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The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is a 1,900-person primary subordinate unit of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Air Force Materiel Command. The center is responsible for providing responsive, flexible full-spectrum installation engineering services. AFCEC missions include facility investment planning, design and construction, operations support, real property management, energy support, environmental compliance and restoration, and audit assertions, acquisition and program management. The unit conducts its operations at more than 75 locations worldwide. For more information on AFCEC and the directorates within the organization, see the fact sheet list below.

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  • Former Kulis Air National Guard Base

    Kulis Air National Guard Base, Alaska, was established in 1955 as the home of the 144th Fighter-Bomber Squadron. The base provided disaster relief most notably following the Good Friday Earthquake in 1964 and the Chena River flood of 1967. Kulis also deployed Airmen in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.Kulis was recommended
  • Former Loring Air Force Base, Maine

    Loring Air Force Base, Maine, served primarily as a bomber base for most of its time as an active-duty installation. Due to its location as the point in the continental United States closest to Europe, Loring served as a strategic base during the height of the Cold War.In 1991, Loring was identified for closure under the Base Realignment and
  • Former Lowry Air Force Base, Colo.

    Lowry Air Force Base, Colo., served primarily as a technical training base throughout its nearly 60-year history as an active-duty installation. Additionally Lowry specialized in aerial photography, intelligence and training for the B-52 Stratofortress prior to its closure in 1994. Lowry AFB was recommended for closure by the U.S. Department of
  • Former Onizuka Air Force Station

    Onizuka Air Force Station, Calif., was constructed in 1960 under its original name of the Air Force Satellite Test Center. Its mission included classified work with military satellite programs and contributed to the advancement of the United States space program. In 1986 the base was renamed in honor of Lt Col Ellison Onizuka, one of the astronauts
  • Former Pease Air Force Base, N.H.

    Originally established as a municipal airport in the 1930s, the Air Force assumed control of Pease Air Force Base, N.H., from the U.S. Navy in 1951. For the duration of its time as an active-duty installation, Pease served primarily as a bomber base, housing the B-52 Stratofortress among other aircraft. In 1988, Pease AFB was one of 86 military
  • Former Plattsburgh Air Force Base, N.Y.

    Plattsburgh Air Force Base, N.Y., was one of the oldest military installations in the country at the time of its closure having participated in every major American war from the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm. Plattsburgh served primarily as a bomber wing, supporting American troops through World War II and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • Former Reese Air Force Base, Texas

    Reese Air Force Base, Texas, served primarily as a pilot training base throughout its 50-year history. Since its establishment in 1941, the flying training school at Reese trained more than 25,000 pilots ranging from single-engine planes to multi-engine bombers. Reese AFB was selected for closure under the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure decision
  • Former Wurtsmith Air Force Base History

    Site FT-02 served as a fire training area at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Mich., from 1958-1991. During training exercises, the Air Force used flammable waste liquids such as oils and jet fuel to create firefighting scenarios for airmen. Airmen extinguished the fires using firefighting foam, and some chemicals from the foam migrated into
  • Former Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Mich.

    Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Mich., served primarily as a combat crew and bomber training base throughout its 70-year history. Since its establishment in 1923, Wurtsmith played an important role in World War II, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War, hosting the 134th Army Air Force Base Fighter Unit and 379th Bombardment Wing respectively. Wurtsmith was
  • Installations Directorate

    MissionThe Installations Directorate conducts the strategic acquisition, management, and disposal of Air Force real property. It implements the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations' land and facilities policies through a full suite of services, including appraisals, lease renewals, licenses, easements, title opinions,
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