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354th Civil Engineer Squadron

354th Civil Engineer Squadron (Color).

354th Civil Engineer Squadron (Color).

Eielson AFB covers 19,790 acres of land and has 1,476 family housing units, 522 dorm rooms, 715 buildings, and infrastructure worth over $3.8B. Adding 16 remote sites, these numbers increase to 775 buildings and 67,217 acres of land. These facilities are constructed, maintained and operated under the direction of the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron.

The squadron is divided into eight flights and has nearly 600 full time employees. It operates a coal-fired heat and power plant, water plant and waste-water treatment plant. These facilities make the base independent of commercial utilities. The 354th CES is responsible for other municipal services including refuse collection, recycling, and fire prevention and protection.

Additional responsibilities include management of multi-million dollar design and construction programs, energy conservation, environmental and natural resources programs, and bombing range operation and maintenance.

Maintaining unit readiness for contingency taskings, supporting disaster preparedness programs and providing explosive ordnance disposal capabilities are also part of the mission of the 354th CES.