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    Behind the Scenes: Water and Fuels Systems Management

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Joseph Morgan | Airman 1st Class James Cordiner a with the 124th Civil Engineer Squadron’s water and...... read more read more



    Story by Senior Airman Joseph Morgan 

    124th Fighter Wing

    GOWEN FIELD, Idaho. – When you think of plumbers, you might think of one thing, but did you know that the 124th Civil Engineer Squadron has a section dedicated to water and fuel systems maintenance, a small shop focused on the safekeeping and delivery of two essential resources — water and fuel.

    “Water and fuel lines are vital infrastructure for daily air base operations,” said Lt. Col. Timothy Gannon, the commander of the 124th CES. “Our WFSM experts manage the plumbing, wastewater collection, liquid fuel storage and natural gas distribution.”

    The 124th CES is home to a variety of shops, which all play essential roles across Gowen Field. Most of them serve in a similar capacity – conducting preventive maintenance so the rest of the fighter wing can operate at peak efficiency.

    “If you removed our shop from the picture and your hot water heater went down, you’d be taking cold showers,” said Master Sgt. Mike Schreiber, a water and fuels system maintenance craftsman with the 124th CES. “On the flightline, if your fuel system is down, the aircraft isn’t getting fuel.”

    On the surface, WFSM might not look busy, but that’s a good thing. The nature of preventive maintenance requires proactivity and scheduled systems checks. According to Schreiber, a busy day for WFSM individuals is likely a bad day for another shop on base.

    “A bad day would be a water main breaking somewhere; because then we’d have to get other shops involved to dig it out and find the cause,” said Schreiber. “A worse day would be a backed up toilet.”

    When you get a drink of water, flush the toilet or utilize fue, just remember the work that the WFSM shop does to ensure you can carry on with your day.



    Date Taken: 04.18.2022
    Date Posted: 04.18.2022 12:13
    Story ID: 418680
    Location: BOISE, ID, US 

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