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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.
0 2/14
2018
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.
0 2/14
2018
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.
0 12/21
2017
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.
0 11/27
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
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
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
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2017
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