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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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Cleaning up Tucson's South Side water pollution part of Grijalva enviro bill

Local leaders in Southern Arizona came together Wednesday to throw their support behind the Environmental Justice for All Act, a congressional bill that aims to treat pollution in communities of color as a civil rights violation and create local funding for environmental cleanup. ... 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»

Soccer notes

Nogales-raised Scearce's return trip to Tucson; Arizona draws one in Phoenix

Union Omaha had already played several games at Kino Stadium when they showed up on Saturday night, but one of their players has a deeper familiarity with the state.... 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»

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»

Karen Pence, wife of VP, to speak at Air Force base in Tucson

Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, will speak with military spouses at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on Thursday, part of a slate of appearances ahead of a campaign stop by her husband in the Phoenix area.... Read more»

D-M 'Boneyard' worker tests positive for coronavirus

A civilian employee at the "Boneyard" at Tucson's Davis-Monthan Air Force Base has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Thursday afternoon. ... Read more»

Tucson's Davis-Monthan base halts flight ops, issues 'social distancing' order in face of CV-19

Tucson's Air Force base has ordered a halt to training flights and is implementing "Health Protection Condition Charlie" — the second-most stringent set of measures — in response to the coronavirus outbreak.... 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»

Nearly $150M in Az military projects could be cut for Trump's border emergency

Despite "assurances" touted by Sen. McSally, a $30-million construction project at Ft. Huachuca and a $15-million facility at Davis-Monthan AFB are potentially on the chopping block in order to fund a border wall under President Trump's national emergency declaration.... 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»

Experts urge troop withdrawal; DHS repeats need to ‘harden’ border

National security experts and former military officials called on the administration to bring active-duty troops home from the border for Thanksgiving and end what they called a “needless” and politically motivated deployment.... Read more»

D-M, Ft. Huachuca to house troops sent to border; 101st Airborne among soldiers deployed

Tucson's Davis-Monthan AFB, and Ft. Huachuca in Sierra Vista, are among the locations where U.S. military forces are being stationed near the Mexican border. Among the deployments are the 101st Airborne Division.... Read more»4

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