Civil engineering team reworks landscape

932nd Civil Engineering Squadron Airmen worked moving dirt and reworking landscaping recently at a remote Air Force Academy site, known as the Field Engineering and Readiness Laboratory (FERL), completing projects that improve the area and provide students with a solid foundation for learning scientific theory and engineering design principles in more advanced courses of the civil and environmental engineering curriculum. The "construct first" approach is the primary focus of Civil Engineering 351 (CivEngr 351), the entry-level course for cadets majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy. How is the course run? CivEngr 351 is an integrated, two-phase program over a five-week period. The first phase is Operation Civil Engineering Air Force (OPS CEAF). Students spend two weeks at an operational Air Force base in order to gain an appreciation of Air Force missions, support functions, and civil engineering capabilities. The second phase is FERL. During this three-week phase, students "deploy" to the FERL training area to perform hands-on activities in surveying, construction methods, and construction materials under the supervision and guidance of mentors. The 932nd Civil Engineering Squadron reworked part of this obstacle course and interacted with some students at the beginning of their tour, who now will gain more experience working and living under field conditions as they utilize some of the readiness assets used in the Operational Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photos by Maj. Stan Paregien)

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