Updated On: 10/31/2012 5:15:55 AM
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There are 11 permanent dormitories on base. Staff sergeants (E-5) and above are granted single rate basic allowance for quarters and are not permitted to reside in the dormitories. There are plenty of affordable one- and two-bedroom apartments off base. Normally, Airmen in the grades between E-1 and E-4 are housed in the dormitories. All dormitory personnel are assigned a private room, and recent upgrades and renovations have made dorm life even more pleasant for residents.
BASE HOUSING - SOARING HEIGHTS
Soaring Heights is more than a community that provides sustainable, well-maintained homes and amenities for Air Force families at Davis-Monthan AFB. It is an example of how innovation, successful long-term planning, and forward-thinking community partnerships can make a meaningful difference in the lives of Airmen, their families and the communities in which they reside. Its homes and communities feature pedestrian-friendly streets, a spacious community center and other amenities focused on comfort and convenience for Air Force families.
Since its beginning in July 2006, Soaring Heights has evolved into a spacious community of 1185 properties that include: legacy, new and renovated homes. Its efficient, friendly services and community amenities are recognized as examples of excellence that strive to meet and exceed Air Force families’ expectations.
Soaring Heights’ new homes feature five-star ENERGY STAR appliances, technology spaces and covered porches for integrated indoor/outdoor living. These energy-efficient homes are 20-40 percent larger than many of the homes Airmen and their families have been living in for years and boast a number of features designed specifically to allow residents to live the lifestyle they deserve in the place they belong. Soaring Heights’ homes and neighborhoods are family-friendly and designed with the active lifestyles of residents in mind.
In addition Soaring Heights offers educational and family-focused resident programs, premier and innovative safety and recycling programs, community events and recreation opportunities that connect with Soaring Heights’ priorities of environmental, social and economic sustainability.
Soaring Heights is home to the largest solarpowered community in the continental United States, taking full advantage of its surrounding climate and open spaces through its combined 6-megawatt, ground-mounted and rooftop solar arrays.
Today, Soaring Heights is an example of how partnership and a shared goal of doing what is best for Air Force families bear results. And most importantly it’s the place Davis-Monthan Air Force families call home. If you want a quality home and neighborhood in an Air Force community, call SHC at (520) 745- 5024 to speak with a leasing consultant and schedule a tour of the community.
You can find the Soaring Heights Welcome Home Center at 8090 E. Ironwood Street. Visit Soaring Heights online at www.SoaringHeights.net to view photos, virtual tours and to download floor plans. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/soaringheights.davismonthan.
TUCSON OFF-BASE HOUSING
There are more than 60,000 apartments in the local area ranging from single-room studios to lavishly constructed units in luxurious complexes complete with pools, fitness centers and tennis courts. Apartments may be furnished or unfurnished and utility costs may or may not be included in rental price.
Rental availability is itself seasonal, with availability falling and rent prices rising during winter when Tucson’s tourist and student populations are highest. The median rent on an unfurnished two-bedroom apartment is about $600 to $700 per month.
There are single-family homes available for rent in Tucson. However, the supply varies throughout the year. Houses generally rent for about $100 more per month than an apartment with the same number of rooms. Typically, rentals require a first and last month’s rent and security deposit upon moving in.
Although labor costs are low in Tucson, building material costs are high. As a result, the median price for a single family home is about $240,000. Condominiums, town houses and “fixer-uppers” may be significantly less expensive.
In addition to carpets, drapes and built-in kitchens many Tucson condominiums also provide private patios, security guards, recreation facilities and other amenities. Prices vary depending on the area, but condominium units and town houses begin at nearly $60,000. For additional information on availability and prices, contact the Tucson Board of Realtors, 1622 North Swan Road, Tucson, AZ 85712, or call (520) 327-4218.
The customer service section of the Traffic Management Office is located in Building 3200, on Granite Street. If you would like to check on the status of your inbound personal property, or would like to set up delivery, call JPPSO-Colorado Springs at 1-800-771-1819. To turn in do-it-yourself move paperwork, please visit our office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the day your personal property is delivered the military member or designated representative must be at the residence from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 228-4818, 4817 or 4816.
LOCAL UTILITIES AND SERVICES
Tucson Electric Power Company
220 W. Sixth St., Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 623-7711 • www.tucsonelectric.com
Southwest Gas Corporation
3401 E. Gas Road, Tucson, AZ 85714
Tucson Water Department
310 W. Alameda St., Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 791-3242 • www.water.az.gov
Lodging offers pet-friendly TLF units. To help facilitate your arrival, contact billeting at (520) 228-1500 for availability and/or assistance with locating alternate lodging that accepts pets. They also have a complete list of kennel providers.
355TH MEDICAL GROUP
The 355th Medical Group is housed in the Medical Treatment Facility, a well-maintained 38-year-old building and $10.2 million, 42,000-square-foot addition to help better focus on wellness and patient-centered care. The Ambulatory Health Care Facility addition opened July 3, 2002. The staff includes dozens of physicians/physician extenders and several dentists who offer a wide range of medical and dental specialties.
The 355th Medical Group is one of the busiest in the command, averaging more than 12,000 outpatient visits, 23,000 laboratory procedures, and 40,000 prescriptions filled each month. The providers and technicians maintain the highest level of professional competency and currently participate in training affiliation agreements with several civilian institutions, which include St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tucson Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Medical Center. There are no emergency services at our facility, so members needing urgent care are directed to one of the many off-base facilities with these capabilities.
Also, the clinic is closed every third Thursday for training.
