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Arizonans on hand as Biden signs bill worth billions in state projects

Arizona lawmakers joined hundreds on the White House lawn Monday as President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars for road, transit, environmental cleanup and other projects in the state. ... Read more»

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Former Arizona National Guard head McGuire running for U.S. Senate

Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael “Mick” McGuire, the former head of the Arizona National Guard who was a ubiquitous presence at the governor’s weekly briefings about the COVID-19 pandemic last year, has filed paperwork to run for the U.S. Senate next year.... Read more»

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»

CD 8

Military brass take shine to Sitton

As the CD8 GOP primary race nears Election Day, Dave Sitton addressed a room of about 30 people who would make an impressive "who's who in Tucson-area retired brass" list on Monday evening.... Read more»8

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

D-M drone base pushed by mayor, Giffords' office

Citing the economic impact of 280 new jobs, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild expressed support for a new drone pilot center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on Wednesday. (with video)... Read more»1

Giffords serves Thanksgiving meal to D-M airmen

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords helped serve Thanksgiving dinner to airmen and military veterans at Tucson's Davis-Monthan AFB on Thursday—her first constituent event since being shot on Jan. 8. (Updated with video)... Read more»4

Davis-Monthan eliminating 60 civilian jobs

Davis-Monthan Air force Base officials announced Thursday that they will cut the base's civilian workforce by 60 positions.... Read more»1

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

'No gunman found' after Davis-Monthan lockdown

The commander of Davis-Monthan Air Force base said "no gunman or weapon was found" after the Tucson air base spent a day locked down following reports of an armed man Friday. (with video)... Read more»1

Parents can pick up kids from D-M schools

Air Force officials have released a pick-up plan for parents with children attending schools on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.... Read more»

309th AMARG

Historic military aircraft find new life at Tucson's ‘Boneyard’

At Tucson's "Boneyard," row upon row of B-52s, F-4 Phantoms, A-10 Warthogs and some of the rarest military aircraft dating back to World War II provide a panoramic vision of aviation history. But there is more to the 309th AMARG than storing mothballed aircraft .... Read more»

Giffords travel plans released, gets view of Catalinas

The office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has released the route she will take to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on Friday morning. Giffords is expected to leave UMC at about 9:15 a.m.... Read more»2

D-M practice flights to rumble Wed, Thurs

Extra noise and irregular flight patterns will be the result of practice flights from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on Wednesday and Thursda... Read more»

Guest opinion

Solar boom underway in Tucson, Southern Arizona

The question is not if we will see increasing demand for solar power in the coming years, it is only whether Arizona will dominate this emerging industry or will settle for a small slice of the pie. Our state can and must be at the very epicenter of this burgeoning industry. ... Read more»1

2 D-M airmen shot down, killed in Afghanistan

Four U.S. airmen, including two from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, were killed when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan on Wednesday.... Read more»

New Arizona border-crime unit to prosecute Mexican cartels

A new Tucson-based Border Crime Prosecution team will investigate and prosecute the smuggling of weapons, humans, drugs and money across the border by the Mexican cartels.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Prop.100 choice between education and prisons

We don't really have much of a choice when it comes to the Proposition 100 vote. Would you rather pay a temporary 1-cent sales tax to educate children and fund public safety or a permanent property tax to pay for more jail cells?... Read more»

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