Welcome to Davis-Monthan AFB

Welcome to Davis-Monthan AFB!

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is located just south of Tucson, Arizona.

The base was established in 1925 as the Davis-Monthan Landing Field and is named in honor of World War I pilots, Lieutenants Samuel H. Davis and Oscar Monthan. The base was established for a combination of civil and military operations in the early 1940s when military requirements caused the relocation of civil aviation activities. Davis-Monthan Army Air Field became a military base in preparation for World War II and the Army started to use the airfield for training aircrew for B-17 Flying Fortresses. Many bombardment groups were assigned to the base during that time, bombing empty desert in preparation for missions in the Pacific and European Theaters. Later Davis-Monthan became a POW camp for German prisoners, from 1945 to 1946.

The host unit at Davis-Monthan is the 355th Fighter Wing, which provides air support air liaison officers, control and communications warfare, air control radar and combat support forces, flying the awesome A-10 Thunderbolt II.

The other well known unit at Davis-Monthan is the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group is a unit assigned to the base who is responsible for the base’s aircraft “Boneyard” which has the largest number of conserved planes in the world. The planes are kept there to be stripped or preserved to be restored to service. Another tenant of the base is the 25th Operational Weather Squadron which produces weather forecasts for the Western United States. The squadron also trains new weather professionals—both enlisted personnel and officers.

Weather in the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base area tends to be very hot in the summer with temperatures in the 80s and 90s and cool in the winter with the temperatures in the 50s. Annual rainfall in the area is 12 inches with the wettest month being August. July is the warmest month, and January is the coldest.

Local housing options are available nearby in cities such as Tucson or Vail. Apartments around Tucson rent for between about $460-$750, and houses cost about $164,000.
 
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  About DoD Housing Network

Welcome to DoD Housing Network. We provide the resources for you to make an educated housing decision upon your PCS arrival to Davis-Monthan AFB. Whether you decide to stay on base in Davis-Monthan AFB housing or use your basic allowance for housing (BAH) to rent or purchase a home in the community surrounding Davis-Monthan AFB, our relocation tools will help you make the right choice. Feel free to browse the homes for rent, homes for sale by owner (FSBO) and featured real estate, as well as the local businesses that work with Davis-Monthan AFB inbound soldiers and their families. Our goal at DoD Housing Network is to help you better understand Davis-Monthan AFB and the surrounding communities, neighborhoods and activities. If you need temporary lodging upon your arrival to Davis-Monthan AFB please visit our lodging section with available hotels close to base. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.