The dental clinic has the capability to treat activeduty military members with most dental conditions except orthodontics. Active-duty military family members are encouraged to enroll in the United Concordia Dental Plan, since they are not eligible for scheduled appointments at the base dental clinic. Dental urgent care hours are from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Screening appointments for dental urgent care can be scheduled by calling 228-2651. For emergency treatment after normal duty hours call 228-2651 as well.
THE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM
Central appointment personnel are available to answer the telephone from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, call the appointment desk at least 24 hours in advance to cancel so another patient may be scheduled. An appointment that is not canceled 24 hours in advance of the scheduled time will be considered a “no-show” and an appropriate letter may be forwarded to the individual’s commander. Appointments are scheduled according to the member’s primary care manager: Aerospace Medicine Team, Blue Team, Silver Team, Copper Team or Internal Medicine. The contractor, TriWest, schedules all initial specialty appointments (referrals).
Active Duty/TRICARE Prime ... 228-2778, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Non-Prime (space available only)....228-2778, 2 to 4 p.m.
Cancellations (24 hours in advance).................. 228-2778
Referral cancellations........................................ 512-1420
(or the referral clinic to reschedule)
Hours of operation (Monday through Friday)
Main ................................................ 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Satellite refill........................................... 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Satellite ........................................................... 228-3010
Satellite refill .................................................... 228-5007
The pharmacies are closed weekends and on federal holidays. The clinic pharmacy is also closed every third Thursday for training.
Patient administration is a new function at the 355th Medical Group that consists of three elements: TRICARE, clinical and administrative. The flight consists of Medical Evaluation Board, patient advocacy, dependent relocation clearances, Secretarial Designee Program, CHCS (Composite Health Care System) registration (non-enrollees), eligibility verification, quarters notifications, con-leave notifications, admissions and dispositions, tumor registrar, clinical records, TRICARE functions and aero-medical evacuation. Patient Administration is located in Building 400. Reach the appointment desk at 228-2665.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER
The Health and Wellness Center offers awareness, education and intervention programs focusing on lifestyle and behavior change. The HAWC offers classes on nutrition (weight management, diabetes and cholesterol), tobacco cessation, stress awareness, parenting, women’s health, injury prevention and high blood pressure awareness. For more information, call 228-2294.
Davis-Monthan veterinary services provide health care only for animals belonging to active-duty and retired members, along with their dependents. Everyone living on base must register their dogs or cats with veterinary services within 10 duty days of their arrival. Other veterinary services include HomeAgain microchips, health certificates for travel, routine vaccinations of dogs and cats, and examinations for diseases transmittable between animals and man, or present possible health hazards to the community. The clinic is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours are subject to change based on mission requirements. Vaccinations are done by appointment only. For more information, call 228-3529.
The chaplain division provides for the religious and spiritual needs of the Davis-Monthan community through several chaplains, two chapel centers and a flight line ministry. The chapel also sponsors the Ground Floor, a dayroom ministry center located in the dormitories. The Ground Floor coordinates discussion groups, service projects, hikes, skydiving, video game tournaments and a weekly worship service led by young adults.
Regular worship activities are held on base for Catholic and Protestant members with weekend masses on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings. Sunday services for Protestants follow contemporary, traditional and gospel worship traditions. In addition, numerous Bible studies are conducted throughout the week.
Muslim, Jewish and other faith groups are encouraged to call the chapel for the names and phone numbers of their respective lay leaders or faith resources off base. For more information on pastoral counseling, schedules, special events and religious study groups, call 228-5411 BASE LEGAL OFFICE The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, located at Building 2300 on the second floor, provides legal assistance to active-duty, reserve component on orders or pending deployment, retired military members and their military identification card-eligible dependents. This assistance includes wills, powers of attorney, and other personal civil legal matters such as landlord/tenant, domestic, and consumer affairs issues. Additionally, we provide legal counsel to commanders on all matters affecting the installation and the mission, including such wide-ranging areas as military justice, administrative actions, ethics, operations law, environmental law, claims, contracts, civil law and labor law.
Powers of Attorney and notary service is available from Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed. Priority is given to military members in uniform from 1100-1300.
Legal assistance is available by appointment Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Active duty members and their dependants may also attend walk-in legal assistance on Friday 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Active duty members and/or their dependants who sign in during this time period will be seen by an attorney for legal assistance on a first come, first serve basis.
If you need a power of attorney or a will, please complete a legal worksheet before coming to the legal office. Go to https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil.
On this page, select "Legal Worksheets." Select the appropriate document and complete it on-line. You will be given a ticket number (warning: it is case sensitive). When you make your will appointment, please give us your ticket number. We will start working on your will before your appointment.
For powers of attorney, bring your ticket number with you to the legal office. With that number, we can pull up your documents right away. Clients with ticket numbers go to the front of the line for powers of attorney.
Legal assistance is available on a priority basis to deploying members. For after-hours assistance, please have your commander or first sergeant contact the on-call JAG through the command post. For additional information on a wide variety of legal assistance topics, visit https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/lass/lass.html.
Claims for damage to household goods resulting from DPS shipments are processed using the DoD website www.move.mil. Notice of loss or damage reports for DPS claims must be filed using this website. If you are unhappy with the carrier's settlement offer or your DPS claim is denied by the carrier, please contact the Air Force Claims Service Center (AFCSC) at 1-877-754-1212. The AFCSC is located in Kettering, OH and open 0700-1700 EST. Personnel who were not moved using the DPS system can file using the AFCSC website https://claims.jag.af.mil. Claims for damages to POVs that occur during shipment can also be filed on the AFCSC website.
