56th CES maintain arresting system, ensure safety
Staff Sgt. Jared Houston, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron power production supervisor, inspects purchase tape after performing the BAK-12 annual recertification drill May 8, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Purchase tape is an energy absorbing material that is abrasion resistant and helps stop an aircraft forced to make an emergency landing. The BAK-12, which is maintained by the 56th CES, uses modified brake systems connected by a cable across the runway designed to slow down aircraft during emergency landings. Luke AFB is home to F-35A Lightning IIs and F-16 Fighting Falcons enabling assigned Airmen to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat ready Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

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