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(From left) Panel members Lt. Col. Patrick Obruba, Headquarters Air Force operations and maintenance branch chief; Col. Timothy Dodge, director of the AFCEC Operations Directorate; and Maj. Tywann Telfair, Air Force Installations Mission and Support Center installations and engineering program manager; discuss civil engineer operations roles and responsibilities between the three organizational levels and took questions from the audience of operations flight senior leaders. (Courtesy photo) Operations directorate holds operations workshop at AFIT
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center Operations Directorate recently held an operations workshop at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to provide a forum for operations flights and shop leadership to discuss operations way ahead.Air Force Deputy Director of Civil Engineers Edwin Oshiba provided opening
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Winners of the Air Force Gen. Thomas D. White Environmental Restoration Award for Installations pose with Col. John Klein (left), 60th Air Mobility Wing commander, at the Wing Stand Up briefing April 12, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The environmental restoration program team learned April 21 that they also won
the Secretary of Defense Environmental Restoration Award for 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Heide Couch) Travis earns DoD environmental restoration award
Dedication to using green and sustainable remediation technologies and biological processes that breakdown contaminates in groundwater has earned Travis Air Force Base, California, its first Secretary of Defense Environmental Restoration Award for Installations.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force wins three DOD environmental awards
The Department of Defense has selected an Air Force environmental engineer and two installations for top honors in the 2017 Secretary of Defense environmental awards program.  The awards, announced Friday, recognize outstanding achievements to improve DOD’s environmental performance, according to the awards website. The Air Force winners
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Don Teig, entomologist and subject matter expert at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, points to coyote tracks in the snow at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, March 9, 2017. Wildlife at the base are potential hazards to aircraft on the runways and are a constant nuisance for base pest management experts. Teig assists bases with training for integrated pest management as a method for reducing pests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Lawson). AFCEC entomologist provides BASH management training
Wildlife management on Air Force airfields can often mean the difference between mission success or failure.Don Teig, Air Force Civil Engineer Center entomologist and subject matter expert, recently headed west to provide bird aircraft strike hazard, or BASH, management training to attendees of the 82nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources
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Jabuaar Rorie, Air Force Personnel Center Civil Engineer career field advisor, speaks to an audience at the base theater April 6. Rorie was part of a two-man team who visited Edwards as part of the Civil Engineer Career Field Team Road Show, which provides insight to CE personnel on career management and development. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner) Civil Engineer employees learn how to build careers
A two-man team from the Air Force Personnel Center provided some key insight into career development in the world of Air Force Civil Engineering April 6. Members of the 412th Civil Engineer Group packed into the base theater to learn about career management and development during the one-day Civil Engineer Career Field Team Road Show. Topics
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Members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently tested expeditionary CONEX, or container express, dorms for progressive collapse at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. (Courtesy photo). AFCEC conducts CONEX dorm field testing
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently tested expeditionary CONEX, or container express, dorms for progressive collapse at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.CONEX-based relocatable barracks are a common sight at many U.S. and coalition bases worldwide. Cost-effective, readily available and robust, CONEX containers are designed so they can be
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86th Civil Engineer Group Airmen douse a fire at bldg. 1135, April 16, 2017 on Ramstein Air Base, Germany. According to base officials, the fire was contained and there was one minor injury, of a firefighter. The cause of the incident is under investigation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airmen 1st Class D. Blake Browning) Never off duty: Ramstein Airmen extinguish fire
On his way to the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center from church on Easter Sunday, Master Sgt. Skipper Valentin Cruzado, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire emergency services assistant chief of training, and his family were in their car waiting for the light to turn green at an intersection. Tapping on the wheel of the car, Valentin Cruzado glanced to the left and was alarmed by the sight of black smoke billowing off the top of the Ramstein Air Base Burger King rooftop.
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From left, Capt. Tanner Smith, AFCEC's Operations Maintenance Division branch chief, and Bryan Muller, operations management SME, analyze maintenance data on a mobile data device.  The operations directorate is testing the device and hoping to field it with CE operations flights in the near future. Tanner was recently selected as Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center and Air Force Materiel Command Company Grade Officer of the Year. Smith receives 2016 awards for AFIMSC, AFMC
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Capt. Tanner Smith continues his rise as the best of the best.
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The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, responsible for the environmental restoration at the now-closed Castle Air Force Base, will successfully conclude ecological monitoring moving one step closer to cleanup.  Ecological monitoring in 2008 and 2016 showed no evidence that soil contamination at the former Castle impacted ecological sites such as wetlands and vernal pools. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott Johnston) Ecological monitoring no longer needed at Castle
The Air Force’s environmental restoration efforts at the former Castle Air Force Base, California, took another step toward the finish line recently when regulatory agencies agreed that ecological monitoring is no longer needed. The Air Force was required to conduct ecological monitoring at five sites where cleanup actions had already been
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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Bldg. 3001’s Hollywood and Vine area March 29, marking the beginning of a $243 million facility modernization project between the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex and Honeywell. The largest energy savings contract in Air Force history is projected to save $626 million in energy and operational costs over 21 years. Participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony are, from left, Joseph Cecrle, 76th Maintenance Support Group, Engineering Branch; Kelley Butler, director of the 76th Maintenance Support Group; Ken Madden, vice president and general manager of service groups for Honeywell; Mark Correll, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure; Terrence Hahn, president and CEO of home and building technologies for Honeywell; Wade Wolfe, vice director for the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex; Brig. Gen. Martin Chapin; and Col. Stephanie Wilson, commander of the 72nd Air Base Wing. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Leaders kick off largest energy savings contract in AF history
Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex leaders and industry officials cut the ribbon Wednesday on the start of work on the largest energy savings performance contract in Air Force history.The $243 million facility modernization project with Honeywell is projected to save more than $626 million in energy and operational costs over the 21-year life of
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