For over 70 years, Air Force Civil Engineers have led the way in building the U.S. Air Force into the most dominant Air Force in the world.
This video captures the enormous contributions of those who are a part of the Civil Engineering career field: Engineers, EOD Technicians, Firefighters, Emergency Managers, and more, who build, maintain, and enhance our Air Force installations each and every day.
Without them, there would be no Air Force.
Air Force Civil Engineers… Lead the Way!
U.S. Air Force Civil Engineers YouTube Video
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 had tried. Of course, now, instead of tree houses 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 giving the job of building it into the most dominant air force in the world. For over 70 years, we’ve been leading the way, putting the 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 fill 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 Air Force 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.
Thank you U.S. Air Force Airman Christa Dandrea for the video!