Davis Monthan AFB, Tuscon, AZ - N32 09 34 W110 50 47
Picture from the AMARC Experience web site
AMARG: the famous
Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration
Group. The AMARG is the location of thousands of aircraft retired at the
end of their service life or simply mothballed while they are not
required in active duty by the US Armed Services.
AMARG's mission is to
store and maintain aircraft, and other aerospace vehicles, withdraw
aircraft from storage, reclaim parts, and to prepare aircraft for
disposal after they are no longer needed and when all required parts
have been removed. The centre also stores a variety of
aerospace-related items such as production tooling, pylons, engines,
During wartime or contingencies, AMARG is often tasked to withdraw
airframes and components. Some aircraft depart by overland (rail or
truck) or air shipment, while others fly out of AMARG.