More than a dozen Hydra 70 2.75-inch air-to-ground rockets covering a road adjacent to the aircraft boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona (Air Force amn/nco/snco)

The Air Force is currently investigating an August incident that saw rockets outfitted with white phosphorus warheads spill out of a military vehicle onto a Tucson roadway, Task & Purpose has learned.

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A man is suing a U.S. body-donation company for giving his mother's body to the military for blast testing when he believed it would be used for medical research.

Jim Stauffer said he donated the body of his mother, Doris Stauffer, to the for-profit Biological Resource Center after she died in hospice care in 2013, hoping that it could conduct research into Alzheimer's, a disease she had.

Stauffer said he learned after a 2016 Reuters investigation that her body had been used for a U.S. Army research project looking at bomb impact.

Stauffer has now joined 32 other plaintiffs suing the center, accusing it of deceiving them about what happened to their family members' bodies. The case is set to go to trial on October 21, CNN reported.

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A soldier who died while deployed to the southwestern border has been identified as Pfc. Steven Hodges, 20, of Menifee, California, officials announced on Monday.

Hodges was found dead near Nogales, Arizona, on June 1, according to U.S. Northern Command.

No information about how he died was immediately available other than foul play is not suspected, officials said. The cause of death is under investigation

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Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen visits the San Luis II Commercial Port of Entry in Arizona. During Secretary Nielsen's visit she met with the Governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey and members from the National Guard. Secretary Nielsen toured the Border Wall between the United States and Mexico near the port. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Mani Albrecht)

While National Guard troops sent to the border are withdrawing in other states, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says those here will remain.

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A Marine Corps recruiting station was targeted by a firebombing spree that has imperiled multiple buildings across Tucson, Arizona this week, the Arizona Daily Star reports.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jack Braden

An Iraqi pilot who was conducting training operations with the Air National Guard’s 162nd Air Wing was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed in southwest Arizona around 3 p.m. on Sept. 5, according to the unit's official Twitter account.

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