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  • July Energy Express

    In this issue of Energy Express: Learn about the upcoming energy savings performance contract, or ESPC, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina; read about the advanced meter reading system's full authority to operate; hear from energy leader Mark Correll in our exclusive profile; and more here!

  • AF, communities discuss future installation concerns

    Finding themselves "at a crossroads" communities with military bases attended this year's national summit to figure out how to move beyond the uncertainties of base closure and sequestration.More than 600 people from communities across the United States attended the 2015 Association of Defense

  • ACHP federal programs expert hosts Section 106 training

    One thing the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation wants base civil engineers to know is that just because a property is historical, doesn't mean it's untouchable."A lot of folks think that if it's a historic property, you can't touch it," said Katharine Kerr, program analyst for the ACHP.

  • Air Force cultural resource managers preserve, protect heritage at BMGR

    The Barry M. Goldwater Range, southwest of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, is considered a national asset for training fighter pilots. It's also home to some of the most diverse and historical archaeological sites in the country. Since 1941, the range has served as the nation's second largest tactical

  • Pathways Program grooms candidates for federal careers

    Each year, potential Air Force engineers and leaders are found attending or graduating from colleges across the United States. As agencies within the Air Force continue to strive to achieve a quality and diverse workforce, the Air Force Civilian Service's Pathways Program has made it a goal to

  • E-ONE continues improvements to Air Force fire truck

    Emergency services vehicle manufacturer E-ONE  demonstrated the latest updates to the Air Force's P-series fire trucks for Air Force Civil Engineer Center fire emergency services personnel here June 4.E-ONE has added improvements for safety and user operability, as well as idle-reduction technology

  • AF advance meter reading system given authority to operate

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center's advanced meter reading system, or AMRS, program was recently granted full authority to operate, officially launching an initiative to provide unprecedented energy saving opportunities to Air Force engineers, base energy managers and other decision makers.The

  • EMCS Playbook provides 'model' guidance

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Operations Directorate recently went live with a new playbook for Air Force energy management and control systems, or EMCS. The interactive, web-based tool provides a centralized location for EMCS news and guidance, helping installations better manage their

  • BPR forges new way for AF facilities energy

    A business process re-engineering conference held here recently will shape the future of the Air Force facilities energy program.The week-long BPR included energy representatives from the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, several major commands, base-level energy managers and the Air Force

  • USFWS recognizes Vandenberg AFB for conservation efforts

    Due to their work with 17 endangered species that call the base home, the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, just west of Santa Barbara, California, was recently honored with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2015 Military Conservation Partner award.The award is given

  • AFCEC finishes primary Afghanistan work

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center has marked the end of an era.With the recent completion of the Ministry of Defense Headquarters and Support Garrison in Kabul, Afghanistan, the agency's primary construction mission in the country is drawing to a close after more than nine years.Since 2006, AFCEC

  • June Energy Express

    In this issue: The Air Force awards the Department of Defense's first ENABLE energy savings performance contract project at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas; the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's utility rate management team discovers millions in cost savings for the Air Force; Energy Express

  • New sensors expected to speed up ADR process

    From the time a detonation occurs on a runway, Air Force engineers must quickly locate, identify and repair the damage while mitigating risks presented by any unexploded ordnance, or UXO, left remaining after the attack.Engineers and scientists at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Readiness

  • AFCEC demonstrates use of flowable fill for airfield repair

    Members from the Royal Canadian air force visited the Air Force Civil Engineer Center to discuss the possibility of using flowable fill in their own civil engineering program. The mixture is used in place of compacted soil at the base of some airfield repairs and provides a base strong enough to

  • JB Charleston releases notice of opportunity for base-wide ESPC

    The Defense Logistics Agency Energy recently released a notice of opportunity for an energy savings performance contract at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.The notice invites the 16 energy service companies, or ESCOs, under the Department of Energy multi-award ESPC contract to submit written

  • Air Force cultural resources team preserves history with lasers

    The Air Force is documenting and preserving some of the most historically significant sites in the country's space history through the use of a series of spatial technologies including an unexpected tool:  lasers.Members of the University of South Florida Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies

