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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
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
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
Airmen from the civil engineer electrical team at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, discuss a component of the Electrical Systems Trainer during a recent visit by the AFCEC force development team. The trainer serves as a tool for Airmen to learn the electrical systems found outside the continental U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo/Susan H. Lawson)
Ramstein Airmen develop new training method with AFCEC validation
Airmen of the civil engineer electrical team at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, recently developed an innovative training method to tackle deficiencies by designing and constructing an electrical systems training simulator.Although similar trainers are used at other electrical shops worldwide, the Electrical Systems Trainer at Ramstein focuses on
0 8/01
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
Default Air Force Logo AFCEC facilitating millions in energy savings worldwide
A tool with potential to save millions of dollars in annual energy expenditures is within reach for Air Force bases worldwide.Energy savings performance contracts, or ESPCs, are partnerships between federal agencies and energy service companies that provide energy savings and facility improvements with no up-front capital costs to the government.
0 7/07
2017
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