The security of Arizona’s southern border has been a long and often bitter debate, centered around how illegal immigrants and smugglers sneak into the country by the thousands.
There’s a place just north of the border, named after one of Arizona’s most renowned Senators, Barry M. Goldwater.
The clear blue skies above Arizona are perfect for training the U.S. Air Force pilots. In the desert north-west of Tucson there is live bombing practice. It’s a daily occurrence for A-10, F-16, and F-35 pilots at the Barry Goldwater Range.
“It’s very hard to control access to a million acres, it’s not all fenced in as you might think, we’re not staffed to watch every inch of the land to see who is out there,” said Range Director Chas Buchannan.