Monday, 21 May 2018
template designed by
Recently Published Items
Main Menu
Association Newsletter
Member Statistics
RH/PB Roster
Web Links
Unit Histories
RHPBA Photo Archive
DOD Casualty Reports
About Us
Members: 710
News: 264
Web Links: 40
Visitors: 3926615

RHA on Twitter

REDHORSE Association
REDHORSE Association
Promote Your Page Too

REDHORSE Association's items Go to REDHORSE Association's photostream


Welcome to the RED HORSE and Prime BEEF Association

An Association of Past and Present Members of Prime BEEF and RED HORSE

"Let's make us greater, together"

Click on the photo above to view the latest newsletter


The RED HORSE and Prime BEEF Association was formed in 2001 as it was determined there was a need for all USAF Combat Civil Engineers to remain in touch, re-establish old friendships, create new ones, perpetuate our spirit and traditions, represent the interests, provide a fraternal atmosphere, encourage social interaction, develop a scholarship fund and support our members in their time of need.
Our Mission is to increase awareness of the USAF Combat Civil Engineers accomplishments and tradition of excellence past and present during war and peace time with the American populace, preserve our proud heritage, share our legacy and to foster strong and mutually beneficial relationships among government, educational and civic leaders. It is our desire to be a significant force of support towards the USAF CE strategic mission, to be able to contribute to the over all morale and enhance the welfare of our profession.
We are a non-profit, tax exempt, non-commercial professional military association that exists to support, promote and develop the interests of all past, present, Active, AFRC and ANG USAF Combat Civil Engineer professionals.
Membership applications are available on this web site (the second red tab on the top left of this page) or feel free to contact us for more information.
Stanley Irwin, President
RED HORSE and Prime BEEF Association


RED HORSE to the rescue: Unit helps with runway project at Fort McCoy PDF Print E-mail
on Saturday, 09 June 2007

Views : 4388    

Published in : , Latest News

by Rob Schuette

6/8/2007 - FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Work on the Young Air Assault Strip to accommodate C-17 aircraft got an unexpected boost from Air Force personnel from the 819th FED HORSE Squadron from Malmstrom. 

Tech. Sgt. Rob Cullison, the NCOIC of Airfield Damage Repair for the 819th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer, said the unit members were looking for information about how to build an unimproved air assault landing strip. A special forces unit in Helena wants the 819th RHS to build one for them that could accommodate C-17s to assist with their training. When the unit contacted the Army Corps of Engineers, they were told that Fort McCoy had a project they could support. 

"This has been good training for the members of our unit because it's what we're looking to get into," Sergeant Cullison said. The work includes moving back berms and adding additional material to strengthen the runway. 

Michael Perzel III, the Troop Projects coordinator for VT Griffin, the contractor that provides Directorate of Support Services for Fort McCoy, said it was good fortune to be able to bring the Airmen to Fort McCoy to do the work. 

"These Airmen are full-time personnel who do this type of work," said Mr. Perzel. "They are providing very valuable support to help us accomplish this project in time to support the C-17 testing in June." 

Stephen Robert from the Engineer Research and Development Center of the Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg, Miss., said the project will help ensure the runway can handle the increased size of the C-17 aircraft. The C-17 is an upgraded version of the C-130 cargo aircraft. 

"The better compaction we achieve results in a stronger runway surface," said Mr. Robert. "A stronger runway allows for more C-130 and C-17 missions and operations with less airfield maintenance." 

This is much like a city or other governmental entity repairing and improving roads to reduce the damage to the cars or other vehicles using the highways and allowing the motorists to get from one destination to another as quickly and smoothly as possible, he said. 

Master Sgt. Tom Moenck, the Troop Projects NCOIC for DSS, said the Airmen brought a lot of skills and know-how to the project. 

They have served tours to support both Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, as well as upgrading the infrastructure along the U.S. southern border, Sergeant Moenck said. The Airmen have worked extensively with Army personnel and shared the experiences they have gained through their service. 

"They're showing us how to tighten up and stabilize the subgrade of the runway," said Sergeant Moenck.

Web Version:

Last update: Saturday, 09 June 2007

Quote this article in website
Send to friend
Related articles

User comments  

Average user rating

   (0 vote)


Display 0 of 0 comments

Add your comment

Only registered users can comment an article. Please login or register.

No comment posted

mXcomment 1.0.1 © 2007-2018 -
License Creative Commons - Some rights reserved
< Prev   Next >
Association members, Email us to get your web site logon.
Users Currently Online
No Users Online

America Supports You

Never Forgotten

Airman Heritage Museum


REDHORSE Association Photo Archive

Air Force in Iraq

Military Chapel

© 2018 RED HORSE and Prime BEEF Association
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.

Get The Best Free Joomla Templates at