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  • Luke | 56th CES Holds Commemorative Ruck

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Weston Thomsen, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight commander, provides opening remarks during the CES 9/11 Commemorative Ruck Sept. 11, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 56th CES hosted a commemorative ruck in memoriam of those who lost their

  • CE bolsters readiness during training exercise

    Civilians and active duty personnel from the 14th Civil Engineer Squadron teamed up to complete a 96-hour CE exercise aimed to reinforce its troops’ deployment and expeditionary readiness skills, May 23-26, 2022, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.

  • 81st CES celebrates their one-year anniversary

    The 81st Civil Engineer Squadron celebrated its one-year anniversary Feb. 18, after providing on-demand support in response to COVID-19 and multiple hurricanes.“A top priority during COVID-19 was standing up the Emergency Operations Center for the first six months after its activation,” said Alfred

  • 56th CES maintains Luke AFB arresting system, ensures safety

    An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 309th Fighter Squadron accelerates towards emergency cables during an annual drill to recertify the BAK-12 arresting system May 8, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The BAK-12, which is maintained by the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, uses modified brake

  • Seeds of Innovation: Gen. Kwast Visits Altus AFB

    The commander of Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast and his wife Joni Kwast visited various squadrons and organizations at Altus AFB, Dec. 17-18, 2018. The tour was designed to showcase the innovation and modernization of training at the base,