- Associated Press - Thursday, March 10, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The secretary of the Air Force says despite possible budget cuts, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base has a bright future.

Secretary Deborah Lee James said Wednesday during her visit to the Tucson base that she was very impressed by the busy base and that she sees room for growth for future missions.

James made her first trip to Tucson this week to review base operations and discuss Davis-Monthan’s efficient energy use. She was accompanied by Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall of the U.S. Department of Energy.

The visit comes as the base has been in talks to retire a number of jets in its fleet due to budget cuts.

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