Davis Monthan Air Force Base

355th Wing

2720 Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 85707

Air Force

ABOUT

The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base 5 miles south-southeast of downtown Tucson, Arizona. Davis-Monthan AFB is best known as the location of the Air Force Materiel Command’s 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group.  The area is also an aircraft boneyard for all excess military and U.S. government aircraft and aerospace vehicles.

The base was established in 1925 as Davis-Monthan Landing Field. The base was named in honor of World War I pilots Lieutenants Samuel H. Davis and Oscar Monthan, both Tucson natives.

The 355th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, however, other units also call D-M home. Twelfth Air Force, the 563rd Rescue Group, and The Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) are all based out of Davis Monthan AFB. The 355th’s mission is threefold: First, deploy, employ, support and sustain attack airpower and Airmen in support of Combatant Commanders anywhere in the world. Second, train the finest attack pilots for the Combat Air Forces. Third, provide every member of the Desert Lightning Team with responsive, tailored and mission-focused base support.

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ARRIVAL

The closest airport is Tucson International Airport, which is located 10.7 miles away.

 

Directions from Tucson International Airport:
Head south on S Tucson Boulevard
Slight left onto E Corona Road
Turn left onto S Alvernon way
Continue to Golf Links Road
Turn right onto S Wilmot Road
Your destination is on the right

If you arrive after hours, weekends or holiday, newcomers should check in at the 24-hour arrival point located at the Inn on Davis-Monthan AFB, Building 2350 10th Street.  They can be reached by phone at 520-748-1500. If you made prior arrangements and arrived during duty hours, you should go directly to your unit. The unit will schedule the Airman for mass processing with the Military Personnel Section. The In-processing briefings are held at 7:30 a.m on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Professional Development Center, Building 2441 (to the right of the base exchange). All Airmen must accomplish in-processing within two days of arriving at Davis Monthan AFB.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
 

To be enrolled in an Arizona school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.

 

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.

 

Tuscon Unified School District

 

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
 

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

 

​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

 

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.

 
 
 
Arizona Humane Society (602) 997-7585
 
 

Pima County Sheriff Department (520) 351-4600

Base Operator 520-228-1110

Chaplain 520-228-5411

Child Development Center 520-228-3336

Dental Clinic 520-228-2654

Dorm Management 520-228-5089

EFMP Family Support 520-228-5690

Family Advocacy Program 520-228-2104

Family Child Care 520 228-6463

Hospital 520-228-2669

Housing Services Office 520-228-3687

ID/CAC Card Processing 520-228-4425

Information and Referral 520-228-5690

In-Processing 520-228-7763

Legal Services and JAG 520-228-5690

NAF Human Resources Officer 520-228-5242

Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255

Temporary Lodging 520-228-3230

Welcome Center 520-228-4886

Housing

At Davis-Monthan AFB, military family housing is privatized. Lend Lease/Soaring Heights Communities owns the family housing and is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community.

Crow Creek Town Homes
4.6 miles from base

There are affordable, newer, and well kept town homes in this community with beautiful mountain views. There is some street noise.

Austin Point
5.9 miles from base

Austin Point is a nice, small neighborhood for couples and young families. The houses are close together but they are newer construction. The area is close to shopping and restaurants. There is also a nice park with picnic areas to enjoy.

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We vet for Vets

Report To Base is the #1 site for vetted military friendly realtors that work with active duty, are well versed in VA purchases and virtual tours. We feature mortgage brokers who specialize in VA loans with competitive rates so you do not have to shop for low rates we do it for you. All our home inspectors are VA friendly and are backed by our community. At Report To Base we do all the work for you. All you have to do is click and call.

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Report to Base is the #1 site for vetted, trustworthy realtors, mortgage brokers and home inspectors. Report To Base does all the hard work for you. All you have to do is click and call.

Be sure to let our partners know you found them at Report to Base!

Community

In the Davis Monthan Air Force Base community, the summers are sweltering, the winters are cool and dry, and it is mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 102°F and is rarely below 33°F or above 107°F.

The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 25 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 94°F. The hottest day of the year is June 29, with an average high of 102°F and low of 75°F. The cool season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 22 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 72°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 42°F and high of 65°F.

The wetter season lasts 2.1 months, from July 5 to September 9, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on August 4. The drier season lasts 9.9 months, from September 9 to July 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on May 20.

Compared to the state average of Arizona the cost of living in Tucson, AZ is 92, which is 6% lower than the average in Arizona and compared to the national average it is 8% lower.

If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Tucson, AZ goods and services come in at 4% higher than the average in Arizona and are 1% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

The Davis Monthan Air Force Community is located in Tuscon, Arizona. Tuscon is on the Santa Cruz River, formerly a perennial river, but now a dry river bed for much of the year that floods during significant seasonal rains.

Attractions in downtown Tuscon include the Hotel Congress designed in 1919, the Art Deco Fox Theatre designed in 1929, the Rialto Theatre opened in 1920, and St. Augustine Cathedral completed in 1896. Included on the National Register of Historic Places is the old Pima County Courthouse, designed by Roy Place in 1928. The El Charro Café, Tucson’s oldest restaurant, also operates its main location downtown.

Tucson’s largest park, Reid Park, is in midtown and includes Reid Park Zoo and Hi Corbett Field. Central Tucson is bicycle-friendly! To the east of the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!), Third Street is bike-only, except for local traffic, and passes by the historic homes of the Sam Hughes neighborhood.

The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show is one of the largest gem and mineral shows in the world and has been held for over 50 years.

Since 2009, the Tucson Festival of Books has been held annually over a two-day period in March at the University of Arizona. By 2010, it had become the fourth largest book festival in the United States.

Other major attractions include the Tuscon Folk Festival, Fourth Avenue Street Fair, The Tuscon Rodeo, Tuscon Modernism Week and All Souls Procession Weekend.

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