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.”