Davis-Monthan Field was dedicated in 1927 as Tucson's municipal air field, named in honor of two pilots who died in WWI. It was transitioned to full military service in 1941, during WWII. It expanded rapidly during the Cold War, adding jet fighters in 1953, B-47 bombers of the Strategic Air Command, and eventually a Strategic Missile Wing to control 18 Titan ICBM's in silos around Tucson.

Photo editor

Rick Wiley is the photo editor of the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. From 1995-2004, he was director of photography at the East Valley Tribune in Mesa. From 1988-94 he was a photographer at the Tucson Citizen. He is a graduate of ASU (yes, that ASU).