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Monday May 25th, 2015 11:49PM

Fort Stewart airstrip revitalized

By The Associated Press
FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) A military cargo plane's landing on a dirt airstrip in a remote part of a Georgia Army base signals the first training landing there in at least two decades.

Officials have been working for about two years to revitalize the airstrip known as Remagen to fill a training gap Fort Stewart and the region had been missing for many years.

The Savannah Morning News reports that the lack of a dirt airstrip for C-130 pilots to practice a maneuver known as the combat landing was one of the few voids for troops in the area.

This week, a C-130 Hercules landed on the 3,000-foot strip. It was a historic moment for Fort Stewart and the Georgia Air National Guard's Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center and 165th Airlift Wing.
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