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Readiness News

The Readiness Challenge VIII Air Force Reserve Command team from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, celebrate after winning the Meredith Trophy April 22, 2022, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Emily Mifsud)
The Eglin Air Force Base fire department transitioned all of its gas-powered equipment to electric this year. All of Eglin’s firefighting equipment contained on their vehicles is now electric reducing weight, noise, training time and overall carbon foot print. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
Using a spotter, Airmen use compact track loaders with wheel saw attachments to cut concrete around a damaged runway after a simulated attack during a Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery training on July 21, 2021, at the Silver Flag Training Site at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Emily Mifsud)
A team of Airmen along with two others driving excavators, work together to remove debris from a simulated battle-damaged runway crater 24-inches beneath the surface during a Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery training event July 21, 2021, at the Silver Flag Training Site at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Emily Mifsud)
A crew of Airmen work together to fill a simulated battle-damaged crater with a mixture of flowable fill and 50 gallons of water. This is the first step of the asphalt capping process, and after 15 minutes, the rapid setting concrete cap is complete. This was just one portion of the Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery training event that took place July 21, 2021, at the Silver Flag Training Site at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Emily Mifsud)


AFCEC's Civil Engineer Operations Directorate professionals make an impact on the capabilities of base civil engineers every day by providing direct technical, managerial and training expertise.

They provide operations support to develop and apply best management practices, mission-oriented training systems and facility and infrastructure standards to the Air Force civil engineer community. Its members deliver expert technical guidance and consultation to AFCEC's customers worldwide to help civil engineers accomplish their mission better, faster and more cost effectively.

The men and women of operations work to optimize the efficiency of CE shops by identifying and recommending state-of-the-art technology, tools, vehicles and training. They provide CE force development for approximately 21,000 civil engineers and ensure civil engineer courses offered in Air Force technical schools prepare Air Force civil engineers for tomorrow's challenges.

The directorate is also home to travelling teams like the Airfield Pavement Evaluation Team and the Civil Engineer Maintenance, Inspection and Repair Team which offer specialized support to Air Force installations and contingency locations worldwide.

Asset Visibility

The asset visibility division collects data on the performance of facility and infrastructure assets to inform the corporate financial allocations in keeping with mission requirements. The division standardizes and conducts facility and horizontal infrastructure assessments to recommend energy-saving projects and other investment-grade activities. The division also manages the Airfield Pavement Evaluation Team, which tests the strength and condition of airfield pavements worldwide.

Operations Maintenance

The Operations Maintenance Division is responsible for rightsizing the preventive maintenance program and standardizing operations flight work task priorities to ensure Air Force critical infrastructure remains functional. Through the use of strategic sourcing, the division analyzes resource needs and spending habits to find ways to acquire commodities and services more effectively. The division helps optimize the efficiency of civil engineering shops by identifying and recommending state-of-the-art technology, tools, vehicles and training.

Engineer smes

The engineer division provides facilities and infrastructure systems subject matter expert technical guidance and consultation to combatant and major commands. The division's SMEs create, interpret and apply standards for design, construction, operations and maintenance of the built infrastructure and represent the Air Force on the tri-service Unified Facilities Criteria Publications Groups. The division is also responsible for conducting research and development efforts to advance and transition state-of-the-art engineering practices to the field.

Civil Engineer support

With operating locations at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, and Travis AFB, California, the division provides Air Force-wide maintenance, installation and repair support for day-to-day operations or emergency response of electrical distribution and power generation systems, aircraft arresting systems, and heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. The division deploys mobile teams to support power requirements for contingency operations and natural disaster responses worldwide and provides certification and accreditation for civil engineer industrial control systems to safeguard infrastructure assets against cyber-security threats.

Force Development

The division is responsible for the education and training of nine enlisted Operations and Programs Flights AFSCs. The Force Development Managers develop and maintain the Career Field Education and Training Plans and Wartime Task Standards for approximately 21,000 Total Force Civil Engineers. The FDMs direct updates to Career Development Courses, in-resident technical training, computer-based training, Qualitative Training Packages and skill-level awarding end of course assessments. The division manages both the Civil Engineer Virtual Learning Center under the Advanced Distributive Learning System and the Air Force Training Record program.

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