MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --
An ‘Ask Team Minot’ inquiry turned into real change for Team Minot.
After receiving an ‘Ask Team Minot’ question regarding the degraded tennis courts on Minot Air Force Base, Major Chris Bahrij, 5th Civil Engineering Operations Flight Commander, and his fellow CE Warbulls, sprang into action.
According to Bahrij, their office receives 120-190 requests per week, but due to the request being a quality-of-life request, CE was able to prioritize this service request.
“It was discussed during the virtual Wing Commander’s call as an essential quality-of-life project, which helped to get this project done quickly,” said Bahrij.
Warbulls in the CE squadron worked to negotiate a contractor from Fargo, North Dakota to complete the job.
“Regular parking lots and pavement don’t have a border on each side, as the paint lines are a little fuzzy,” said Bahrij. “For tennis courts, they need to be crisp, clean lines and thus require taping out and bordering each side of the out-of-bounds lines.”
“Knowing is half the battle,” said Bahrij. “Our Warbulls can’t fix what we don’t know. Once we know, we can prioritize, site survey, order materials, and schedule accordingly to do the right work at the right time. In this case, the right work involved increasing the quality-of-life for our Team Minot tennis player population.”
From online inquiry to project completion, the Warbulls sprang into action to complete this five-week task and gave Team Minot an updated place to practice their teamwork and their tennis skills.