Tag: 309 AMARG

Check Out these photos of 309 AMARG Aircraft Covered With Snow
On Jan. 2, 2019 a rare snowfall struck the normally arid desert outside Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB) Taken on Jan. 2, 2019 the beautiful photos in this post show something you don’t see every day: a snowfall in the normally arid desert outside Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB) near...
USAF retires AC-130U that sank Iraqi patrol boat during Operation Iraqi Freedom
The AC-130U had the honor of being “the first Air Force aircrew and aircraft to sink a maritime combat surface vessel during a war effort since World War II” AC-130U, # 89-0511, was retired to the boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB) on May 8. The gunship had the honor of being “the first Air Force aircrew and aircraft...
Indonesia Air Force's last two F-16s to arrive home today
The F-16s had joined another four for the flight home from the U.S. when mechanical issues forced the pair to be grounded in Hawaii for repairs Last two F-16s for the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara, TNI-AU) have finally arrived home in Iswahjudi air base on Jan. 12, Antara reports. The jets had joined another four for the...
Incredible photos show why 309 AMARG could be the second largest air force in the world
Currently 309 AMARG stores 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 Taken at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), Ariz., the incredible photos in this post show some of the 4,400 retired military aircraft stored at the U.S. Air Force (USAF) “Boneyard,” the 309th Aerospace...
USAF retires its last C-5A
This C-5A has been in operation for over 44 years and has over 22,500 flight hours and more than 5,470 full-stop landings The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has retired the last of its C-5A Galaxy airlifters. As you can see in the photos of this post the aircraft landed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), Ariz., to be retired to the...
16 Hornets have already been shipped to the maintenance facility at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Fla., where Boeing, under a USMC contract, is installing the F/A-18C+ upgrade Tucson’s 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) recently completed a project to withdraw 23 F/A-18C Hornet jet fighters from war-reserve storage and deliver them to the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) for return...
The HC-130P/N "King"  is the only dedicated fixed-wing Personnel Recovery platform in the Air Force inventory King 52, the first HC-130 configured for U.S. Air Force (USAF) rescue in 1964, was retired on Mar. 6, 2017 after more than 50 years of faithful service and rescue missions spanning the globe. The aircraft, tail number 4852, headed to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB),...
309 AMARG at Davis-Monthan AFB contains about 5,000 retired military aircraft throughout 2,600 acres The incredible time-lapse video in this article shows U.S. Air Force (USAF) aircraft boneyard you as you've never seen it before. Commonly referred to as the “Boneyard,” the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), Ariz., contains about 5,000 retired...
Too Many in the Stack: A-10 pilot tells the story of a night, risky mission flown in bad weather, in congested airspace
A-10 pilots take the Combat Search and Rescue role very seriously As explained by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby, 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs in the article Upgrade advances A-10s search capability, the A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to active duty fighter squadrons at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), AZ, and Moody AFB, Georgia, are in the process of having new lightweight...
The modified F-4 became the QF-4 and it was chosen as the QF-106 successor in the Air Force aerial target inventory Oct. 25, 2016 has been a bittersweet day for Hill Air Force Base (AFB). On that day in fact as the QF-4 Aerial Target mission is winding down, two of the aircraft visited the airfield, to give supporters of the...