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108th Civil Engineer Squadron restores roof after storm

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Senior Airman Jeffrey Ebbert, structural craftsman, 108th Civil Engineering Squadron, positions himself to repair the roof of building 3333 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 10, 2020. After last week’s storm left damage to the hanger’s protective paneling, five Drill Status Guardsmen were tasked with the job. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Andrea A. S. Williamson)

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Tech Sgt. MaDarrell McCullough, power production, 108th Civil Engineering Squadron stands for a photo before repairing the roof of building 3333 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 10, 2020. McCullough is a Drill Status Guardsman, who was put on orders to help install adjustments for social distancing, but became additional help to the unit after last week's storm. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Andrea A. S. Williamson)

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Airmen of the 108th Civil Engineering Squadron repair the roof of building 3333 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 10, 2020. After last week’s storm left damage to the hanger’s protective paneling, the five Drill Status Guardsmen were tasked with the job. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Andrea A. S. Williamson)

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Senior Airman Anderson Perez, structural craftsman, 108th Civil Engineering Squadron, prepares a saw on top of hanger 3333 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 10, 2020. Perez along with four other 108th CES Airmen achieved their mission of maintaining the wing's structural integrity after repairing a roof damaged by last week's storm. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Andrea A. S. Williamson)

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An Airmen of the 108th Civil Engineering Squadron holds torn pieces of roof from hanger 3333 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 10, 2020. The Airmen constructed a roof made of fastened rubberized material and adhesive to avoid further damage to the building. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Andrea A. S. Williamson)

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Airmen of the 108th Civil Engineering Squadron assess the roof of building 3333 after last week’s storm at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 10, 2020. The five Drill Status Guardsmen soon restored the roof to prevent further damage. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Andrea A. S. Williamson)

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Senior Airman Anderson Perez, structural craftsman, 108th Civil Engineering Squadron removes leftover roofing after last week's storm at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 10, 2020. Perez along with four other 108th CES Airmen achieved their mission of maintaining the structural integrity of the wing’s campus after repairing the roof later that day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Andrea A. S. Williamson)

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Airmen of the 108th Civil Engineering Squadron remove torn roofing materials from building 3333 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 10, 2020. A week later, several Drill Status Guardsman constructed a roof made of fastened rubberized material and adhesive to avoid further damage. (Courtesy photo by Tech Sgt. MaDarrell McCullough)

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. --
Airmen of the 108th Civil Engineering Squadron repair the roof of building 3333 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 10, 2020. 
 
After last week’s storm left damage to the hanger’s protective paneling, the five Drill Status Guardsmen were tasked with the job.
 
“We are all DSGs and were put on orders for 30 days to help install adjustments for social distancing,” said Tech Sgt. MaDarrell McCullough, power production, 108th CES. “When we heard a storm was coming, we figured it would be minor rain, but nothing like this.”
 
Senior Airmen, Anderson Perez and Jeffrey Ebbert, structural craftsmen, say, the same day, after the high winds had subsided, members of the CE team removed the torn materials for safety. 
 
A week later, the three Airmen, along with heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration specialists, Senior Airman Bryant Murt and Staff Sgt. Spencer Banks, constructed a roof made of fastened rubberized material and adhesive to avoid further damage, said Ebbert.
 
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the 108th CES continues to build and maintain the 108th Wing's campus.
 
“This will prevent water from getting into the hanger,” said Perez. “It will last for a while, but we will eventually have contractors install all new roofing.”