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  • Slow and steady builds the flightline

    Zone 1 is the single largest military construction contract on record in the Air Force database. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $532 million contract towards 12 construction projects that will have direct impact on the incoming F-35A Lightning II mission. Beginning in September 2022,

  • AFCEC successfully tests multi-capable Airmen airfield repair concept

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The concept of a cross section of Airmen carrying out important wartime tasks seems like a good idea, but does it work?That’s what the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s readiness team set out to prove May 22-24 during a Rapid Damage Repair Multi-Capable

  • AFIMSC completes largest runway construction project in years

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center recently completed a $352.6 million, full-depth rebuild of the remote runway at the Ascension Island Auxiliary Airfield.The effort was led by AFIMSC’s Air Force Civil Engineer Center and their contracting

  • Services center announces summer camps, activities for kids

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – We’ll be saying hello to summer before we know it with kids saying goodbye to teachers, textbooks and school campuses.For months now, the Air Force Services Center team has been planning and programming a wide variety of activities to keep military kids

  • ACC wins Readiness Challenge IX

    Airmen representing Air Combat Command and the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron from Nellis Air Force Base took the title at Readiness Challenge IX, the Department of the Air Force’s annual civil engineer skills competition, April 24 to 28.

  • Record budget helps Air Force tackle environmental issues

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is bringing this year’s “Invest in Our Planet” Earth Day theme to life as the center’s global environmental team continues to support innovative restoration projects driven by a record-high budget. Within AFIMSC’s Air Force Civil Engineer Center,

  • Luke EOD trains at Camp Navajo: Furious Alpaca

    CAMP NAVAJO, Ariz. – Twenty-one members assigned to the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight participated in a three-day field training exercise, Furious Alpaca, April 10 - 13, 2023, at Camp Navajo, Arizona.

  • AFCEC runway construction at Little Rock AFB near final phase

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – After over two years of construction, the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center successfully completed a vital milestone of the extension of Little Rock Air Force Base’s mission-critical runway in Arkansas recently. The significant project

  • AFIMSC team delivers growing MILCON program to counter threats

    Delivering a growing, multibillion dollar worldwide Department of the Air Force military construction program in sync with supported weapon systems is a key focus for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, a primary subordinate unit of AFIMSC, is

  • Multi-Capable Wingmen

    Over 80 Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 910th Civil Engineer Squadron deployed to Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, March 30 - April 2, 2023, for a 96-hour contingency training with a detachment of Defenders assigned to the 910th Security Forces Squadron.

  • AFIMSC celebrates 8 years of global I&MS support

    Eight years ago, on April 6, 2015, the Air Force activated the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, one of six specialized centers assigned to Air Force Materiel Command. With a mission to deliver globally integrated installation and mission support, AFIMSC combined the strengths,

  • AFIMSC prioritizes Airmen, Guardian readiness

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s functional area managers and major command functional managers deliver lethality and readiness across the Department of the Air Force by ensuring installation and mission support Airmen have the resources and programs to train and be mission

  • AFCEC hosts Compass 2023 Geospatial Event

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas - Compass 2023, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's annual geospatial training and network event, is open for registration. The event takes place April 11-13 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.“Compass 2023 offers the geospatial

  • A look at the new Sand Dollar Inn lodging facility

    The Sand Dollar Inn, Tyndall Air Force Base’s primary lodging facility, is undergoing a major upgrade as part of the “Installation of the Future’s” massive rebuild project. With a total cost of $104.2 million, the facility will include 360 rooms, a restaurant, laundry facilities, along with business

  • AFIMSC duo garner 2022 AF Civil Engineer awards

    Two members of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center receive 2022 Air Force Civil Engineer awards for significant contributions both Airmen made to their respective professions.

  • Air Force environmental restoration chief receives Trailblazer Award

    AFCEC Environmental Restoration Program Management Chief Kenny Johnson was recently awarded the Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award during the 2023 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Gala in National Harbor, Maryland. He was one of 23 Department of the Air Force members celebrated for their

  • AFIMSC releases 2023 strategic plan

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center recently released its updated strategy, adding a new focus area and synchronizing efforts across the center to enable better delivery of combat power and installation support.

  • Mission Monday: Environmental Regulatory Engagement

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – It’s Mission Monday. Lauren Dempsey is the water, natural and cultural resources regulatory media expert with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Environmental Directorate’s Legislative and Regulatory Engagement Division West Branch here.Dempsey reviews proposed

  • Mission Monday: Onsite Architect & Contracting Officer Representative

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – It’s Mission Monday. Jeff Young is the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s on-site/ architect and contracting officer representative for the U.S. Air Force Academy. In that position, he’s responsible for contract administration for work being done on the Academy’s Cadet

  • Mission Monday: Mission & Environmental Advocacy

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Amanda Sherman is a Department of Defense and Air Force Regional Environmental Coordinator with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Environmental Directorate. Based at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, Sherman works with local, state,

  • AFMC to host hybrid Women’s History Month mentoring panel

    The Air Force Materiel Command will host a hybrid Cross-Cultural Mentoring Panel to kick-off Women’s History Month, Feb. 28. The event will be held in conjunction with the AFMC Women’s Leadership Symposium and will be streamed live on ZoomGov starting at 3:10 p.m. ET.

  • Air Force launches Energy-as-a-Service pilot program at Hanscom

    On Feb. 14, 2023, the Department of the Air Force is kicking off a $10 million next-generation energy performance contract that will deliver resilient and reliable energy to Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. The pilot project is the federal government’s first-ever effort to adopt and integrate

  • Leaders Look to Improve Domestic Violence Victim Support

    "Domestic violence has no place in our Air and Space Forces — it breaks the bonds of our service family, destroys individuals, families, and our communities, and is illegal," Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall said.

  • Windows open for DAF Sports triathlon, men’s soccer athletes

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Application windows are now open for Department of the Air Force triathletes and men’s soccer players. To apply, visit www.dafsports.com.Here are more details on each sport:Triathlon: Application window closes Feb. 13 for coaches, athletes and medical support

  • 3D printed concrete building technology used for Tyndall Rebuild

    As Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., becomes the ‘Installation of the Future’, following the catastrophic damage from Hurricane Michael in late 2018, several advanced technologies are being used. Of those technologies, the ability to use ‘additive manufacturing’--also known as ‘3D printing’--to

  • Beware of Fake Social Media Accounts

    As Air Force Reserve Command’s social media manager, Senior Airman Erica Webster is constantly on the lookout for bogus accounts claiming affiliation with AFRC. Unfortunately, she usually doesn’t have to look too hard to find a fake page or two.

  • Never-ending quest for motorcycle safety

    Motorcycle Mishaps are a big safety concern for the Department of the Air Force, with the service averaging nearly 12 incidents per year over the past 10 years. Most motorcycle mishaps are preventable, and individuals can take steps to minimize the potential for injury and possibly even death while

  • MLK Day: Honoring his life and legacy

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a U.S. federal holiday marking the birthday of the civil rights leader. This year, the MLK Day of Service will be recognized on Jan. 16 as a way to channel King’s life and teachings into community action.

  • AFMC releases 2023 Strategic Plan

    The Air Force Materiel Command has released a new Strategic Plan outlining the ways it will work to deliver the advanced, integrated materiel capabilities the Air Force needs to deter aggression and prevail against the modern adversarial threats.

  • AFIMSC closes out productive 2022, sets sights on 2023

    Adaptability, agility and a fierce focus on strategic goals helped the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center boost lethality and readiness for the Department of the Air Force while taking care of Airmen, Guardians and families around the world in 2022.

  • Sentinel agreement signed in historic ceremony

    More than 150 personnel who took part in drafting the LGM-35 Sentinel Programmatic Agreement participated in a historic signing event Dec 16, 2022, which simultaneously took place in 11 different locations. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center's environmental team played an important role in this

  • AFCEC’s partnership helps bring drinking water to Moose Creek 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – A joint civilian-military project is providing drinking water to businesses and residences in Moose Creek, Alaska, where per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, impacted water wells at levels above Environmental Protection Agency advisories.   The Air

  • Newly restored Bailey Creek provides scenic views, recreation at JBLE-Eustis

    Bailey Creek is a hidden gem located northwest of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The tidal creek and marsh areas stretch approximately one and a half miles from the upper end to where it empties into Skiffe’s Creek and then the James River. But Bailey Creek was not always the beautiful area

  • DAF announces 2022 Air Force Design Award winners

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently announced the winners of the 2022 Air Force Design Awards, recognizing four facilities that demonstrate excellence in design, sustainability and energy efficiency. “This year’s winning projects promote creative and

  • Mission Monday: AFCEC Emergency Management

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – It’s Mission Monday. Master Sgt. Misty Guevara Zavala is the capability requirements manager in the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Emergency Management Division here.Zavala and her team of capability developers represent and advocate for Air Force non-medical

  • Energy lease powers MacDill AFB resilience 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The Department of the Air Force signed an Energy Assurance Lease (EAL) Nov. 9 with Tampa Electric Company (TEC) to construct, maintain and operate a 75-megawatt producing natural gas peaking plant at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.Under the terms of the

  • AFIMSC programs help military families thrive 

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, as well as other Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center units, directly support the Five and Thrive initiative developed by Sharene Brown, wife of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.

