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  • Hill AFB captures first Air Force EOD national title

    MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING CENTER, Ind. – The winners of three competitive regional events designed to test and enhance the readiness capabilities of explosive ordnance disposal teams across the Air Force settled the score with Hill AFB earning the inaugural Air Force EOD National Team of the Year

  • 31st CES, CEMIRT, supply power to 31 FW

    Air Force Civil Engineer Center Civil Engineer Maintenance, Inspection and Repair Teams go where they are needed to provide electrical power and keep bases and their operations running no matter the hour.

  • AFCEC awards contract for B-21 Stealth Bomber beddown at Ellsworth AFB

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, will receive a new mission facility to support the bed down of the B-21 Raider stealth bomber following the recent Air Force Civil Engineer Center-led contract award of the B-21 Formal Training Unit (FTU) project.The

  • CSAF Leadership Library: July 2022

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. presents five new additions to the CSAF Leadership Library: National Geographic's "Winning the Next War: Innovation and the Modern Military" "Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard" "Royal United Services Institute's Building the Oceans Podcast - What's

  • AFIMSC set to begin Red Hawk beddown efforts at JBSA 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center has the greenlight to move forward with major construction work to support the beddown of a new aircraft and training mission at JBSA-Randolph, Texas.The Air Force signed a record of decision (ROD)

  • Air Force expects lower enlisted promotion rates

    The Air Force is expecting lower promotion rates for the next few years due to enlisted grade restructuring, a leveling-off of end-strength growth, and high retention levels. Based on structure revisions and end-strength requirements, grades E-5 through E-7 will be impacted.

  • New technologies drive Tyndall’s Installation of the Future rebuild

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, has been on a continuous innovation journey to become the Installation of the Future since Hurricane Michael devastated the installation in 2018.The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Natural Disaster Recovery Division has been

  • Tenant feedback drives housing programs improvement

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Air Force housing program officials are analyzing data from the calendar year 2021 Department of Defense Annual Tenant Satisfaction Survey for trends and ways to improve the enterprise’s housing portfolio and tenant experience (OMB Control Number: 0704-0553

  • Record contract awarded for F-35 facilities at Tyndall AFB

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $532 million construction contract May 10 to Hensel Phelps to deliver 11 projects that directly support flightline operations for the F-35A Lightning II aircraft slated to arrive at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, in

  • The first RED HORSE training squadron is up and ready to run

    The 823d Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, Detachment 1, inactivated and the 801st RED HORSE Training Squadron was activated during a ceremony at Tyndall Air Force Base, April 26.This is the Air Force’s first RED HORSE training squadron and their mission is

  • AFIMSC command team seeks Innovation Rodeo ideas

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is seeking ideas for the fourth annual AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo.The call-for-topics campaign, open through June 6, gives military and civilian members of the Department of the Air Force’s mission and

  • AF crowns Readiness Challenge VIII winners, plans FOC event in 2023

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Following a more than 20-year competition hiatus, the Air Force civil engineering community crowned winners of the Air Force Civil Engineer Readiness Challenge April 22, 2022. Surrounded by a crowd of more than 400 civil engineers — competitors, cadre and team

  • AFIMSC arms joint base leaders with ready, capable installations

    More than 40 joint base and installation support leaders from across the Department of Defense are more capable of executing their missions as a result of cross-talk and resource discussions at the inaugural Joint Base Commander Summit held here April 19-20.

  • AFIMSC team members win AF Civil Engineer awards

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Eight Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center members recently earned 2021 Air Force Civil Engineer Award honors.“The winners, runners-up and nominees represent the best of the Civil Engineer community's incredible talent and dedication,” said Maj.

  • Readiness Challenge nears full return

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Readiness Challenge will move one step closer to its full return following an initial operational capability (IOC) competition April 18-22, at the Silver Flag Training Site at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. The challenge is hosted by the Air Force Civil Engineer

  • AFIMSC I-WEPTAC capstone event accelerates change

    Mission area working groups presented solutions for the Air and Space Forces’ biggest installation and mission support challenges to senior leaders during out-briefs at the Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference April 6-7.

  • AFIMSC delivers Air Force EOD team competition to enterprise

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Thanks to a collaboration between the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center and headquarters Air Force Civil Engineering, Air Force explosive ordnance disposal teams now have a new program to build camaraderie, show their skills, learn from each

  • MOMC: Meet Cathy Steinman

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Month of the Military Child!  Since the 1980s, we have taken time out to recognize the huge sacrifices our military kids have and continue to make on behalf of our nation. This month, we applaud military kids – young and old – for not only the daily

  • MOMC: Meet David Malone

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- It’s Month of the Military Child!  Since the 1980s, we have taken time out to recognize the huge sacrifices our military kids have and continue to make on behalf of our nation. This month, we applaud military kids – young and old – for not only the daily

  • AFMC panel highlights women in mentoring

    The Air Force Materiel Command held its second Cross-Cultural Mentoring Panel, March 30, in conjunction with the annual observance of Women’s History Month.

  • Be Ready for severe weather season

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Although some natural disasters can strike at any time, people in many areas need to be particularly aware of severe weather season which brings increased risk of tornadoes, wildfires, thunderstorms with heavy rain, flooding, and damaging winds.“Knowing what

  • Women’s History: Senior Master Sgt. Tanitra K. Lee

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – March is Women’s History Month, a time to commemorate and celebrate the vital role of women in American history. We invited women within the #IAMIMSC team to tell us a little about themselves and their views on the importance of Women’s History Month. Meet

  • CSAF: Taking care of installations takes care of mission, Airmen

    The 2022 Association of Defense Communities’ National Defense Summit brought together senior Defense Department leaders, community leaders, and Congressional members to advance issues that build strong communities and support the military, including infrastructure, climate, housing, cost of living,

  • Surviving Hurricane Michael in building 909

    Two members of the Ride-Out Element reflect on the Hurricane Michael's landfall over Tyndall as the base Emergency Operations Center, in which they sheltered, is demolished. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Natural Disaster Recovery Division is leading the Tyndall rebuild efforts in

  • Registration opens for I-WEPTAC 2022

    Registration is now open for the Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference, the main innovation and collaboration forum for installation and mission support to the Air and Space Forces.

  • In AFMC and AFIMSC: Our Differences Make Us Stronger

    The Air Force Materiel Command Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Office recently released a new slogan, “Our Differences Make Us Stronger,” to emphasize how recognizing and celebrating our differences can help us become the AFMC We Need. This idea of embracing our differences to the

  • Women's History Month: Meet Loren Lorenz

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- March is Women’s History Month, a time to commemorate and celebrate the vital role of women in American history. We invited women within the #IAMIMSC team to tell us a little about themselves and their views on the importance of Women’s History Month.Meet

  • Atlantic runway repair reaches halfway point

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – For the last two years, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center has been working closely with a team of contractors, U.S. Space Force, United Kingdom Ministry of Defence and U.K. government officials to upgrade a strategically important runway on Ascension

  • AFIMSC engineers continue legacy of vital support to Airmen, Guardians

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – For more than 75 years, civil engineers have provided the foundation for the lethality and readiness of air power. From bedding down new missions and modernizing infrastructure, to protecting natural resources and emergency management, engineers help the Air

  • Engineers Week 2022: Meet Catherine Jerrard

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Engineers Week and we wanted to spotlight a few of our engineer teammates at AFIMSC.Meet Catherine Jerrard with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Installations Directorate. Jerrard is an environmental engineer in the Base Realignment and Closure

  • Engineers Week 2022: Meet Tech. Sgt. Lee Garner

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Engineers Week and we wanted to spotlight a few of our engineer teammates at AFIMSC. Meet Tech. Sgt. Lee Garner with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Operations Directorate at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. Garner is the Aircraft Arresting System

