Air show attendance reaches new heights

It’s something more than just a sound. You can feel it prickle in the air just before it washes over you. It rattles windows and bones, and stirs the imagination. Like a tidal wave of energy it fills the valley with concussive sound, making thousands of heads turn up toward the sky and marvel. It…

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Annual race for victim aid cash underway

Advocates for victims of crime not only have to fight for the safety and empowerment of their beneficiaries, they also have to fight each other. A competitive selection process began on Feb. 1 to determine which Arizona programs would receive money from the Crime Victim Assistance fund. Public and tribal agencies as well as private, non-profit organizations…

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Pilots practice old and new for season of air shows

On the tarmac at Davis-Monthan AFB, iconic military warbirds cast shadows across the tarmac against the fearsome, sharp, raptor-like features of modern stealth fighters and air-superiority specialists, facing off against each other for a short time before they join together in seamless synchronization in the sky. The roar of their engines, some of which are…

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Going green, drab olive style

The largest single energy user in the country already wears varying shades of green, and now it is one step closer to another shade: energy independence. Fort Huachuca cut the ribbon on the Department of Defense’s largest solar array located just outside of the fort itself on Feb. 11, bringing the military closer to its…

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