Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is located within the city limits of Tucson, Ariz. The 355th Wing is the host unit providing medical, logistical, and operational support to all D-M tenant units on base such as 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH), the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), the 55th Electronic Combat Group, 943rd Rescue Group (AFRC), and the 214th Attack Group (ANG). The wing’s missions are to train A-10 and OA-10 pilots and to provide A-10 and OA-10 close support and forward air control to ground forces worldwide. The wing is also tasked to provide command, control, and communications countermeasures in support of tactical forces with its EC-130H aircraft and, employing the EC-130E aircraft, provide airborne command, control, and communications capabilities for managing tactical air operations in war and other contingencies worldwide.
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.
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.
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 Davis-Monthan with responsive, tailored, mission-focused base support.
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.
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.
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.
The Inn on Davis-Monthan can easily meet your temporary quarters needs. You may contact The Inn at 520-748-1500.
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.
The base operators can be reached at 520-228-1110 or DSN 312-228-1110.