Davis Monthan Air Force Base
2720 Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 85707
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.
Arriving At Davis Monthan Air Force Base
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.
The population at Davis Monthan AFB includes 5,715 active duty, 1,315 reserve, 2,353 civilian personnel, and 7,296 military families.