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8th CES cements critical rapid airfield repair skills

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Clark Edwin, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, Pavement and Equipment Operator, waits as concrete is poured into a hole near the airfield at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 6, 2018. 8th CES teams worked to fill large holes as part of Rapid Airfield Damage Repair training. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Madeline Krpan)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Clark Edwin, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, Pavement and Equipment Operator, waits as concrete is poured into a hole near the airfield at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 6, 2018. 8th CES teams worked to fill large holes as part of Rapid Airfield Damage Repair training. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Madeline Krpan)

U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Clifford Marcus, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment operator, pressure washes the inside of an auger and concrete shoot from a volumetric mixer at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 6, 2018. Maintaining a high level of proficiency in working with quick drying concrete is one critical aspect of being able to repair airfield damage under different conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Madeline Krpan)

U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Clifford Marcus, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment operator, pressure washes the inside of an auger and concrete shoot from a volumetric mixer at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 6, 2018. Maintaining a high level of proficiency in working with quick drying concrete is one critical aspect of being able to repair airfield damage under different conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Madeline Krpan)

A U.S. Air Force 8th Civil Engineer Squadron forklift operator prepares to lift bags of quick drying concrete mix during Rapid Airfield Damage Repair training at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 6, 2018. 8th CES teams filled large holes with concrete to test their capabilities to quickly repair runway damage in a variety of scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Madeline Krpan)

A U.S. Air Force 8th Civil Engineer Squadron forklift operator prepares to lift bags of quick drying concrete mix during Rapid Airfield Damage Repair training at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 6, 2018. 8th CES teams filled large holes with concrete to test their capabilities to quickly repair runway damage in a variety of scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Madeline Krpan)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Travis Lowe, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment operator, levels a section of wet concrete during Rapid Airfield Damage Repair training at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 6, 2018. Maintaining a high level of proficiency in working with quick drying concrete is one critical aspect of being able to quickly repair damage to the airfield under different conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Madeline Krpan)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Travis Lowe, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment operator, levels a section of wet concrete during Rapid Airfield Damage Repair training at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 6, 2018. Maintaining a high level of proficiency in working with quick drying concrete is one critical aspect of being able to quickly repair damage to the airfield under different conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Madeline Krpan)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --