DM50 is a nonprofit, volunteer group that advocates for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and its airmen. DM50 has raised more than $1.5 million for initiatives to improve the quality of life for military personnel at Davis-Monthan and to protect the future of the Base and to expand its vital missions here in Southern Arizona.
For over six decades, Tucson has been a proud host for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (DMAFB), and recognizes the tremendous sacrifices made by its service members and families who live and work as part of our community. The synergy between Tucson and Davis-Monthan greatly enhances our local economy while ensuring our national security.
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is one of the largest, key, Air Combat Command installations in the United States Air Force. DMAFB provides medical, logistical, mission and operational support, and training for U.S. forces at home and around the globe. Located within the City of Tucson, Davis-Monthan employs over 7,900 military and 3,700 civilian personnel. The installation encompasses over 10,000 acres, 448 buildings, 1,256 homes, and a 13,643-foot runway.
The Base was named in honor of two World War I pilots, Lieutenants Samuel H Davis and Oscar Monthan, both Tucson natives who attended the University of Arizona. Since that time, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base has continued to serve as a point of patriotism and pride for the entire region. Since its inception in 1925, over 61 Major Commands and Major Units have called Davis-Monthan their home.
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was named the outstanding installation in the entire United States Air Force in 2012, and received the Air Combat Command Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence award in both 2016 and 2018
Davis-Monthan was recognized on National Philanthropy Day by the Association of Fund Raising Professionals as an outstanding philanthropic and volunteer organization in Tucson and Southern Arizona.
The video below contains a short history of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.