Grissom Runway Reopens After Renovations

MIAMI COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): As of 7:30 a.m., Wednesday morning, Grissom's runway reopened after several renovations.

“Thanks to the hard work of the entire construction team the runway project was completed on time,” said Col. Doug Schwartz, 434th Air Refueling Wing commander. “We are extremely excited to welcome our KC-135s back to Grissom as we resume normal operations.”

The first military aircraft arrived this morning after the $3.2 million project that added expansion joints in the runway.

Many thanks to our friends at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio from the 88 Air Base Wing and the 445th Airlift Wing for their tremendous support that enabled us to continue our air refueling mission,” said Schwartz.