Community Engagement

The 355th Wing Public Affairs Office manages the base Community Engagement Section. The objective of Community Engagement Section is to increase public awareness and understanding of the U.S. Air Force and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The base maintains an active section for the following programs: Speaker's Bureau, Honorary Commander program, organized base tours, Honor Guards, National Anthem singers, Pilot for a Day, flyovers, and base participation in large community events such as sporting events and parades.

Our goal is to foster positive relations with the surrounding communities. Participation in community events by U.S. Air Force personnel is desirable and highly encouraged; however, limitations of time, money and mission requirements may make it impossible to grant all requests. To contact the Community Engagement Section, please call (520) 228-3378.

Base Tours
The 355th Wing offers organized group tours to educate the public about the U.S. Air Force, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and associated missions. While we try to accommodate specific requests to visit a particular unit or learn about a specific mission, please understand that our operational requirements come first. Tours are only provided to organized groups such as civic organizations, schools, businesses, and reunion groups. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate individuals or non-organized groups. To request a base tour, a "Community Relations Request Form" must be completed and emailed to, 355wgpa@us.af.mil, four weeks from the requested date. If your organization has any questions, please call (520) 228-3378 to reach the Community Engagement Section of the 355th Wing Public Affairs Office.

Certain conditions and restrictions apply to all base tours. Tour groups must meet the following requirements:

  • Size: Tours are limited to a minimum of 20 participants and a maximum of 45 (or the passenger capability of one commercial bus).
  • Transportation: Organizations must provide their own transportation. Tours are limited to one bus. Requests to use multiple vehicles cannot be accommodated.
  • Dates: Tours are only offered on weekdays. Tours will not exceed four hours to include a lunch break, if requested.
  • Meals: Meal options on base are the Stripes Cafe, Sports Hub Bar & Grill at the DM Lanes Bowling Center, and the Base Exchange Food Court. For more information about on-base restaurants go to: https://www.dmfss.com/ 
  • Mobility: Modified tours may be granted to those with limited mobility; however, this must be stated on the request form. If not stated, it is assumed that walking and stair climbing is not an issue.
  • Base Access: Any group members over the age of 18 will have to provide personal information, such as driver's license number, date of birth, and social security number for an Entry Access List, which is required for base access.
309th AMARG Tours
Davis-Monthan AFB and the Arizona Aerospace Foundation’s Pima Air & Space Museum (PASM) no longer offer tours of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), also known as “America’s National-Level Airpower Reservoir,” or the ‘Boneyard,’ For nearly 23 years, PASM positively affected the experience of visitors from the local Tucson community, the United States and from across the globe by providing public tours of AMARG, one of the base’s 34 mission partners.   

The 309th AMARG serves as an active aircraft maintenance, storage, parts reclamation and regeneration facility that Department of Defense warfighters, government agencies and many allied nations rely upon. Evolving requirements and manpower limitations at both Davis-Monthan and PASM have resulted in the inability to continue the public tour program without an adverse impact to our respective missions.

We thank you for your years of patronage, interest and support, and encourage those interested in learning about them to visit the 309th AMARG's website or visit @USAirForce309AMARG on Facebook.

Honor Guard Requests
The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Honor Guard is comprised of an elite group of U.S. Air Force men and women, whose primary mission is the rendering of honors at military funerals. The Honor Guard is also very active in supporting Community Engagement events, as their schedule permits. Examples of such events include: sporting events, patriotic ceremonies and parades. To request the Honor Guard, please fill out the "Community Relations Request Form" and email it to 355wgpa@us.af.mil four weeks prior to the requested date.

Community Event Support Request
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base does participate in large community events, as our mission allows. DM Airmen have sung the National Anthem at sporting events, thrown out the first pitch, marched in parades, etc. To request support for a community event, please complete the "Community Relations Request Form" and email it to 355wgpa@us.af.mil four weeks prior to the requested date.

Noise Concerns

Want to register a comment or concern about DM flight operations? It's simple, fill out the Noise Concern Form

If you would like a returned email, this must also be specified.
Your comment/concern will be forwarded to the proper authority.

Click here to view silhouettes of common DM aircraft, which will help base officials categorize your concern.

DM In the community

The Speaker's Bureau
The Davis-Monthan Speaker's Bureau gives Air Force personnel the chance to directly interact with neighbors in the community, professional organizations, schools, businesses and civic organizations. Our speakers consist of personnel from a wide-array of job descriptions and include personnel from the rank of Airman First Class to Colonel. Most organizations request speakers to talk about the A-10s, Davis-Monthan's mission, specific job descriptions or deployment and personal experiences in the Air Force.

To request a speaker please fill out the "Community Engagement Request Form" and email: 355wgpa@us.af.mil We will try to match up a speaker to your specific request. Requests should be made at least four weeks in advance.

Military members wishing to join the Speaker's Bureau can call the Community Engagement Section at (520) 228-3378.

Aerial Event Requests
The Community Engagement Section helps facilitate flyovers and static display requests, however, the process does not start at Davis-Monthan. To start a flyover request a DD Form 2535 must be submitted online at, http://www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil/, and approved by the Air Force Aerial Events Office at the Pentagon. Davis-Monthan can only consider the request after it has approval from the Pentagon.

Flyovers are considered for aviation-related events and patriotic observances held in conjunction with Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, POW/MIA Day, or Veterans Day (event must be within seven days of the actual holiday dates to be considered). There are some exceptions to policies; those not meeting the criteria can possibly be approved one-time only as an Exception-to-Policy event provided there is sufficient rationale for support.

Coordination with the FAA is required for completion of the DD Form 2535. For the local Tucson/Phoenix metropolitan area FAA representative please call, (480) 419-0111 extension 234 or fax, (480) 419-0800. The flyover request process can take 60 days to complete. Please start the process 90-120 days prior to date of the event.

Volunteers
Davis-Monthan Airmen take pride in their service to their communities. Our Airmen contribute tens of thousands of volunteer hours on base and in local communities annually. If you are seeking volunteers for your organization or an upcoming event, please send an email to: 355wgpa@us.af.mil Please include in the email details about your organization, theSave event, how many volunteers are needed, what types of jobs the volunteers will be doing, and who to contact for additional information.