

D-M could host F-35 reserve squadron, Air Force announces

Tucson's Davis-Monthan is among four bases being considered as possible hosts for an Air Force Reserve squadron of F-35 fighter jets within the next seven years, officials said Tuesday. The Air Force has repeatedly tried to phase out the base's mainstay, the A-10 close air support jet. ... Read more»

Pentagon: A-10s will fly through 2022

The Air Force's A-10 attack jets will not be retired until at least 2022, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday, previewing the Obama administration's military budget. The planes, including those based in Tucson, had been on a path to an earlier retirement in favor of the F-35, with some already grounded.... Read more»

McSally hails reports Air Force backing off A-10 retirement

The Pentagon "is finally coming to its senses," said Rep. Martha McSally, welcoming reports that the military is backing off plans to retire the Air Force's fleet of A-10 attack aircraft, including planes based at Tucson's Davis-Monthan.... Read more»

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