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FACTSHEET | Aug. 9, 2023

628th Civil Engineer Squadron

The 628th Civil Engineer Squadron's mission is to provide ready engineers to support worldwide air component and joint missions and provide installation engineering and emergency response capabilities to support mission partners across Joint Base Charleston. Joint Base Charleston includes the Air Base, Naval Weapons Station, North Auxiliary Field, and Short Stay and consists of 935 facilities (totaling 11 million Sq. Ft.), 27.5 million sq. ft. of airfield pavements, and 27 miles of active railways nestled on over 22,000 acres of land.

628 CES is comprised of 502 military and civilian personnel working in six flights - Operations, Engineering, Fire Emergency Services, Emergency Management, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, and Installation Management.

To find out more about CES including phone numbers and detailed flight information, click HERE.

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628th Civil Engineer Squadron

- CE Requirements: (843) 963-2392
- Fire Prevention: (843) 794-7684
- Fire Alarm Comm Center: (843) 963-3777
843) 963-3858/3859
- U Fix It: AB - (843) 963-1562/1563; NWS 794-7934


The 628th Civil Engineer Squadron plans, builds, maintains, and repairs base facilities and utility systems to support the 628th Air Base Wing and the multi-service missions of Joint Base Charleston. The squadron also deploys worldwide in support of expeditionary wartime and peacetime air base operability requirements. In addition to these roles, the squadron also provides fire protection, environmental management, explosive ordnance disposal, and military housing. The 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, with its 502 military and civilian personnel, is responsible for directing design, construction, maintenance, and repair activities on $9.5B of base facility and infrastructure systems. Our responsibilities cover 22,000 acres, 11 million square feet of floor space, four runways, 9 piers/wharfs, and 139 miles of roadways. In addition, we provide base fire protection services, manage 1,616 family housing units, execute an annual budget of over $76 million, provide base disaster preparedness support, provide comprehensive environmental management services, and direct explosive ordnance disposal for local and worldwide Department of Defense and Presidential support requirements. The 628 CES also provides full spectrum infrastructure and fire protection support to the North Field training complex.

The 628th Civil Engineer Squadron is known as “The Outlaws” because they are “the most wanted”, the most requested squadron on Joint Base Charleston. 628 CES received many awards in 2021 and 2022 to include: 628th Air Base Wing earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for 2022, AF CMSgt Ralph E. Sanborn Fire Department OTY Award – Large Department (2021, 2022), AMC Brigadier General Archie S. Mayes Award – Engineering (2022), AMC Explosive Ordnance Disposal Master Blaster – Company Grade Officer (2022), AMC SMSgt Robert A. McAllister Firefighter Heroism Award (2022), AMC First Sergeant of the Year (2022), ABW Field Grade Officer of the Year (2022), ABW Civilian Cat I of the Year (2022), AMC Fire Prevention Program of the Year Award (2021), AMC Harry P. Rietman Award – Civilian Civil Engineer (2021), ABW Field Grade Officer of the Year (2021).

Current as of August 2023