Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

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Davis–Monthan Air Force Base (AFB) (IATA: DMAICAO: KDMAFAA LID: DMA) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) south-southeast of Tucson, Arizona.

The host unit at Davis–Monthan is the 355th Fighter Wing (355 FW) assigned to the Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force. The 355 FW provides 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; 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 Air Combat Command executive agent for INF and START treaty compliance.

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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