The Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard has filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County, and the county has counter-filed, taking issue with the state’s right to prevent development around Luke Air Force Base and nearby auxiliary field in Gila Bend, reports the Phoenix Business Journal. As one means to help keep Luke and other Arizona military installations off the BRAC 2005 hit list, the state required land-use plans that would prohibit private development around the installations. Maricopa has flouted that law for four years, according to an Arizona Republic op-ed. The article states: “From Peoria to Goodyear, they changed their general plans and zoning to protect Luke. Maricopa County hasn’t.”
Feb. 26, 2024
Two B-52 Stratofortresses from the 5th Bomb Wing conducted a flyover at Changi Air Base during the Singapore Airshow late last week. The BUFFs, currently deployed to Anderson Air Force Base in Guam, flew to Singapore to be featured at the biennial event, which concluded Feb. 25.