  • AFCEC brings science to life for kindergarten students

    A group of potential scientists gained insight into the kind of experiments researchers here at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center conduct every day.Bruce Salter and Shelle McDonald, AFCEC research scientists, visited North Bay Haven Charter Academy in Panama City, Florida, for the kindergarten

  • AFCEC leads Air Force participation for Hurricane Preparedness Week

    Air Force Civil Engineer Center emergency management personnel are leading the Air Force's participation in Hurricane Preparedness Week, held May 25-29 this year.Hurricane Preparedness Week, hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is held the week before hurricane season begins to allow

  • Study finds privatized natural gas systems reduce AF consumption

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently completed analysis of privatized natural gas system consumption levels at Air Force, Air National Guard and Reserve bases in the continental United States. The results are better than expected.The study examined all 16 privatized Air Force natural gas

  • AF awards DOD's first ENABLE energy savings performance contract

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently announced the award of the first ENABLE energy savings performance contract in the Department of Defense, an exterior lighting upgrade at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.The effort includes replacing approximately 1,400 existing exterior high pressure

  • AFCEC members receive national recognition

    Two members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center team were recently honored with national awards from the Society of American Military Engineers.Joanie Campbell, electrical controls subject matter expert at AFCEC, is the recipient of the SAME 2014 Goethals Medal given for preeminence in

  • Tinker seeks proposals for advanced energy meters

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently released a request for proposals for the installation of advanced energy meters at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The smart meters are the first component of the Advance Meter Reading Solution, a program designed to equip Air Force base energy managers

  • Tinker releases notice of opportunity for logistics complex ESPC

    The Defense Logistics Agency recently released a notice of opportunity for an energy savings performance contract, or ESPC, for the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.The notice invites the 16 energy service companies, or ESCOs, that are currently qualified by the

  • One Airman, Global Impact: IMA leads runway evaluation team in Liberia

    After six months of flying troops and supplies in to Liberia's only international airport for Operation United Assistance, U.S. Africa Command members feared the heavy transport aircraft had taken a toll on the runway's decaying, 40-year-old asphalt.To determine the condition of the tarmac at

  • May Energy Express

    In this issue: The AFCEC utility rates management team saves a crucial hydropower allocation for Vance AFB, Oklahoma; President Obama talks solar jobs at Hill AFB, Utah; the Air Force celebrates Earth Day, and more! Click here.

  • AFCEC utility rates team saves hydropower, money for Vance AFB

    An innovative electricity contract between Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, has already saved the base almost $200,000 in projected energy costs in its first six months by preserving a crucial hydropower allocation.What makes this agreement unique, however, are

  • Air Force joins nation on PrepareAthon

    Today, the Air Force joins the rest of the nation for PrepareAthon, a community-based day of action emphasizing the importance of preparation in responding to natural and manmade disasters.Members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Emergency Management Division are leading Air Force

  • Water exec visits Hill, highlights UP success

    The president and chief executive officer of American Water, Inc., recently visited Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to highlight the company's role in the base's water and wastewater system privatization.Susan N. Story met with Col. Ronald Jolly, 75th Air Base wing commander, and visited the American

  • Peterson to get energy overhaul

    Forty buildings on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, are about to be evaluated for a prospective energy makeover.The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, in conjunction with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, recently released a notice of intent to award to Schneider Electric Buildings

  • Air Force releases new integrated priority list

    The Air Force released its second comprehensive two-year integrated priority list this month.The integrated priority list, or IPL, strategically orders requirements for facility sustainment, restoration, modernization, environmental, energy, dormitory and demolition projects across the Air Force.The

  • Community field trip leads to better understanding of Kirtland plume

    Concerned citizens, local residents, geology buffs and students from the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology joined local agencies engaged in cleaning up the Kirtland Bulk Fuels Facility leak April 18 to learn more about the science behind the assessment and

  • Air Force wins two DOD environmental awards

    The Department of Defense announced today that the Air Force is the recipient of two 2015 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards.The Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, environmental branch won the Environmental Quality Industrial Installation award, and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Paul

