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John McCain on D-M's future

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The A-10 “Warthog” attack jets stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base are likely safe from the budget ax for at least a year, Sen. John McCain said in an interview with the Arizona Daily Star’s editorial board. But the Phoenix Republican said he’s not aware of any Air Force plans to base the new F-35 stealth fighter — the long-term replacement for the A-10 and other fighter jets — at D-M, so the local base’s long-term future may depend on adding missions such as drone operations or border security.