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MCAS New River makes airfield updates to enhance mission readiness and increase safety for Marines

December 22, 2020

To enhance mission capabilities and ensure the highest safety standards for mission readiness, Marine Corps Air Station New River is in the final stages of completing significant upgrades and renovations to its airfield. According to Pat Edwards, airfield operations officer and manager on MCAS New River, the base is finishing up an eight-month project that included milling and repaving roughly 4,790 feet of runway and installing 25, 4×4 Light Emitting Diode panels to the hangars as a part of an enhanced Lightning Warning system…