C-130 shelter construction on schedule

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
The construction of new steel and fabric structures to house C-130 aircraft is on schedule to be completed by this summer.

Eight shelters are being built by Fabritex Inc. of Hartwell, Ga., which will include 30 overhead lights, and compressed air, electric and communications capabilities. Four shelters have been completed. Construction began in November.

Steel bracing is currently being completed on the fifth shelter, scheduled to be fully erected this week, according to Henry Scheuermann, 402nd Maintenance Group Facilities Engineering Section industrial engineer.

The shelters will provide several advantages, notably protection from sun and rain for aircraft and workers maintaining them.

There are already three existing shelters here previously built to house C-130s undergoing maintenance.