Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Davis-Monthan AFB

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Base Operator:
(520) 228-1110
DSN (312) 228-1110

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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 Air Force Base 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 Air Force Base 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. For more history visit the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base homepage.

 

Mission
The 355th Fighter Wing falls under the 12th Air Force, headquartered at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona and Air Combat Command, headquartered at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.

The wing’s mission is to deploy, employ and sustain expeditionary combat and combat support forces while enabling critical JFACC and HLS operations.

 

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