Mounting Opposition to High Performance Jets

How we can save the A-10 and secure the future of D-M

Read Guest Opinions in the Arizona Daily Star, regarding the A-10: one by Bruce Dusenberry, representing the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce and Mike Grassinger, representing the DM 50; another by Shelley Kais, president of Kais E Systems, Inc., and Republican candidate for Congress in District 2. “How we can save the A-10 and secure […]

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Pentagon officials: We need more base closures

By Jennifer Hlad Stars and Stripes Published: March 12, 2014 Related Report: Obscure laws say DOD can close bases without Congress Panetta: BRAC back on the table in 2014 Pentagon budget Fewer troops, less gear: Specifics of the budget crunch The struggle to downsize EUCOM Recent stories about Base Realignment and Closure U.S. Army Europe […]

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Pima County Board of Supervisors: Resolution of March 11, 2014

The Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution on March 11, 2014 regarding Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, endorsing the A-10 mission and expressing full support “of any new mission, flying or otherwise, that could be supported by Davis-Monthan or other bases in our region.” Link below to also read the Letter from Sharon […]

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Air Force left with little budget flexibility

Article from Air Force Times, by Aaron Mehta, includes the following excerpt: “The argument in favor of cutting current capability is the need to fund future modernization, and the budget request certainly does that. The F-35 joint strike fighter and KC-46A tanker each received big boosts for procurement, while the long-range strike bomber jumped to […]

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Pentagon Will Cut Services and Benefits To Soldiers While Protecting Profits of Defense Industry

Watch video, and view transcript below, of The Real News Network interview with William D. Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, who is an expert in military spending, and author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex. (Nation Books, 2011) If […]

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Threat to D-M’s mission suddenly real

Threat to D-M’s mission suddenly real By TIM STELLAR, Arizona Daily Star, March 5, 2014

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Your Donations Are Always Welcome…Sorry, they are not tax deductible

Tucson Forward is helping the tens of thousands of Tucsonan’s who oppose the untested and noisy F-35 and other high-performance military jets from flying over our neighborhoods. The military and base supporters have their legal and PR team fighting for their interests. Sorry, donations to Tucson Forward, Inc. are not tax deductible.

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Aircraft Noise Tied to Heart Disease in Two Studies

Bloomberg By Naomi Kresge – Oct 9, 2013 Two studies linked aircraft noise to higher rates of cardiovascular disease in results that may fuel debate about the effect airports have on their neighbors. The first study found rates of strokes and heart disease increased with people’s proximity to London’s Heathrow Airport, Europe’s busiest hub. The […]

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NEW STUDIES DEMONSTRATE AIRPORT NOISE LINKED TO HEART RISK

Airport Noise Linked to Heart Risk By NICHOLAS BAKALAR New York Times 10/15/13 Older people living near noisy airports may have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, a new study reports. Researchers used data from the Federal Aviation Administration to establish noise levels in zip codes abutting 89 airports in the contiguous United States. Using […]

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TUCSON FORWARD SUPPORTS THE LONGEVITY OF THE A-10

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO SUPPORT THE A-10

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