Photograph: Boeing Aerospace Support Center, San Antonio, can perform passenger-to-freighter conversions of Boeing/Douglas DC-10 and MD-11 widebodies, but has so much military work that it has only performed two so far. As the Cold War wound down in the late 1980s, the U.S. government began to reassess its huge network of domestic military installations with an eye toward their closure. In fact, in 1988, a year before the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Congress passed the Base ...


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