Falcon Field receives a home-run renovation

Falcon Field receives a home-run renovation

Ronnie Helvoirt, left, Richard Boxtel, right, and Patrick Grinsven, center, subcontractors from a German contracting company, use glue to lay turf on Falcon Field at Spangdahlem Air Base, Sept. 1, 2017. The installation of artificial turf is one of eight major projects funded from Spangdahlem's 2016 Commander in Chief's Installation Excellence Award. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Cherry)

Falcon Field receives a home-run renovation

Ronnie Helvoirt, a subcontractor from a German contracting company, prepares to install a section of artificial turf on Falcon Field at Spangdahlem Air Base, Sept. 1, 2017. The field is currently being renovated with artificial turf, a surface which is safer, more durable and requires less maintenance than a grass field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Cherry)

Falcon Field receives a home-run renovation

Patrick Grinsven, right, a subcontractor from a German contracting company, uses a roller on a section of artificial turf on Falcon Field at Spangdahlem Air Base, Sept. 1, 2017. Members from the 52nd Force Support Squadron, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron and 52nd Contracting Squadron worked together with a German contracting company to initiate the renovation that was funded from Spangdahlem's 2016 Commander in Chief's Installation Excellence Award. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Cherry)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Falcon Field, a children's baseball field located in base housing here, is currently undergoing a renovation scheduled to be completed Sept. 15, 2017.

The renovation will provide Falcon Field with artificial turf, which is safer, more durable and requires less maintenance than a grass field. In addition, the field will be equipped with new fencing and a drainage system.

"This was one of the eight major quality of life improvement projects selected from the 2016 Commander in Chief’s Installation Excellence Award funding,” said Maj. Joseph Adams, 52nd Contracting Squadron commander.

Members from the 52nd Force Support Squadron, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron and 52nd CONS worked together with a German contracting company to initiate the project.

“Our mission here thrives when our families are happy and active,” said, Lt. Col. Ryan Crowley, 52nd CES commander. “This sports field, and other improvement projects, gives our families the facilities they need to enjoy their time while at Spangdahlem. I look forward to seeing our kids using the field very soon.”