7th Engineering Squadron (7CES)
Service or Branch: Air Force
Location: Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Abilene, TX
STEM Fields: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Sciences, MathematicsA typical Air Force installation consists of operational facilities (e.g., hangars, flightlines), training facilities, support facilities, housing, and base-wide infrastructure (e.g., utility systems). It also includes natural infrastructure assets, such as air, space, land, and water resources. Installation engineering squadrons maintain the installation by the planning, acquiring, building, sustaining, managing and operation of both natural and manmade infrastructure. These squadrons ensure installations have the infrastructure to support current and future missions and to maintain compliance with environmental requirements. To complete their mission, engineering squadrons 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.