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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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Tell the Air Force what you think about putting F-35s at Tucson's Davis-Monthan

Source: Arizona Daily Star

The Air Force is soliciting comments from the public on the possible basing of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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.

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.

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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