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Canyon Records

​ Canyon Records is the world’s largest American Indian recording company. For over sixty years, Canyon has recorded American Indian musicians including Cree, Lakota, and Blackfoot tribes. The...

The Coronado Expedition

Francisco Vázquez de Coronado led an expedition through Arizona in 1540 in search of transportable riches, rumored to be in the Seven Cities of Cibola. His trek through the area that today forms...

Early Conquistadors Explore the Southwest

Not all American history took place on the Atlantic Coast. Spanish Conquistadors colonized Mexico and explored the American Southwest more than 200 years before America was founded. For...

Charles D. Poston, “Father of Arizona”

Charles Debrille Poston (1825–1902) is considered the Father of Arizona due to his prominent role in procuring Arizona’s Territorial status. Poston was also one of the area’s first white explorers,...

The Colorado River

Pioneers in the Aerospace Industry

The 390th Memorial at the Pima Air & Space Museum

Honorin​g Courage and Sacrifice​ Sixty-five years ago, the men of the 390th Bombardment Group, an Eighth Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress unit stationed in England, created a place in world...

Yuma Proving Ground and Barry Goldwater Complex

Yuma Proving Ground 1,300 square miles in size, the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) is one of the largest military installations in the western world. Its mission is to ensure the success...

Yuma Marine Corps Air Station (U.S. Marine Corps)

Yuma Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS Yuma) is the busiest air station in the Marine Corps and the third busiest in the Naval service. The air station currently hosts 100 units from U.S. and NATO...

Fort Huachuca (U.S. Army)

Located in Cochise County about 15 miles north of the border with Mexico, Fort Huachuca is the home of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (...

Air National Guard: Fighter Pilot Training

  Tucson International Airport is home to the Air National Guard's (ANG) premier F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilot training unit, the 162nd Fighter Wing. It is the largest ANG fighter wing in...

Aerospace and Technology: Reaching New Heights

Arizona is one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing aerospace centers. Aerospace and defense comprises Arizona’s premiere industry cluster, employing over 93,800 people statewide in over...

F-16 Fighting Falcon

F-16 Fighting Falcon The F-16 Fighting Falcon is used in military applications around the world. In Arizona, its capabilities are tested at the Yuma Proving Grounds and the Barry M. Goldwater...

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV/UAS)

Arizona serves as a hub for the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)/Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry. A UAV or UAS refers to aircraft with no pilot on board. These can be remote controlled...

Education Partnerships: Aerospace and Technology

Aerospace education is a top priority for Arizona leaders. Strategic planning groups such as the Arizona Science Foundation, as well as players in the aerospace industry, work with primary and...

Semiconductors and Circuits

Look inside automobiles, eReaders, tablets, network systems, airplanes, home energy gateways, portable electrocardiograms, lighting systems, modern security appliances and smartphones…what do they...

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