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Tuskegee Airmen, heralded Black aviators of WWII, honored at Luke Air Force Base

Amid the roar of jets taking off and landing at Luke Air Force Base, members of the Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen gathered in Hangar 999 for Arizona’s ninth annual Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day. ... Read more»

Senate approves Arizonan Barrett as fourth female Air Force secretary

The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to confirm Arizona businesswoman Barbara Barrett as the next Air Force secretary.... Read more»

Report: Az's smaller defense firms face sequester cuts

Smaller companies with contracts to supply products and services to Arizona’s top-tier aerospace and defense companies face the greatest threat if sequestration cuts take effect, according to a report released Tuesday.... Read more»

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Wright Flight kids open D-M air show

The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Open House air show continues despite the wet weather.... Read more»

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Thunderbirds prep for D-M Open House air show

The Air Force's elite demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, took to the skies over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in a practice run for Saturday and Sunday's events.... Read more»

Brewer wants F-35s based at Luke AFB

Gov. Jan Brewer was in Washington on Wednesday to urge the secretary of the Air Force to base the service’s next-generation F-35 fighter jets at Luke Air Force Base near Glendale.... Read more»

Proposition 110

Land swaps would preserve bases, aid conservation, supporters say

Supporters say a ballot proposition designed to make it easier to swap rather than sell or lease state trust land would help facilitate agreements that preserve military installations.... Read more»

No F-35s for Tucson; Luke AFB selected

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter won't thunder through Tucson skies any time soon. Luke Air Force Base in Glendale was chosen over Tucson International Airport as the preferred training base for for the new jet.... Read more»