The base legal office is available to assist claimants with general claims information and questions daily between 0830 and 1600. Please call 228-5242 for assistance.
The Military Justice Division of the Legal Office reviews evidence and provides advice to commanders and first sergeants on appropriate disciplinary and administrative actions ranging from letters of counseling/ admonishment/reprimand, Article 15s, and UCMJ actions, to administrative discharges and courts-martial. Air Force courts-martial are open to the public. The docket of up-coming courts-martial is found at http://www.afjag.af.mil/docket/index.asp.
AREA DEFENSE COUNSEL
The Area Defense Counsel at Davis-Monthan is separate from both the Staff Judge Advocate and the base command channels. It reports to the western circuit’s Air Force Judge Advocate General, headquartered at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The ADC provides objective legal defense services to military members facing Article 15, court-martial, forced discharge actions and investigations by security police or the Office of Special Investigations, as well as any other adverse actions in which counsel is required or authorized. To reach the Area Defense Counsel call 228-5664.
SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE COORDINATOR (SARC)
The Installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator is located on the first floor of Building 2300. Office hours are weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and by appointment. The SARC can be contacted by calling (520) 228-7272 or (520) 228-SARC. The 24/7 crisis-line number is (520) 940-8059.
The SARC manages the installation-level sexual assault prevention and response program. The primary focus of the SARC is on victims of sexual assault. The SARC coordinates victim care and the resolution of issues related to the survivor’s health and well-being. There is support 24 hours a day, seven days a week for all victims.
The SARC assists commanders in meeting annual SAPR (Sexual Assault Prevention and Response) training requirements and provides community education regarding SAPR services.
The SARC recruits, selects and trains victim advocates. Victim advocates provide support and liaison services to victims of sexual assault, such as crisis intervention and referral, and ongoing nonclinical support.
Restricted reporting is available to members of the Armed Forces and the Coast Guard. Military personnel include members on active duty. If you would like to report a sexual assault and have questions concerning restricted reporting, please consider contacting the SARC as other restrictions may apply. Dependents and Air Force civilian employees are not eligible for restricted reporting.
Only SARC and health care providers may receive restricted reports of sexual assault. A report may be made to chaplains as well. For more information concerning sexual assault please contact the SARC.
The financial services flight provides travel and pay services to military (active duty and retired) and civilian employees, and provides funding certification responsibilities. They service more than 30,000 customers and process more than 150,000 transactions annually. The accounting and finance office is located on East Granite Street, in Building 2300. Staff members can answer questions or assist with pay matters that may arise. The office is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. The finance office offers a variety of pay and travel services on a walk-in basis. During in-processing, a finance representative will help customers complete travel vouchers and any other finance-related issues. For more information, call customer service at 228-5111.
U.S. POST OFFICE & POSTAL SERVICE CENTER
There is a new U.S. Post Office and Postal Service Center located in Building 4428 that provides a full range of postal services. The U.S. Post Office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Postal Service Center is where dormitory personnel receive their mail. The Postal Service Center hours are Mondays and the days after holidays, noon to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Davis-Monthan’s general delivery address for personal mail is PSC Box 80001, Tucson, AZ 85707-0001.
BASE INFORMATION TRANSFER CENTER
The Base Information Transfer Center, located in Building 2240, processes incoming and outgoing official mail. The center is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for holidays. Mail not received before 3:30 p.m. on weekdays will be posted the following business day. For more information, call 228-1107.
CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OFFICE
To apply for civilian personnel vacancies at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, all applicants should use USAJobs at www.usajobs.com and www.nafjobs.org.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY OFFICE
The Equal Opportunity staff comprises trained personnel, including a civilian director, one equal employment opportunity specialist, one equal opportunity assistant and four military equal opportunity advisors. The EO specialist provides training, conducts informal inquires, coordinates complaint investigations and conducts mediation of workplace disputes in the civilian workforce. The MEO advisors provide human relations training, guidance in formal and informal equal opportunity and treatment complaints processing, conduct complaint clarifications, mediate MEO complaints, perform wing climate assessments and provide awareness training on subjects relating to human relations (i.e., cultural diversity, sexual harassment and team building). We encourage people to use the chain of command and support early resolution of any human relations issue. The EO office is located in the 355th Fighter Wing headquarters, Building 2300, Room 2047.
We also offer mediation through the Alternative Dispute Resolution program to resolve issues involving potential conflicts. For more information, call 228-5509.
The 355th Fighter Wing public affairs office is the official point of contact between Davis-Monthan and the local community. The PA office works with the local, national and international news media through its media relations section, and arranges tours, public speaking activities and special events through its community relations section. For more information call, 228-3378, or visit www.dm.af.mil.
The 355th Fighter Wing Inspector General manages two key areas for the commander – oversight and congressional liaison. Within the oversight area, the inspector general handles complaint investigation and resolution, as well as fraud, waste and abuse disclosures from active-duty members, retirees, their dependents and DoD civilians. The IG is also the wing’s point of contact for all congressional inquiries and liaison. To contact the IG call 228-3558.
The Wing Safety Office is responsible for oversight of all unit safety programs. The individual units are responsible for maintaining safe working and living conditions for the base. The Wing Safety Office has three major divisions: Ground, Flight and Weapons. Ground safety inspects work areas and recreational facilities for hazards and recommends corrective action. It also conducts safety training classes. Flight safety monitors the flying operations of the wing’s six flying squadrons, oversees all investigations of aircraft mishaps within the wing’s area of responsibility and directs the wing’s flight mishap prevention programs. Weapons safety inspects work areas for hazards and compliance with instructions. They are responsible for all weapons site plans.