  • EOD managers conserve money, manpower with ARTS centralization

    Personnel at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Readiness Directorate are centralizing a portion of the All Purpose Remote Transport System, or ARTS, inventory to improve maintenance efficiency.ARTS, initially developed as a rubber lined tractor to clear small explosives from airfields, comes with

  • Singapore DTSA, AFCEC explore partnership opportunities

    Representatives from Singapore's Defense Science and Technology Agency visited the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Tyndall Detachment recently to explore future partnership opportunities related to airbase resiliency and recovery.Of particular interest to the two organizations are data exchange

  • Air Force focuses on recycling for Earth Day 2015 observance

    On April 22, the Air Force will join the rest of the world in celebrating the 45th annual Earth Day - reemphasizing the service's standing Earth Day commitment to "Conserve Today - Secure Tomorrow."This year, the Air Force will focus on recycling efforts as the theme for Earth Day and encourage

  • AFCEC engineers introduce students to robotics

    Air Force Civil Engineer Center engineers and technicians visited Everitt Middle School in Panama City, Florida, April 9, to teach students about careers in robotics as part of National Robotics Week.Technical Sgt. Benjamin Wilhelm and Staff Sgt. Micah Price, explosive ordnance disposal technicians

  • Air Force announces 2014 Fire Emergency Services awards

    The 2014 Air Force Civil Engineer Fire Emergency Services winners have been announced by the Air Force Director of Civil Engineers Brig. Gen. Timothy S. Green.This is the first year a selection board with members representing all major commands was used to select the award winners.The award winners

  • New tool to improve cleanup at Tucson-area AF plant

    An Air Force cleanup project in Arizona is no longer caught between a rock and a hard place.While much progress has been made in cleanup of past spills at Air Force Plant 44 in Tucson, some of the contamination is trapped in naturally occurring dense soils, like clay, making removal a difficult

  • Air Force takes partnership approach to wildland fire management

    The Air Force has taken a new approach to Air Force wildland fire management by maximizing the use of interagency partnerships to address fire management and suppression requirements - an initiative that is expected to save time and money for all parties involved.The partnerships are the cornerstone

  • April Energy Express

    In this month's issue: Read about the groundbreaking for the Air Force's newest, and largest, solar array at Nellis AFB, Nevada; learn about the Advanced Meter Reading Solution that is set to be deployed across the service; and see how MacDill AFB, Florida, is saving time and money with

  • Nellis breaks ground on new solar array, DOD’s largest

    Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony March 24 for the newest Air Force solar array, a photovoltaic farm named Nellis II. The system, upon completion, will provide 19 megawatts of direct current capacity to the base, making it the largest PV system in the Department of

  • Air Force cleanup going full steam ahead at former Williams AFB

    More than 50 people gathered at the former Williams Air Force Base here March 24 to celebrate accelerated cleanup using an innovative steam-enhanced process and to find out more about the new technology now in place and removing jet fuel from soil and groundwater.Representatives from the Air Force

  • AF selects developer for industrial project at Joint Base Charleston

    The U.S. Air Force is in negotiations with Charleston Area 2000 LLC, for an industrial-based development proposed for a 30-acre parcel of land at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.The property would be leased through the Air Force's Enhanced Use Lease, or EUL, program. EULs are long-term

  • Conservation team bringing pronghorn back from brink of extinction

    When severe drought conditions in Arizona nearly decimated the endangered U.S. Sonoran pronghorn population in 2002, there was no time to waste."We were at a population estimate of about 130 in 2000 and it declined down to an estimate of 21 in 2002," said Jim Atkinson, Sonoran pronghorn recovery

  • AFCEC on track to complete F-35 beddown

    In late 2013, the Air Force identified Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Luke Air Force Base, Arizona; and Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, as the new homes for its fleet of F-35 Lightning II fighter jets. To facilitate the beddown, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center has taken on the mission of providing

  • AF EOD laser system enters testing

    Testing has begun on a new technology that could be a game-changer for Air Force explosive ordnance disposal.The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, in partnership with Air Combat Command, the Prototype Integration Facility and the Redstone Test Center at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, is

