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92nd CES develops space for expanding missions

92nd Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen remodeled a 6,400 square feet building to provide a more spacious working environment for the 92nd Operations Support Squadron. The building now gives 13 new offices for the 92nd OSS to work in. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)

92nd Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen remodeled a 6,400 square feet building to provide a more spacious working environment for the 92nd Operations Support Squadron. The building now gives 13 new offices for the 92nd OSS to work in. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)

Senior Airman Jenna Fontaine and Senior Airman Sarah Young, both 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron structures technicians, measure for the center of the room as part of the starting point for laying the new carpet squares Dec. 12, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Airmen from the 92nd CES remodeled a building for the 92nd Operations Support Squadron to make way for the 384th Air Refueling Squadron moving here from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)

Senior Airman Jenna Fontaine and Senior Airman Sarah Young, both 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron structures technicians, measure for the center of the room as part of the starting point for laying the new carpet squares Dec. 12, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Airmen from the 92nd CES remodeled a building for the 92nd Operations Support Squadron to make way for the 384th Air Refueling Squadron moving here from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño/Released)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Airmen from the 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron remodeled a 6,400 square feet building to provide a more spacious working environment for the 92nd Operations Support Squadron. The remodeling started in November 2016 and ended in February 2017.

The 92nd CES welcomed the fiscal year with this big project, which took a total of 99 days to complete. The 92nd OSS moved into the newly remodeled building to make way for the 384th Air Refueling Squadron moving here from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.

“Fifteen structures craftsmen Airmen, along with other squadrons, worked day in and day out to accomplish the mission in a timely manner,” said Staff Sgt. Clifford Daniel, 92nd CES structures craftsman. “The planning, demolition and execution of the project went smoothly because there were no personnel issues; we didn’t have to work around anybody since the building was almost empty.”

Challenges are unavoidable with any project. For the 92nd CES structures team, they looked at it as motivation to progress forward, learn from the experience and have a result to be proud of.

“During the remodeling period, we experienced issues from leaks to old carpets not coming off,” Daniel said. “We identified the problems and fixed them as a team. We overcame those issues because everyone helped each other out.”

This project gave 92nd CES Airmen the opportunity to learn and experience the big aspect of their job firsthand. In addition, the remodeled building now gives 13 new offices for the 92nd OSS to work in.

Daniel and his team were able to save the Air Force more than $65,000 with careful planning, and completed the project in time for the 384th ARS’ arrival. As the team lead, Daniel felt proud to see the result of his team’s hard work.

“I am satisfied and happy the project is complete,” Daniel said. “It opened up more hands on training to our newest Airmen, something they can experience early on in their career.”