The Education Services Center, located in Building 2441, the Kennedy Professional Development Center (PDC). Air Force members and families are provided assistance with both on- and off-base educational opportunities. Programs available to the active-duty military population are: Tuition Assistance, Air Force Commissioning, Air Force Educational Leave of Absence, the Community College of the Air Force, Educational advisement and testing. The PDC contains three testing centers: Education Testing in Room 139/Military Testing in Room 155 and a National Testing Center in Room 141. The Base Library is also located in the PDC. Pima Community College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Park University and Troy University all offer on-base evening and weekend courses required to complete undergraduate and graduate degrees. For more information or appointments please call 228-4813.
PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Pima Community College is a two-year college serving the greater Tucson metropolitan area at six locations throughout Pima County, as well as multiple learning and education centers that deliver specialized training programs.
Pima's Davis-Monthan Education Center (DMEC) offers quality academic instruction leading to a two-year Liberal Arts degree, or an Associate of Science or Associate of Business Administration degree for transfer to an Arizona state university. Classes are, primarily, 8-week sessions and are offered during the evenings or on the weekends to provide flexibility and convenience. DMEC is located in Bldg. 2441 in the Kennedy Professional Development Center and is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and closed from 1 pm to 2 pm. Students can take assessment exams, receive admissions and registration advising, financial aid services, GI Bill and Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) information, and sign up for CLEP and DSST testing. For more information, please call (520) 206-4866 or visit www.pima.edu.
Our campus in Tucson, Arizona , is a part of the Park University, School for Extended Learning. We understand what a challenge it is to work full-time, juggle family responsibilities and attend class. That’s why we offer a variety of quality education opportunities in accelerated formats that are designed to meet student’s needs. We serve not only the military members and their dependents who are assigned to our Air Force Base, but also welcome all civilians in the local communities. You’ll find Park’s tuition rates to be especially competitive, considering Park’s academic excellence and full accreditation. Our accelerated semester scheduling allows you to complete your degree fast. Generous financial aid is also available. Our Davis-Monthan Campus offers 3 Associates and 18 Bachelor’s degrees.
We're available to answer questions about transferring credits, degree requirements, financial aid, earning credit for military or work experience, and more. For more information visit our website www.park.edu/davi, phone (520) 748-8266 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNIVERSITY - Davis-Monthan Campus
At Embry-Riddle Worldwide, we remove the obstacles. Experience a premier education with compelling benefits designed to accommodate your demanding life, including:
• More than 150 locations worldwide.
• Courses taught by experts with real-world experience who are leaders in their fields.
• A focused and efficient curriculum that instills real-world knowledge.
• Flexible scheduling, online course delivery, and EagleVision technology - a web-based video conferencing platform.
And every day, we're working on even more ways to improve our classrooms, enhance our curriculum, add to our program offerings and give you more options. Because, just like you, we won't stop reaching for excellence. At Embry-Riddle Worldwide, convenience is always an option with classes beginning every month. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Davis-Monthan Campus is located at 5355 E. Granite St, DMAFB, AZ 85707 or call (520) 747-5540. You may also visit their Web site at www.erau.edu.
Troy University is a public institution comprised of a network of campuses throughout Alabama and around the world. International in scope, Troy University provides a variety of educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels for a diverse student body in traditional, nontraditional and emerging electronic formats. Academic programs are supported by a variety of student services which promote the welfare of the individual student. Troy University’s dedicated faculty and staff promote discovery and the exploration of knowledge and its application to life-long success through effective teaching, service, creative partnerships, scholarship and research.
Troy University can make your education choice easier, as we serve a broad range of students on four campuses in Alabama and on more than 60 campuses outside of the home state in 17 U.S. states and 11 nations. We also serve thousands of students who choose to study through distance-learning methods, primarily the Internet. Troy University is proud that it has served the men and women of the U.S. military for more than 50 years. Today, Troy continues to operate more than 30 campuses on military bases both at home and abroad, including the campus on Davis-Monthan. We invite you to grow with us as a student and later as an alumnus. Our goal is to help guide your development and prepare you for success in life. All the best! For more information about how to become a Troy student at Davis-Monthan please call 748-2625.
PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN TUCSON
Pima Community College is a multiple-campus, two-year college serving all bona fide residents of Pima County.
It is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In addition to its comprehensive general education curriculum, the college also offers many noncredit classes through its own skill center and the office of community services. Fees vary according to the number of credits taken and the residency status of the student.
For more information call (520) 206-4866, visit www.pima.edu or the campus nearest you.
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide, our goal is to give you exactly the education you need, exactly the way you need it. That's why, in addition to offering the industry's most sought after degrees and programs, we offer you more ways to take courses and complete those programs. Each of our learning modalities, while distinct in its delivery and operation, provides the same high-quality information, instruction, and opportunities for interaction with faculty and fellow students. Simply pick the one that fits your learning and lifestyle best, and embark on the road to educational success.
1. Classroom Learning
2. EagleVision Classroom
3. EagleVision Home
4. Online Learning
5. Blended Program
At Embry-Riddle Worldwide, convenience is always an option with classes beginning every month. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Tucson Campus is located at 5099 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712 or call (520) 512-5787. You may also visit their Web site at www.erau.edu.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
The University of Arizona awards undergraduate degrees in 121 academic fields, 114 master’s degrees and 82 doctoral degrees. Also available are three professional and four specialist programs. The UA has 17 colleges and 10 schools, and is accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. As a member of the Pacific 10 conference, the UA’s strength in undergraduate and graduate education and scientific research is paralleled by its excellence on the playing fields, courts and other venues of its Intercollegiate Athletic Program.
