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Beale Reserve wing stands up historic CE squadron

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  • By Senior Airman Tara R. Abrahams
  • 940th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
The 940th Air Refueling Wing stood up a new civil engineer squadron here Sept. 11, the first time in more than 20 years that Air Force Reserve Command has added such a unit.

Lieutenant Colonel Bradley G. King assumed command of the 940th Civil Engineer Squadron from presiding officer Col. Roderick T. Grunwald, 940th Mission Support Group commander.

The 940 CES provides reserve emergency response and firefighting capabilities to augment the base civil engineering mission.

“It’s been a year long journey for our wing, as we’ve searched for the right fit for a leader of our civil engineer squadron,” Grunwald said. “The pivotal role of squadron commander was made even more vital by the fact that 940th Civil Engineer Squadron is in the middle of the first civil engineer squadron startup in over 20 years for Air Force Reserve Command.”

King thanked Grunwald and the 940th CES for the opportunity to serve as the new commander.

“We are at an exciting time in the story of the 940th Civil Engineer Squadron,” King said. “As we stand up as a full squadron, we have the opportunity to build this unit into exactly what we want it to be.”