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Southern Arizona Defense Alliance


Economic Impact of Southern Arizona Military Operations Continues to Expand, Area Leads State in Output.
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Economic Impact



2016 Mission Strong Survey reports backing of region’s defense operations; still ‘Mission Strong’ among public.

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Arizona lawmakers make another pitch to save National Guard Apaches

Source: Arizona Daily Star

Members of Arizona’s congressional delegation are making an eleventh-hour appeal to suspend a decision to cut the number of Apache attack helicopter battalions in the Army National Guard and disband a unit based in Marana.

Arizona National Guard chief fights to keep Apache helicopters

Source: Arizona Daily Star

The chief of the Arizona National Guard is mounting a last-ditch effort to save Apache attack-helicopter training at the Silverbell Army Heliport near Marana, as the Army moves to . . .

Study Shows Mega Economic Impact of Military

Source: Tucson News Now

The military has a multi-billion dollar impact on the economy in southern Arizona, and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is the third-largest employer in Tucson, just behind the University of Arizona and Raytheon.

2017 YMCA Community Military Breakfast

Source: YMCA

The breakfast honors all five branches of veterans in southern Arizona. Event takes place Friday, Oct. 10, 7:00-9:00am.

YPG: Army shaped Yuma’s history

Source: Yuma Sun

Some reminisce fondly about the history courses they attended in school, remembering the tales of adventure, hard work and courage.


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