Established in 1924, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is named in honor of two WWI pilots, Lieutenants Samuel H. Davis and Oscar Monthan, both Tucson natives who died in military aircraft accidents. Immediately after World War II, the Army's San Antonio Air Technical Service Command established a storage facility for B-29 and C-47 aircraft at Davis-Monthan AFB.
Today, this facility is the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group which has grown to include more than 4,500 aircraft and 13 aerospace vehicles from the Army, Air Force, Navy-Marine Corps, Coast Guard and NASA. AMARG is often referred to as the ‘The Boneyard’ and is an aerospace storage and maintenance facility adjoining to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. This is the only aircraft boneyard and parts reclamation facility for all excess military and government aircraft, and also supports the program that converts old fighter jets, and stores tooling for out-of-production military aircraft.
AMARG bus tour tickets can be purchased at the Pima Air and Space Museum, located across the street from Davis-Monthan. Guests will get a closer look at some of the most historic pieces of aviation at 'Celebrity Row' a major stopping point of the tour that includes representative aircraft from different generations.
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