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No Storm too big for 30th CES

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Diena Mosely, 30th Space Wing command chief, presents coins to 12 of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen, March 12, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Airmen worked hard day and night last weekend after a storm hit Vandenberg AFB, and now the 30th Space Wing commander and command chief are recognizing their hard work. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Diena Mosely, 30th Space Wing command chief, presents coins to 12 of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen, March 12, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Airmen worked hard day and night last weekend after a storm hit Vandenberg AFB, and now the 30th Space Wing commander and command chief are recognizing their hard work. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, thanks the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron March 12, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Hough thanked CES for their hard work last weekend after the inclement weather hit the base and jepordized the base's safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, thanks the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron March 12, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Hough thanked CES for their hard work last weekend after the inclement weather hit the base and jepordized the base's safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Diena Mosely, 30th Space Wing command chief, take a group photo with the 12 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen March 12, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Hough and Mosely both presented their coins to the Airmen for their tedious and tireless work when a storm hit Vandenberg AFB, March 8, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Diena Mosely, 30th Space Wing command chief, take a group photo with the 12 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen March 12, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Hough and Mosely both presented their coins to the Airmen for their tedious and tireless work when a storm hit Vandenberg AFB, March 8, 2019.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

Due to recent inclement weather, strong winds and heavy rain caused trees and fallen debris to cover many high traffic areas, creating dangerous situations for members of Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Fortunately, the Airmen assigned to the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron are always ready and were prepared to quickly clear roads and fix the damages. Within a 48 hour period, they were able to repair more than eight damaged electrical circuits and clear 25 tons of fallen trees and debris.

“Tech. Sgt. Manabat was an absolute machine this past weekend, filling in as Electrical Shop NCOIC and leading the response to significant electrical issues,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Joe Wierenga, 30th CES operations flight commander. “He’s continued in that role this week, leading the long-term repairs still unresolved from the storm. The additional Airmen put in more than their fair share of hours in the rain this weekend and have been killing it this week to get the base back to normal configuration.”

To thank the Airmen for the tremendous and speedy work repairing the damages caused by the storm, the 30th Space Wing commander and command chief presented each of them with coins on March 12, 2019.

“Vandenberg Airmen continue to impress me, and it’s my pleasure to recognize their hard work,” said Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander. “After the storm hit, these Airmen responded as quickly as possible, in severe weather, and got to work… clearing debris, repairing power lines, storm drains and much more. My coin is a token of my appreciation, because this base needs “service before self” Airmen like these to make the mission happen.”