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  • Baptism by fire

    Firefighters from the Czech Republic, the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard and members from the Offutt Air Force Base 55th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department participated in a live fire training June 5, 2019, at the fire pit here. Firefighters from Offutt are required to

  • Luke CES Airmen participate in IRT project

    Over 50 service members from the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps Reserve and Air National Guard who participated in an Innovative Readiness Training project May 18 through June 1.

  • Bunch takes command

    Amidst a sea of aviation history, Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr. assumed leadership of the Air Force Materiel Command during a ceremony at the National Museum of the Air Force here, May 31.

  • Bunch to command AFMC

    Lt. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr. will become the next commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

  • New Horizons ophthalmology teams give 262 Guyanese the gift of sight

    PORT MOURANT, Guyana -- U.S. military ophthalmology teams deployed in support of New Horizons training exercise 2019 and partnered with Guyanese doctors at the Port Mourant Hospital in Port Mourant, Guyana, May 6-16, 2019.The ophthalmology center at the Port Mourant Hospital was established to

  • Home Improvement - Airmen and their Families are Job No.1

    “Families first” is the mantra behind the Air Force’s Housing Privatization program improvement plan which will take front and center attention at the Air Force’s Global Housing Symposium, set to kick off on Tuesday, May 7, in downtown San Antonio. The plan, which includes five major lines of

  • Top Air Force leaders address Wurtsmith Water Concerns

    “The Air Force is absolutely committed to the health and safety of our Airmen, their families, and the communities where we serve today and where we served in the past,” said Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Energy, John Henderson, during a visit to the former

  • CSAF Speaks at 50th EOD Memorial Ceremony

    For fifty years, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal community have come together to commemorate those whom have made the ultimate sacrifice. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein led the ceremony in reminding America the significance of the EOD Memorial and the names etched on the wall where

  • Leaders discuss Tyndall rebuild at second Industry Day

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy reaffirmed the Air Force’s commitment to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base during a symposium with industry representatives May 2 at Florida State University-Panama City.John Henderson told the more

  • 8th CES repairs Kunsan’s runway in record time

    Members of the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, also known as the Legendary Red Devils, rapidly repaired a rupture on Kunsan Air Base’s active runway in record time from May 1 to May 2, 2019.

  • Air Force Establishes Hotline to Address Housing Concerns

    Residents of privatized housing on Air Force bases now have a 24/7 toll free helpline to better assist with any housing concerns that they have not been able to resolve with their local privatized or government housing office, or housing chain of command.

  • Team Offutt battling flood waters

    Like large portions of Nebraska, Offutt personnel are battling flood waters which started to creep onto the installation March 15.An increase in water levels upstream due to a record-setting snowfall this winter, in addition to a huge drop in air pressure earlier in the week, has overwhelmed the

  • $32 million energy savings performance contract awarded at Keesler AFB

    Keesler Air Force Base will have access to more resilient, efficient and reliable energy thanks to the award of a nearly $32 million energy savings performance contract supporting over 100 facilities and the airfield apron lighting.The Air Force Civil Engineer Center Energy Directorate partnered

  • Exclusive engineering experience

    Six Airmen from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota were selected to participate in the Engineer Week Immersion to learn the various jobs within the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron, Feb. 21, 2019.From operating an excavator to putting on full bunker gear, participants got to experience a day in the life

  • Clearing the zone to save birds

    The 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron began construction to install new drainage systems to more efficiently rid the airfield of water at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 2019.

  • Fixing pipes and plucking strings

    Tech. Sgt. Richard Penny, 39th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuel systems maintenance, demonstrates what it means to be a Titan by overseeing base interior and exterior plumping systems but his passion for playing the guitar makes him this week's Talented Titan.

  • Kunsan Leader awarded 2019 Federal Engineer of the Year

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Justin “Devil 2” Delorit, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron deputy commander, was selected as the 2019 NSPE Federal Engineer of the Year at the 40th Annual FEYA Banquet at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on February 22, 2019.

  • Civilian leadership program accepting nominations through May 1

    Eligible Air Force civilians may apply for fiscal 2020 Civilian Strategic Leader Program experiential assignment opportunities through May 1 using MyVector.The Air Force’s senior civilian career broadening program, CSLP is for General Schedule 13 to 15 (and equivalent) employees and is designed to

  • Air Force, industry meet to discuss rebuilding Tyndall

    Air Force representatives met with more than 450 industry professionals and community leaders Jan. 31 to begin a dialogue and partnership that will eventually lead to the rebuilding of Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, as an “installation of the future.”

