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Aircraft 0049 retires from service

An Airmen carries a chock for Aircraft 0049 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 28, 2017. The aircraft will be disassembled then transported to Davis Monthan AFB, as a part source for the flying fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright)

An Airmen carries a chock for Aircraft 0049 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 28, 2017. The aircraft will be disassembled then transported to Davis Monthan AFB, as a part source for the flying fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright)

Aircraft 0049 awaits to be towed to its final resting place at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 28, 2017. A0049 entered service in 1960 and was acquired by the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron in 1989. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright)

Aircraft 0049 awaits to be towed to its final resting place at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 28, 2017. A0049 entered service in 1960 and was acquired by the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron in 1989. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright)

Airman 1st Class Cory Cronin, 2nd Maintenance Squadron phase inspection team member, prepares A0049 to be towed to its final resting place at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 28, 2017. A0049 was used for testing until a maintenance related accident in 2014 took it out of commission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright)

Airman 1st Class Cory Cronin, 2nd Maintenance Squadron phase inspection team member, prepares A0049 to be towed to its final resting place at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 28, 2017. A0049 was used for testing until a maintenance related accident in 2014 took it out of commission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright)

Members of the 2nd Maintenance Squadron wait to tow Aircraft 0049 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 28, 2017. A0049 was part of Operation Allied Force in 1999, meant to ensure an ending to all military action, violence and repression in Kosovo and a withdrawal of Serbian military, police and paramilitary forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright)

Members of the 2nd Maintenance Squadron wait to tow Aircraft 0049 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 28, 2017. A0049 was part of Operation Allied Force in 1999, meant to ensure an ending to all military action, violence and repression in Kosovo and a withdrawal of Serbian military, police and paramilitary forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright)

Airmen from 2nd Maintenance Squadron drag chocks alongside A0049 as it heads to its final resting place at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 28, 2017. Chocks can be used to supplement brakes, as in the case of A0049. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright)

Airmen from 2nd Maintenance Squadron drag chocks alongside A0049 as it heads to its final resting place at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 28, 2017. Chocks can be used to supplement brakes, as in the case of A0049. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- An Airmen carries a chock for Aircraft 0049 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 28, 2017. The aircraft will be disassembled then transported to Davis Monthan AFB, as a part source for the flying fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright)

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