New facility for 127th Civil Engineers

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  • By 2nd Lt. Anthony Lesterson
  • 127Wing Public Affairs
The 127th Civil Engineering Squadron held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, August 12, to celebrate the finalization of their newly constructed building. In a small ceremony held August 12, Major Stephen Ward, 127th CES commander, and Brigadier General Michael Peplinski, 127th Wing commander, as well as Senator Carl Levin and members of  Mead & Hunt, Inc,  the designers of the building were all on hand to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Members of the engineering staff, base community council, and Team Selfridge attended showing support of the base's Vision 2020 initiative, a plan for how to use the base's current infrastructure, resources and new facilities to meet the future needs of missions growing at the joint military base.

General Peplinski remarked on the importance of the Civil Engineering Squadron to Vision 2020, a plan that had originally started out as Vision 2000 and has evolved to Vision 2010 and now looks forward through its second decade. Peplinski joked, "It's always said if you want to find the Civil Engineering building on a military base then look for the newest building there!"   But he followed up by saying that this will not be the case at Selfridge for long, with new construction and renovation projects planned.

The Civil Engineering project is one of many construction projects that have taken place on Selfridge in the past 15 years. The CE building was designed to maintain a 1930s-era look  in order for it to seamlessly sit among the older facilities of the base from that era, ensuring a streamlined appearance of the base' s heritage. The building will accommodate the command section and administration functions of many different branches of the Civil Engineering Squadron.