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Reserve Engineers Assemble Quonset Huts at Oklahoma Air Force Base

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Reserve engineers from the 507th Civil Engineer Squadron partnered with the 72nd Air Base Wing to assemble three SteelMaster Quonset huts at the Glenwood training area of Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma.

Many units on Tinker Air Force Base use the Glenwood training area to accomplish expeditionary skills and emergency response training.

The three new Quonset huts are equipped with electric, heating, air and are more permanent than the base’s previous structures.

According to members of the 72nd ABW inspection team, the buildings are aimed to make readiness training exercises on site more efficient.

“I believe these are the nicest facilities we’ve ever had for training,” said Joe Wade, facilities director, 507th CES. “We are always happy to support the host wing with base improvements.”

The history of the Quonset Hut has direct ties to the military.

The buildings became popular in 1941 during World War II when the Navy needed an all-purpose building that was lightweight, easily shipped and easily assembled.

Additional uses include:

  • Troop barracks
  • Equipment storage sheds
  • Warehousing and supply storage
  • Garages for military vehicles of all sizes
  • Workshops
  • Parking structures
  • Portable shelters

Our steel buildings have earned the favor of every military branch. We are GSA certified, which allows federal agencies to purchase from us in a streamlined manner.