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25 passenger bus powered by a hydrogen fuel cell AF demonstrating hydrogen as alternate fuel source
The U.S. Air Force is demonstrating hydrogen as an alternate fuel source at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. In a recent visit to Hickam, members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Energy and Operations directorates were given a tour of the installation’s hydrogen production facility and shown several of the vehicles that use this alternative fuel.
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Man stands near rigid metal structure with solar panel system mounted on its side. AFCEC project hopes to land Airmen in 'hot water'
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is embracing innovation and a partnership with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) in an effort to bring off-the-grid electricity and hot water to Airmen in difficult deployments around the world.
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Air Force Civil Engineeer Center volunteers distributed gifts to 165 children at the “Spread the Joy” gift-giving party and dinner held at Lucille Moore Elementary School in Panama City on December 15. Each child received a coat, shirt, pants, a pair of shoes and two toys of their choice. Santa stopped by to with everyone a Merry Christmas. AFCEC spreads holiday cheer to local children
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.—Team members from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center at Tyndall made sure the holidays were brighter for some children in Bay County, Florida, through their local "Spread the Joy" program this month.The program began in 2014 when AFCEC's Emergency Management (EM) division personnel bought gifts for 12 children in need.
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Evening photo of large radar array Overcoming Alaskan-sized challenges to provide energy assurance
Preparing for a major power outage or planning a backup generation exercise is complicated in the best conditions. Now, imagine doing it in temperatures as low as 50 degrees below zero at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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