News>New civil engineer group activates at Dobbins
Maj. Gen. Wallace Farris Jr., 22nd Air Force commander, passes the 622nd Civil Engineering Group guidon to Col. Franklin Myers during an activation ceremony at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Sep. 8. The newly activated group will organize six reserve RED HORSE squadrons under one unified command located at Dobbins ARB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Brad Fallin)
Col. Franklin Myers speaks during an activation ceremony after becoming the interim commander of the 622nd Civil Engineering Group at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Sep.8. The newly activated group will organize six reserve RED HORSE squadrons under one unified command located at Dobbins ARB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Brad Fallin)
by Senior Airman Elizabeth Van Patten
94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
10/10/2012 - DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- The 622nd Civil Engineering Group was activated today at a ceremony held at the 22nd Air Force headquarters building on Dobbins Air Reserve Base.
The newly activated group will place geographically separated Reserve civil engineering units under one unified command, located at Dobbins, according to Maj. Gen. Wallace Farris, 22nd Air Force commander.
The group reports directly to the 22nd AF HQ, also located at Dobbins. The 622nd CEG will be responsible for six Rapid Engineering Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer, or RED HORSE Squadrons, three senior staff augmentation teams, and the Expeditionary Combat Support Training and Certification Center.
Assuming interim command of the 622nd CEG is Col. Franklin L. Myers, who is currently assigned as the 556th RED HORSE commander.
"I plan to do do whatever I can do to lay the foundation down for whoever steps into this position next," said Myers. "I think it is the right thing and the right time for this."