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Elgin Bridge Fire downgraded to 2K acres as containment lines hold

Despite "red-flag" conditions Tuesday, firefighters were able to attack the Elgin Bridge Fire and established new containment lines keeping the wildfire from overrunning ranch houses and high-voltage power lines in the area southeast of Tucson.... Read more»

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Elgin Bridge Fire burns 4K acres south of Tucson, threatens power lines for Ft. Huachuca & Sierra Vista

Fueled by wind and dry vegetation, the Elgin Bridge Fire has consumed 4,000 acres of grasslands and chaparral south of Tucson, and crews are working to keep the wildfire from overrunning high-voltage power lines that supply electricity to Fort Huachuca and Sierra Vista.... Read more»

Southern Az's Camp Naco named one of America's most endangered historic places of 2022

Camp Naco in Southern Arizona was added to the list of America's "11 most endangered historic places" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It was built in 1919 and housed Buffalo Soldiers and Civilian Conservation Corps workers in the early 20th century. ... Read more»

Soldado Búfalo asciende a general: el primer coronel negro comandó Ft. Huachuca en 1917

El Ejército de EE.UU. ascendió al Col. Young, el legendario oficial negro de los Soldados Búfalo, un siglo después de su muerte. Luchó contra Pancho Villa y comandandó Ft. Huachuca en 1917. ... Read more»

Buffalo Soldier finally promoted to general: Army's first Black colonel commanded Ft. Huachuca a century ago

The U.S. Army's first Black colonel, Charles Young, died a century ago after serving as the commander of Ft. Huachuca, but was just recognized with a promotion to brigadier general.... Read more»

San Pedro River, squeezed by growing population, is subject of 2 lawsuits

The San Pedro rivers is the subject of lawsuits filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club and other conservation groups. Cronkite News looks at the health of the San Pedro, one of the few undammed rivers in the Southwest.... 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»

Trump’s emergency wall funding declaration was 'unlawful,' court says

A federal judge in Texas Friday blocked an administration plan to use $3.6 billion in Pentagon funds for border wall construction, calling President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to secure the funds “unlawful.”... Read more»

Transgender soldiers say ban will backfire, but Pentagon defends policy

Transgender troops face an uncertain future awaiting a final court ruling on the Trump Administration's ban of transgender troops enlisting or being booted after they are diagnosed. ... Read more»

Cochise County economy lags as Ft. Huachuca jobs plunge

Fort Huachuca, the U.S. Army base that has been at the center of the Cochise County’s life since frontier days, has seen its work force drastically cut over the past decade, resulting in an economic downturn in the area.... Read more»

Az will see only a fraction of Army’s 40,000 job cuts

Arizona may have averted disaster in the Army’s plan to trim 40,000 jobs, but the announcement that Fort Huachuca will lose 114 positions over the next two years still is “not welcomed news,” officials said this week.... Read more»

Federal shutdown: Az military bases furlough at least 2,000

Arizona's military bases have furloughed at least 2,000 employees and curtailed services due to the partial shutdown of the federal government. However, officials say training and other essential operations will continue.... Read more»

Memorial Day events

Tucson and the region will honor its fallen soldiers with a parade and ceremonies for Memorial Day.... Read more»

Lawmaker: Preserve military bases in land swaps

A state lawmaker wants to give voters a second chance to approve land exchanges that allow the preservation of military installations.... Read more»

Feds list 2 Az fish as endangered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service downgraded two fish species to endangered Thursday, designating more than 700 miles of Arizona and New Mexico waterways as critical habitat in the process.... Read more»

Army's quest for the 'perfect' radio failing troops

Overly ambitious, poorly managed and saddled by incompatible goals, a program to create a single field radio that included testing on Fort Huachuca burned through $6 billion dollars while producing little working hardware. Another $11 billion was spent on old radios for the wars.... Read more»

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