Omaha District Begins Construction of Helicopter Facility at F.E. Warren Air Force Base

A recent groundbreaking ceremony at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming marked the start of construction on a new helicopter operations and training facility for the U.S. Air Force’s 582nd Helicopter Squadron.

The new 135,000-square-foot facility will replace an existing one located on the southwest side of the air force base and will include a consolidated maintenance facility. The two-story structure will have offices, a simulation center, conference room and 11 helicopter bays that will house the new MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopter.

Luke Case, a professional engineer from the USACE Omaha District's F.E. Warren Resident Area Office team reviews a set of construction plans. (Courtesy photo)
Luke Case, a professional engineer from the USACE Omaha District’s F.E. Warren Resident Area Office team reviews a set of construction plans. (Courtesy photo)

A team from the USACE, Omaha District’s F.E. Warren Resident Area Office are leading the multi-million-dollar military construction effort.

Luke Case, an engineer and project manager from the resident area office, said the success of this new facility will depend greatly on the efforts of the entire team including the contractor, sub-contractors, and contracting officer representatives.

“Managing this type of project is very rewarding for me, both professionally and personally,” Case said. “I see a lot of opportunity for professional growth here. I also enjoy working with all of the professionals and executives within the construction industry and with the district’s senior leadership.”

Participants gather for a group photo during a groundbreaking ceremony on F.E. Warren AFB, March 31, 2023
Participants gather for a group photo during a groundbreaking ceremony on F.E. Warren AFB, March 31, 2023. (Courtesy photo)

Case added that important project oversight is being provided by the team’s senior construction representatives Bruce Gurney, Matthew Mansfield and Steven Mobley, and Jake Mura the administrative contracting officer and area engineer for non-traditional military construction.

Col. Mark Himes, USACE Omaha District commander, provided opening remarks at the ceremony that was attended by military personnel, distinguished guests and community members.

“We have a team here of engineers, contractors, designers, and other personnel who are going to build a first-class facility,” Himes said. “Our chief engineer defines winning by safely constructing high-quality facilities on time and on budget, and that’s what we’re going to do here with this facility.”

To learn more about the Omaha District’s military mission and construction program, visit: https://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Military-Missions/

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