Davis–Monthan Air Force Base
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
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Davis–Monthan Air Force Base was established in 1925 as Davis-Monthan Landing Field. The host unit for the AFB is the 355th Wing assigned to Twelfth Air Force, part of Air Combat Command.
The base was named in honor of World War I pilots Lieutenants Samuel H. Davis (1896–1921) and Oscar Monthan (1885–1924), both Tucson natives.
Located on base is the 25th Operational Weather Squadron 25 OWS. The squadron produces forecasts for the Western United States and is part of the 1st Weather Group (1 WXG) headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Other military activities and federal agencies using the base include the Navy Operational Support Center Tucson, a detachment of the Naval Air Systems Command, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations Tucson Air Branch, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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