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Construction of a new base for car maintenance begins at Whitman Air Force Base

The United States Air Force (USAF) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). started construction work for the new Whitman Air Force Base Maintenance Facility (AFB), Missouri.

Work began with the laying ceremony of the 509th Bomber Wing of the U.S. Air Force and USACE County, Kansas City.

The new 58,000-foot facility will be about 20,000 feet larger than the old one.

USACE is working with the 509th Engineering Squadron (CES), pilots and civilians who will use the facility to implement the project.

The scope of work also includes the disposal of old facilities.

USACE resident engineer Ben Schreiber said: “Getting those who use the facility helps develop a new project, helps the facility go another mile. They’re practical, they’ve been there and done it. They know where they need more space and where they don’t.

“Getting this knowledge in a building that will run for over 25 years is very important. We are investing $ 25 million in this project, so we want to benefit from taxpayers.

The project is expected to be completed by September 2023.

Scott Fitzgerald, project manager of the 509th CES, said: “The Army Corps of Engineers is the driving force behind this project.

“From the design to the request of the contract to the implementation and final closure of the project to pass it on to users upon completion, the Army Corps is vital to ensure that these projects are executed as smoothly as possible.”

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