DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB
Tucson, AZ 85730, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Arrival

  The Inn on Davis-Monthan features 174 visiting quarters rooms, 61 visiting Airmen quarters rooms and 50 temporary lodging facilities (25 one-bedroom and 25 two-bedroom units). The lodging office and most accommodations are conveniently located near the Mirage Club, Base Exchange, commissary, post office, dining facility and Burger King. A

Settling In

  There are eight permanent dormitories on base. Staff sergeants (E-5) and above are granted single-rate basic allowance for quarters and are not permitted to reside in the dormitories. There are plenty of affordable one- and two-bedroom apartments off base. Normally, Airmen in the grades between E-1 and E-4 are

History

  The U.S. Army declared Tucson’s second airfield suitable for military operations Oct. 6, 1925. The city successfully built the field in accordance with U.S. Army guidelines. Twenty days later the field’s flight log received its first entry — a small detachment serviced transient aircraft bound for California. Many pioneer

Mission

  Headquarters 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, is responsible for two equally important missions. First, in the traditional numbered Air Force role as 12th Air Force, the organization reports to Air Combat Command to organize, train and equip U.S. Airmen

Exploring Tucson

  Welcome to Tucson, the county seat of Pima County and one of America’s fastest-growing cities. Tucson is situated on a high valley floor at an elevation of about 2,400 feet. The city is surrounded by five mountain ranges. To the north is the Santa Catalinas; to the south are

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55th RQS: These things we do, that others may live

Story by SrA Betty Chevalier on 02/16/2017 (This story is part of the "55th RQS series" which highlights the different AFSCs associated with the unit.) Combat search and rescue plays a major role in the mission set of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The 55th Rescue Squadron focuses on training and

Upgrade advances A-10s search capability

Story by A1C Mya Crosby on 01/06/2017 A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to active duty fighter squadrons here are in the process of having new lightweight airborne recovery systems installed. The LARS V-12 is designed to allow A-10 pilots to communicate more effectively with individuals on the ground such as downed

Gunning for Success

Story by A1C Ashley Steffen on 10/31/2016 When close air support is called to battle, there is no margin for the A-10C Thunderbolt II weapon systems to fail. The 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadrons armament flight is responsible for loading ammunition and disassembling weapon systems for inspection and cleaning. "Our jobs
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