Arizona’s status as a world leader in astronomy research is bolstered by the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory, the largest of five centers of observatories and astronomy research in Arizona.
The UA’s strengths in engineering and optics; biotechnology, medicine and life sciences; public policy, arts and humanities; information and business technology; and water and environmental resources make it a vital economic and cultural resource in Arizona.
Costs to attend vary according to the number of units taken and the residency status of the student. For more information visit the UA Web site at www.arizona.edu or call (520) 626-8201.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA SOUTH
University of Arizona South offers bachelors and certifications programs during evening and weekend hours at Pima East. For more information visit www.uas.arizona.edu or call 626-8402.
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
The University of Phoenix, Southern Arizona Campus, offers undergraduate and graduate programs in education, nursing, business, technology, human services, criminal justice and others. The University of Phoenix is designed for working adults. Classes are held in the evenings and on weekends. In addition to the in-class format available at the university’s seven Southern Arizona locations, a unique FlexNet® format combines the classroom experience with the flexibility of online. Educational credit is available for military training through the university’s credit recognition program. For more information call 800-366-9699 or visit the University of Phoenix Web site at www.phoenix.edu.
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
Northern Arizona University’s mission is to provide education to residents in rural communities throughout Arizona. NAU’s goal is to prepare students to be welleducated, informed and productive participants in their communities and the larger society. NAU offers complete degree programs in the local community allowing working students to earn their degrees. Several undergraduate and graduate programs are available through NAU - Tucson. For more information or evaluation call 879-7900 or go to www.nau.edu.
PRESCOTT COLLEGE OF TUCSON
The Prescott College of Tucson Center opened in 1987 to serve adult learners. The adult degree programs offered through the center provide opportunity for bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees and post-baccalaureate teacher education. Prescott College can also transfer credits earned through the Community College of the Air Force. Other programs are available through a distance learning format. Information sessions are held the first and third Tuesday of each month and are open to the general public. To learn more about the options available call 888-797-4683. Their office is located at 2233 E. Speedway, Tucson AZ 85719 or visit www.prescott.edu/tucson/index.html.
WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Wayland began in 1908 as the dream of pioneers who respected the life-altering value of education. Now the oldest university in continuous existence on the High Plains of Texas, Wayland Baptist reaffirms that commitment every day through a distinctive combination of offerings.
Our mission is to educate students in an academically challenging, learning focused and distinctively Christian environment for professional success, lifelong learning, and service to God and humankind. WBU Tucson is uniquely equipped to meet the growing educational needs of military personnel and working adults. We maximize your military and work experience credits, making your road to graduation as direct as possible. Offering various bachelor’s and master’s programs, they also offer Christian ministry and occupational education with specializations in military career fields such as: Intelligence operations, aviation operations, electronic systems technology and many more. Wayland Baptist University Tucson Campus is located at 6235 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85711 or call (520) 792-1506. You may also visit their Web site at www.wbu.edu/tucson/default.htm.
AIRMAN & FAMILY SERVICES
AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER
The Airman & Family Readiness Center is the service organization for Air Force families and is the focal point for family matters.
The Air Force realizes there is a direct correlation between a member’s quality of life and their ability to successfully accomplish the mission. The A&FRC is open to all active-duty members and their families, as well as single military members, National Guard and Reserve members and their families when on active-duty, retired military personnel and their families, and Department of Defense civilians. The A&FRC’s core function is matching individuals and families with the right resources to meet their specific needs. It also houses the following direct services:
• Information and Referral - assesses the needs of family members and links them with appropriate agencies. It also maintains a profile of base and community agencies.
• Personal Financial Management Program - offers information, education and personal financial counseling. The PFMP offers long-term solutions to financial problems.
• Air Force Aid Society - this nonprofit organization helps the Air Force take care of its own in emergencies through interest-free loans and grants. The AFAS also offers education assistance.
• Spouse Employment - helps members and their families enhance their marketability and learn the skills and techniques needed for a successful job search.
• Volunteer Program - functions as the military community’s resource for base-wide volunteer activity. Volunteers acquire skills to enhance personal and professional development.
• Relocation Assistance Program - provides a full range of relocation services, information and assistance to newly-arriving personnel and to military members involved in or anticipating a permanent change of station move.
• Family Life Education - provides comprehensive family education and skills development programs, services and support groups that enable Air Force families to better adapt to the Air Force environment. • Family Services Program - a volunteer program offering extra assistance to relocating families. They maintain information about military locations worldwide and maintain a supply of household items you may borrow when relocating.
• Transition Assistance Management Program - provides transition counseling, career planning, development of job-search skills and access to employment opportunities and information. Workshops, seminars and individual counseling sessions teach members how to convert Air Force skills to civilian equivalents and how to market these skills effectively.
• Readiness - plans and exercises responses to family mobility and deployment issues in contingency and real-world situations, and ensures members and their families receive coordinated support.
• Casualty and Survivor Benefit Services
• School Liaison – Provides information and resources to families with school-age children.
• Exceptional Family Member Program - Family Support Coordinator - provides information and resources to families with special needs.
