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  • 18th CES barrier maintenance keeps aircraft safe

    The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron performed barrier maintenance on the flightline. Aircraft rely on arresting cables for assisted braking in the event of braking failure. Aircraft arresting cables rely on rubber donuts to elevate the cable a few inches off the flightline, allowing aircraft to hook it for assisted braking in the event of braking failure. The donuts wear out over time and must be replaced to ensure the cable is evenly elevated across the flightline, allowing aircraft to get assistance decelerating should they need it.
  • Air Force, Navy conduct joint RADR training

    U.S. Air Force 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen and Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 3 Seabees conduct a rapid airfield damage repair exercise Nov. 18, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Units throughout the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command theater conduct regular joint training in order to strengthen partnerships and interoperability.
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