Biggs Army Airfield

Biggs Army Airfield, Biggs AAF, Biggs Field, or simply "Biggs" (IATA: BIF, ICAO: KBIF, FAA LID: BIF) 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 U.S. Army began operations supporting Ft. Bliss and its mission in 1973.

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History - Biggs Army Airfield
... In 1966, the USAF closed Biggs AFB in a budgetary move and released the base for Army use ... In 1973, Biggs was reactivated as a permanent US Army Airfield, making it the largest active Army Airfield in the world as part of Fort Bliss ... In 1990-91, Biggs Army Airfield supported the large-scale airlift of forces and equipment deployed for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm ...

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