The Pentagon's Bone Yard

If you ever doubted that our Pentagon budget is bloated, look at the following series of pictures. At the “Bone Yard” on the sands of Arizona, we have more evidence of the military’s incredible waste than we ever could have imagined. Seeing picture after picture of these mothballed weapons, is it any wonder, really, that our nation is ‘Goin’ Broke, Paying for War’?

The Bone Yard near Davis Monthan Air Force Base - Tucson, Arizona USA. Remember, each one of these babies had a multi-million dollar price tag!

For those of you that have never seen this, it is something to see. The precision in the way they are parked is impressive. 

It's difficult to comprehend the size of the 'Bone yard' and the number of aircraft stored there. Of course the important thing to remember is that they are all capable of being returned to service if the need ever arises. 

If you are ever in the Tucson area, the weekly tours of the bone yard are still given through the Tucson Air Museum, located just south of Davis Monthan AFB. 

Both the museum and the bone yard are very popular attractions in the Arizona desert. It is difficult to comprehend the number of military aircraft in dead storage until you see these photographs! 

Even if you have seen this before, look again. The 3rd largest Air Force in the world is sitting on the ground here.

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July 12th 2010

TJ - I'm stunned!

July 13th 2010

Elaine Wells - NOTHING that the US military does would surprise me -- though many things (like these hundreds of planes sitting in one place) shock me. The astonishing thing is that so few people are protesting this terrible waste of OUR money, when so many people are in desperate need of it.

July 14th 2010

ej - President Eisenhower warned us of the dangers of a military-industrial complex over 50 years ago. This is the result of a country hell-bent on ignoring his wisdom. When are we going to learn how to make useful things instead of making weapons of war? We are broke now from making war and will be for a long time into the future.

July 7th 2012

jon - sell them to other countries! make money out of it.......

February 24th 2015

AR - They built all these machines to kill humans, life of others needs to be respected, some thing which mankind fail to find any other place in the solar system and beyond.....