  • Engineers Week 2022: Steven Willis

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Engineers Week and we wanted to spotlight a few of our engineer teammates at AFIMSC.Meet Steven Willis with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Installations Directorate. Willis is the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program manager.What is your

  • Engineers Week 2022: Meet Maj. Harrizon Sanchez

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Engineers Week and we wanted to spotlight a few of our engineer teammates at AFIMSC. Meet Maj. Harrizon Sanchez with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Facility Engineering Directorate. Sanchez is the deputy director of the Facilities Sustainment,

  • Engineers Week 2022: Meet Erik Potter

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Engineers Week and we wanted to spotlight a few of our engineer teammates at AFIMSC.Meet Erik Potter with our Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Installations Directorate. Potter is a utility privatization program manager in the Real Estate Development

  • Innovative lease program boosts installations broadband

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is helping Airmen and Guardians stay connected and mission ready by working with private industry to upgrade installations’ cellular coverage.Under the Long Term Evolution project, AFCEC’s Installations Directorate is

  • AFCEC continues runway replacement at Offutt AFB

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – After nearly a year of construction, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center-led project to replace aging runway infrastructure at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is making steady progress and on track to have aircraft flying out of the installation by the fall

  • AFIMSC innovations are changing the Air Force

    Since standing up in 2015, the AFIMSC team has developed and implemented many innovations that have transformed the installation and mission support community and, in some cases, the entire Department of the Air Force.

  • Air Force to deliver vehicle that uses laser to clear bombs

    Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Readiness Directorate partnered with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to develop the state-of-the-art laser system from concept to prototype, working collaboratively to identify EOD technician needs, define requirements and execute live detonations to test

  • AFCEC Natural Disaster Recovery Division prepares for future disasters

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Natural Disaster Recovery Division, located at Tyndall, recently created a new branch to enhance readiness and preparedness for the next natural disaster that may strike an Air Force installation. “It’s only a matter of time before

  • Air Force moves forward with $28.9M contract award at Andersen AFB

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Detachment 2 successfully led the award of a $28.9 million contract recently to construct new reinforced munitions storage magazines known as “igloos” at Andersen Air Force Base.The project is the third of a

  • Around the Air Force: USAF 75th Anniversary, ACE Doctrine, Booster Pass

    This week’s look Around the Air Force highlights themes for celebrating the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, Agile Combat Employment becomes operational doctrine, and four-hour passes are authorized to help Airmen and Guardians get COVID-19 booster shots. (Hosted by Tech. Sgt. Eric Mann)

  • Air Force, Space Force observe National Mentoring Month in January

    Mentorship is a type of professional relationship in which a person with greater experience and wisdom guides another person to develop both personally and professionally. This relationship helps achieve mission success and motivates Airmen to achieve their goals.

  • CSAF signs Agile Combat Employment doctrine note

    Working with experts across the service, the Curtis E. LeMay Center developed Air Force Doctrine Note 1-21, Agile Combat Employment, to serve as the foundation of ACE operational doctrine. It provides guidance for Airmen to rapidly innovate and generate discussion across the force to develop new

  • DAF authorizes pass for COVID booster

    “We strongly encourage all Airmen, Guardians, and DAF federal employees to receive a booster. As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, we need to do everything possible to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities—that means getting a booster,” said Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz

  • AFMC, AFGE Council 214 sign updated telework MOA

    The Air Force Materiel Command signed an updated memorandum of agreement with the American Federation of Government Employees Council 214, Dec. 7, furthering efforts to normalize telework across the enterprise

  • Tribal partnerships help AF archaeologists understand surprising discovery  

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – An Air Force team conducting an archaeological inventory in the west Utah desert has emerged with a discovery poised to completely reframe experts’ understanding of human tobacco use in North America.   The groundbreaking find – 12,300-year-old tobacco seeds

  • New dormitory complex headed for Tyndall

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a $145.4 million contract for a new dormitory project under the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s natural disaster recovery program. The new dorms project is the ninth military construction project awarded for the

  • Eglin Fire goes electric

    Firefighters swap gas-powered tools for energy-saving, environmentally friendly electric equipment carried on their emergency response vehicles. 