  • Tyndall to host first Industry Day in rebuild effort

    The Air Force will host the first industry day for the Tyndall Air Force Base rebuild at Florida State University, Panama City, Florida, on January 31, 2019, from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. This “state of the installation” presentation will inform the Air Force’s potential partners in industry and elected

  • 386th ECES Dirtboys work to complete bypass road

    Airmen from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron assist with the construction of a new road at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia on Jan 10, 2018. Airmen have been working on the road since their arrival to help provide an alternate for large trucks making deliveries and will help

  • Dirt Boyz get dirty

    Team Shaw’s 20th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen, also known as the Dirt Boyz, get down to business fixing roads and other structures throughout Shaw.Of course, being a dirt boy does not just consist of paving roads, there are many different trades learned within CES.

  • REDHORSE and Prime BEEF building up ADAB

    The 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group provides theater-wide, in- and outside-the-wire, and over-the-horizon engineering technical services, light and heavy troop labor construction, and repairs within the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility in order to engineer combat power and

  • Rapidly repairing the runway

    In order to keep this runway operational, the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron pavement equipment shop performs rapid runway repairs.

  • AFIMSC Innovation Office seeks game-changing ideas

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Office launches a program in the new year to help Airmen implement their innovative ideas. The campaign, open Jan. 1-31, 2019, gives military and civilian members of mission support groups worldwide a chance to fund their ideas and

  • Long-time tenant of former McClellan AFB provides lifeline to firefighters

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – One after another, massive aircraft are continuously making a giant loop from the former McClellan Air Force Base, heading north to Butte County to fight the deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history.For 65 years, McClellan served the nation as an air depot

  • Maker Hub, AFRL “sprint” to innovation

    To build strength and endurance, athletes perform “intervals” or short, intense periods of exertion designed for maximum benefit in the shortest time possible. Thanks to the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Maker Hub at the Wright Brothers Institute, that same kind of benefit is possible for some of

  • AFDW ceremonial honors highlight George H.W. Bush legacy

    As part of the three-phase state funeral for George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, Air Force District of Washington began wide-range support to the Air Force, Defense Department, and Joint Task Force-National Capital Region.

  • S&T 18 Wargame tests Air Force science, technology concepts for 2038

    Capability concepts to ensure the Air Force’s ability to fly, fight and win in the year 2038 were put to the test during the Air Force Materiel Command’s Science and Technology Wargame 2018, Nov. 5 to 9. The games tested the military utility of more than 30 next-generation warfighting capabilities

  • 704th Test Group supports STEM Career Expo in Alamogordo, New Mexico

    Members of the 704th Test Group at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, a unit of Arnold Engineering Development Complex, played a notable role in the planning and execution of the 2018 New Mexico Aviation Aerospace Association Career Expo.Middle school through college-level students from throughout

  • CE Airmen BEEF up

    Airmen assigned to the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, bolstered their readiness to conduct Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force operations on Nov. 15, 2018.U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Andrew Baines Jr., 786th CES Prime BEEF manager, said an update to Air Force Instruction

  • Environmental team aids Tyndall hurricane recovery

    An Air Force environmental recovery assistance team’s assessment of the environmental impact of Hurricane Michael on Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, is helping recovery and rebuilding efforts at the base.

  • Major environmental Record of Decision signed

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, the Environmental Protection Agency, Sacramento County, the State of California and the McClellan Business Park reached another milestone at the former McClellan Air Force base near Sacramento, Calif. The signing of an environmental Record of Decision for the

  • Sustaining the Pack: 8 FW revitalizes base energy utilization

    The 8th Civil Engineer Squadron has launched its latest project to help Kunsan Air Base take its first steps in becoming more energy efficient and environmentally conscious by rolling out phase one of an infrastructure refresh plan with assistance from the Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC.)

  • 8 CES hones remote airfield damage assessment skills

    The 8th Civil Engineer Squadron is piloting a Rapid Airfield Damage Assessment System program to streamline surveying airfield damage instead of sending personnel into potentially hazardous environments.

  • Edwards hosts AFMC energy assurance summit

    Representatives from Air Force Materiel Command’s five centers and the Air Force Research Laboratory gathered at Edwards for AFMC’s Energy Assurance Working Group Summit Oct. 23-25. The command holds these summits every six months rotating between its different bases and the “Center of the

  • Little Rock AFB hosts Arkansas’ largest STEM Fest

    Little Rock Air Force Base hosted Arkansas’ largest Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics festival in conjunction with the Thunder Over the Rock Air and Space Show, with a field trip day Oct. 26 that drew more than 20,000 attendees, over 13,000 of whom were students.

