Davis Monthan Air Force Base
A military installation since 1925, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is Tucson’s third largest employer, with 6,900 military and 1,600 civilian employees serving at the base. The economic impact of DM is estimated at over $1.6 billion annually.
ABOUT The DM-50
The DM50 was formed in 1986 by a diverse group of greater Tucson civic and business leaders to further enhance and strengthen the relationship between Davis-Monthan Air Force Base personnel and the civilian population of the region. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for the DM airmen and their families in ways that would demonstrate the respect and appreciation the region has for its military personnel. It also functions as an advocate for the base and attempts to bridge relationships among DM and the educational, commercial, political, and social leadership of greater Tucson.
The DM50 is a non-profit, volunteer service organization with no formal ties to DM and since its inception has been instrumental in providing over $1,000,000 in funding for dozens of initiatives that improve the quality of life for DM’s airmen. These funds are raised from the greater Tucson community on an annual basis to support:
Operation COPE – An educational program that helps airmen and their families deal with the stress of deployment.
Child Car Safety Seat Program – Supplies over 150 car seats annually to young airmen with families.
DM-DAY Football Game – Hosts 2,500 airmen and their families at a tailgate lunch prior to a University of Arizona football game.
DM-50 Annual Picnic – Hosts all DM military and civilian personnel to a picnic with entertainment at Bama Park on DMAFB.
Blake Down Annual DM-50 Golf Tournament – Hosts an annual golf outing for military and civilian personnel at Blanchard Golf Course on DMAFB.
Bachelor of Applied Science in Meteorology – A groundbreaking distance learning program from the University of Arizona to allow USAF Meteorologists to obtain an advanced degree in Meteorology.
Military Community Relations Committee – The DM50 is an active member and supports this community-wide forum to educate, exchange and discuss ideas about DMAFB operations, land use and other topics relating to DMAFB.
Help Tucson & The DM-50
There are many ways to help our organization and the economic future of our community. One of those is letting important individuals know that you support our military, D-M, and strategic military operations like the F-35A. A great way to do that is to contact them personally.
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