  • Offutt prepares for demolition to begin a new flood recovery project 

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Four facilities that support the 55th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, are being prepped for demolition to make way for a new LRS warehouse as part of the installation's flood recovery.This military construction project was awarded as part of the

  • AFCEC demonstration explores new CE technologies

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Air Force civil engineering experts are continuing to explore and merge new technologies to strengthen the service by accelerating change and enhancing CE capabilities. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Planning and Integration and Readiness Directorates recently

  • AFCEC leads bed-down efforts for B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is leading a large-scale, multi-year facilities construction project to deliver infrastructure needed to support the bed down of the B-21 Raider stealth bomber, the future backbone of the Air Force bomber fleet. The B-21

  • DAF’s first Energy Assurance Lease signed at Tyndall  

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force and Florida Power and Light Gulf Power Company, known as GPC, signed DAF’s first Energy Assurance Lease Oct. 13, for the construction of a solar microgrid system with an estimated 150 kilowatt photovoltaic solar array and 450

  • AFCEC announces winners of 2021 Air Force Design Awards 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently announced the winners of the 2021 Air Force Design Awards, recognizing 10 standout building projects in design and efficiency. “Delivering lethality and readiness requires modern and sustainable facilities and we

  • AFIMSC centralizes critical communication capability with standup of PMO

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Cyberspace Systems Support Branch took on a new mission that will make a positive impact on field communications when it became the Department of the Air Force’s Land Mobile Radio Product Management Office on Oct. 18. This will have a positive

  • AFIMSC helps Afghan civilians start new lives

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – On an early Friday morning in late August, three Air Force Civil Engineer Center project managers met in a conference room at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, to help 25,000 people start a new life. Wayland Patterson, chief of AFCEC’s Air Force Contract

  • Native Seed Program grows DAF readiness  

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – For Air Force Civil Engineer Center natural resource specialists helping installations build force readiness, their best tools are often no larger than a speck of dust.  The Department of the Air Force Native Seed Program, part of the National Seed Strategy,

  • Nellis AFB reduces greenhouse gas emission through solar energy

    Nellis Solar Array 1 saves Nellis AFB $1 million in electricity annually and reduces its yearly greenhouse gas emissions by 24,000 tons. NSA 1 was built in 2007 and covers 140 acres, which includes a previous landfill of 33 acres and provides 14.2 megawatts of power.

  • Offutt AFB receives first two MILCON contracts for flood recovery effort

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, recently awarded over $16 million for the first two military construction contracts to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, since the installation flooded in 2019. A season of heavy snowfall, combined with a late winter

  • AFICC acquisitions bolster EOD readiness for FY21, beyond

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The success of implementing new explosive ordnance disposal technology in fiscal year 2021 has the Air Force Civil Engineer Center looking forward to FY22. “Our Airmen conduct high-risk operations in support of the mission, and we ensure they have the tools and

  • APIMS celebrates 25th anniversary

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently celebrated over two decades of improving air quality across the Department of Defense, as its Air Program Information Management System, APIMS, reached a milestone 25th anniversary.“Air quality professionals are

  • Scott AFB breaks ground on new Joint ops & mission planning center

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Scott Air Force Base is one step closer to its new joint operations and mission planning center following a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction Sept.30. Leaders from Scott’s 375th Air Mobility Wing, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, the U.S.

  • Tyndall AFB kicks off construction for new Commercial Gate project

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Tyndall moved closer to its first new entry control facility when it held a construction kick-off meeting Sept. 29 for a new commercial gate complex. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded the nearly $18.2 million contract for the installation’s new commercial gate

  • AFIMSC presses till final hours to execute $7 billion in FY21

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center closed out an extremely tight year in the last hours of FY21, executing more than $7 billion to attain close to 99.9 percent obligation of the operations and maintenance portfolio across the enterprise.