Survey Shows Strong Support for Davis-Monthan

A survey released by the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance (SADA) shows nearly 93 percent of people surveyed support Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (D-M) and other military bases in the region. That number is a slight increase over the last survey two years ago.

SADA was formed three years ago to increase the awareness of the contributions the bases make to the local economy and to help the Air Force in its decisions where resources should be deployed.

The online survey questioned 500 random respondents and 103 people in areas adjacent to D-M and Tucson International Airport.

Results also show support for the F-35, the Air Force's next generation of fighters, which has gathered more support in the Tucson region despite perceived issues with noise.

SADA will turn over the survey results to the Air Force next week. The Air Force recently approved extending the A-10 mission at D-M until 2022.

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