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Snapshot: Dover dirt boys dig a trench

Airman 1st Class Keifer Donovan, 436th Civil
Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment apprentice, uses a jackhammer to break up
rocky terrain near the main gate for a French
drain installation project June 3, 2019, at Dover
Air Force Base, Del. With various power and gas
lines buried around the dig site, the majority of
digging was accomplished using a pickaxe and
shovel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st
Class Jonathan Harding).

Airman 1st Class Keifer Donovan, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment apprentice, uses a jackhammer to break up rocky terrain near the main gate for a French drain installation project June 3, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. With various power and gas lines buried around the dig site, the majority of digging was accomplished using a pickaxe and shovel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Harding).

Staff Sgt. Logan Pals, 436th Civil Engineer
Squadron pavement and equipment craftsman,
uses a pickaxe to break down the walls of a
trench being dug near the main gate June 3,
2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. “Dirt Boyz”
are also responsible for upkeep of the roads on
base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class
Jonathan Harding).

Staff Sgt. Logan Pals, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment craftsman, uses a pickaxe to break down the walls of a trench being dug near the main gate June 3, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. “Dirt Boyz” are also responsible for upkeep of the roads on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Harding).

Airman 1st Class Keifer Donovan, 436th Civil
Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment
apprentice, swings a pickaxe to break up rocks
and dirt June 3, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base,
Del. The trench is being created in order to
install a French drain, which is a perforated
pipe that will divert water away from the main
gate entry control point building. (U.S. Air Force
photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Harding)

Airman 1st Class Keifer Donovan, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment apprentice, swings a pickaxe to break up rocks and dirt June 3, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The trench is being created in order to install a French drain, which is a perforated pipe that will divert water away from the main gate entry control point building. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Harding)

Airman 1st Class Keifer Donovan, 436th Civil
Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment
apprentice, uses a pickaxe to break up rock and
gravel in a trench June 3, 2019, at Dover Air
Force Base, Del. The trench will be 3 feet 11
inches deep in order to properly drain water
away from the 436th Security Force Squadron’s
building at the main gate. (U.S. Air Force photo
by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Harding)

Airman 1st Class Keifer Donovan, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment apprentice, uses a pickaxe to break up rock and gravel in a trench June 3, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The trench will be 3 feet 11 inches deep in order to properly drain water away from the 436th Security Force Squadron’s building at the main gate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Harding).

Airman 1st Class Keifer Donovan, 436th Civil
Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment
apprentice, takes a short rest after removing
dirt and rocks from a trench being dug near the
main gate June 3, 2019, Dover Air Force Base,
Del. Members of the shop are commonly
referred to as “Dirt Boyz,” because they are
typically working hands on with groundwork
projects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st
Class Jonathan Harding)

Airman 1st Class Keifer Donovan, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment apprentice, takes a short rest after removing dirt and rocks from a trench being dug near the main gate June 3, 2019, Dover Air Force Base, Del. Members of the shop are commonly referred to as “Dirt Boyz,” because they are typically working hands on with groundwork projects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Harding)

Staff Sgt. Logan Pals, 436th Civil Engineer
Squadron pavement and equipment craftsman,
left, and Airman 1st Class Keifer Donovan,
436th CES pavement and equipment
apprentice, right, break up rock and dirt in a
trench June 3, 2019, Dover Air Force Base, Del.
The project is to install a drain system at the
main gate in order to stop the Security Forces
post from flooding during heavy rainfall. (U.S.
Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan
Harding)

Staff Sgt. Logan Pals, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment craftsman, left, and Airman 1st Class Keifer Donovan, 436th CES pavement and equipment apprentice, right, break up rock and dirt in a trench June 3, 2019, Dover Air Force Base, Del. The project is to install a drain system at the main gate in order to stop the Security Forces post from flooding during heavy rainfall. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Harding)

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