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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeffery Schepke, pavements and equipment apprentice, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron (ECES), uses a trowel to smooth out wet concrete at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 380th ECES provides a variety of light and heavy construction and repair capability across ADAB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.

U.S. Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay a rebar grid in preparation for pouring concrete at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 1st ECEG was established to provide a wide variety of expeditionary planning, design, and construction capabilities for U.S. Air Forces Central. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron construct a concrete slab at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 1st ECEG is a direct reporting unit under U.S. Air Forces Central (AFCENT). They provide highly-mobile, light and heavy construction and repair capability throughout the AFCENT area of responsibility when requirements or threat levels exceed normal civil engineer unit capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron construct a concrete slab at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 1st ECEG is a direct reporting unit under U.S. Air Forces Central (AFCENT). They provide highly-mobile, light and heavy construction and repair capability throughout the AFCENT area of responsibility when requirements or threat levels exceed normal civil engineer unit capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.

U.S. Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay a rebar grid in preparation for pouring concrete at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 1st ECEG was established to provide a wide variety of expeditionary planning, design, and construction capabilities for U.S. Air Forces Central. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Flanigan, 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) engineering supervisor, secures the intersections of a rebar grid in preparation for pouring concrete at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 1st ECEG provides responsive, over-the-horizon, light and heavy construction and repair, in and outside the wire, theater-wide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Aaron Frederickson, pavements and equipment apprentice, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, coordinates with an Airman from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) to flatten the freshly poured concrete at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 1st ECEG was established to provide a wide variety of expeditionary planning, design, and construction capabilities for U.S. Air Forces Central. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay a rebar grid in preparation for pouring concrete at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 1st ECEG provides responsive, over-the-horizon, light and heavy construction and repair, in and outside the wire, theater-wide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay a rebar grid in preparation for pouring concrete at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 1st ECEG is a direct reporting unit under U.S. Air Forces Central (AFCENT). They provide highly-mobile, light and heavy construction and repair capability throughout the AFCENT area of responsibility when requirements or threat levels exceed normal civil engineer unit capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.
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U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Christopher Taylor, 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) pavements and construction supervisor, and Staff Sgt. Matthew Hewitt, pavements and construction equipment craftsman, lay a rebar grid in preparation for pouring concrete at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 1st ECEG provides responsive, over-the-horizon, light and heavy construction and repair, in and outside the wire, theater-wide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron take a break to have a popsicle at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 1st ECEG provides responsive, over-the-horizon, light and heavy construction and repair, in and outside the wire, theater-wide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.
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A U.S. Air Force Airman of the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron secures the intersections of a rebar grid in preparation for concrete pouring at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. Rebar, short for reinforcing bar, is set within concrete to increase its strength and prevent cracking. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen Darnyll Remigio and Ethan Brill, pavements and equipment apprentices, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, gather rebar ties to continue preparing the steel reinforcement for a concrete slab at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. Rebar, short for reinforcing bar, is set within concrete to increase its strength and prevent cracking. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay a rebar grid in preparation for pouring concrete at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 1st ECEG is a direct reporting unit under U.S. Air Forces Central (AFCENT). They provide highly-mobile, light and heavy construction and repair capability throughout the AFCENT area of responsibility when requirements or threat levels exceed normal civil engineer unit capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) secure the intersections of a rebar grid in preparation for pouring concrete at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 1st ECEG provides responsive, over-the-horizon, light and heavy construction and repair, in and outside the wire, theater-wide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Hewitt, 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) pavements and construction equipment craftsman, secures the intersections of a rebar grid in preparation for pouring concrete at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 1st ECEG provides responsive, over-the-horizon, light and heavy construction and repair, in and outside the wire, theater-wide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay foundation for expansion at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group (ECEG) and 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lay a rebar grid in preparation for pouring concrete at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 1st ECEG is a direct reporting unit under U.S. Air Forces Central (AFCENT). They provide highly-mobile, light and heavy construction and repair capability throughout the AFCENT area of responsibility when requirements or threat levels exceed normal civil engineer unit capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)

AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates -- U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeffery Schepke, pavements and equipment apprentice, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron (ECES), uses a trowel to smooth out wet concrete at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 380th ECES provides a variety of light and heavy construction and repair capability across ADAB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson)