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At left, Dr. Craig Rutland, Air Force Civil Engineer Center pavement engineer, and Andrew Ward, a U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center research physicist, examine a host of smartphones to ensure the accuracy and consistency of the devices during their tests of the ERDC DECEL app.  The app was created using off the shelf technology, enabling the Warfighter to perform a critical mission using simple and inexpensive technology.  Officials say the app should be available soon. (U.S. Air Force Photo Kenneth L. Holder) AFCEC uses off the shelf technology to deliver faster, better and cheaper solutions
In an era of diminishing resources and increased operational deployments, military officials are driven to find fast, cost-effective solutions to problems that previously would have been solved through years of study, refinement and practical trials. Today’s reality requires that engineers, scientists and program managers deliver products to the
0 10/17
2017
Strategic Training Requirements Team members, from various installations within the Air Force civil engineer career field, gather at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, during a weeklong meeting. AFCEC force development team members, major command leaders, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve teams spent the week developing new training requirements for engineering in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Susan H. Lawson) Air Force engineer specialty career fields get an upgrade
FT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The civil engineer Chief of Enlisted Matters, subject-matter experts and major command leaders convened recently at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, to form the 3E5X1 Engineering Specialty Training Requirements Team (STRT). As the name indicates, the team establishes lifecycle training requirements for the engineering career
0 10/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo ERCIP – a tool in the energy assurance toolbox
ERCIP is a subset of the defense-wide MILCON program that funds projects to increase resilience, save energy or water, produce energy or reduce the cost of energy for the Department of Defense and supports construction of new, high-efficiency energy systems and modernization of existing ones.
0 10/05
2017
Photo of Air Force Energy booth at the 2017 Energy Exchange Energy professionals exchange ideas, information at annual event
More than 2,600 professionals from the energy industry, including approximately 200 Air Force attendees, gathered in Tampa, Florida, Aug. 14-18 for the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program’s 2017 Energy Exchange.
0 8/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo New ESPC playbook now live
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Energy Directorate recently went live with a new playbook for Energy Savings Performance Contracts, or ESPCs, replacing Engineering Technical Letter 13-13.
0 7/28
2017
Members of the force development division of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center validated Silver Flag training recently in Ramstein Air Base, Germany at the 435th Construction & Training Squadron site at the base. The validation ensures training follows standardized lesson plans and wartime training standards are met.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Susan H. Lawson) AFCEC validates Silver Flag training at Ramstein
Members of the force development team from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Operations and Readiness Directorates recently evaluated the Silver Flag training site at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.The evaluation was essential to ensure training is standardized across the Air Force’s three Silver Flag training sites, confirm training follows
0 7/07
2017
Members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's force development division gathered recently at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, for the annual Education Training and Review Committee with civil engineer senior enlisted leaders. The group met to significantly improve enlisted training and strengthen the Air Force CE community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Susan Lawson) Force development team hosts ETRC in Ramstein
Members of the force development team from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Operations Directorate hosted the 2017 civil engineer Education and Training Review Committee, known as the ETRC, recently at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.A full week of collaboration, brainstorming and camaraderie led to several action items to ensure positive change
0 6/28
2017
(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
0 4/25
2017
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
0 4/20
2017
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
0 4/19
2017
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