AMARG is the place in Tucson where the Air Force parks and stores airplanes, and where they cannibalize inoperative planes for parts. Mom and Dad and I took the bus tour of it today.
Lots and lots of planes. Lots of planes. 5000, or something like that. Very interesting, and amazing to think of how much money is parked in the desert.
One side is planes that are still good, usable, could potentially be put back into service. On the other side are planes at various levels of decontruction. They pull parts out for current planes, and they sell parts to other countries that fly our planes. AMARG actually makes $12 for every $1 they spend. Pretty impressive.