  • AFIMSC helps Tyndall get back in the fight

    As Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, recovers from the full-force punch leveled by Hurricane Michael Oct. 10, members and teams from across the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center are helping the base get back in the fight. AFIMSC Vice Commander Col. Pat Miller leads Task Force Phenix

  • Edwards assumes leadership of AFCEC

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center welcomed its new director during a change of leadership ceremony Oct. 29. Terry G. Edwards, a member of the senior executive service, becomes the center’s fourth director since the organization activated in 2012. As a primary subordinate unit of the Air Force

  • Air Base breaks ground on Visitor’s Quarters modernization project

    Base leadership and dignitaries broke ground on the site of the modernized Visiting Quarters Oct. 24, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., marking the start of construction on a four-story structure, which will feature 266 rooms, conference rooms, an exercise room, guest laundry and other updated

  • Innovative solar panel project first in South Carolina

    The 20th Fighter Wing celebrated the completion of Shaw Military Housing’s solar power installation project with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Oct. 22.The project included the installation of 5,865 solar panels in 284 homes, accumulating an approximate 40 percent offset of total annual electrical

  • Holloman opens solar array

    Holloman opened its first major photovoltaic solar array during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on base Oct. 19. The Holloman Atlas Solar Array is a 5 megawatt-hour facility providing power to more than 1,300 facilities on base. Due to the hard work of the military and civilian partners involved, the

  • Combat Support Wing exercise showcases agile lethality

    More than 150 Airmen from seven major commands participated in a Combat Support Wing proof-of-concept exercise Sept. 05-19 that tested a small team’s capability to conduct agile downrange operations. The exercise, conducted at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, with forward deployments to Moody Air

  • SECAF announces AFIMSC leadership changes

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced senior executive service leadership changes for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center on Sept. 27.

  • Finding healing through helping others

    Senior Master Sgt. Richard “Joe” Chwalik has been through a lifetime’s worth of setbacks; incidents that have left long-lasting emotional scars. Yet, he found his way through the darkness by asking for help when he needed it most.

  • STEM school opens at Laughlin

    The arrival and opening of the school brings new opportunities to the San Felipe Del Rio Independent School District and the base, while also being the first STEM school ever built on a military installation.

  • Dirt Boys restore taxiway in 23 hrs despite record heat

    Despite record-breaking heat on the Korean peninsula, more than 20 Airmen spent 23 hours making an unusual repair to a flightline taxiway - and set a record of their own. From Aug. 4 to 6, the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron structures flight, the Dirt Boys, replaced 18 feet of taxiway after personnel

  • National robot rodeo at JB Charleston promotes STEM and safety

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C.—Members of the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal coordinated and hosted the 2018 Eastern National Robot Rodeo Aug. 13-17, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The ENRR, which was hosted here for the first time, showcased revolutionary robotics

  • Back to Bases: AFCEC revives environmental workshop

    Air Force senior leaders and environmental experts from around the globe tackled a variety of installation environmental issues during the 2018 Air Force Environmental Workshop Aug. 7 - 9 in downtown San Antonio.

  • Total Force effort brings needed improvements in two-week’s time

    More than 80 Airmen from across the nation joined the 412th Civil Engineer Squadron to complete three large construction projects at Edwards. The projects allowed the Airmen, mostly from Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard, to get hands-on training during their annual two-week-long

  • From nothing to something – Cargo City takes shape

    Construction is nearly complete on ‘Cargo City,’ a new operating location for U.S. and coalition forces to conduct aerial port operations in Kuwait. This aerial port will continue to serve as a major-military logistics point, and also functions as the largest aerial port of debarkation in the Middle

  • 196th ‘Shooting Star’ Shines in New Norton AFB Showcase

    The 196th Attack Squadron boasts a storied history, but Chapter One was missing in action: How it was stood up as the 196th Fighter Squadron from 1946 to 1950 at San Bernardino Army Air Field—later Norton Air Force Base—only to produce legendary flyers, officers, and leaders above and beyond the

  • AFCEC attorney reflects on Boston Marathon experience

    This year, Major Andy Unsicker, Chief of the Utility Law Field Support Center, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, ran one of the nation’s most well-known marathons, the Boston Marathon, in some of the worst conditions on record. His journey to the finish line this year

  • We Are Airmen: 2018 Recruiting Video Contest

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas— Calling all storytellers! Air Force officials are offering Airmen the chance to create their own recruiting video through the We Are Airmen 2018 Recruiting Video Contest. Now is your chance to showcase your creativity and pride to be an Airman in the United

  • AFCEC warfighter shines at DoD warrior games

    Master Sgt. Linn Dillard is a warfighter, a cancer survivor, and overcame a traumatic brain injury. She’s also an athlete that recently won gold, silver and bronze medals in this year’s Department of Defense Warrior Games.

