Air Force civil engineers at Bagram AB, Afghanistan, have made more than 200 repairs on the base’s Soviet-era runway in the last two months—trying to keep it operational until a new runway gets finished. (DR, 09/20/05) A nine-man spall-repair team from the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron spends more than two hours a day maintaining the runway, said TSgt. Jason Benbrook, the NCOIC of airfield maintenance. Lt. Col. Mark Danigole, the 455th EOG deputy commander, calls Benbrook and his team “critical to our operations at Bagram. Without constant runway repair, flight operations would stop within a few days, he said. The airfield runs more than more than 3,000 operations a week—that and age and weather are taking their toll.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon on March 13 fell short of a fully successful test, but the Air Force isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile. The defense giant's Missiles and Fire Control division recently said the ARRW is "ready…