Sinema Receives Briefing from Air Force Chief of Staff, Recommits Support for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s Mission

Feb 18, 2021

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema received a briefing from Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Charles Brown on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s mission. Sinema recommitted her support of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the airmen and women stationed at the base keeping America safe and secure.
“Hearing directly from the leadership of the Air Force and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base provides me critical insight into the base’s needs and importance for fulfilling the Air Force’s mission. Airmen and women at Davis-Monthan put their lives on the line to protect our country, and I remain committed to supporting Davis-Monthan’s mission to keep Arizonans safe and secure,” said Sinema.

Sinema has long been a champion of Arizona servicemembers and military installations. In last year’s annual defense bill, Sinema secured continued support for the A–10 Thunderbolt II program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, prohibiting the retirement of A-10 airplanes in 2021. Sinema also secured $170 million for procurement of the Compass Call aircraft—the Air Force’s premier wide-area coverage Airborne Electronic Attack Offensive Counter Information weapon system. In the annual defense bill passed in 2019, Sinema secured $132 million for the A-10 based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.