For more information about A&FRC programs call (520) 228-5690.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Davis-Monthan has two Child Development Centers: The D-M CDC, which holds 200 children and the Dorothy H. Finley CDC, which can accommodate 312 children. Both centers are nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and care for kids from infancy to 5 years old.
The CDCs focus on developmentally appropriate practices and promote cognitive, physical, social and emotional development for each child. Both facilities are located on Comanche Street, just west of the Commissary. Fees are on a sliding scale, based on total family income. The centers are open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and offer drop-in care on a space-available basis. They also offer special events like Give Parents a Break and Parents’ Day Out.
Parents can also enroll their children in a partday, preschool program for 3 to 5-year-olds. For more information on the pre-school program, call the DM CDC at (520) 228-3336.
FAMILY CHILD CARE
The base’s successful Family Child Care program includes licensed on-base and affiliated off-base child care homes. Contact information on current FCC providers, on-base and in the local community is available 24/7 at the outside of the FCC office, Building 700 located at 2300 Albro Blvd. (corner of Ironwood and Albro). Family Child Care provides quality, affordable and available child care for military families in safe and secure homes. FCC providers can care for up to six children ages 2 weeks to 12 years, including their own under the age of 8. Of those six children only two can be under the age of 2 years.
FCC Providers receive comprehensive training, guidance and support, and homes are inspected regularly to assure that they meet or exceed Department of Defense requirements. FCC maintains an extensive lending library for its providers, with a full range of toys, educational materials and child-care equipment. Family Child Care also offers various programs to assist military families.
Some of the programs offered are:
• Free PCS child care (20 hours) within 60 days of PCS arrival/departure date.
• Returning Home Care (RHC) offers free care for up to 16 hours per child to Airmen returning from deployment.
• Subsidy reduces child care costs for families on the CDC’s waiting list for ages younger than 3, children with special needs, and children requiring care during swing and midnight shifts.
Call the FCC offices at (520) 228-2201 for more information.Hours are Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and by appointment.
The Family Advocacy Program is the focal point for responding to family conflict. Through its family maltreatment component, the program seeks to prevent, identify, assess and treat families experiencing significant levels of conflict that could potentially lead to spouse or child abuse. The Outreach and Prevention component provides life enhancement skills to prevent family maltreatment and to increase positive participation in the family system. Services such as the New Parent Support Program, parenting classes and domestic conflict groups are available. The Exceptional Family Member Program helps minimize the impact of handicapping conditions on active-duty members and their families. Any family member with a special need – any ongoing medical, educational, mental or physical handicap – is required by regulation to be enrolled in EFMP.
The Davis-Monthan Family Advocacy Office can be reached at (520) 228-2104.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
The American Red Cross, located at 4601 E. Broadway Bvld., supports military members and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services include sending messages to command regarding family emergencies, counseling for personal and family problems, and reporting on health and welfare conditions of servicemembers and their families. The Red Cross also assists with financial emergencies for family members of deployed servicemembers. In addition to teaching first aid and CPR skills, babysitting and HIV/AIDS awareness, the ARC also sponsors blood drives throughout Southern Arizona and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. For assistance or information on volunteer opportunities, call (520) 318-6740.
SCHOOL OPTIONS FOR CHILDREN
The School Liaison is located at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. The Liaison can provide up-to-date information about local schools, as well as act as an advocate for families needing assistance.
Frank Borman Elementary School, part of the Tucson Unified School District, provides education from kindergarten through fifth grade on Davis-Monthan. The school also offers special education classes. Sonoran Science Academy is a Charter middle school located on Davis-Monthan. It serves grades six through eight and offers free tutoring and other special programs for enrolled families.
Middle school students living on base may attend TUSD’s Naylor Middle School for grades six through eight; on-base high school students may attend TUSD’s Palo Verde High School. Busing is provided for all secondary students living on base.
Children living off base can attend one of the district’s 75 elementary, 21 middle school, and 11 high schools, as well as 14 alternative education programs. Tucson has 27 parochial schools, representing Catholic, Hebrew, Episcopalian, Jewish, Lutheran and Seventh Day Adventist faiths. They accept students from the first through the 12th grades. Additionally, there are more than 100 private schools in Pima County providing curricula for elementary through college-preparatory students. For more information call the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office at (520) 740-8451, or visit www.tusd.k12.az.us.
The Davis-Monthan Youth Center, an affiliated Boys and Girls Club, is located in Building 6000 and features activities for youth from 9 to 18 years old. The facility includes a game room, multi-purpose and computer room, full-size gymnasium, snack bar and more. The youth center hosts dances, field trips, arts and crafts events and includes an outdoor program. Various instructional classes for youth are available. The youth center offers many individual and team sports and activities, including a First Steps program for children 3 to 4 years old.
SCHOOL AGE PROGRAM AND BEFORE AND AFTER
SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP
The School Age Program is located in Building 6006 and is accredited by the National After School Association. It offers care for children in grades first through sixth. Transportation is provided to and from Borman Elementary School and collaborates to provide transportation to/from Vail District schools as well. The program operates from 6:30 to 8:15 a.m. and from 2 to 5:30 p.m. during the academic year. All-day care is provided on non-school days and early dismissal days. A full day-camp program is offered in the summer. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks are served in accordance with USDA guidelines.
Fees for this program are based on total family income. Space is limited. For more information, call 228-8206.
SHOPPING AND DINING
ARMY AND AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICE
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service provides multiple services on base, most notably the Base Exchange, located in Building 2441 at 5355 E. Granite St. Shopping privileges are limited to those who have valid military identification cards.
