Boneyard Boss Relieved of Command

Col. Margaret Romero, commander of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., was relieved of command “due to a loss of confidence” in her “ability to effectively lead the organization,” according to an Air Force statement. Brig. Gen. Carl Buhler, commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, which oversees the group, made the decision on May 11, according to the short statement. However, officials did not say what caused him to lose confidence in Romero, who led the 309th since last June. The AMARG is most commonly referred to as the “boneyard” because it is the Air Force’s main storage site for aircraft. Col. Matthew Powell, deputy commander for maintenance at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, has been appointed the new commander, according to the statement.