MacDill chapel to receive new, leak-free roof

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The base chapel is scheduled to receive roof renovations beginning Aug. 15, 2016, on MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

The renovations are part of the Community Roofs Project, which encompasses both the chapel and the Short Fitness Center. Construction is slated to take approximately five months and is estimated to end Feb. 15, 2017.

The project will be funded by operations and maintenance funds from Air Mobility Command and is estimated to cost $600,000.

“We owe it to our MacDill community to provide them with a facility that has a leak-free roof,” said Staff Sgt. Frank Rivas, NCO in charge of resources and readiness with the 6th Air Mobility Wing chaplain corps.

During the renovations, the chapel is expected to maintain normal operating hours with little disruptions.

“The chapel staff and contractors will be taking preventative measures to reduce the amount of inconvenience to customers,” said Rivas.

Louis Lantner, construction management flight chief with the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), explained work will not be done on weekends and holidays.

“We will minimize the effect on the chapel customers by starting demolition at 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. on business days,” said Lantner.

For more information regarding the renovations, please contact the 6th CES at 813-828-0463 or the base chapel at 813-828-3621.