The Davis Monthan Air Force Base is situated at Tuscan in Arizona. It is a dynamic base located in brilliant scenery with a juxtaposition of the deserts and the mountains. The dual purpose of the base is to enable critical HLS and JFACC operations, and to sustain and employ combat support forces and expeditionary combat.

Cost of Living: The cost of living in this part of the country is quite average, pegged at 10% less than average of cost of living for major USA cities. The rates of interest are comparatively lower and with a growing population, the area is considered as an affordable place to live as far as West and the Sunbelt is concerned.

Automated Telephone Attendant Number: 520 228 1110 and DSN 312 228 1110

Base Population: There are about 6,526 active duty personnel in the area along with 323 reservists. The area is also home to 8,427 family members of the military and 1,437 civilians.

City/Area Population: The city of Tucson has a population of 530,213 and Pima County has a population of 980,263. Several retirees reside in the military town of Tucson.

Area Population:  530,213 in the city of Tucson, 980,263 in Pima County; Tucson is a military town with a large number of retirees.

Child Development Centers: Child care services are provided by Davis Monthan at the DM CDC and the Finley CDC. Both of the centers provide with quality care to the DoD civilians as well as the active duty family members of the base. The programs include several activities such as “Give Parents A Break” and “Parents Night Out”. There are as many as eleven major public schools in Tucson. The Borman Elementary School is one of the traditional schools of Tucson. Another important school in the area is the Sonoran Science Academy which is a private charter school and tuition free.

Youth Program: For every information regarding the youth programs of Davis Monthan AFB, you can call at 20 228 8844. In order to know more about the School Age Program, you may call at 520 228 8484. The base has very active and efficient programs for its youth that range from employment to sponsorships and recreation.

Airman and Family Readiness Center: The contact number to the Airman and Family Readiness Center is 520 228 5690.

Employment: The rate of unemployment in Arizona is about 9%. The rate is about 8% in Tucson. The spouse of a military member who has been newly assigned may get an unemployment compensation. The Median income of the household in Tucson is about $44,000. For further information, you may call at 1 877 600 2722.

Base Services:

The Support Services Squadron of the base provides a number of outdoor as well as indoor recreational facilities along with clubs. Apart from that, the service includes commissaries, exchange systems and the Bank of America.

Medical Services:

The medical community of Davis Monthan and Tucson flourish with ten hospitals that provide about 2,784 beds. There are about 525 staff members at treatment facility of Davis Monthan that include about 113 dentist and 50 providers. They offer full range of dental as well as basic medical services.

History

The group that is responsible for the aircraft “graveyard” of the base is the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group or AMARG. The “graveyard” is the biggest as far as planes of the world are concerned. This is where the oldest military as well as other aircraft can be found stationed. They are pulped, restored for service, or stripped down in this area.

Units

The units of the base include the Headquarters, twelfth Air Force, 612th Air Operations Group, 612th Air Intelligence Squadron, 612th Air Communications Squadron, 612th Air and Space Operations Center, the 48th Rescue Squadron, the 563rd Rescue Group and the 55th Rescue Squadron.

Housing

Housing facilities are available for all active duty personnel along with their families. For further information, the official website of Air Force Housing is the perfect place. Visit the Air Force Housing website to find your new home with the Air Force. This website serves as a one-stop shop for Airmen and their families to obtain information about the housing options and support services available to them at Davis-Monthan, and at Air Force bases world-wide.

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