49th CES performs roadway repair

Pavement and Equipment craftsmen, assigned to the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron, level off soil in preparation to place fresh asphalt onto the roadway at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., January 17, 2017. A utility break occurred under the roadway causing for the 49th CES to quickly respond and fix the problem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Pavement and Equipment craftsmen, assigned to the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron, level off soil in preparation to place fresh asphalt onto the roadway at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., January 17, 2017. A utility break occurred under the roadway causing for the 49th CES to quickly respond and fix the problem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Senior Airman Alec Bacon and Senior Airman Jordan Lechner, Pavement and Equipment craftsmen, assigned to the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron, compact fresh asphalt with a heavy roller at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., January 17, 2017. After the broken utility line was replaced, the CE team came in and backfilled the hole topping it off with fresh asphalt. A utility break occurred under the roadway causing for the 49th CES to quickly respond and fix the problem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Senior Airman Alec Bacon and Senior Airman Jordan Lechner, Pavement and Equipment craftsmen, assigned to the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron, compact fresh asphalt with a heavy roller at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., January 17, 2017. After the broken utility line was replaced, the CE team came in and backfilled the hole topping it off with fresh asphalt. A utility break occurred under the roadway causing for the 49th CES to quickly respond and fix the problem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Senior Airman Jordan Lechner, a Pavements and Equipment craftsman, assigned to the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron, cleans a square point shovel at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., January 17, 2017. Lechner is scraping off the asphalt while it is still fresh because once the asphalt begins to dry it will be nearly impossible to scrape it off. A utility break occurred under the roadway causing for the 49th CES to quickly respond and fix the problem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Senior Airman Jordan Lechner, a Pavements and Equipment craftsman, assigned to the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron, cleans a square point shovel at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., January 17, 2017. Lechner is scraping off the asphalt while it is still fresh because once the asphalt begins to dry it will be nearly impossible to scrape it off. A utility break occurred under the roadway causing for the 49th CES to quickly respond and fix the problem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Senior Airman Alec Bacon, a Pavements and Equipment craftsman, assigned to the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron, loosens up hardened soil at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., January 17, 2017. In order for asphalt to be placed onto the surface smoothly, the soil underneath it must be as smooth as possible. A utility break occurred under the roadway causing for the 49th CES to quickly respond and fix the problem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Senior Airman Alec Bacon, a Pavements and Equipment craftsman, assigned to the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron, loosens up hardened soil at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., January 17, 2017. In order for asphalt to be placed onto the surface smoothly, the soil underneath it must be as smooth as possible. A utility break occurred under the roadway causing for the 49th CES to quickly respond and fix the problem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Staff Sgt. John Hoyt and Senior Airman Jordan Lechner, Pavement and Equipment craftsmen, assigned to the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron, shovel soil into a loader at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., January 17, 2017. In order for asphalt to be placed onto the surface, the soil underneath it must be as smooth as possible. A utility break occurred under the roadway causing for the 49th CES to quickly respond and fix the problem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

Staff Sgt. John Hoyt and Senior Airman Jordan Lechner, Pavement and Equipment craftsmen, assigned to the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron, shovel soil into a loader at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., January 17, 2017. In order for asphalt to be placed onto the surface, the soil underneath it must be as smooth as possible. A utility break occurred under the roadway causing for the 49th CES to quickly respond and fix the problem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Ilyana A. Escalona)

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