Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Located in the heart of Tucson, Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is home to 11,000 airmen from 34 unique mission partners, which support six combatant commanders around the globe every day. Over the years, Davis-Monthan AFB has earned a proud history of distinction and most recently was awarded the 2018 Commander in Chief’s annual award for installation excellence as the best base in the Air Force.
The 355th Wing is the host unit for the installation in addition to its primary mission of deploying, employing and sustaining combat search and rescue and attack air power in support of combatant commanders anywhere in the world.
Additionally, Davis-Monthan AFB is home to 12th Air Force, the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, the 55th Electronic Combat Group, the 214th Attack Group of the Arizona Air National Guard, 943rd Rescue Group of the Air Force Reserve, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The Base and the City of Tucson have grown and thrived together over the years. As the third largest employer in the area, the more than 46,000 men and women that make up Davis-Monthan AFB contribute more than $2.6 billion to the local economy annually.
$2.6 billion | 16,679 jobs
DM50 is a non-profit, volunteer service organization supporting Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. DM50 was formed in 1986 by a diverse group of 59 Tucson business and civic leaders in response to a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process that threatened to close Davis-Monthan AFB. The group has since expanded to over 100 members. DM50 funds dozens of initiatives to improve the quality of life for DM’s airmen and advocates for the Base and bridges relationships among DMAFB and the leadership of greater Tucson, the State of Arizona, and at the federal level on both Capital Hill and the Pentagon.
Each spring, DM50 hosts a picnic and car show for all Base personnel and their families with food, beverages, games, and entertainment. In the fall, DM50 hosts a tailgate party for airmen and their families before a U of A football game. Other support includes dinners with Airmen in the dorms, providing families with car seats, support of Borman K-8, and military spouse employment. An annual golf tournament funds a discretionary fund for the Base Commander to fulfill unfunded Airmen support needs.
Advocacy efforts include regular communication with local, state and federal elected officials to brief them on community support for the Base, and encourage them to support legislation beneficial to DMAFB.