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Air Force extends comment period on plan for faster, lower flights over Az training grounds

Southern Arizona residents will have more time to comment on the U.S. Air Force's plan to break the sound barrier at lower altitudes, and fly more training missions at night over 10 military aerial training ranges, after officials decided to extend the comment period to June 3. ... Read more»

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University of Arizona nabs $7.5 million to prevent 'cislunar' traffic jams

The University of Arizona has been working for years with the U.S. Air Force's on 'space domain awareness'. Now they are partnering to create order in impending lunar orbit traffic.... Read more»

Air Force shoots for lower supersonic flights, more night training across Southern Arizona

The Air Force is seeking to break the sound barrier as low as 5,000 feet and fly more training missions at night over 10 aerial ranges that stretch across large parts of Southern Arizona and western New Mexico. ... Read more»

Arizona players reflect as Navy, Air Force meet on anniversary of 9/11

Saturday’s football game between Air Force and Navy will be the 54th between the two teams – and their first meeting on 9/11, leaving one Arizona-born Navy player with “goosebumps just thinking about it.” ... Read more»

Getting educated while on active duty is getting harder as military rolls back benefits

While much of the attention to education benefits for service members focuses on veterans, most of the military’s 1.3 million active-duty personnel are also eligible for tuition assistance, but restrictions mean many service members have to wait for college until they leave the military.... Read more»

Pima County asks Tucson Water to limit chemicals in water pumped to Santa Cruz

Pima County has asked Tucson Water to treat new discharges into the Santa Cruz River for PFAS, a chemical linked to cancer risks, after the city utility announced plans to pump millions of gallons of water from the Tucson Airport Remediation Project.... Read more»

Remediation work continues at Az's border wall construction sites

The Army Corps of Engineers has continued remediation work along two sections of the border wall near Yuma, cleaning up the remnants of construction left by contractors during the last days of the Trump administration's rush to complete the boundary barrier. ... Read more»

Ducey sends $2M to Tucson to restart water plant shut by military pollution

The state of Arizona will provide $2 million to help Tucson Water restart a treatment plant shut down because of severe groundwater contamination near the Tucson International Airport from PFAS firefighting foam used by the military.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Hoover: Season of death returns for migrants in Arizona's remote deserts

The annual season of death is upon us, and it is off to a roaring start. Last year, migrant deaths in America's deserts approached a 20-year high, and Arizona is on track for setting a new record. — Rev. Robin Hoover... Read more»

5 transgender Az veterans discuss abuses, how political changes can alter lives

Five transgender veterans in Arizona speak on what it meant to serve in the military and witness the shifts in how their identities are viewed by the commander in chief, with the effects ranging from loss of status and benefits to traumatic experiences while in service, including sexual assault.... Read more»

Supreme Court will hear challenges on Trump's border wall, 'Remain in Mexico' policy

The Supreme Court will hear two challenges to the Trump administration's immigration and border policies, including the siphoning of $2.5 billion from military funds for border wall construction, and a policy that requires thousands of asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their claims for protection are processed.... Read more»

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»

9th Circuit again slaps Trump admin for siphoning Defense funding for border wall

The Trump administration unlawfully siphoned $3.6 billion in construction funds from the Defense Department, the 9th Circuit Court ruled, forcing a halt to 11 border wall projects, including four in Arizona. ... Read more»

9th Circuit: Trump administration unlawfully siphoned Defense funds for border wall

The 9th Circuit Court ruled Friday that the Trump administration unlawfully used $2.5 billion in Defense Department funds to build the president's long-promised border wall without congressional approval. ... Read more»

Analysis

While GOP hits Kelly over China ties, McSally had investments too

National Republicans are hitting Democratic Senate hopeful Mark Kelly over investments in the business he co-founded from a major Chinese business, but incumbent Sen. Martha McSally also had investments tied to Chinese companies.... Read more»

Guest opinion

These coronavirus flyovers have got to stop

I’m not the only one who flashed back to 9/11 when the idea of planes flying low over Manhattan was proposed to honor frontline workers during this pandemic. Now, Davis-Monthan announced they will do a flyover of Tucson on Thursday to “salute our local heroes fighting COVID-19.”... Read more»

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