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56th CES maintain arresting system, ensure safety
Airmen replace the BAK-12 arresting system tape connector after performing an annual recertification drill May 8, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. During the recertification drill engineers found wear on and replaced the tape connector. The BAK-12, which is maintained by the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, uses modified brake systems connected by a cable across the runway designed to slow 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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Photo by: Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder |  VIRIN: 200508-F-ZR251-2112.JPG