More than 29,000 square feet of selling space supports more than 43,000 items. The Davis-Monthan exchange carries a larger selection of Arizona souvenirs than any other exchange in the state. Customers can write checks for purchases made within the BX – verified at the checkout registers – for as much as $300 more than the purchase amount. Patrons may also cash personal checks at the cashier’s cage for up to $300 per day, if their name and address is imprinted on the check, and up to $100 without imprinting. Members may cash military paychecks for as much as $500.
The BX now accepts debit cards for payment of purchases. Up to $100 cash back is allowed for purchases paid for with debit cards.
AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service) catalogs have a special order section containing items not normally stocked in the exchange. Patrons must pay for catalog orders in advance and the items will usually arrive at their residences three to six weeks after placing an order.
Military Clothing Sales is also colocated with the main store. It is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Refunds and exchanges are handled in the store’s customer service area. Concessionaires providing a wide variety of services and products are located just outside the BX such as: base laundry and dry cleaners, tailor shop, barber shop, beauty shop, flower shop (which also offers gift wrapping), watch repair shop, optical shop, nutrition center, southwestern gifts, cellular phone service and equipment, and a UPS Store. All are open Monday through Saturday. The BX hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Other AAFES operations include two Shoppettes, service stations, a movie theater, Burger King, T, Class-Six store, home and garden center, and more. The Human Resources office for AAFES employment is located in Building 4320. The HR office is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY
The base commissary’s goal is to achieve unprecedented efficiency in military grocery sales and to provide better service to its customers. It strives to do this by offering high-quality products at the best possible prices with savings of at least 30 percent. DeCA has devised a set of standardized floor plans, simplified stocking procedures and regionalized stock lists. Headquarters controls item additions and deletions, and only items on the stock list are authorized for stocking at the Davis-Monthan commissary. DeCA has significantly reduced the stock in warehouses in an effort to increase efficiency and reduce operating costs. This means it operates without warehouse stock on many products, relying instead on daily deliveries and shelf restocking. Customers may special order products from all departments.
The commissary is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The commissary is closed for some holidays. For more information, call (520) 228-3116.
The Collocated Clubs are located in Building 2050, which is near transient quarters at Craycroft Road and Ironwood Street. The Officers’ Club Poly Bar is also located in the Collocated Club and the Enlisted Bar, the Shockwave, is located in the Community Center. Specialty dining is offered on scheduled nights only, but may be cancelled in support of special functions; it’s best to call ahead to check on service availability. The Settling In club’s Sunday brunch offers dozens of breakfast and lunch items. Tuesday through Thursday, members and guests can enjoy the club’s lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. An extensive variety of entertainment, membership / retiree nights, dinner specials, holiday brunches, barber shop and lounges all provide the conveniences for the collocated club. For more information, call (520) 228-3301.
DESERT INN DINING FACILITY
Military members and travelers on temporary duty are eligible to eat at the Desert Inn Dining Facility, Building 4100. The Desert Inn is open seven days a week: Monday through Friday, 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. (breakfast); 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), and 4 to 6 p.m. (dinner). There is a midnight meal Monday through Friday, 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. On weekends, breakfast is served from 7 to 9 a.m. For Christmas and Thanksgiving, breakfast is also from 7 to 9 a.m., lunch is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Carry-out service is available. For more information call the Desert Inn at (520) 228-3072/5501.
The Roadrunner Inn flight kitchen, Building 5428, offers a more limited menu. For eligibility and hours of operation call (520) 228-4096.
HEAD PIN CAFE
The Head-Pin Café is located in the Davis-Monthan Bowling Center in Building 3203. Call for hours of operation, (520) 228-3461.
EAGLE’S NEST RESTAURANT
The Eagle’s Nest located at The Blanchard Golf Course is open daily from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (grill closes at 2 p.m.), with menu items and weekday specials. Patio and inside dining are available. For more information, call (520) 228-7066.
PARKS AND PICNIC AREAS
The use of Davis-Monthan’s many parks, playgrounds and picnic areas are generally on a first-come, first-served basis. However, reservations are accepted for a paved section of Heritage Park, inside the Craycroft gate, and for Bama Park, across from the golf course. Groups must reserve the parks in advance. If alcoholic beverages will be present at Bama Park, advance permission is required (no alcohol is permitted at Heritage Park). A refundable $50 clean-up deposit is required to reserve Bama Park. For reservations call the Outdoor Recreation Center at (520) 228-3736.
The Arthur J. Benko Fitness and Sports Center, located in Building 2301, is one of the Air Force’s premier sports and fitness complexes. The new facility is equipped with state-of the-art exercise equipment, an indoor track, a parent exercise room and a $25 million lap pool. For more information, call 228-0022. The Haeffner Fitness and Sports Center, located in Building 2505, is modern and well equipped. It is equipped with an aerobics room, weight room and cardio areas. There is also a racquetball annex, which is located next to the golf course and lighted tennis courts. For more information call, 228-3714.
Both fitness and sports centers have men’s and women’s saunas, lockers and shower facilities. The fitness center staff coordinates activities on three ball fields, conducts regular intramural season events in a number of sports and conducts a variety of daily exercise classes.
The Benko Fitness and Sports Center is open weekdays 4 a.m. to midnight and on weekends and holidays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 228-0022.
The Haeffner Fitness and Sports Center is open Mondays through Fridays 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is closed weekends and holidays. For more information, call 228-3714.
