Military and Government

We are proud to be the provider of premier Military and Government portable structures for the US DOD. Our experience has been varied. Among the portable structures we’ve built for them are:

  • Covered walkways and vehicle inspection buildings for the Pentagon
  • Sun Shade Aircraft Hangars for NAS Kingsville, Tx and NAS Meridian, MS
  • A fully enclosed maintenance building for Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City
  • Multiple fabric buildings for various Naval bases. List upon request
  • Submarine shaft storage for the U.S. Army, Pearl Harbor


DLA When the Defense Logistics Agency needed help, Shelter Structures responded with two fabric warehouses. One warehouse is 70’ by 225’, and the other is 70’ by 125’. Both warehouses include 12’ by 12’ overhead doors, two personnel doors, ventilation systems, and T-5 Lightning packages, along with other features. For more information regarding the Red River project, click here.
NAS Whiting Shelter Structures has completed a job for the Navy to construct 54 fabric aircraft hangars, covering 111 aircraft. We designed a series of 4 rows of shelters, 2 designed with our standard fabric covers and 2 designed with a metal clad, flat roof to lower the overall height of the structure for maximum visibility.  All rows were supported by 12” columns in order to  provide the aircraft with maximum clearance using the minimum amount of ramp space. For more information, read here.
Contrack Watts Shelter Structures worked together with a local contractor in Kuwait to put together the winning competitive bid to build this 150′ W x 130’L x 46′ H building.  It was erected in Kuwait to support the USAF operations in Iraq. Find out more here.
Air Force Warehouse Complex When the Air Force needed a warehouse to protect millions of dollars in material related to repairing large cargo aircraft, they reached out to Shelter Structures. Shelter Structures responded by designing and installing 4 identical warehouses to ensure protection of materials and personnel. As always, the shelters were engineered to Risk Category II standards, and include many special features. Find out more here.
Cannon AFB The United States Air Force called upon Shelter Structures to help them them deal with the extreme heat and UV conditions at the Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico. The structures also needed to be able to withstand winds, so a galvanized MQ frame was used to resist winds, and provide UV protection. Find out more here.
75th Ranger Regiment Shelter Structures recently completed a much sought after hybrid building. Designed at the request of the 75th Ranger Regiment at Ft. Benning, GA, this building includes a metal hardside for added durability, and industrial composite flooring, extending the life of an old asphalt pad. Our standard 20oz translucent PVC fabric building roofing provides natural light, and this hybrid fabric structure building can be erected anywhere. Any height, any length, any width. And now, metal siding.
Naval Air Stations The Naval Air Stations at Kingsville, TX and Meridian, Ms each ordered 16 aircraft hangars to protect their T-45 Goshawk trainers. The hangars will lower the cockpit temperatures by 80 degrees in the summer, and are built to withstand winds of 130 mph.
Fort Gordon When the Army need additional training space for our troops, they turned to Shelter Structures, Inc. This fabric building was erected in Ft. Gordon, GA. Shelter Structures specializes in portable structures which can be moved to any site on the base.
US Navy Surface Warfare in Panama City, FL The US Navy Surface Warfare in Panama City, FL needed a maintenance building for a new tank that they are testing for amphibious operations. This fabric structure shelter is near the water and allows them to do trial runs, bring it on ground, work on it, and put it back in the water, all in record time. This fabric building also has lights and air conditioning.
USAF Kuwait Shelter Structures worked together with a local contractor in Kuwait to put together the winning competitive bid to build this 150′ W x 130’L x 46′ H building.  It was erected in Kuwait to support the USAF operations in Iraq.
NAS Meridian
This design was a first for Shelter Structures, a triple wide shelter designed to maximize tarmac space for NAS Meridian.  After a successful project in 2006, Shelter Structures was invited back and challenged to provide cover for 54 aircrafts. Shelter Structures designed 18 triple wide canopies allowing three aircrafts per structure reducing costs and their footprint on the tarmac.