  • Morón firefighter saves infant's life

    Crew Chief Franscisco Castillo Oliva, a firefighter at Morón Air Base, Spain, saved the life of his neighbor's two-month-old baby while off duty March 4.Oliva, a foreign-national firefighter at Morón, performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the non-responsive  baby, until the infant boy began

  • Forestry program supports military, environmental missions

    It may seem like a contradiction in terms; the very landscape providing the training grounds for troops preparing for war can oftentimes serve as a refuge for plants and wildlife faced with rapidly expanding urban development.The Air Force forestry program oversees more than 570,000 acres to help

  • March Energy Express

    In this month's issue: Fiscal 2016 stands as the best year ever for the Air Force Energy Conservation Investment Program; Keesler AFB, Mississippi, announces the privatization of its utilities systems; Robins AFB, Georgia, hits a major milestone for its energy savings performance contract; and

  • AFCEC assesses civil engineer positions for acquisition certification

    For years, acquisition has played a role in the workloads of many Air Force civil engineers. Now, through the efforts of a working group at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, efforts are underway to formally recognize these positions with the appropriate acquisition certification, paving the way

  • Robins ESPC takes major step forward

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently announced the accomplishment of a significant milestone in a sweeping energy savings performance contract, or ESPC, at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.An Air Force team of installation, major command and AFCEC subject matter experts has selected the

  • Laughlin uses desert to save water

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently announced completion of the first phase of a two-phase water conservation project at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, which is expected to save more than 61 million gallons of water per year and an estimated $500,000 in annual utility and maintenance

  • BAA seeks sustainable solutions for environmental restoration, compliance

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center released a broad agency announcement Feb. 10, seeking proposals that demonstrate innovative, sustainable and cost-effective technologies and methodologies related to environmental restoration and compliance concerns across the Air Force.The BAA was developed by

  • AF, North Dakota community celebrate landmark venture

    Military and community leaders gathered together at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, Feb. 18 to launch the Grand Sky Business Park, a long-term business partnership that is expected to generate revenue for both the local Air Force base and the regional economy.The business park is the

  • AF GeoBase Compass Workshop establishes road map for future

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center hosted the 2015 GeoBase Compass Workshop here recently. It marked the first time in nearly seven years that the Air Force geospatial integration community gathered in person to address the GeoBase program and its future.Geospatial engineering is one of three core

  • AFCEC employee nominated for prestigious federal award

    Lara Schoenenberger, professional engineer and contingency construction section chief at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, has been selected as an Air Force nominee in the leadership and/or management category for the 66th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award.The award,sponsored by George Washington

  • Keesler AFB utilities to be privatized

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and Defense Logistics Agency Energy recently issued a request for proposals for a comprehensive utilities privatization contract at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The project includes all four major utility systems on the base: electric, natural gas, water

  • AFCEC’s brightest win top Team Tyndall awards

    Two of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's shining stars were rewarded for their hard work at the annual Team Tyndall awards banquet here Jan. 29.Frederick Cade, a member of the rates and renewables branch in AFCEC's Energy Directorate, won the Tyndall Associate Unit Category III Civilian of the

  • FY16 ECIP projects announced, AF awarded most in DOD

    The Office of the Secretary of Defense recently announced Energy Conservation Investment Program projects it will fund for Fiscal 2016. The Air Force was awarded nearly half of them, more than any other Department of Defense agency.Of the 33 energy conservation or production projects awarded, the

  • Williams – Refitted for success after BRAC

    In 1991, when the Base Realignment and Closure Commission announced that Williams Air Force Base would close, the surrounding community here feared it was a death toll for the region.Some 24 years later, the greater Mesa region sees things differently.Today, the former base is home to a thriving

  • 3T gets DOD’s first tractor trailer professional certification

    The tractor trailer training, or 3T, program at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, is now the first Department of Defense program of its kind to obtain industry certification.The Professional Truck Driver Institute recently granted its first certification of a truck driver training course at a

  • February Energy Express

    In this month's edition: Grissom AFB installs LEDs in aircraft parking area; a rapid improvement event invigorates the Air Force utilities privatization process; and the director of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Energy Directorate discusses opportunities and challenges. Get the details here.