BLANCHARD GOLF COURSE
The Blanchard Golf Course on base offers a variety of golfing activities, as well as the Eagle's Nest Snack Bar and Grill. The course and pro shop are open every day of the year except Christmas, from sunrise to sunset. Players can sharpen their game on several practice areas, or at the modern driving range. The pro shop carries the latest in golf equipment along with a full line of men’s and women’s clothing. Youth and adult golf clinics are offered regularly and a golf pro is available for individual or group lessons. For golf or pro shop information, call (520) 228-3734.
The Davis-Monthan Outdoor Recreation Center is located in Building 4430, at the corner of Craycroft Road and Nuggat Street, west of the golf course. Outdoor Recreation encompasses many functions, all committed to providing services and programs meeting the leisure-time needs of the Davis-Monthan community. Outdoor adventure programs include a spectrum of seasonal activities tailored to meet novice and expert tastes – everything from structured trips to selfdirected activities, including day hikes, historical tours, horseback riding and river tubing. Caving, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, skiing and Grand Canyon backpacking trips challenge the more daring individuals. For more information, call (520) 228-3736.
The base also has a paintball range located off of Yuma Road (reservations required). Modern and wellequipped skeet and trap ranges feature two skeet fields and two trap fields including the popular “wobble trap.” Programs are available for skeet, trap and shotgun shooting, hunter education, firearm safety and registered events sanctioned by international organizations, including the International Olympic Committee. Get archery, skeet or trip information at (520) 228-3736.
Davis-Monthan is home to one of the finest recreational vehicle parks in the country, the “Agave Gulch” FamCamp. There are 280 spaces with full water, sewer and electrical hookups to meet the needs of the traveling military family. The office clubhouse building, along with modern laundry and shower facilities, help make Agave Gulch one of the finest military RV facilities anywhere. Call the FamCamp at (520) 747-9144.
Outdoor Recreation’s equipment rental section is stocked with hundreds of items that can be rented by the day, weekend or week. In addition to a full complement of outdoor and yard equipment there are lawnmowers, camping trailers, boats and canoes and specialty equipment items. Equipment rental also manages the temporary storage and recreational vehicle storage lots. For more information, call (520) 228-4491.
Outdoor Recreation also operates two swimming pools – the year-round fitness pool located in the Benko Fitness & Sports Center and the Outdoor Recreational pool Aquatics Center (and aquatics program), which is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Recreation and fitness swimming, water aerobics, squadron physical fitness and special events are offered at the indoor fitness pool. The outdoor pool hosts swim lessons for all ages and all abilities, water safety and special events, such as squadron pool parties and children’s birthday parties. Call the fitness pool at (520) 228-0015 or the outdoor pool/Aquatics Center at (520) 228-3759.
The base theater plays of variety of current films each weekend. A listing of movies currently showing can be found in the Desert Airman. For movie schedules call (520) 228-5694 or visit http://www.aafes.com/ems/default.asp.
The Davis-Monthan Bowling Center is on Ironwood Street, west of Craycroft Road, in Building 3203. The center has 20 lanes, rental lockers, a full pro shop, and lots of programs and leagues.
The center is open six days a week, as is the spacious and clean Head-Pin Cafe. League play is active throughout the year, tournaments are conducted on a regular basis and an extensive youth bowling program is available. Individual lessons, group lessons and clinics are available on a continuing basis. Bowling Center hours vary, depending on the season.
For more information call (520) 228-3461 or visit http://dmforcesupport.com/Bowling/bowling.html.
The Community Center, in Building 4455, houses a multi-purpose meeting room, a mini-meeting room, and a ballroom, which are all available by advance reservation. The Shockwave Bar is also located in the Community Center.
The center features a game room with current videogame platforms, a variety of board games, air hockey, darts, billiards tables, Monte’s Sports room, cyber connection and Wireless Hotspot.
The 5th Street Balloon Shop is located inside the center with a wide range of gifts and balloon bouquets to pick from. FedEx, copy and fax services are also available at great prices.
For more information, call (520) 228-3500.
INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TOURS
The Information, Tickets and Tours office, located in Building 4430 (Outdoor Recreation) is set up as a convenient one-stop location for customers to buy discount tickets for most local and in-state attractions, as well as many in southern California. The office also conducts educational and informational trips and tours. For more information on ITT call (520) 228-3700.
ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER/AUTO CRAFT CENTER
The Arts & Crafts Center, Building 4531, includes plaque, frame and auto craft shops. The frame and plaque shops are open Monday through Friday. They feature a selection of self-help items and professional assistance, as well as youth and adult classes. For general arts and crafts information, call (520) 228-4385.
The Auto Hobby Shops includes a two-bay car wash (one equipped for RVs), welding booth, hydraulic lifts, maintenance stalls, air-conditioning service and contract mechanics. On-and off-base towing is also available. Contact the auto shop at (520) 228-3614.
The Base Library, located in Building 2441 (on the north end of the Professional Development Center), offers a quiet atmosphere for members of the Davis-Monthan community to conduct research, study, or read a recent newspaper or magazine. 24 vetted Internet-connected computers can be used six days a week, with printing at no charge. The Library is Mission Support oriented (CSAF Reading List, Mango Language, Transparent Language, Overdrive, Universal Class, Country Watch, EarlyBird) and provides educational materials and database-searching on Ebsco, Gale, Ebooks, and Petersons. The Library also offers professional military education training materials. Best sellers and classics, videos, compact discs and Playaways are available for adults and children. The automated circulation system makes checkout fast and simple. Conference rooms are available for meetings and classes. The library is open Monday through Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday and holidays. Call (520) 228-4381 for more information.