Standing With Those Who Serve

Our mission is to continue to support and be a voice in the community with the knowledge gained as an Honorary Commander in order to support the men, women, families, and mission of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

About Desert Thunder Squadron

The Desert Thunder Squadron (DTS), composed of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Honorary Commanders’ alumni and retired Air Force veterans known as Afterburners, continues to engage with their respective units in Tucson, Arizona. Now, as DTS members, we lend our skills and resources to the entire base, always ready to assist DMAFB Airmen and Missions.

Davis-Monthan AFB Impact

  • Named #1 Air Force Base in 2012 and 2018

  • Generates $2.6 Billion annually for the local economy

  • Operates the busiest single runway in the Air Force

    with 11 flying units and 152 aircraft.

  • Supports 6 Combatant Commanders around the

    globe every day.

  • 164 numbered Air Force, ACC, and Air Force Awards

    since 2019, and ACC’s Installation of the Year for

    2020 and 2021.

Featured Program

Tucson Youth Professionals Partnership

In partnership with Tucson Young Professionals, the mentorship and community engagement program for airmen provides professional development resources and integration into the local community.

Upcoming Events

June 2, 2023

8am - 12pm

DM Immersion Tour

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No Scheduled Events

For Members

Member Resources and Links

Contact us

PO BOX 14291

TUCSON, AZ 85732-4291