Local

August 22, 2014

New Joint Deployment Center coming to March

Tags:
Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan
452 AMW public affairs

Gary McDaniel (left), architect, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron, reviews the blueprints for the new Joint Deployment Center with Brandon Talbot, mechanical engineer, 452 CES, on Aug. 1, 2014. The JDC will replace the existing deployment facility and will feature a larger deployment bay, more stringent building seismic protection, security upgrades and energy efficiency characteristics aligning with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver certification standards. The JDC is scheduled to begin construction within the next six months and is slated to finish within two years.

A new Joint Deployment Center capable of housing passengers and cargo is scheduled to begin construction within the next six months here.

Funded by the 2014 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill, the approximately $20 million building will provide additional capabilities for March Air Reserve Base to support global operations.

The JDC will incorporate many upgraded features such as seismic protection in the event an earthquake would occur, a high-volume bay to accommodate additional personnel and enhanced security that meets Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection standards, said Gary McDaniel, architect, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron, March ARB.

Additional cosmetic and modern enhancements include ample electrical outlets for mobile devices and equipment, artwork that is precisely affixed and angled to dampen noise, and energy efficient structural upgrades to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver certification, said Brandon Talbot, mechanical engineer, 452 CES.

“We’re in an era of cell phones and computers,” said McDaniel. “This deployment center will have electrical hookups in the bay areas for the troops to recharge their phones before they deploy.”

The location of the new JDC is slated to replace the existing deployment facility. The entire program has been progressing for approximately ten years, and one building has already been demolished in preparation for the construction, noted Talbot.

“The initial request was identified and reviewed by civil engineering, for the building, to decide if a renovation was needed,” said McDaniel.

After an initial estimate was provided and various approvals were incorporated, such as how to include the historical significance of the building and its environmental impact, it was routed and then approved by Congress, added McDaniel.

The current step in the process, known as the dust off, lasts roughly six months to address any possibly changes or issues that may have arisen from the date of approval to actual construction.

“We look at the plans and review everything that was previously designed to make sure it’s up to current code standards,” said McDaniel.

“If we can catch things in design, it’s much less expensive than catching it in construction,” added Talbot. “Mil-Con [Military Construction] is very tightly regulated.”

Once the dust off process is complete, a bid package is communicated to the public and an evaluation board reviews the bids and awards the contract. Construction of the JDC is scheduled to take up to one and a half years to complete.




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


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Michael Quiboloy

18th AF views March as model for Total Force Integration

U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Michael Quiboloy (Center)Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, commander, 18th Air Force, speaks with a group of Airmen on the future of the air mobility enterprise and total force integration, durin...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Matt Proietti

War’s end meant 452nd’s demise…for 20 months

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Matt Proietti Technical Sgt. Ed Hinrichs, left, and Staff Sgt. Harvey A. Shaw share memories of their time as B-17 Flying Fortress gunners at a 452nd Bomb Group Association reunion. (F...
 
 

Evaluating detox diets: Do they actually work?

When it comes to detox diets, women are a prime target for marketers, who promise a wide range of health benefits including increased energy, focus and immune function. Weight loss claims are also made for some detox plans. Yet these diets are not scientifically proven to be effective. The basic idea is that detox diets...
 

 

‘Lucky 13’ tips for a safe and happy Halloween

Whether you’re goblin or ghoul, vampire or witch, poor costume choices—including decorative contact lenses and flammable costumes—and face paint allergies can haunt you long after Halloween if they cause injury. Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween by following the “lucky 13” guidelines from FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control...
 
 

VA guarantees its 21 millionth home loan

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this month that it has guaranteed 21 million home loans since the Home Loan Guaranty program was established in 1944 as part of the original Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the “GI Bill.” This achievement comes during the year-long commemoration of 70 years...
 
 
ncsam-graphic

Online vigilance helps reduce security risks

I received at least five emails last week warning me to secure my social media settings and be aware of what I post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Why? Do you not like to see what I had for dinner last night? Too many #sel...
 




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