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February 8, 2013

Dirt Boys lay foundation for new roundabout

U.S. Air Force by photo Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Surveying concrete density of a new flood wash gully . . .

An Airman from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron surveys the concrete density of a new flood wash gully Feb. 4, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new gully was installed during the construction of a new roundabout which will be finished June 1.

 

U.S. Air Force by photo Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Covering piping . . .

An Airman from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron dumps dirt on top of piping Feb. 4, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This is for new pop up barriers which will be installed after the new roundabout near the Beale gate on Nellis.

 

U.S. Air Force by photo Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Getting it done . . .

Airmen from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron cover piping for a pop up barrier conduit Feb. 4, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new pop up barriers will be installed to prevent gate runners from entering the base.

 

U.S. Air Force by photo Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Holding the shovel. . .

An Airman from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron holds a shovel during the covering of electrical piping for new pop up barriers Feb. 4, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Even with new machines that move dirt with ease Airmen still have to manually dig with a shovel which is where they get their nickname, the “Dirt Boys”.

 

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Using the back hoe . . .

Senior Airman Andy Higginbotham, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement equipment operator, uses a back hoe during the Ellsworth and Beale Road round about project Feb. 4, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new roundabout will reduce traffic and improve security measures on the base.




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