Shopping and Dining
ARMY AND AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICE
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service provides multiple services on base, most notably the exchange, in Building 2527 at
5405 E. Granite St. Shopping privileges are limited to those who have valid military identification cards.
More than 29,000 square feet of selling space supports more than 43,000 items. The Davis-Monthan exchange carries a larger selection of Arizona souvenirs than any other exchange in the state. Customers can write checks for purchases made within the exchange — verified at the checkout registers — for as much as $300 more than the purchase amount. Patrons may also cash personal checks at the cashier’s cage for up to $300 per day if their name and address is imprinted on the check and up to $100 without imprinting. Members may cash military paychecks for as much as $500.
The exchange now accepts debit cards for payment of purchases. Up to $100 cash back is allowed for purchases paid for with debit cards.
AAFES catalogs have a special order section containing items not normally stocked in the exchange. Patrons must pay for catalog orders in advance, and the items will usually arrive at their residences three to six weeks after placing an order.
Military Clothing Sales is co-located with the main store. It is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Refunds and exchanges are handled in the store’s customer service area. Concessionaires providing a variety of services and products are just outside the exchange, such as: base laundry and dry cleaners, a tailor shop, a barbershop, a beauty shop, a flower shop (which also offers gift wrapping), a watch repair shop, an optical shop, a nutrition center, Southwestern gifts, cellular phone service and equipment, and a UPS Store. All are open Monday through Saturday.
The exchange hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Other AAFES operations include a shoppette, a service station, Burger King, a Class Six store and more.
The human resources office for AAFES employment is in Building 4320. The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY
The base commissary’s goal is to achieve unprecedented efficiency in military grocery sales and to provide better service to its customers. It strives to do this by offering high-quality products at the best possible prices with savings of at least 30 percent. The Defense Commissary Agency has devised a set of standardized floor plans, simplified stocking procedures and regionalized stock lists. Headquarters controls item additions and deletions, and only items on the stock list are authorized for stocking at the Davis-Monthan commissary. DeCA has significantly reduced the stock in warehouses in an effort to increase efficiency and reduce operating costs. This means it operates without warehouse stock on many products, relying instead on daily deliveries and shelf restocking. Customers may special order products from all departments.
The commissary is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The commissary is closed for some holidays. For more information, call 520-228-3116.
Club Ironwood is in Building 2050, which is near the transient quarters at Craycroft Road and Ironwood Street. The Circa 25 Bar is in Club Ironwood.
It’s best to call ahead to check on service availability for special events. Members and guests can enjoy the club’s lunch buffet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
An extensive variety of entertainment, membership and retiree nights, dinner specials, holiday brunches, a barbershop and lounges all provide the conveniences for the club. For more information, call 520-228-3301.
DESERT INN DINING FACILITY
Military members and travelers on temporary duty are eligible to eat at the Desert Inn dining facility, Building 4100. The Desert Inn is open seven days a week. Hours are 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. (breakfast), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch) and 4 to 6 p.m. (dinner) Monday through Friday. There is also a midnight meal 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. On weekends, hours are 7 to 9 a.m. (breakfast), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch) and 4 to 6 p.m. (dinner). For Christmas and Thanksgiving, breakfast is 7 to 9 a.m., lunch is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner is 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Carryout service is available. For more information, call the Desert Inn at 520-228-3072/5501.
The Roadrunner Inn flight kitchen, Building 5428, offers a more limited menu. For eligibility and hours, call 520-228-4096.
HEAD PIN CAFE
The Head Pin Cafe is in the Davis-Monthan bowling center in Building 3203. Call 520-228-3461 for hours of operation.
The Sports Hub was integrated inside the existing D-M Lanes bowling center. It features flat-screen TVs and select seating for watching sporting events throughout the year, as well as a variety of craft and local beers on tap.