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Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Patrick CashinAir National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Patrick Cashin
Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Patrick Cashin

Five feet long spikes are hydraulically driven into the ground to firmly secure each section of the mobile aircraft arresting system (MAAS). Cabling attached to the units crosses the runway’s width provide landing aircraft with an emergency braking source. This system shortens the stopping distance of a landing aircraft roll-out to hundreds of feet, instead of thousands.
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Posted: 2/9/2012

Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Botzum, 111th FW Public Affairs.Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Botzum, 111th FW Public Affairs.
Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Botzum, 111th FW Public Affairs.

Master Sgt. Patrick Cashin and Senior Airman Thomas Grimes, 111th FW Public Affairs Office, capture end of the day activities and interviews during a recent Operational Readiness Inspection held Nov. 16-20, 2011 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pa.
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Posted: 2/9/2012

Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Patrick Cashin, 111th FW Public Affairs.Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Patrick Cashin, 111th FW Public Affairs.
Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Patrick Cashin, 111th FW Public Affairs.

Installation of a Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) on a newly constructed runway is one of the many critical items evaluated by the IG teams. Straddling a runway, the MAAS provides incoming landing aircraft the ability to stop in extremely short distances. Factors such as safety, area security and timeliness play a significant role in the overall rating. On Nov. 17, the 201st RED HORSE Squadron, Detachment 1, installation team broke their past record time during the install, completing the operation in just over 26 minutes, during an ORi held at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pa.
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Posted: 2/9/2012

Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gordon BeecroftAir Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gordon Beecroft
Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gordon Beecroft

An overview shot of Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS) tents during a certification review field exercise at Willow Grove Air Reserve Station Aug. 6.
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Posted: 11/12/2009

    

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