Air Force Ball: Davis-Monthan through time

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Christopher Cochran, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munition systems section chief, lights a candle at the Missing Man Table during an Air Force Ball at the Tucson Convention Center, in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2015. The table is set to honor those killed in action, missing in action, or deployed who could not join in celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Christopher Cochran, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munition systems section chief, lights a candle at the Missing Man Table during an Air Force Ball at the Tucson Convention Center, in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2015. The table is set to honor those killed in action, missing in action, or deployed who could not join in celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kathryn Martin, 355th Fighter Wing special victims counsel, and Staff Sgt. Carley Bolitho, 12th Air Force cyber systems administrator, perform during an Air Force Ball at the Tucson Convention Center, in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2015. Following the theme “D-M Through Time,” historical events of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base were highlighted through the use of skits and musical numbers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kathryn Martin, 355th Fighter Wing special victims counsel, and Staff Sgt. Carley Bolitho, 12th Air Force cyber systems administrator, perform during an Air Force Ball at the Tucson Convention Center, in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2015. Following the theme “D-M Through Time,” historical events of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base were highlighted through the use of skits and musical numbers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released)

U.S. Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base dine at the Air Force Ball at the Tucson Convention Center, in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2015. Attendees dined while emcees performed musical skits that rehashed D-Ms history and influence beginning in 1925 as an airfield, to 1941 when it was converted into an Army Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released)

U.S. Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base dine at the Air Force Ball at the Tucson Convention Center, in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2015. Attendees dined while emcees performed musical skits that rehashed D-Ms history and influence beginning in 1925 as an airfield, to 1941 when it was converted into an Army Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. James P. Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander, gives a speech during the Air Force Ball at the Tucson Convention Center, in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2015. As the event’s host, Meger spoke and participated in a musical skit featuring the history of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. James P. Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander, gives a speech during the Air Force Ball at the Tucson Convention Center, in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2015. As the event’s host, Meger spoke and participated in a musical skit featuring the history of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, delivers a speech during the Air Force Ball held at the Tucson Convention Center, in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2015. More than 750 guests attended the Air Force Ball to celebrate Air Force heritage and history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, delivers a speech during the Air Force Ball held at the Tucson Convention Center, in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2015. More than 750 guests attended the Air Force Ball to celebrate Air Force heritage and history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released)

University of Arizona’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps display discipline during a marching routine for the Air Force Ball at the Tucson Convention Center, in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2015. ROTC paves a path for cadets who want to commission as an officer in the U.S. Armed Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released)

University of Arizona’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps display discipline during a marching routine for the Air Force Ball at the Tucson Convention Center, in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2015. ROTC paves a path for cadets who want to commission as an officer in the U.S. Armed Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released)

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Davis-Monthan Air Force Base held an Air Force Ball at the Tucson Convention Center, Ariz., Sept. 12. The ball is an annual Air Force tradition to celebrate the heritage and history of the U.S. Air Force.

More than 750 military members attended the ball wearing the Air Force mess dress uniforms and semi-formal attire, while their guests wore gowns and tuxedos.

Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, was the guest speaker; and spoke of the sacrifices made by not just Airmen, but by their spouses and children. He also touched on the history of Davis-Monthan, and the A-10's impact on foreign lands.   

The emcees for the event, Capt. Katherine Martin, 355th Fighter Wing special victims counsel, and Staff Sgt. Carley Bolitho, 12th AF cyber systems administrator, provided entertainment through skits and musical numbers that portrayed the history of Davis-Monthan AFB.