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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.
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.

A Google tour of the military base where 1000`s of mothballed planes are stored.

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Davis Monthan Air Force Boneyard [Pic]. A Google tour of the military base where 1000`s of mothballed planes are stored.
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wiscesq
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 79 Posts
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 5:28:27 AM
I would love to build a tree-house out of one of those old bombers.

Wouldn't that be awesome? It would be like it crashed in your backyard.

dognose82
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 147 Posts
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 4:53:05 AM
I like the pic showing the B-52's being broken up. The hulls need to be left out for Russian satellites to observe due to The Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty. The very last of the B-52 "G" models were dismantled in December of last year.

paddy215
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1669 Posts
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 4:36:19 AM
@xavroche Maybe they aren't all full time.

caper454
Female, 70 & Over, Africa
 448 Posts
Monday, February 17, 2014 6:42:12 PM
They should have made words out of the rows of planes. From high above it would read "the walrus was paul".

xavroche
Male, 30-39, Europe
 814 Posts
Monday, February 17, 2014 5:04:58 PM
8600 people paid 199 million annually. That's an average salary of only 23k, which is well below the national average. Seems to be an error to me...

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