Tag: 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group

When the U.S. Air Force lost one of its bombers in 2016, it started a chain of events that made “Wise Guy” only the second B-52H ever to be taken from AMARG for active service. In the cockpit of “Wise Guy”, a B-52H Stratofortress which had been baking in the Arizona sun at...
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...
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 final six F-16s are scheduled to be delivered to Indonesian Air Force by the end of 2017 On Mar. 14, 2017 the fifth of six "ferry cells" to deliver F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the Ogden Air Logistics Complex (Ogden ALC) to the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara, TNI-AU) departed Hill Air Force Base (AFB). The ferry cell, made...
The Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser Testbed weapons system was a megawatt-class chemical oxygen iodine laser mounted inside a modified Boeing 747-400F The interesting picture in this article shows YAL-1 Airborne Laser flying alongside an NKC-135E Big Crow. Noteworthy on Mar. 15, 2007 the YAL-1 conducted the first in-flight test firings of its Target Illuminator Laser (TIL). Multiple beams of photons were...
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...
Boeing will complete the F/A-18s modernization at Naval Air Station (NAS) Cecil Field near Jacksonville, Fla. The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) is facing a critical shortage of operational fighters. In fact the Marine Corps aviation is pushing the so-called "C+ Program" a plan that will see Boeing taking 30 retired F/A-18C Hornets and upgrade them to the most state-of-the-art platform, creating...