I went with Duratracs, IMO they're perfect for southern Arizona. I was the same as you; wanting something agressive but quiet. My rig is my DD but I try to hit the trails when ever I can and they do well all around.
I have an '07 JKU with 4:10 gears so I was able to put on 35's and they are whisper quiet compared to the ProComps I used to have on.
The best prices I've found in town for Goodyear is Discount tire. I used my Tread Lightly discount to get $100 off and when I told them I was a member of Wrangler Forum, they knocked off another $50.
Thank you for your service and when you get in town, you may want to check out our local thread: Tucson Crew