Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions helping highlight 70 years of Air Force civil engineering heritage

September 18, 2017

TULSA, OK. — In honor of the United States Air Force’s past seven decades of service, Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions recently partnered with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center to honor its branch’s contributions to civil engineering.

The effort is part of a broader Air Force anniversary campaign to highlight multiple generations of Airmen and their service to our country.

"Civil engineers have been positioning the Air Force to fly, fight and win for 70 years,” said John Hansen, CNTS operations general manager. “We are honored to have the opportunity to help showcase their achievements and heritage through our support of AFCEC’s ‘70 Years of Civil Engineers Leading the Way’ campaign.”

CNTS, a company within the consulting sector of Cherokee Nation Businesses, designed commemorative posters, artwork and web pages highlighting significant eras in Air Force civil engineering history.

The campaign highlights airfield support for the Korean conflict, establishment of highly mobile, heavy-construction squadrons known as Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer or RED HORSE, construction of the Vandenberg Space Launch Complex and support for the Gulf and Afghanistan wars.

The civil engineer posters are available through AFCEC for use by Air Force installations around the world.

The U.S. Air Force was officially formed into its own branch of the military on Sept.18, 1947. The date is commonly referred to as the Air Force’s birthday and is celebrated annually.

For more information on CNTS’ public affairs and marketing support, contact Michael Trexler, CNTS program director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions, formed in 2008, provides technical support services and project support personnel to its defense and civilian agency partners. The company provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines, including information technology, science, engineering, construction, research and development, facilities management, program management, and mission support.

CNTS is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies. For more information, please visit