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  • Bilateral runway repair enhances partnerships

    Members of the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) 3rd Air Wing counterparts participated side-by-side in a live-fire and rapid airfield damage repair team exercise hosted by JASDF at Draughon Range, Japan, Aug. 1 - 4, 2022.The exercise kicked off with the

  • COPE North Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery

    If our military history has taught us anything, it is this: war, and how we defeat our enemies, evolves over time. As our global adversaries develop new tactics and weaponry, and engage in long-term strategies to usurp U.S. national security, our National Defense Strategy requires us to meet these

  • Dirt Boys restore taxiway in 23 hrs despite record heat

    Despite record-breaking heat on the Korean peninsula, more than 20 Airmen spent 23 hours making an unusual repair to a flightline taxiway - and set a record of their own. From Aug. 4 to 6, the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron structures flight, the Dirt Boys, replaced 18 feet of taxiway after personnel

  • PACAF civil engineers improve airfield repair skills

    Civil Engineer Squadrons from Kadena, Yokota and Misawa Air Bases teamed up here with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center to conduct training for the new Rapid Airfield Damage Repair technique Sept. 12 through 15.