New hangar, renovations to Marine Corps Reserve Center keep “Red Dogs” attack helicopters available 24/7, helping our troops around the globe.
When the U.S. Marine Corps made the decision to move its Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773 to a new home at Robins Air Force Base, the need for major renovations to the base’s Marine Corps Reserve Center became crucial. Tasked with escorting convoys and Medivac flights in combat areas, the “Red Dogs” squadron also provides support for other aircraft vulnerable to attack overseas.
In support of this squadron transfer, FSB provided the design for multiple new and renovated facilities, along with road realignment and configuration, security fencing and utility infrastructure. A new Type 1 Helicopter Maintenance Hangar was constructed, which includes a two-story support building containing helicopter maintenance support shops, administrative and maintenance offices, plus group support spaces. The team also spearheaded renovations to several nearby facilities, encompassing the headquarters unit, administrative offices and warehouse storage. Apron parking with grounding points was created for 20 helicopters, a road was put in place along the base perimeter, and flight line perimeter fencing was added. Working with nearby city officials and base personnel, multiple existing site utilities also were diverted, in order to place the hangar at the client’s preferred location.