Local

January 24, 2013

Construction commences at 29 Bravo

Tags:
Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle)
Construction for the 29 Bravo gate, located on Wilmot Road, a quarter mile north of Valencia Road, is scheduled to begin on Jan. 22. The opening of 29 Bravo was the winning decision chosen by the base populous when D-M was announced as the winner of the Commander-in-Chief Instillation Excellence Award in 2012

Construction for the 29 Bravo gate, located on Wilmot Road, a quarter mile north of Valencia Road, is scheduled to begin on Jan. 22.

The construction will take approximately 180 days. The project is slated to be complete, and the gate open, by mid-to-late May.

Work includes constructing a security forces checkpoint, a gate house that will provide communication and shelter for the guards at the gate, area lighting, and installing anti-vehicle barriers.

The intersection of Wilmot Road and Yuma Road, inside the base, will be changed to a three-way stop.

The anticipated growth in mission and population at D-M is having a significant impact on community roads.

“There is a large amount of growth taking place in Tucson to the south and the southeast of the base and the installation has a large number of personnel arriving from that direction,” said James Johnson, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron. “By creating a new installation entry point on the south side of the base, a significant amount of traffic on Kolb Road destined for D-M will be redirected toward Valencia Road to Wilmot.”

Currently, all three base entry gates are located along Golf Links Road which poses a traffic issue for the community.

“With the base opening the 29 Bravo gate that means less time on the road, less traffic and more time with my family” said Master Sgt. Brenda Davis, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations supervisor. “I have tried taking different routes to see which will be the quickest way to work but traffic is bad at all the other gates. I live seven miles from the new gate so it will make my commute much faster.”

The 29 Bravo gate will not be available for commercial vehicles or individuals requiring a visitors pass. Only individuals that possess a valid Department of Defense identification card will be allowed access to the base from this gate. All others will be redirected to the Swan or Craycroft gates.

The days and hours of operation have not yet been determined. As time gets closer to project completion and the opening of the gate to traffic, wing leadership will decide and announce the hours of operation.

The opening of 29 Bravo was the winning decision chosen by the base populous when D-M was announced as the winner of the Commander-in-Chief Instillation Excellence Award in 2012.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
(U.S. Air Force illustration/Senior Airman Micaiah Anthony)

AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In April 2015, the Air Force will begin conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women. When the law prohibiting women in ground co...
 
 
DoD

New tuition assistance tool attuned to troops’ educational needs

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department continues to invest in its service members and has introduced a new online informational tool tailored to their unique school programs and educational needs, the Defense Department’s chief of voluntary education said in a DoD news interview this week. Dawn Bilodeau discussed a new online tool called “Tuition Assistance DECIDE.”...
 
 

D-M Airmen freefall into the blue

BUCKEYE, Ariz. — You’re standing in an open door of an aircraft soaring 12,000 feet above the ground. You have put your full trust into the person strapped to your back, who you’ve known for less than two hours, to bring you back down to Earth safe and sound. The count begins. “Out…in…out.” The floor of the...
 

 

Enlisted members selected for promotion to get EPR on “select” grade closeout date

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — In line with a recent update to the Air Force policy on enlisted performance report static closeout dates (SCOD), effective immediately, all future EPRs for promotion-selectees will close out on the date of the promotion-select grade. At the direction of Headquarters Air Force, Airmen promoted to technical sergeant...
 
 
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts)

First Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event a success

The 162nd Wing’s Air Wing Integrator hosted her first Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event on April 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn Tucson International Airport. Christina Desiato began working here last September with a pur...
 
 

Make time to mentor your Airmen

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, AZ — The Air Force is comprised of Airmen with many skills and talents. The backbone to our continued success is our men and women who strive to be excellent on a daily basis. However, there are times when our focus is derailed by our own personal and professional guidelines. I was taught...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin