27 Engineer Squadron (27CES)
Service or Branch:
Cannon AFB, NM
Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Installation engineering squadrons at Air Force bases encompass a variety of occupational areas including engineering disciplines, architects, realty specialists, housing managers, environmental professionals, financial managers, biologists, firefighters, electricians, carpenters, painters, and more. Their mission is to maintain the base by the planning, acquiring, building, sustaining, managing, operating, and divesting of both natural and manmade infrastructure. These squadrons also manage natural infrastructure assets, such as air, space, land, and water resources, ensuring installations have the natural infrastructure to support current and future missions and to maintain compliance with environmental requirements.
The 27th Engineer Squadron accomplishes global special operations tasking as an Air Force component member of U.S. Special Operations Command. Much of the squadron’s work is focused on the design, construction, maintenance, and protection of all base infrastructure, which includes buildings, roadways, airfield pavements, utility services (such as water, gas, sewage treatment and electricity) and the surrounding environment. They also provide complete services for fire protection, explosive ordnance disposal, disaster preparedness, war readiness support, military family housing, and various other base-wide needs such as custodial cleaning and refuse disposal. The squadron provides engineering and asset management services for 5,100 personnel, organized into 4 groups, 23 squadrons and 16 staff agencies. The total base infrastructure inventory includes 1,012 buildings valued at $2.6 billion; a 450,000 gallon-per-day wastewater treatment plant; and 1,581 military family housing units. Read more at http://www.cannon.af.mil/Portals/85/documents/27%20SOCES.pdf.
The 27th Engineer Squadron is part of the 27th Special Operations Wing on Cannon Air Force Base. The Wing’s primary mission is to provide and enable precise, reliable, flexible and responsive specialized airpower for their joint teammates, while sustaining and growing a premier Air Force installation. Cannon Air Force Base lies in the high plains of eastern New Mexico, near the Texas Panhandle. The base is eight miles west of Clovis, New Mexico. The base itself sits on 3,789 acres of land. The Melrose Air Force Range training area, located approximately 25 miles west of the base, is approximately 70,000 acres. Operations on Melrose Range also cover an area of 2,500 square miles of airspace. Melrose is used for training such as air to ground, small arms, and electronic combat.