Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni - The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Japan District’s Iwakuni Resident Office is hustling to prepare 10
projects to be turned over to the U.S. government this month. A challenge that will
take intricate planning for an office that normally hands over about two jobs a
The Marine Corps Air
Station Iwakuni projects in the last stages of construction range from
community facilities like the command assembly hall to projects that will help
military units meet mission readiness, such as a new gas chamber.
Office Program Director and Resident Engineer Lee Seeba, , said time management
and planning will be key for his team during the hectic month.
said some of the challenges will be coordination meetings, inspections, witnessing
of tests and final walkthroughs.
projects have weekly coordination meetings, several inspections to include a
final inspection in each discipline - Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical,
Civil and Communications,” Seeba said.
to be attended are functional tests of equipment in the facilities and a final
walkthroughs to affirm the Iwakuni Resident office has addressed all the issues
times all that by 10.
all the players and activities where they are supposed to be, to turn over
projects is going to take some methodical organization to accomplish,” Seeba
said. “I am overwhelmed, but relieved. We are at the peak workload and we can still
to Seeba, each project is as important as the next and his team strives for the
best quality achievable.
thousands of details will be addressed. Obviously mission facilities like hangers
or motor transportation facilities are priority and increase in our capability,
but the support facilities like the commissary, Post Office and theater are
more fun and exciting from a community stand point,” he said.
said he is thankful for the Iwakuni community during the last few months.
the air stations 1,633 acres more than half is currently under construction.
have extreme gratitude to the community for all the understanding of all the construction
mess and inconvenience. It makes me feel proud to be a part of a community that
understands that this self-sacrifice is for the improvement of all and the
strengthening of our capability to the defense of our