  • #IMSCFamily: Meet Lt. Col. Francy Nichols

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Meet Lt. Col. Francy Nichols, spouse of Col. George Nichols with our Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. She is our #IMSCFamily spotlight for November. We asked the lieutenant colonel, who is a colonel select and commander

  • 2022 FEHB open enrollment for eligible civilian employees

    The 2022 Federal Benefits Open Season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program, and the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program will run Nov. 14 through Dec. 12. During the annual Open Season, eligible employees can enroll, change plans or

  • Flu season is here: The time is now to vaccinate

    Fall is in full swing, and the season does not only mark the beginning of pumpkin spice lattes and festivals, but it is also recommended to schedule your influenza and COVID-19 vaccine. These vaccinations, authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, are highly encouraged because they remain an

  • AFIMSC beats fiscal clock to boost installations disaster resiliency  

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center successfully closed out a year-long effort to increase infrastructure resiliency at Air Force installations in the wake of winter storm Uri. AFIMSC received $330 million in disaster relief funding from the

  • AFCEC hosts former Pease AFB RAB tour

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- The Air Force Civil Engineer Center hosted a site tour Oct. 4 for the Pease Restoration Advisory Board of three water treatment plants installed by the Air Force since the discovery of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in a municipal drinking well on the former Pease Air Force

  • AFCEC MILCON mission accelerates DAF readiness, lethality

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – From the beddown of the Air Force's next-generation aircraft to new flightlines, child development centers and whole base recovery, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) is modernizing Air Force infrastructure to strengthen national defense

  • AFIMSC executes record $8.8 billion in FY22

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center closed out a challenging year in the last hours of FY22, executing more than $8.8 billion. It’s the most funding AFIMSC has obligated in a year since the center declared full operational capability six years ago this month.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Airman 1st Class Sophia Rodriguez

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed the commemoration into law to recognize the significant contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States and the Air Force.The

  • AFIMSC disaster recovery team responds to Hurricane Ian

    Nearly four years after the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center began rebuilding Tyndall AFB following Hurricane Michael, a disaster recovery response team armed with expertise and lessons learned from that storm is helping MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, assess damage in the wake of

  • Inside the 908th: Fire Protection

    Being responsible for lives and mitigating tasks in a chaotic environment can put the average person in distress. However, the 908th Airlift Wing doesn't seek out average. If you possess a stellar attitude paired with a desire to serve and protect, then you should consider becoming a Fire

  • Mission Monday: Knowledge Management Operations

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday! Sonya Williams is a knowledge management operations specialist with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.Her work helps the center on top of important administrative functions like records

  • AFCEC Wildland Fire Branch ignites new tribal partnership 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is leveraging the invaluable local knowledge of Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes members to build a better prescribed burn program at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma.   “This is their turf,” said Nate Suida, Wildland Support

  • B-21 bomber to be unveiled first week in December

    The Air Force confirmed today it plans to reveal the B-21 Raider in the first week of December during an unveiling ceremony hosted and sponsored by the Northrop Grumman Corporation at its production facilities in Palmdale, California. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is heavily involved in the

  • CBRN VALEX offers glimpse into future emergency management training

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The future of Air Force emergency management (EM) training is taking shape in a remote Utah desert.In August, more than 40 EM Airmen participated in a two-week chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear validation exercise (CBRN VALEX) training event at Dugway

  • Atlantic runway reopens, increases U.S., British military capabilities

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – After a year of construction, Ascension Island Auxiliary Airfield resumed full flight operations recently with the opening of the newly paved eastern portion of the runway.Thanks to the ongoing efforts of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center,

  • New MILCON award progresses Offutt flood recovery operations

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, moved another step forward in its flood recovery operations with a design kickoff meeting for its sixth military construction (MILCON) award.The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded nearly $75.9 million to M. A. Mortenson Company for

  • DAF commemorates National Water Quality Month

    The Department of the Air Force has been increasingly focused on the important role of water in the DAF’s ability to achieve the mission to fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace.

  • AFCEC bolsters DAF energy assurance with merger

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently merged two energy organizations under one directorate, forming a single, cohesive team focused on achieving Department of the Air Force energy objectives. AFCEC, a primary subordinate unit of the Air Force

  • Getting to know the new Air Force Civil Engineer Center commander

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Brig. Gen. William Kale took command of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, headquartered in San Antonio, Aug. 8 during a change of command ceremony officiated by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander.One of four AFIMSC primary

  • Allen becomes AFIMSC’s fourth commander

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Maj. Gen. John Allen said he is fortunate to be taking command of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center July 12 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.“This is a wonderful organization, and I know it because I’ve been part of it for the last two

  • Tyndall ROCs and rolls with future flight line construction rehearsal

    With the largest rebuild in Air Force history well underway, the 325th Fighter Wing along with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center are taking all necessary steps to ensure the nearly $5 billion project goes according

  • AFMC Connect August focus: Accountable

    Accountability in the workplace is critical to mission success and helps to perpetuate an environment of trust, which is crucial to high-performing teams.