Military Bases
Davis Monthan Air Base 
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Part of Air Combat Command (ACC)
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Credit: PD-USGOV
Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona - 16 May 1992 Source: United States Geological Survey digital orthophotoquad via TerraService WebMap Server
Davis Monthan Air Base 
Air Force Boneyard 309 AMARG
+32° 9' 7.46", -110° 49' 42.10" Area 1
+32° 10' 0.03", -110° 51' 44.77" Area 2
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Credit: R Morris

My pilot friend Jay sent me these photos of the aircraft Boneyard at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. It is, according to him, the US's third-largest Air Force, and the only one that makes a profit, as it is a major tourist attraction. HE also writes that the planes are capable of being restored to service if necessary.
I hope to see this when I am in Arizona in April.
Posted by r morris at 12:20 PM 5 comments
Labels: Airplane Graveyard, Arizona, B-52, Davis Monthan Air Base 

SOURCE: Untoldvalor Davis Monthan Air Base

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Davis Monthan Air Base 
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Credit: R Morris

The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG) is a one-of-a-kind specialized facility within the Air Force Materiel Command structure. 309 AMARG provides critical aerospace maintenance and regeneration capabilities for Joint and Allied/Coalition warfighters in support of global operations and agile combat support for a wide range of military operations.

Immediately after World War II, the Army's San Antonio Air Technical Service Command established a storage facility for B-29 and C-47 aircraft at Davis-Monthan AFB. Today, this facility is the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG), which has grown to include more than 4,400 aircraft and 13 aerospace vehicles from the Air Force, Navy-Marine Corps, Army, Coast Guard, and several federal agencies including NASA.

SOURCE: 309 AMARG

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Credit: R Morris

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base adjacent to Tucson, Arizona. Davis-Monthan AFB is primarily an Air Combat Command (ACC) installation with the 355th Fighter Wing (355 FW) as the host activity. The base is also home to Headquarters, 12th Air Force (12 AF), the 563d Rescue Group (563 RQG), 55th Electronic Combat Group (55 ECG), and the Air Force Material Command's (AFMC) 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG), previously known as the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC).

Davis-Monthan's primary operational mission is to train A-10 and OA-10 pilots and to provide A-10 and OA-10 close air support and forward air control to ground forces worldwide. In addition, the attached AMARG facility functions as a long term storage and reclamation facility for excess DoD, USCG, NASA and other U.S. government aircraft.

The 7,000 military and 1,600 civilian employees who work on the base are paid $199 million annually, and the base has an estimated $750 million economic impact on Tucson as a whole.

SOURCE: Wikipedia Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

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Credit: R Morris
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Credit: R Morris
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Credit: Live Earth Birds Eye View
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