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Where do airplanes go when they die?

Here's is an inside look at what happens to Air Force planes after they've flown their last mission.

Recycling isn't a new concept for the Air Force. They've been doing it throughout their history. And getting new life out of old aircraft is the main purpose of the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis Monthan Air Force Base.

Seen from the air, this sprawling, 2,600 acre facility is filled with rows of neatly arranged aircraft, many of which look almost ready for takeoff. But on the ground, it's a different story. With all sorts of planes in various stages of disassemby, many of them several decades old, it's easy to see how this place got the nickname that most people know it as... THE BONEYARD. TSgt Nicholas Kurtz explains how this program got its start.

(Part 1 of a 3 part special edition of Today's Air Force, covering the mission of AMARG and The Boneyard)

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