Tucson, AZ/USA 2013

Civil airliners, the Arizona National Guard, and a Dutch Detachment share the very same airport in Tucson, AZ. Located nearby are the Davis-Monthan AFB, the Pima Air & Space Museum and the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG).

The Dutch were kind enough to give us a briefing on their training activities in Arizona and a guided tour of the base. Thank you very much!

The Pima Museum has not only a most impressive aircraft collection but is also starting point for a tour to the AMARG, also known as "the boneyard". "Boneyard", however, is misleading as the aircraft stored at the AMARG are not there to rot, but rather for preservation, recycling of aircraft parts and components and even storage of manufacturing tools for the B-1 and B-2 bombers.

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