SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded two contracts Dec. 17 to improve and upgrade facilities at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to help the base train with and accommodate F-35 fighter jets.
A $3.88 million contract was awarded to Creative Times Inc. of Ogden, Utah, to alter an existing building for inclusion of new flight simulators. The contract is to renovate about 6,000 square feet of an existing simulator facility and design and construct 3,400 square feet of additional space. The current facility previously accommodated F-16 simulators and is now being converted to accommodate four new F-35 flight simulators for pilot training.
A $2.03 million contract was awarded to Zumwalt Construction Inc. of Fresno for construction of two F-35 modular storage magazines. The contract calls for the design and construction of two 2,080 square-foot concrete storage magazines capable of housing 500,000 pounds of munitions.
“The new F-35 flight simulator facility and modular storage magazines demonstrate the Corps’ continued support to the U.S. Air Force,” said Ken Wing, the Corps' project manager. “These projects, and the ones before it, will help pilots and crews at Hill Air Force Base remain mission ready.”
Zumwalt Construction is designated as a small business under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s business size regulations and Creative Times is a designated minority-owned business.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.