The air track was created to mark the landing of the last US aircraft from a US carrier at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.
It’s a tribute to the US Air Force’s contributions to air and space in the Second World War, as well as the decades of sacrifices made by the US military and civilian personnel involved in the war effort.
The Air Force has since replaced the air field with a more traditional runway.
The military has also added a new runway, the USS Ronald Reagan, that houses a new squadron of F-35B Lightning II fighters, and a new helipad.
The airfield, which has been renamed the Naval Air Research Laboratory, was originally established in 1918 as a Navy airfield.
The Navy, however, chose not to use it for military use after World War I, because it was not an integral part of its overall air force and was considered too dangerous to fly.
The US Airforce’s Air and Space Museum, which houses the USAAF’s legacy airfields, now has an exhibit dedicated to the airfield in the museum’s “Air and Space” section.