Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

DM Makes Short-list for New Mission

September 12, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement after the Air Force announced Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (DM) as a final possible location to house expanded remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) operations. The Air Force announced in December 2015 that DM was a potential location for a new MQ-9 Mission Control Element, allowing RPA pilots to globally operate RPAs from DM.

“Today, DM made the cut from 19 bases to the final 5 because our robust command and control and communications infrastructure and overall high quality of life for Airmen and their families,” said Rep. McSally. “The RPA missions will be vital to the future of the force with the potential to continue growing, which makes this a great opportunity for Tucson and DM.”

The Air Force’s announcement can be viewed HERE