2ND CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON

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MISSION: “Professional, ready engineers providing sustainable infrastructure and emergency services to support Team Barksdale’s global deterrence and assurance mission”

2ND CES PRIORITIES: Focused Mission Support, Quality Customer Service, Balanced Airmen

 



ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2017 AFGSC Operations Flight of the Year

Related Articles

  • Sediment polluting our waters

    When you see muddy tire tracks on the street, what is the first thing you think of? Maybe you think of off-roading on the weekends, or maybe it reminds you of how muddy it is from recent rain events. The last thing you might think of is mud and sediment as pollutants. Sediment is loose soil particles that cloud and settle at the bottom of a body of water. How can sediment be a pollutant? Isn’t sediment found in nature? Sediment becomes a pollutant when found in large quantities and specifically when erosion occurs. The United States Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as one of the most common pollutants in rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs.
  • Sustaining & maintaining

    Since the early 1930’s, Barksdale has persistently progressed from its humble beginnings as a cotton field in the middle of Northwestern Louisiana, to its current embodiment as the nerve center of the nation’s deterrent force. Barksdale Airmen take care of the mission, but who takes care of the base? The unit responsible for the sustainment and maintenance of $5.9 billion worth of infrastructure on the installation is the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron operations flight.
  • The wild side of Barksdale

    Driving through the luscious tree tunnel entrance of the main gate, one might think this is the best part of Barksdale, but there is a whole world hidden in the background.
  • Best of the pest: Barksdale pest management gears up for summer

    As another blistering Louisiana summer comes into full effect, the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron pest management shop gears up to handle the unique pest issues that accompany the heat and humidity of Northwestern Louisiana.
  • Getting down and dirty

    It’s after four in the afternoon and Airmen from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Pavements and Heavy Equipment Flight are returning to their building after a long day working around the base. Their shirts are stained with sweat and their boots are covered in dirt after. As they begin to pack their equipment and head home to clean up, they know they will be back tomorrow and work another long day. The “Dirt Boyz” are responsible for maintaining the base by keeping the airfield, sidewalks and roads in usable condition at Barksdale Air Force Base.
  • Best with what they’ve got: Protecting the firefighters

    A firefighter is not only able to do their job due to rigorous amounts of training, but because of specialized Personal Protective Equipment that safeguards them from the harmful situations they willfully enter to save the lives of others. For the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department, the preservation, inspection and distribution of the base’s entire collection of life-saving equipment is managed by three Airmen.
  • Dumping has consequences: Spring recycling guidance

    Every year as the weather warms up, people get in the cleaning mode. Garages and attics are emptied to make room for new items and since the base containers are in the way to work, some people use them to dump their unwanted items.
  • 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron conducts joint fire training with Shreveport Fire Department

    When a B-52 Stratofortress soars overhead, visions of American air power and global strike lethality scurry into the mind, but rarely is there any thought of what happens if disaster struck and a B-52 suddenly became engulfed in flames. Fortunately, the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department in conjunction with the Shreveport Fire Department practice joint live fire training to prepare for these kinds of emergencies.
  • 2nd CES goes with the flow

    Airmen from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance shop perform monthly lift station inspections March 22, 2019.
  • Trouble tickets, service requests: What’s the deal?

    When a computer crashes or a phone won’t connect, the 2nd Communications Squadron gets contacted. When a light won’t turn on or there’s a hole in the ceiling, the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron gets the call. A commonality between these two scenarios is a work order process - to the 2nd CS they are known as trouble tickets and to the 2nd CES they are called service requests.
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