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940th Maintenance Squadron Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

940th MXS ribbon cutting ceremony

Col. Williams and Ms. Shari Rodgers pose for the first cut of the ribbon to dedicate the new 940th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Squadron Operations and Inspection Dock. (USAF by Maj. Denise Hauser)

940th MXS ribbon cutting ceremony

Col. Williams and Ms. Shari Rodgers pose for the first cut of the ribbon to dedicate the new 940th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Squadron Operations and Inspection Dock. (USAF by Maj. Denise Hauser)

940th MXS ribbon cutting ceremony

Col. Williams and Ms. Shari Rodgers pose for the first cut of the ribbon to dedicate the new 940th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Squadron Operations and Inspection Dock. (USAF by Maj. Denise Hauser)

Col. Williams and Ms. Shari Rodgers pose for the first cut of the ribbon to dedicate the new 940th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Squadron Operations and Inspection Dock.

Col. Williams and Ms. Shari Rodgers pose for the first cut of the ribbon to dedicate the new 940th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Squadron Operations and Inspection Dock.

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California --

State-of- the-Art in today’s terms is nine months of design, one year of bidding and 104 weeks of construction ending with a ribbon cutting ceremony held at Dock 5 Beale AFB California on September 5.

U.S. Air Force Col. Stephanie Williams, commander, 940th Air Refueling Wing, hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony. In attendance were the 940th group commanders and representatives who supported the effort in its entirety.

Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command, US Army Corps of Engineers, Air Force Civil Engineering Command and AMG Associates plus with the support of 20 sub-contractors the 940th Maintenance Squadron Operations and Inspection Dock made its required completion date of August 20 with a final deadline date of September 20, 2019. The construction costs total is: $11,207,390.00.

The previous structure had irreparable damage and proper as-built plans were not available. Because of these major factors this project is constructed as a Design-Bid-Built which intentionally lead to the aforementioned “state-of-the art’ inspection dock and hangar bay. 

The project started in fiscal year 2016 and is scheduled to be fully completed in October 2020.  Contractual work consists of both repair and installation of the fire suppression and alarm systems, a hi-expansion foam core and fire rated walls for occupancy separation. Included is corrective life safety issues such as installing ADA requirements to include two elevators to provide both ingress and egress to the second floor levels.

There are two two-story interior administration buildings approximately 6,000 square feet respectively. The construction is within the hangar bay which comprises a total area of 46,604 square feet.  The hangar bay also underwent a major roof demolition and replacement. The hangar floor is recoated and the interior walls are sheathed to cover existing exposed insulation.

Further work is currently in progress and includes interior upper floor renovation consisting of office space that includes new ceilings, walls, floor finishes, and overall new HVAC and electrical systems.

Mr. Robert Chambers, senior project manager civil engineer, stated, ‘A lot of great people were involved from the very start.’