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  • Energy-Saving Efforts Earn Bases National Awards

    The Air Force is living up to its new facility energy slogan, "Think Green, Build Green, Fly Blue," by winning three Federal Energy and Water Management Program awards presented by the Department of Energy' s Federal Energy Management Program. Each year, DOE FEMP honors individuals and organizations within the federal government making significant
  • Air Force to Quadruple its Solar Energy Production

    For nearly three years, a 14.2-megawatt solar array spanning 140 acres at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has held the title of the largest renewable energy project in the Air Force. Hundreds of media outlets have published stories featuring the vast display of solar panels, and President Obama visited the site last year. Now the Air Force is set to
  • Air Force Transfers Final Acreage of former Kelly and Myrtle Beach Air Force Bases

    On September 30, the Air Force handed-off the final pieces of base property in San Antonio, TX at former Kelly Air Force Base and in South Carolina, at the former Myrtle Beach AFB into the hands of the local communities. With the two former bases completely transferred, they begin a new era of service to their country. Both bases were placed on the
  • Air Force Aids Pakistan Flood Relief Effort

    More than a month after heavy rains caused flooding in Pakistan and displaced an estimated four million people, the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency, Tyndall AFB, Fla., continues to provide supplies to the country. The U.S State Department's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance sends millions of dollars each year to AFCESA's Air Force
  • Former General Mitchell ARS Going Green

    One of the fastest-growing airports in the U.S. just got bigger - and greener. General Mitchell International Airport (GMIA) -- offering nonstop service to 40 cities "...has emerged as one of the USA's fast-growing airports by becoming a flashpoint for discount competition," according to a February 2010 article in USA Today. The airport hosts
  • Onizuka AFS closes, operations move to Vandenberg

    After nearly 50 years of operations, the Air Force officially closed Onizuka Air Force Station here during a formal ceremony July 28.Lt. Gen. John T. "Tom" Sheridan, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, was the presiding official.Onizuka AFS has played many key roles through the years in providing satellite
  • Air Force Transfers Former General Mitchell ARS to General Mitchell International Airport

    The Air Force joined with Milwaukee Government and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials today to formally transfer 102 acres of land and over 90 facilities at the former General Mitchell Air Reserve Station (GMARS), to Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport. This property will provide additional economic growth
  • Air Force officials transfer more than 500 acres of former Plattsburgh AFB for redevelopment

    The Air Force Real Property Agency staff here July 17 signed a deed to transfer nearly 540 acres that was once home to Plattsburgh Air Force Base in New York to the Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corporation for economic reuse. The Finding of Suitability for Early Transfer for the land was approved by Environmental Protection Agency officials,
  • BBC documentary crew visits Brooks City-Base

    The British Broadcasting Corporation recently sent a five-member video crew here to video key components of the Air Force mission that supported the Apollo 11 moon landing. The video will be used in an upcoming documentary commemorating the 40th anniversary of the moon landing on July 20, 1969.The equipment and people used in the documentary will
  • Brooks celebrates 90th anniversary

    Ninety years of Brooks City-Base aviation and aerospace medicine achievement was showcased February 14th as past and present Air Force scientists and commanders joined the 311th Human Systems Wing to celebrate the 90th anniversary of an historic Texas landmark known originally as Brooks Field.The event, whose theme was "Still Making History - Our
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