  • Former Air Force radar dome now a wildlife rehab facility

    Before McClellan Air Force Base closed in 2001, the maintenance directorate on the base utilized a massive 30-foot radar dome for research and development of the AN/FPS 117, a three-dimensional (azimuth-range-height) phased array antenna radar. Today the Wildlife Care Association is reusing the

  • AFCEC team earns DoD environmental restoration award

    An aggressive commitment to innovative, green and sustainable remediation techniques at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, earned an Air Force Civil Engineer Center team top honors in the 2018 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards program recently.

  • Travis using farm animals to control invasive plants

    With a b-l-e-e-e-a-t here and baaaaaa there, more than 300 sheep and about a dozen goats arrived at Travis Air Force Base, California, to begin grazing duties in the Castle Terrace Preserve area that serves as a habitat for federally listed endangered species.

  • Vandenberg flips the switch on new solar array system

    Earlier this month, the Air Force took another step toward its goal of increasing facility use of clean energy by 25 percent by fiscal 2025 at a solar array dedication event at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

  • Youth center opens $45K STEM center

    Children in the Kirtland Youth Center will now have access to 3-D printers and other technologies at the new STEM Center of Innovation.

  • AF Fire Emergency Services test fire trucks in extreme cold

    Air Force fire service professionals at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, recently spent a week in the coldest weather the country has experienced this year to test the discharge systems of firefighting agents on Air Force fire trucks.The Air Force Civil Engineer Center conducted the tests

  • Ramstein’s groundbreaking new school

    Members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community celebrated the groundbreaking of a new school building on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 28, 2018.Students, faculty members, and 86th Airlift Wing officials welcomed the soon-to-rise Ramstein High School with a festive ceremony which included band

  • AFCEC director visits Kirtland

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Trent Simpler, Army Corps of Engineers project manager for the bulk fuels facility, presents tools used in the groundwater treatment facility to Edwin Oshiba, Air Force Civil Engineer Center director, at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., March 22. This was Oshiba’s

  • AFCEC and OEA reach new milestone in partnership

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and the Office of Energy Assurance recently attended a historic energy savings performance contract preliminary assessment kick-off at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

  • Air Force uniform office seeks Airmen to help with uniform design

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Continuously improving the comfort, fit and functionality of Air Force uniforms, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Uniform Office here at Wright-Patterson is currently designing improvements to the women’s service dress slacks. The AFLCMC Air Force

  • STEM job shadow day hosted at WPAFB

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Junior and Senior High School students from all over the region came to Wright-Patterson AFB March 9 to explore various opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics career fields.The Educational Outreach Office at Wright-Patterson AFB

  • Coalition forces partner to fight fire

    A sense of urgency, a desire to help and the ability to take action — According to Lt. Col. Chad Gemeinhardt, the commander of the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, firefighters share a common purpose.

  • Air Force and NMED to host public information

    The Air Force and the New Mexico Environment Department will co-host a public information meeting Thursday, Mar. 22, at 6 p.m., at the African American Performing Arts Center, to provide an update about the Kirtland Bulk Fuels Facility leak cleanup activities. Additionally, an open house will be

  • Top-notch fire training facility opens

    Firefighters from the 96th Civil Engineer Group rappelled from the top of their new structural training facility to cut the ribbon marking its official opening here March 1.

  • Airmen, Agadez civic leaders build partnership

    Nigerien civic leaders, regional security officials, religious leaders and media reporters from the Agadez region, met with U.S. and Nigerien military leaders from the 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron during a tour of Nigerien Air Base 201, Feb. 21.The purpose of the visit was to educate local

  • AFCEC revives in-person AICUZ training

    In support of missions around the globe, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center revived a workshop long lost to the world of online training. For the first time in six years, Air Installations Compatible Use Zones representatives from across the Department of Defense gathered at a workshop on Joint