88th Engineer Group (88CEG)
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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH
A 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, operating, and divesting of both natural and manmade infrastructure. These squadrons ensure installations have the natural infrastructure to support current and future missions and to maintain compliance with environmental requirements. To complete their mission, 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.
The 88th Engineer Group provides the highest quality living and working environment to their customers to support their missions. The group is responsible for cradle-to-grave planning, development, and execution of all facility and infrastructure programs for one of the largest Air Force installations in the United States. It provides operations maintenance and repair for all installation facilities, infrastructure, and grounds. Structural and aircraft fire protection, housing management, including referrals and assignments, and Emergency Management support is also provided by the directorate for the entire installation.
As the host unit at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the 88th Air Base Wing operates the airfield, maintains all infrastructure and provides security, communications, medical, legal, personnel, finance, transportation, air traffic control, weather forecasting, public affairs, recreation and chaplain services for more than 100 associate units. The wing is comprised of more than 5,000 officers, enlisted, Air Force civilian, and contractor employees. The wing reports to Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, a major development and acquisition product center of the Air Force Materiel Command.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the largest and most organizationally complex base in the Air Force. The base is located just east of Dayton, Ohio, in Greene and Montgomery counties. It includes both Wright and Patterson Fields, which were originally Wilbur Wright Field and Fairfield Aviation General Supply Depot. Patterson Field is located approximately 10 miles northeast of Dayton; Wright Field is located approximately 5 miles northeast of Dayton.