Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Final A-10C Thunderbolt II operational mission for 354th Fighter Squadron “Bulldogs”

Final A-10C Thunderbolt II operational mission for 354th Fighter Squadron “Bulldogs”

Final A-10C Thunderbolt II sortie for 354th Fighter Squadron “Bulldogs” The 354th Fighter Squadron and 354th Fighter Generation Squadron generated… Read More

4 days ago

Out of the boneyard and into the force: B-1B Lancer to be resurrected from AMARG to rejoin USAF Strategic Bomber Fleet

B-1B Lancer regeneration Out of the boneyard and into the force: starting in October 2023, Dyess Air Force Base and… Read More

3 months ago

After nearly 50 years at Davis-Monthan, the 355th Wing begins divesting its fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base begins divesting its fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft After nearly 50 years at Davis-Monthan Air… Read More

5 months ago

If USAF’s oldest F-22 Raptors are retired they could be Stored at AMARG, scrapped, Retired to museums or used as Gate Guards

If USAF’s oldest F-22 Raptors are scrapped, it would be the first time a significant number of stealth aircraft have… Read More

1 year ago

USAF retires its last MC-130H Combat Talon II, #89-0280, after delivering the aircraft to the “Boneyard” at Davis-Monthan AFB

“There’s special things you do whenever a plane leaves. With the MC-130H, I used to give it a big hug… Read More

1 year ago

Did you know that with 3,150 aircraft, 5,900 engines and 340,000 pieces of aircraft 309 AMARG could be the second largest air force in the world?

Today the 309 AMARG has grown to include more than 3,150 aircraft, 5,900 engines and 340,000 pieces of aircraft. Taken… Read More

2 years ago

USAF devises new concept to mount four additional M240 machine guns onto HH-60G / HH-60W (the current weapon configuration is of two guns)

The innovative way to bring more firepower to the fight with the HH-60G scheduled to be retired, it has to… Read More

2 years ago

Video shows EC-37B Compass Call electronic warfare aircraft arriving at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Members of the 55th Electronic Combat Group had a closeup look at the EC-37B Compass Call electronic warfare aircraft. Taken… Read More

2 years ago

Congress approves the retirement of more than 160 USAF aircraft but forbids the retirement of the A-10

The USAF will be permitted to retire all the aircraft it proposed to divest except the A-10 in its FY22… Read More

3 years ago

With last Bone flown to the boneyard at Davis-Monthan AFB, USAF concluded its divestiture of 17 B-1B Lancers

Beginning to retire B-1B Bone legacy bombers allows USAF to pave the way for the B-21 Raider. On Sep. 23,… Read More

3 years ago

[Video] 354th Fighter Squadron Pilots Land A-10s at Fort McCoy, receive Unprepared Surface Landing certification

The cool video in this post features pilots from the Air Force's 354th Fighter Squadron "Bulldogs" out of Davis-Monthan AFB,… Read More

3 years ago

Congress looks to Block A-10 Cut forcing USAF to pause plan for Davis-Monthan AFB Center of Excellence for CAS

The Department of the Air Force’s fiscal year 2022 budget request is seeking the retirement of 42 A-10 aircraft, 35… Read More

3 years ago

35 of the oldest Hogs to be retired at Davis-Monthan AFB. They will be replaced by A-10 and HH-60 Pave weapons schools and test squadrons.

On Jun. 30, 2021 the Department of the Air Force announced to move close air support and rescue missions, including… Read More

3 years ago

USAF Plans to retire 42 A-10 Warthogs. Indiana ANG and one squadron at Davis-Monthan will lose their aircraft, but both units will pick up new missions.

The USAF wants to come down from nine A-10 Warthog operational squadrons to seven and keep one “full-up” operational squadron… Read More

3 years ago

USAF retired final OC-135B Open Skies observation aircraft

On Jun. 4, 2021 during a ceremony at the Lincoln Airport, the 55th Wing officially retired its final OC-135 Open… Read More

3 years ago

First of two OC-135B Open Skies observation aircraft that the USAF is retiring will make its final flight this week

The USAF is retiring its two OC-135B Open Skies aircraft, with the first, #61-2672, making the final flight this week.… Read More

3 years ago

Video Shows Wise Guy, the second B-52H to be resurrected from Davis-Monthan boneyard, arriving at Minot AFB to join 5th Bomb Wing

When the Air Force lost one of its bombers in 2016, it started a chain of events that made “Wise… Read More

3 years ago