U.S. Air Force: Civil Engineering – Leading the Way

U.S. Air Force: Civil Engineering – Leading the Way

When we were kids, we spent our days
outside, running around, building things. Thankfully no one ever told us we had to
stop, not that we would have if they tried. Of course
now instead of treehouses and bike ramps, we build bases and runways and pretty
much anything else you can think of. When President Truman first signed this Air
Force into existence, we were given the job of building it into the most
dominant air force in the world. Done. For over seventy years we’ve been leading
the way, putting a roof over every Airman’s head and every billion-dollar
bomber. What we build will last for 50 or 100 years, so we have to get it right and
if something does break, you can bet we’re the ones they call to fix it.
In fact, if it’s inside the fence line, it’s our responsibility. If there’s a
fire, we’re there to put it out. If Mother Nature pays us a visit, we clean up after
her and if one of our enemies makes the ill-advised attempt to attack our base,
we make sure they wasted their time. It doesn’t matter when the call comes, we
grab our gear and go to work. The defense of this country doesn’t follow normal
business hours, so neither do we. Give us a day and we’ll turn a barren patch of
land into an operating base in any environment. If an earthquake takes out a
country, we’ll be the first to raise our hands to go in and get it up and running
again. That’s what we do. We’re civil engineers.
We’re red horse and prime beef, firefighters, EOD techs, and emergency
managers. We’re military and civilian. We’re a lot of things but we all took
the same oath. So no matter what uniform we wear, the mission comes first. If
there’s a problem, we figure out how to solve it. A lot of people don’t know our
names but I guarantee you they know when we’ve
been there because at the end of the day, whatever wasn’t working, is. Yeah, we may
run into a lot of challenges out there on the construction site but what you’ll
never hear us say is “we can’t.” If this Air Force can think it, we can build it.
Aim high Airman.


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    Left hand of God Elijah

    I warn all of you that steve hargrove from nouthern california and david hargrove and tina hargrove conspire to blow up our universe and follow other God's than the old testament. He has warned to only follow him first and foremost and hold no other Gods before him. steve hargrove is of bell labs and holds a doomsday device in cahoots with david hargrove to bring alien invaders into our universe, but since they are not of the judiac God they have not mastered the sciences of our universe like us military and can be destroyed easily.

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    xXSCAR117Xx Gaming

    I’ll be going in next year. Thinking about going in as a Loadmaster on C-17s or something in CE.

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    Woot, woot. I was a "waters and fuels maintenance technician (aka plumber), 3E451" part of CE for 4 years, 2009-20013. Wish I woulda seen more of them in the commercial. Us and those pest management airmen. Those were some good times. The best part about my job while I was an E3-E4 was that I was NEVER stuck in a designated area for my job like some other Airforce jobs. Any building that had a water or fuel systems in it, we had access to (as long as work needed to be done in that facility). That means we had access to EVERY building on base including the intelligence buildings, hangars with F-16's sitting in them, people's private residences. 98% of the base populous didn't have that privilege. It was a pretty cool job being in civil engineering. I would highly recommend the civil engineering career field to any new recruit that wants to learn trade skills (HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, heavy machine operator, electrician, pest exterminators, bomb/ordinance disposal, fire fighters) and who don't want to be confined to a specific, limited work area. Let me know if you have any questions about the civil engineering field.

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    abc def

    lies – outside civilian contractors do all the major – high dollar work !!!
    rapid runway repair is all you`s will ever do !!
    help do runway scrubs and collect fod !!!!

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    abc def

    WILL BE asked about your direct experience in the following areas:

    Residential Foundation Repair, Grade Beams, Caissons, Seismic Retrofitting, Underpinning, Raised Foundations, Slab Foundations, Retaining Walls, Concrete, Rebar.

    Duties will include:

    Maintaining schedules and budgets, coordinating work with internal crews and sub-contractors, material management, safety and quality control management

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