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A C-5 Galaxy flies over the Wright Brothers Memorial, which overlooks the main runway at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Wright-Patterson is the site of the newest Air force energy saving performance contract, which was awarded to Johnson Controls March 24. (Photo courtesy National Park Service) ESPC awarded at Wright-Patterson AFB
The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, or AFICA, awarded an energy saving performance contract, or ESPC, at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, March 24.  The $7.7 million project to reduce energy use through energy conservation measures, or ECMs, was awarded to Johnson Controls Government Systems. Construction for the project is slated
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Attendees at a recent workshop, cosponsored by AFCEC and IBM, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, learn about AFCEC Operations Directorate’s outreach videos, supplemental training documents and communication outreach in support of units. The briefing provided a broader understanding of TRIRIGA and support available to them from AFCEC. (U.S. Air Force Photo)
AFCEC directorate hosts pilot TRIRIGA workshop
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and IBM collaborated during a workshop recently to assist operations personnel with their continuing implementation of the new TRIRIGA Real Property maintenance software. The software provides an integrated asset management structure for CE.The team from AFCEC Operations Directorate’s Operations Maintenance
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Default Air Force Logo AFCEC uses table top exercise to plan future big moves in RADR
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Requirements, Research & Development and Acquisitions Division recently held a table top exercise to evaluate the access, mitigate and repair capabilities of the Rapid Airfield Damage Repair, or RADR, process. RADR is the modernized process of how Airmen recover runways intentionally damaged by an attack.
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The 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron and the 386th Expeditionary Medical Squadron conduct a motor vehicle accident training exercise March 10, 2017 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The scenario involved a vehicle with four passengers crashing into a light pole. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Park) Firefighters, medics train to transport trauma patients
The 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron and the 386th Expeditionary Medical Squadron conducted a motor vehicle accident training exercise March 10, 2017 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The two squadrons created the exercise to identify potential shortfalls in the case of a real-world scenario where they’d need to work together
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Samuel "Jason" Schmitz, preventive maintenance program manager at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, briefs the 60th Civil Engineer Squadron's Operations Flight at Travis Air Force Base, California, on the strategic aspects of the preventive maintenance program. This program benefits the Air Force by reducing costs on maintaining the infrastructure at installations. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Susan Lawson)
New AFCEC preventive maintenance program manager visits Travis AFB
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center Operations Directorate’s new preventive maintenance program manager hit the road recently to introduce himself to the field.Samuel “Jason” Schmitz recently visited Travis Air Force Base, California, to collaborate with base civil engineers on preventive maintenance best practices and discuss the TRIRIGA software
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Michele Cardenas, 60th Civil Engineer Squadron operation flight deputy, and Mike West, 60th CES facility systems superintendent, review a print of the David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., March 2, 2017. Cardenas started working in the 60th CES during an initiative to hire women into craftsmen positions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sam Salopek) (This image was blurred for security purposes) Marking Change: Michele Cardenas
The year was 1985. With a job post stating “women applicants only” and “no experience needed.” She knew this was her opportunity for change. The allure of the $3-an-hour increase to her typist wage propelled her to apply. The interviewer asked applicants to lift the tool box and correctly recognize all of its contents. Even with her petite
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An artist's rendering of the new Utah Science Technology and Research Innovation Center being constructed at Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park located at Hill Air Force Base.  The USTAR Innovation Center will focus on providing the tools and resources needed to support start-up companies in maturing and commercializing their technology. Once complete, the new facility will house approximately 8,000 square feet of office space and state-of the art labs, and 13,000 square feet of space dedicated to both manufacturing and research and development projects. Developer begins construction on USTAR innovation center at Hill AFB, foresees ‘Silicon Hill’
Developers at Hill Air Force Base are breaking ground on another new construction project this week, creating more space for new jobs near the base. Air Force and Utah officials, participated in a ceremony March 3 to mark the progress at Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park.  The new 21,000 square foot building will be leased by the Utah
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Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski congratulates Greg Gangnuss after presenting him with the Air Force Civilian Award for Valor during a Feb. 22 commander’s call at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. AFIMSC civilian honored for heroism
Greg Gangnuss, a civilian member of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, was on a voluntary deployment to Afghanistan as a senior environmental advisor for the Ministry of Defense Advisor Program when a helicopter carrying nine coalition members crashed after striking a cable while landing at the NATO Resolute Support Mission headquarters in Kabul on Oct. 11, 2015, killing five people on board. Gangnuss helped rescue four, including Col. Laurel Burkel.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alex Geren, 557th Expeditionary Prime BEEF Squadron electrician, left, watches as Capt. Silvey Hollenback, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron chief of operations engineering, center, and Senior Airman Steven Medina, 557th Expeditionary Prime BEEF Squadron electrician, right, deconstruct a large aircraft maintenance shelter at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 8, 2017. The LAMS was being torn down in order to make room for the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing to house a fleet of MQ-9 Reapers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Casey Osborne) From expeditionary to enduring: 386th ECES conducts base improvements
The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing has been at war for nearly 15 years. In that time, its U.S. Air Force Airmen have stood ready in the fight against violent extremism across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The wing has been vital in operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and more throughout the AOR. During this period, it’s stayed at one
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Tech. Sgt. Michael Stuenzi, 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician and Master Sgt. Neil Gertiser, 332nd ECES EOD flight chief, brief a group on rules and operations before a detonation, Feb. 11, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The 332nd ECES EOD Flight facilitated a detonation with the help of U.S. Marine Corps EOD technicians and coalition partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams) EOD keep Airmen, mission safe
In times of war and crisis some challenges can’t be muscled through or rushed. Certain challenges call for unique knowledge and abilities. The 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight exercised its unique abilities during a range detonation Feb. 11.The 332nd ECES EOD flight’s primary mission is force protection
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