Welcome to Davis-Monthan AFB

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force base 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 host unit at Davis-Monthan is the 355th Fighter Wing which was assigned to the Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force. The wing provides air support air liaison officers, control and communications warfare, air control radar and combat support forces to unified commanders. 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 Air Force Base became a POW camp for German prisoners from 1945 to 1946. Recent units assigned to the base include the 563rd Rescue Group and the 943rd Rescue Group. Davis-Monthan Army Air Field became a military base in preparation for World War II and leaders started to utilize the airfield by sending B-17 Flying Fortresses for bombing practices. Many bombardment groups were assigned to the base during that time.

Weather in the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base area tends to be hot in the summer with temperatures in the 80s 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. The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group is a unit assigned to the base who is responsible for the base’s aircraft “graveyard” which has the largest number of planes in the world. The planes are kept there to be stored or stripped and 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.
 
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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. When looking at the rental homes, apartments and homes for sale make sure to use our tools in each listing to research the schools, demographics, crime rates and other helpful community information pertaining to Tucson , Sierra Vista, Casa Grande, and other nearby areas. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.

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