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436 Engineering Squadron (436CES)

Service or Branch: Air Force

Location: Dover Air Force Base (AFB), Dover, DE

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STEM Fields: Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Geosciences, Physics

Dover Air Force Base (AFB) is the US Department of Defense’s largest and busiest aerial port and is the principal cargo transit hub on the East Coast of the United States. The 436th Airlift Wing (AW), the host unit, employs C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft to project war-fighting personnel and assets globally in response to conflicts, contingencies, humanitarian efforts, and natural or manmade disasters. With these unique capabilities, and its continuous focus on preparing and deploying the world’s best trained airmen to fight and win the Global War on Terrorism, the Eagle Wing is central to the Nation’s global reach capability and deserving the title of America’s Preeminent Expeditionary Airlift Team. Dover AFB also houses the Air Mobility Command (AMC) Museum, which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

Dover AFB is also home to unique tenants to include the only Continental US Port Mortuary, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner and the US Army’s Joint Personal Effects Depot. The mission of the 436 Engineer Squadron on Dover AFB is to acquire, construct, maintain, repair, and operate real property facilities and infrastructure to support the 436 AW mission/vision of delivering excellence to include providing broad engineering, energy, and environmental services; resource management, family housing referral and dormitory management; crash, rescue and fire protection; and the ability to respond to all hazardous emergencies and explosive ordnance disposal requirements. As a part of the 436 Engineer Squadron, the Installation Management Flight is responsible to provide housing, real property, funding, computer and environmental support to the 436th AW and tenants to ensure continued mission success. The Installation Management Flight includes five working-level positions and one supervisor position managing environmental quality requirements and regulations. These positions manage all US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state, local, DOD, and AF requirements and ensure compliance associated with the mission of Dover AFB and its tenants.