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Davis Monthan Air Force Base

Four A-10s from Davis-Monthan fly in formation over Arizona
Military structure
NameDavis Monthan Air Force Base
Part ofAir Combat Command (ACC)
In use1941-Present
Controlled by 
355th Wing

Davis Monthan Air Force Base

Airport information
Elevation824 m (2704 ft)

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Davis Monthan Air Force Base (DM AFB) is a United States Air Force base located within the city limits, and approximately 5 mi (8 km) south-southeast of downtown, Tucson, Arizona.

The host unit at Davis Monthan is the 355th Fighter Wing (355 FW) assigned to Twelfth Air Force, which is headquartered at DM and is part of Air Combat Command (ACC). The 355 FW and various tenant units located on base provide A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support; OA-10 forward air controllers; air liaison officers; EC-130 command, control and communications warfare; air control radar; combat search and rescue; and combat support forces to unified commanders. The 355 FW also provides initial and recurrency flying training to all U.S. Air Force A/OA-10 and EC-130 pilots and crews; and is the ACC's executive agent for INF and START treaty compliance. Although under ACC, it is best known for its role as the location of the Air Force Materiel Command's 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), better known as the sole aircraft boneyard for all excess military and government aircraft, as its location allows for preservation of the aircraft.

Davis Monthan AFB was established in 1925 as Davis-Monthan Landing Field, and is named in honor of World War I pilots Lieutenants Samuel H. Davis and Oscar Monthan, both Tucson natives. The commander of the 355th FW is Colonel John Cherrey. The Command Chief Master Sergeant is CMSgt Vincent Howard.

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