  • Workers top out CCLD skylight tower

    Construction on the Air Force Academy's Center for Character and Leadership Development reached a significant milestone this week, as workers put into place the last of 72 steel trusses that make up the symbolic skylight tower's frame.More than 350 tons of steel were used to construct the tower,

  • AFCEC new home to encroachment management program

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is now the program office for the Air Force Encroachment Management program, or AFEM.The AFCEC Planning and Integration Directorate  was given the task of supporting headquarters Air Force and the Secretary of the Air Force in the execution of the AFEM program

  • January Energy Express

    In this month's Energy Express: The Air Force's largest solar array celebrates its first anniversary; Utilities rate negotiations save the Air Force millions; the Defense Logistics Agency and the Air Force complete fuel conversion ahead of schedule, and more! Get the details here!

  • Rapid improvement event invigorates AF Utilities Privatization process

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center held a rapid improvement event recently to codify and identify improvements for the Air Force's Utilities Privatization Program.During the week-long event, held in early November, various agencies involved in the program worked together to map the current process,

  • WEIGHT LOSS RESOLUTIONS: IT specialist shares journey to health, fitness

    It was nearing Christmas when Rodney Ray did what many others do during the holiday season; he stopped to get his photo taken with Santa.Sadly, the smile he wore so easily for the photo was nowhere to be found when he looked at the photo a little later and realized he was actually larger than

  • AF’s largest solar array celebrates first anniversary

    This month marks the one-year anniversary of the Air Force's largest operational solar array, located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.The 16.4-megawatt solar farm, built under a 25-year power purchase agreement, was a joint effort between the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Davis-Monthan,

  • Warren closes heat plant, feels warmer than ever

    Work is nearly complete on a large heat plant decentralization and deconstruction project at F.E Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, that is expected to save the Air Force 103,118.6 MBTU and $740,000 in energy expenses per year.Funded under the fiscal 2012 Energy Conservation Investment Program, base

  • 2014 FEMP award winners recognized, AF leads the way

    The U.S. Department of Energy recognized 25 federal agencies as 2014 Federal Energy and Water Management Program Award winners at a ceremony Dec. 9, in Washington D.C.The FEMP awards recognize the outstanding efforts of federal agencies to improve the nation's energy, water, aviation and vehicle

  • AFIMSC, CE community reach out to industry

    An Air Force panel of leaders from the civil engineering and installation and mission support communities told an audience of industry professionals Dec. 9 the Air Force will continue to rely on partnerships with the private sector to support its operations.Brig. Gen. Tim Green, Air Force director

  • Air Force furnishes new way forward

    Many shoppers have found that buying products in bulk generally leads to a lower cost per item. The Air Force is now applying  that same approach to furnishings purchases.The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, through the work of its Furnishings Commodity Council, aims to reshape the way the

  • Utilities rate negotiations save Air Force millions

    With a $9 billion annual power bill, the Air Force is always striving to reduce energy costs.  Recently, the Air Force Utility Law Field Support Center, located at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, did just that.When Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases in Nevada and Hill Air Force Base, Utah,

  • PBR program success inspires Navy

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the Navy is paying the Air Force Civil Engineer Center a big compliment. A group of environmental engineers and contract specialists from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command recently spent two days with their counterparts at AFCEC and the 772nd

  • December Energy Express

    In this month's Energy Express: Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James explains the Air Force's Quiet Energy Revolution; Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, uses a cutting edge "solar wall" to heat a historic hangar;  the Department of Defense's very first all-electric vehicle

  • AFCEC cultivates Air Force, Singapore partnership

    As the United States shifts its strategic military focus to the Pacific, the Air Force is working with the Singapore Ministry of Defence to develop and improve air base technologies vital to the military mission of both nations.In addition to military benefits for each country, a strong partnership

  • Geospatial Integration Office showcases technology to area students

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Geospatial Integration Office gave local students a glimpse at the latest technology used to manage the service's GeoBase program during Alamo Area Geographic Information Systems Day Nov. 14 in San Antonio.The AFCEC team joined other San Antonio-area GIS

  • Construction continues on largest ambulatory care center in the DOD

    San Antonio will soon be home to the largest outpatient ambulatory care center in the Department of Defense: the new Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas."The new Wilford Hall represents the highest level of enhanced outpatient health care available

