The Ear-Splitting Migration is on
An ear-splitting and alarming migration takes place every winter over the skies of Tucson as squadrons of aircraft temporarily relocate here from other states and countries for training.
This winter migration brings in scores of military aircraft that add to the noise, health concerns, and air pollution already generated by routine military flights from Davis Monthan Air Force Base and Tucson International Airport, (Air National Guard). These added flights also up the ante on the possibility of a disaster over the already crowded skies of Tucson.
Current winter training flights:
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Multiple units from across the country will be visiting Davis-Monthan through the month of January.
Fourteen (14) F-15Es from the 334th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC, arrived here January 5 and will train here until January 15.
Two (2) U-28s from the 319th Special Operations Squadron at Hulbert Field, FL, will train here January 9-15.
Ten (10) A-10s from the 104th Fighter Squadron (part of the Maryland Air National Guard’s 175th Wing) will train here January 22 - February 7.
During these visits, the aircrews will follow all D-M arrival and departure processes and adhere to noise abatement procedures.
Noise abatement procedures,” what noise abatement procedures? They seem to be purely a myth. And, what about health, air pollution and safety concerns?
If you think this annual migration makes no sense for our community and only serves to makes a bad situation worse, speak out.
Contact Mayor & Council:
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 791-4201
•Ward 1 Council Member Regina Romero email@example.com or (520) 791-4040
•Ward 2 Council Member Paul Cunningham firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 791-4687
•Ward 3 Council Member Karin Uhlich email@example.com or (520) 791-4711
•Ward 4 Council Member Shirley Scott firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 791-3199
•Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres email@example.com or (520) 791-4231
•Ward 6 Council Member Steve Kozachik firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 791-4601
Contact Pima County Supervisors:
District 1 – Ally Miller (520) 724-2738 email email@example.com
District 2 - Ramon Valdez (520) 724-8126 email firstname.lastname@example.org
District 3 - Sharon Bronson (520) 724-8051 email email@example.com
District 4 – Ray Carroll (520) 724-8094 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant to Ray Carroll email Frank.Franco@pima.gov
District 5 – Richard Elias (520) 724-8126 email email@example.com
Contact Senior Leaders at the Pentagon at Public Affairs:
Air Force Langley Public Affairs e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone #: 1-703-697-6061
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Tucson, Arizona 85733