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FACTSHEET | Feb. 13, 2013

628th Civil Engineer Squadron


- Customer Service: (843) 963-5014
- Fire Prevention: (843) 963-3121
- Fire Alarm Comm Center: (843) 963-3777
- Housing Assistance: (843) 963-3869
- Self-Help Store: (843) 963-5064


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. Deploys worldwide in support of expeditionary wartime and peacetime air base operability requirements. Provides fire protection, environmental management, explosive ordnance disposal and military housing services. Prepares for and responds to peacetime natural and manmade disasters.

The 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, with its 366 military and civilian personnel, is responsible for directing design, construction, maintenance, and repair activities on $2.6B of base facility and infrastructure systems. Our responsibilities cover 6,500 acres, 5 million square feet of floor space and 3.7 million square yards of pavement. In addition, we provide base fire protection services, manage 716 family housing units, execute an annual budget of over $50 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. TheĀ 628 CES also provides full spectrum infrastructure and fire protection support to the North Field training complex.

Since September 11, 2001, theĀ 628 CES has supported both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom on an almost continual basis, deploying over 900 personnel to support the Global War on Terror. The 628 CES was twice-selected as the Best CE Squadron in AMC (Small-Unit) and Runner-up at Air Force for 2005 and for 2006 and selected as the Best Fire Protection Flight in Best Environmental Flight in the Air Force for 2006.

The 628 CES continues to provide a solid foundation for Air Mobility Command's premier airlift wing.