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A View of the “Boneyard” l Photos

All good things come to an end. For thousands of aircraft that end is found on 2,600 acres of Arizona desert on Davis–Monthan Air Force Base, better known as the “boneyard.” The sprawling facility, run by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG), is where U.S. military and government aircraft are scrapped or stripped for parts. The Boneyard makes  an ideal place for aircraft storage, since the arid, high-altitude location slows down the processes of rusting and deterioration. The apocalyptic look of the Boneyard has made it an ideal place for movie sets. Scenes from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man were filmed here, two movies that have been confined to their very own Boneyard. Inspired by the Airman Magazine article about the boneyard from their January 2013 issue, we went searching for more photos. If these planes could talk…

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Steven Hoarn is the Editor/Photo Editor for Defense Media Network. He is a graduate of...