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58th AS unveils new facility renovations

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Rasinski, the 58th Airlift Squadron commander, gives a speech for the celebration of the renovations of the 58th AS building at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 19, 2020. A majority of the 58th AS are instructors for C-17 Globemaster III students undergoing aircrew training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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From left, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Rasinski, the 58th Airlift Squadron commander and Lt. Col. Douglas Jeffery, the 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron commander, cut the ribbon celebrating the reopening of the 58th AS building at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 19, 2020. The 58th AS is responsible for initial and qualification training of the pilots and loadmasters of the C-17 Globemaster III. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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From left, U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Leard, the 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, is shown by, Lt. Col. Michael Rasinski, the 58th Airlift Squadron commander, the area for the new auditorium for the 58th AS at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 19, 2020. Despite relocation challenges, the 58th AS was able to pull off the long awaited plan and continue training for new aircrew members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Rasinski, the 58th Airlift Squadron commander, gives a speech about the hard work that went into the renovations of the 58th AS building at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 19, 2020. Having the instructors located in one place and the renovated building allowed a better fit for the C-17 aircrew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

The 58th Airlift Squadron held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the unveiling of their building renovations, June 19, 2020.

During the renovations the 58th AS accomplished student training and utilized other facilitates until the complete overhaul was accomplished.

“I can speak for the whole squadron when I say we are really excited to be in our permanent home after being away for so long,” said Lt. Col. Michael Rasinski, the 58th AS commander. “Returning to our building has really boosted morale for the instructors and it gives the students a great first impression of the Air Force when they come here.”

According to U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Lucas Crumpton, the support flight superintendent assigned to the 58th Airlift Squadron, every interior room was touched from floor to ceiling.

“The facility has looked the same since I first came here in 2001,” said Crumpton. “The locations of offices were redesigned and relocated to better fit mission sets for student training. It’s great to have all our instructors in one place and the building is better fit for the C-17 aircrew and allows us to truly call it our home.”