Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

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Location South Wilmot Road, Tucson, Arizona, 85708, United States
Years of Operation 1924-Present

Davis-Monthan opened in 1924, and the base was named after 1st Lt Samuel H. Davis and 2nd Lt Oscar Monthan who died in early flight accidents. This site is located about seven miles outside downtown tucson. There are currently 11,000 airmen present on the base, as the main mission is to train attack pilots for active combat.

The 355th Fighter Group, 563rd Rescue Group, 355th Maintenance Group, 355th Mission Support Group, 355th Medical Group, 355th Wing Staff Agencies are among the units present at Davis-Monthan.

Known Toxins

The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*

Toxin Potential Effects
Strong Good Limited
PFAS (Firefighting Foam) Potential Effects - - Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer

If you were among the military personnel and civilians training or working at Davis-Monthan, and you experienced adverse health effects, you may be eligible for compensation.

*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.