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AFCEC upgrades fuel capabilities at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam

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The Air Force Civil Engineer Center manages $96 million worth of repairs at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam as part of continued Defense Logistics Agency – Energy support to enhance fuel storage capabilities air force-wide.

“Mission-ready assets are essential to the Air Force’s global engagements,” said colonel Dave Norton, director of AFCEC’s facility engineering directorate. “AFCEC works with installations air force-wide to construct timely infrastructure that meets critical mission needs and supports the enterprise.”

Andersen has strategic importance to the air force for two reasons – it serves as a transition point for numerous aircraft en-route to several Indo-Pacific locations, and is a vital trans-Pacific refuelling station for US forces.

The upgrades to fuel facilities will boost resiliency and allow for the delivery of more efficient logistics support for the forces deploying throughout the southwest Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Brian Lunsford, vice president – asset integrity at Pond and Company, said: “Great job Jeff, AFCEC, and all other stakeholders!”

“Without modern infrastructure the air force can’t fly, defend our nation or fight adversaries,” Norton added. “AFCEC supports the air force by providing resilient infrastructure solutions that enable the air force to preserve global reach, vigilance and power.”

AFCEC’s collaborative effort with the 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Andersen AFB and DLA–Energy facilitated the award of 15 contracts to execute 25 infrastructure repair projects at Andersen in 2020.

Most of the 2020-awarded construction is expected to be complete within a year. The $28.5 million in-progress work on the tanks, (which started in 2019), will ultimately restore 10.4 million gallons of fuel storage upon completion in mid-2022.

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