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    Fort Bliss airfield runway renovated, extends usability by 20 years [Image 4 of 4]

    Fort Bliss airfield runway renovated, extends usability by 20 years

    EL PASO, TX, UNITED STATES

    10.01.2020

    Photo by Michelle Gordon 

    Fort Bliss Public Affairs Office

    The two orange-and-white sheds along the newly-renovated Biggs Army Airfield runway house an aircraft arresting system, which is a cable that can extend across the runway to catch tactical fighters. Airfield Manager Randall J. Stewart said they last used it in September 2017, when a Navy F/A-18 Hornet that was supposed to land at El Paso International Airport had to be diverted to Fort Bliss, Texas, when its hydraulics system failed. Stewart said they deployed the aircraft arresting system and had the jet on the ground within three minutes of receiving the notification.

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    Date Taken: 10.01.2020
    Date Posted: 10.14.2020 15:37
    Photo ID: 6389885
    VIRIN: 201001-A-QV384-1723
    Resolution: 6058x4327
    Size: 21.46 MB
    Location: EL PASO, TX, US 

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