Biggs Army Airfield


Biggs Army Airfield, Biggs AAF, Biggs Field, or simply "Biggs" is a military airport located at Fort Bliss in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, in the United States. The airfield was previously Biggs Air Force Base, a Strategic Air Command installation, between 1947 and 1966. The United States Army began operations supporting Fort Bliss and its mission in 1973.Biggs Field is now the home of the United States Army 1st Armored Division. In October 2011, the Airfield became home of the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division. Biggs is also the headquarters for the El Paso Intelligence Center, a federal tactical operational intelligence center, and its DoD counterpart, Joint Task Force North. Biggs Field is designated a military power projection platform.Operational characteristics Runway: 13576ft long, 300ft wide, asphalt concrete (porous European mix) surface, capable of handling B-52, C-5, traffic. 1000ft asphalt overrun on the "21" end of the runway. Taxiways: approximately 9.7mi of taxiways. Parking (hardstand): west ramp (near DAACG) can park 12 heavy aircraft, the hot cargo ramp can park 3 heavy aircraft, the heavy load can park 6 heavy aircraft, and the main ramp has been recently refurbished and can facilitate parking of over 100 helicopters. Parking (aprons): 3600000sqft, asphalt surface with numerous 50' X 120' concrete pads.


Cms E Slewitzke Street
El Paso, TX


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