  • Air Force installations set standard in recycling industry year-round

    Since 1997, the U.S. has set aside Nov. 15 for America Recycles Day to remind Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.While the day is an important one to remind the general public of the value of recycling, the Air Force has set out to "Win the War Against Waste" every day as part of an

  • November Energy Express

    In this month's edition: Learn how Air Force Space Command is supercharging its energy program on bases from California to Massachusetts, including a large solar farm in the works at Vandenberg AFB, California. Also, our new energy leaders are speaking out about their vision and plans for Air Force

  • AF program provides needed supplies in fight against Ebola

    Urgently needed supplies are quickly getting to those fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thanks to experts with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Air Force Contract Augmentation Program.AFCAP is a rapid response contracting tool managed by AFCEC's Readiness Directorate. In fiscal 2014,

  • New AFI honors Native American culture, strengthens tribal relations

    At the beginning of the 20th century, a movement began to establish a national day of recognition for the first Americans; Native Americans. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush declared a month to honor them and their accomplishments to our nation.Today, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center is

  • Past, present CE leaders meet to share knowledge

    Former Air Force civil engineer senior leaders joined forces with their present-day counterparts to talk about the current CE operating environment, offer feedback and reconnect with colleagues during the Air Force Directorate of Civil Engineers annual Founders Day Oct. 30 in Crystal City,

  • Historic hangars merge past with present

    The past has met the present at the lighter than-air historic district at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.Two historic hangars at JB MDL were fitted with solar walls last year, and the effort is saving the installation as much as $100,000 per year in utility costs. In addition to cost

  • Air Force provides Kirtland fuel spill cleanup project update

    The Air Force provided an update on the investigation and cleanup of the former bulk fuels facility fuel spill at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Oct. 23, at the African-American Performing Arts Center in Albuquerque. Representatives from Kirtland AFB, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, New

  • Vandenberg AFB captures energy from California sun

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently released a request for proposals for a 20-megawatt solar photovoltaic array to be built at Vandenberg AFB, California. Upon completion, the array will generate an estimated 37,387 megawatt hours of electricity per year, enough to provide 25 percent of the

  • October is Energy Action Month

    During October, the Air Force celebrates Energy Action Month, the annual Department of Energy initiative that highlights the crucial role energy use and conservation play in all our lives.The Air Force's theme for EAM, "I Am Air Force Energy," emphasizes the critical function every Airman, civilian

  • AFSPC makes energy a priority in 2014

    The Air Force Space Command energy program has had a very busy 2014.AFSPC partnered with leaders at the squadron and base levels and with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center to accomplish great progress toward reducing the energy intensity of its installations and fleet, exceeding federal

  • October Energy Express

    In this edition: October is Energy Action Month. The Air Force's theme of "I Am Air Force Energy" emphasizes the critical function every Airman, civilian and contractor has in helping the Air Force achieve an assured energy advantage in air, space and cyberspace. Read energy savings facts and tips,

  • 'Gateway to the Air Force' earns ENR award of merit

    The Recruit Family In-processing and Information Center at Lackland AFB, Texas, has won an award of merit in the Engineering-News Record's 2014 Best Projects competition in the category of government and public buildings.More than 80 facilities competed in the contest, which honors outstanding

  • 3T program eases troop transition to civilian life

     Preparing for life after the military can be tough, but the Air Force is working to make it a little easier with a tractor trailer training program called 3T.The Military Commercial Driver's License Act of 2012 allows states to accept a military operator's license and training certificate, along

  • Air Force reveals winners of the 2014 Design Awards

    The Air Force has announced the winners of the 2014 Air Force Design Awards. Seven projects were recognized for achieving excellence in design."Winning projects like these raise the bar on the Air Force's standard of excellence for facilities that are 'battle ready, built right," said Col. Mark

  • AFCEC conference 'energizes' MAJCOM representatives

    Representatives from all Air Force major commands gathered at an energy conference here Aug. 5-7 to discuss the future of the service's energy program and showcase some of the latest energy conservation and production opportunities available across installations.The conference, held by the Air Force