By Christine Rosalin
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii personnel led a joint engineering team that completed urgent interim repairs to a Marine aid station Oct. 3 on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe.
The 3rd Marine Regimental Aid Station repair project started Sept. 11 and passed recertification inspection Oct. 6, which will allow the clinic to resume operations.
"Thanks to the remarkable teamwork of NAVFAC Hawaii's personnel, Airmen with the 647th Civil Engineer Squadron and Navy Seabees, this medical facility will be operational again," said NAVFAC Pacific Commander Rear Adm. Bret Muilenburg. "This clinic is crucial to the community since it provides support to our Navy and Marine Corps personnel stationed on MCBH."
The joint team completed the construction of full height walls to 11 treatment rooms, modified the 10-ton air conditioning system, and added hot and cold running water to each treatment area bringing the facility to meet facility standards.
"I enjoy working with joint services, and I've done so before when I was prior service military," said Tom Ackerman, NAVFAC Hawaii lead project supervisor. "My team is one of the best I've ever worked with, and it's thanks to them for their hard work and dedication. With the facility repairs completed, the Marine Corps can resume service to approximately 500 people per week on average."
The repair work also included painting of walls, installing dry walls, sink fixtures, and light fixtures.