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  • 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 from the 51st Operations Support Squadron discovered a rupture in the cement.
  • 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 technology in the arena of ordinance disposal. Hosting events such as this promotes the incorporation of science, technology, engineering and math into the U.S. military, which reinforces its role as a leader in innovation.
  • 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.
  • AFCEC launches dashboard to share status of military construction projects

    A new tool, known as MILCONnect, provides an efficient way for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Facility Engineering Directorate to share MILCON project information with its stakeholders around the world.
  • Making a difference: Man dedicates career, life to environmental restoration

    As a junior in college, Jose Hurtado had no idea the decision to read an ABC 20/20 news article would drastically change his career path to one focused on the environment.
  • 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 drill while the 412th CES provided expertise and
  • 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 East.Cargo City, located adjacent to a vacant
  • 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 California Air National Guard.A three-year project to
  • Swap complete: AF protects Airmen, environment with new firefighting foam

    The transition to an environmentally responsible firefighting foam at King Salmon Air Force Station, Alaska, on June 14 marked the completion of the Air Force’s move to replace legacy foam in fire vehicles and stockpiles across the service.
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