by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan
9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs
2/2/2016 - BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California -- Beale's
newest facilities, the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron's Administration and
Operations Facility and the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance Group's Distribution Common Ground System, are
progressing in their construction since the ground breaking in April
"Currently, both projects are being constructed with help from about 10
contracting companies," said Keith Raines, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
construction control representative. "Right now the DCGS site is being
excavated and electrical, plumbing and communication lines are being
installed with some concrete being poured in areas."
According to Raines, the civil engineer facility has approximately 40 to
50 percent of its concrete walls and floors complete. In the upcoming
weeks, structural steel and roofing installation is scheduled to begin.
The civil engineer building is scheduled to be structurally complete by
summer 2016 and the DCGS is scheduled for the end of 2016.
"We are building a home for military personnel to expand their efforts,"
said Robert Caputo, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project engineer. "The
civil engineers here are getting back a shop that was destroyed in a
fire a few years ago. And the DCGS personnel are getting the additional
space needed for the growth of ISR capabilities."
Each facility will provide approximately 200 personnel the space required to efficiently meet mission objectives.
"USACE is delivering facilities and infrastructure worldwide to help our
Soldiers and Airmen maintain readiness and achieve Army and Air Force
modernization goals," said Randy Gon, USACE Sacramento District public
affairs specialist. "Whether it's building new hangars, energy-efficient
homes, training facilities or infrastructure repairs, supporting
National Security is one of our top priorities."