Contact Information

For questions or more information

please contact the 355th Fighter Wing

Public Affairs office at (520) 228-3406

or email us at with

the subject heading "2018 Open House."

What is it

Thunder & Lightning over Arizona- Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future is a biannual Davis-Monthan Open House event and open free to the public on March 17-18, 2018.

The last Open House to take place at Davis-Monthan was in 2016.

2018 D-M Open House

The Desert Lightning Team invites the Tucson community to it's Open House, held on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 17-18, 2018. Guests will experience aerial demonstrations and learn more about the Airmen and aircraft carrying out the Air Force mission here. The Open House is an opportunity to say 'thank you' for the support the local communities provide to the base throughout the year and D-M looks forward to hosting community members this spring.


The first performer for the 2018 Open House has been confirmed and it's the U.S. Navy Blue Angels!

We will continue to update this page as more performers are confirmed.

Our Mission

Provide attack airpower, expeditionary combat support, and medical forces ready for worldwide deployment to combatant commanders. Produce highly-trained A-10C pilots to meet the Combat Air Forces, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve requirements. Support 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) operations, an Air National Guard air sovereignty mission, four combat operations groups, and the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group. Ensure the readiness of all forces to fly, fight and win in support of the Joint fight.