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First Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) at McClellan AFB decommissioned AFCEC reaches another milestone in cleanup efforts at former McClellan AFB
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and regulatory agencies recently agreed to decommission one of the first Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) units employed at the former McClellan Air Force Base, California.The unit, known as Investigative Cluster, or IC-1, completed its job removing more than 5,500 pounds of volatile organic compounds from the
0 11/09
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force, Airway Heights strike water agreement
The Air Force has agreed to cover the cost to purchase drinking water for the City of Airway Heights under an agreement effective Nov. 1.
0 11/08
2017
Taxied at former McClellan Air Force Base, the red-and-white 747 known as the "Spirit of John Muir" (left), and air tankers (right) work all day releasing cargo and fire retardant in support of the wildfires in Northern California. AFCEC achieves major milestone, transfers parcel of former base for public airport use
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center reached another major milestone with the transfer of 923 acres from former McClellan Air Force Base, California, for public airport use. From sunup to sundown fire-fighting aircraft of all sizes lift off from McClellan. These large aircraft, one after another, make the giant loop from Sacramento to the North Bay.
0 10/23
2017
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
Emergency Management "Be Ready" School Visits AFCEC helps students, “Be Ready”, to prepare them for disasters
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Representatives from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Emergency Management Division and the 325th Fighter Wing from Tyndall AFB, Fla., visited several northwest Florida youngsters between Sept. 25 and Oct. 4, to prepare them for a potential disaster.The visits concluded with four elementary schools and more than
0 10/13
2017
Illustration depicting microgrid with campus-configuration Microgrids: breaking down the buzzword
This article, the first in a series on microgrids, will define them and their key components. Future articles will include information on the Air Force’s current microgrid projects, the Air Force’s direction for microgrids, and what they mean for installations in the future.
0 10/10
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
Eastern National Robot Rodeo and Capabilities Exercise 2017 Robot Rodeo wrangles advanced EOD technology
ATLANTA — Air Force, civilian and international explosive ordnance disposal experts recently shared tactics, techniques and procedures during the 2017 Eastern National Robot Rodeo and Capabilities Exercise in Atlanta.The week-long event, held at Dobbins Air Reserve Base and the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, included teams
0 9/26
2017
Edwin Oshiba, deputy director of civil engineers and deputy chief of staff for logistics, engineering, and force protection, briefs attendees of Air Force Day at Energy Exchange on Aug. 17, 2017. Civil engineers implement cybersecurity for Air Force infrastructure
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Today’s civil engineers are leading the way with cybersecurity implementation for the Air Force. From Tyndall, a team of 40 civil engineer information technology certified professionals are traveling the globe to implement the Air Force-wide Industrial Control System, or ICS, cybersecurity program. Cyber threats and
0 9/21
2017
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