Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Davis–Monthan AFB is a United States Air Force base who headquarters the host unit, 355th Fighter Wing (355 FW) assigned to Twelfth Air Force,

Location

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is located in Tucson, Arizona (Pima County). The area has a large population of military and retired personnel. The aerospace industry is present as well as those associated with flight (e.g. Pima Air and Space Museum and Evergreen Air Center). Davis-Monthan AFB is located in an average cost of living area for the state of Arizona. The mountains and desert scenery juxtapose to provide a beautiful backdrop for this dynamic base.


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History

Davis-Monthan was activated in 1924. Charles Lindbergh officially conducted the base opening ceremonies. The base was named for two local early aviators, who died in separate flight accidents: 1st Lt Samuel H. Davis, killed December 22, 1921, and 2nd Lt Oscar Monthan, killed March 27, 1924.

Mission

Deploy, employ, support, and sustain attack airpower in support of Combatant Commanders anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. Train the finest attack pilots for the Combat Air Forces. Provide every member of Team D-M with responsive, tailored, mission-focused base support.

Population Served

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is surrounded by a very supportive and friendly community of retirees and supporters of airpower. As a host to the 12 AF, we have active duty members of all ranks, from General down to Airman. We also have a large and active corps of civil service employees who diligently support the active duty members on the base through their day-to-day efforts.

Joint service events are becoming more popular with Navy, Marine Corps and Army detachments nearby. The Air Force ROTC unit from the University of Arizona is attached to Davis-Monthan.

Base Transportation

A military taxi service is provided by the 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron. The military taxi service can only be used for official business. To reach the taxi service call, 520-228-1367 or DSN 312-228-1367.

Sponsorship

Davis-Monthan has a very active sponsorship program. If you have not received your sponsor’s information contact the Relocation Manager at the Airman and Family Readiness Center , 520-228-5690 or DSN 312-228-5690.

Temporary Quarters

The Inn on Davis-Monthan can easily meet your temporary quarters needs. You may contact The Inn at 520-748-1500.

Relocation Assistance

Our relocation program includes Right Start, a half-day newcomers briefing for all ranks, the previously mentioned Sponsorship Program, and the Loan Locker where all your immediate household item needs can be met. To learn more about our relocation programs call 520-228-5690 or DSN 312-228-5690.

Contact Information

The base operators can be reached at 520-228-1110 or DSN 312-228-1110.