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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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  • Facility Engineering Directorate

    Mission The Facility Engineering Directorate is a part of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, a field operating agency of the Air Force Civil Engineer. The directorate provides design and construction expertise and services to Air Force installations that enable warfighter capabilities. The directorate’s vision is to lead the way in high quality
  • Former Air Force Research Laboratory Mesa

    The former Air Force Research Laboratory Mesa is located at the former Williams Air Force Base, Ariz. Since it opened in 1969, the lab provided for pilot training and served as a secure environment for research in warfare readiness. The level of security offered at the Mesa lab was matched by as few as four other labs in the nation. AFRL Mesa was
  • Former Brooks Air Force Base

    Brooks Air Force Base, Texas, previously named Gosport Field, Kelly Field No. 5 and Brooks Field, was established in 1917 shortly after the United States entered World War I and served primarily as a flying base during World Wars I and II. During the Korean War, Brooks became a reserve training center and later a research center focusing on
  • Former Buckley Annex

    Buckley Annex, Colo., was carved out of the former Lowry Air Force Base, Colo., to support the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and the Air Reserve Personnel Center when Lowry closed in 1994. The annex was selected for closure in the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure decision, and officially closed in September 2011. Buckley Annex is one of
  • Former Carswell AFB, Texas

    Carswell Air Force Base, Texas, served primarily as a training base to support a variety of heavy bombing aircraft since its establishment in 1942. Carswell trained more than 4,000 students in B-24s and provided Airmen and equipment in World War II, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War. Carswell AFB was recommended for closure by the U.S. Department of
  • Former Chanute Air Force Base, Ill.

    Chanute Air Force Base, Ill., was established in 1917 as Chanute Field, making it one of the oldest Air Force facilities prior to its closure in 1993. Chanute began as a pilot training school during World War I, and after a brief closure following the end of the war, reopened as a technical training center.Chanute AFB was recommended for closure by
  • Former England Air Force Base, La.

    England Air Force Base, La., was constructed as Alexandria Municipal Airport in 1942 and activated as Alexandria Army Air Base later that year. In 1955, the base was officially designated as a permanent Air Force facility and renamed England AFB in honor of Lt. Col. John. B. England, who conducted more than 108 combat missions during World War II.
  • Former Four Lakes Communications Station

    Four Lakes Communications Station, Wash., was originally constructed in 1951 by the U.S. Army as a Nike missile facility. In 1961 it was transferred to the U.S. Air Force who licensed the property to the state of Washington for use by the Washington Air National Guard as a communications facility. Four Lakes was recommended for closure by the
  • Former Galena Forward Operating Location

    Galena Forward Operating Location, Alaska, was established as an airfield during World War II and served as a forward operating base for the Pacific Air Force's 611th Air Support Group headquartered at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, when it closed. Due to its strategic location in interior Alaska, Galena's mission was to intercept incoming
  • Former General Mitchell Air Reserve Station

    General Mitchell Air Reserve Station (GMARS), Wis., was established in 1941 as General Mitchell Field. The base was home to the 440th Airlift Wing and most notably supported paratroop and glider missions during World War II.GMARS was recommended for closure by the Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 2005. The base was officially