5th CES Dirt Boys lay foundation

Members of the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron flatten concrete for a sidewalk at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 29, 2017. CE Airmen use various equipment when remodeling the sidewalk, from fresno trowels to curing compounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Members of the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron flatten concrete for a sidewalk at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 29, 2017. CE Airmen use various equipment when remodeling the sidewalk, from fresno trowels to curing compounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

From left, Airman 1st Class Christopher Schroeder and Senior Airman Thomas Clark, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment technicians, cover geotextile over the ground at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 12, 2017. Geotextiles are permeable fabrics used in conjunction with soil to separate, filter, reinforce, protect and drain water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

From left, Airman 1st Class Christopher Schroeder and Senior Airman Thomas Clark, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment technicians, cover geotextile over the ground at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 12, 2017. Geotextiles are permeable fabrics used in conjunction with soil to separate, filter, reinforce, protect and drain water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Airman 1st Class Harold McIntyre, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment technician, uses a Bobcat T300 to remove dirt from a dump truck at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 12, 2017. The 5 CES Airmen are trained on a variety of heavy and light-duty equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Airman 1st Class Harold McIntyre, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment technician, uses a Bobcat T300 to remove dirt from a dump truck at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 12, 2017. The 5 CES Airmen are trained on a variety of heavy and light-duty equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Airman 1st Class Harold McIntyre, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment technician, fills a sidewalk trench at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 12, 2017. Due to cracks and general wear and tear in the sidewalks, the 5 CES “Dirt Boys” worked several hours to repair them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Airman 1st Class Harold McIntyre, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment technician, fills a sidewalk trench at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 12, 2017. Due to cracks and general wear and tear in the sidewalks, the 5 CES “Dirt Boys” worked several hours to repair them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Airman 1st Class Harold McIntyre, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment technician, operates a loader at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 12, 2017. After assessing which sections of sidewalk needed to be removed, the CES Airmen made relief cuts to the cracked concrete before replacing it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Airman 1st Class Harold McIntyre, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment technician, operates a loader at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 12, 2017. After assessing which sections of sidewalk needed to be removed, the CES Airmen made relief cuts to the cracked concrete before replacing it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

An Airman with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron controls a loader at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 12, 2017. The 5 CES “Dirt Boys” perform maintenance and construction projects around various parts of the base, to include sidewalks and roads, throughout the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

An Airman with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron controls a loader at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 12, 2017. The 5 CES “Dirt Boys” perform maintenance and construction projects around various parts of the base, to include sidewalks and roads, throughout the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Members of the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron build a sidewalk at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., May 17, 2017. Due to various cracks in the sidewalks, the 5 CES “Dirt Boys” were tasked to remodel, which will provide easier and safer access to base facilities year-round. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Members of the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron build a sidewalk at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., May 17, 2017. Due to various cracks in the sidewalks, the 5 CES “Dirt Boys” were tasked to remodel, which will provide easier and safer access to base facilities year-round. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Powell, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment operator, pushes a fresno trowel at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 29, 2017. The fresno trowel is one of several tools used to smooth concrete surfaces for their finish coats before being left to dry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Powell, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment operator, pushes a fresno trowel at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 29, 2017. The fresno trowel is one of several tools used to smooth concrete surfaces for their finish coats before being left to dry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

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