‘Dirt Boyz’ create rubble

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron worked as a team to demolish an uneven concrete sidewalk upheaved by tree roots at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017. The pavement and construction equipment Airmen,  also known as “Dirt Boyz,” used tools such as a pneumatic 30-pound jack hammer and pickaxe to remove approximately five cubic yards of concrete to make way for a new path. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

A pneumatic 30-pound jack hammer rests on a sidewalk at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017. “Dirt Boyz,” pavement and construction equipment Airmen assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron, used the jack hammer to break apart concrete made uneven by tree roots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron worked as a team to demolish an uneven concrete sidewalk upheaved by tree roots at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017. The pavement and construction equipment Airmen,  also known as “Dirt Boyz,” used tools such as a pneumatic 30-pound jack hammer and pickaxe to remove approximately five cubic yards of concrete to make way for a new path. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Requavious Barnes, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) pavement and construction equipment apprentice, puts on a glove before beginning work to remove a sidewalk at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017. Barnes and his team members wore protective equipment such as gloves, ear plugs and glasses to prevent personal injury from tools and debris. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron worked as a team to demolish an uneven concrete sidewalk upheaved by tree roots at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017. The pavement and construction equipment Airmen,  also known as “Dirt Boyz,” used tools such as a pneumatic 30-pound jack hammer and pickaxe to remove approximately five cubic yards of concrete to make way for a new path. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing and 20th Civil Engineer Squadron work to break apart an upheaved sidewalk at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017. The Airmen destroyed the path using tools and removed debris by hand to prepare the area for the construction of a new path. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron worked as a team to demolish an uneven concrete sidewalk upheaved by tree roots at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017. The pavement and construction equipment Airmen,  also known as “Dirt Boyz,” used tools such as a pneumatic 30-pound jack hammer and pickaxe to remove approximately five cubic yards of concrete to make way for a new path. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

A U.S. Airman assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing puses a pneumatic 30-pound jack hammer to break concrete at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017. By using a jack hammer, the Airmen broke the concrete into smaller pieces for easier removal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron worked as a team to demolish an uneven concrete sidewalk upheaved by tree roots at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017. The pavement and construction equipment Airmen,  also known as “Dirt Boyz,” used tools such as a pneumatic 30-pound jack hammer and pickaxe to remove approximately five cubic yards of concrete to make way for a new path. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Davon Thompson, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and construction equipment apprentice, uses a pickaxe to separate pieces of concrete from the ground at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017. After the pieces were loosened, they were moved by hand and set aside for disposal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron worked as a team to demolish an uneven concrete sidewalk upheaved by tree roots at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017. The pavement and construction equipment Airmen,  also known as “Dirt Boyz,” used tools such as a pneumatic 30-pound jack hammer and pickaxe to remove approximately five cubic yards of concrete to make way for a new path. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Requavious Barnes, left, and Airman 1st Class Davon Thompson, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and construction equipment apprentices, remove pieces of a concrete sidewalk by hand at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017. After removing what they could by hand, the Airmen determined which areas still required the use of tools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron worked as a team to demolish an uneven concrete sidewalk upheaved by tree roots at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017. The pavement and construction equipment Airmen,  also known as “Dirt Boyz,” used tools such as a pneumatic 30-pound jack hammer and pickaxe to remove approximately five cubic yards of concrete to make way for a new path. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Davon Thompson, left, Airman 1st Class Requavious Barnes, center, and Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Carnahan, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and construction equipment apprentices and craftsman, respectively, move broken pieces of concrete into a front-end loader at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017. The Airmen removed approximately five cubic yards of concrete during a project to remove and replace an uneven sidewalk that presented a tripping hazard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron worked as a team to demolish an uneven concrete sidewalk upheaved by tree roots at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017. The pavement and construction equipment Airmen, also known as “Dirt Boyz,” used tools such as a pneumatic 30-pound jack hammer and pickaxe to remove approximately five cubic yards of concrete to make way for a new path. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)