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  • Cost Engineering Improvement Program set for Initial Operating Capability

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – A new program to certify engineers who determine costs associated with military construction projects will reach initial operating capability this month.The Cost Estimating Improvement Program is the culmination of five years of work to get Airmen trained in

  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or

  • New Emergency Operations Center to be built at Tyndall AFB

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Following a recent contract award, a new $13.8 million Emergency Management Operations Center will ensure Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, remains on course to be the Installation of the Future.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division, Mobile

  • AFCEC biologist helps rehab hundreds of sea pups 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – When it comes to rescuing seals and sea lions, Christine Rodriguez has learned to take things step by step. “It’s all baby steps,” said Rodriguez, an Air Force Civil Engineer Center environmental specialist and trained biologist. “From treating illnesses and

  • AFCEC, USACE partnership essential to delivering Installation of the Future

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have partnered before, but never on such a herculean effort. Prior to Hurricane Michael’s direct hit to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, on Oct. 10, 2018, USACE assisted AFCEC with two to four new

  • AFIMSC seeks challenging I&MS topics for I-WEPTAC

    The deadline to submit ideas to help shape the future of combat support is soon approaching. Submissions for the 2022 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference are due Sept. 15.

  • AFIMSC remembers 9/11

    This year, to mark the 20th anniversary, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Airmen and families around the globe shared their memories and experiences with each other.

  • AFCEC beddown support of F-35A mission in flight

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center continues a massive, multi-year construction effort to deliver the infrastructure needed to support F-35 fighter operations at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona; Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska; and Royal Air Force Lakenheath,

  • AFWERX drives innovation through flightline ops challenge

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Innovators and thought leaders from industry, academia and the federal government gathered at the AFWERX Innovation Hub in Las Vegas, Nevada, late last month to review technologies that will be a part of the Revolutionizing Flightline Operations AFWERX Challenge.This

  • AFICC awards Pool 3 in architect & engineering services contract series

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A collaborative effort between the Air Force Installation Contracting Center and Air Force Civil Engineer Center led to the award of Pool 3 contracts Aug. 30, 2021, as part of the $2 billion Architect-Engineer Next program consisting of four contractor pools.The

  • AFCEC expands ‘RADR readiness’ with new training sites 

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Just a few years ago, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center overhauled the way Airmen recover damaged airfields. Today, the center is helping expand Air Force Rapid Airfield Damage Repair training opportunities by more than quadrupling the number of stateside training

  • Departing command chief reflects on tenure at AFIMSC

    As he prepares to leave the position he’s held since July 2019, the command chief master sergeant at the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center reflected on the role he said he was meant to take on. Chief Edwin Ludwigsen oversaw the health, welfare and professional development of about

  • Operation Allies Refuge: Ramstein transforms into major evac hub

    As the Air Force’s largest mobility hub, Ramstein is often a flurry of activity. But for more than a week, the base has been experiencing an unprecedented level of activity as thousands of Airmen, Soldiers, volunteers, augmentees, and other community partners support a massive evacuation operation

  • Air Force BRAC program nears transfer milestones

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Just over an acre of land in the middle of Alaska and 263 acres outside a small town in Illinois.  While the numbers may not seem impressive, they represent an Air Force milestone.Between now and the end of 2022, if all goes according to plan, the Air Force

  • Air Force awards ERCIP contract for Ascension Island

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Ascension Island Auxiliary Airfield will receive energy resilience infrastructure improvements through an Energy Resilience and Conservation Investment Program contract awarded last month by the 45th Space Launch Delta Civil Engineer and Contracting squadrons.The $11.3

  • Air Force installs system to protect drinking water near Luke AFB

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center has completed installation and testing of a water filtration system that reduces Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate from drinking water near Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to levels below the Environmental Protection Agency’s lifetime health

  • Called to serve: An Airman’s path to citizenship

    Airman 1st Class Manuel Moreno immigrated to the United States in 2007 and in March of 2020, he joined the United States Air Force. Moreno, now an electrical systems technician with the 19th Civil Engineer Squadron, recently completed his journey to becoming a citizen of the United States.

  • Eastern National Robot Rodeo showcases EOD emerging capabilities

    INDIAN HEAD, Md. – Explosive ordnance disposal and bomb squad experts in the Department of Defense and civilian sector tested the latest EOD robotics and emerging capabilities during the Eastern National Robot Rodeo and Capabilities Exercise Aug. 2-6 here.The Robot Rodeo, in its fifth year, was back

  • Energy efficiency contract awarded for Hurlburt Field

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Hurlburt Field, Florida, is set to receive energy efficiency infrastructure improvements following the July 21, 2021 award of an Energy Saving Performance Contract by the Defense Logistics Agency-Energy. The $22.6 million ESPC Task Order, awarded to Schneider Electric

  • U.S.-Israeli training builds capabilities, partnerships, readiness

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Army and Air Force civil engineers recently partnered with Israeli Air Force engineers to successfully test new airfield damage repair technologies in Israel.  The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center and U.S.

  • AFICC awards Pool 1 in architect & engineering services contract series

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Air Force Installation Contracting Center, in coordination with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, awarded Pool 1 contracts July 30, 2021, as part of the $2 billion Architect-Engineer Next program consisting of four contractor pools.The contracts, awarded by the

  • New AFCEC division key to nuclear infrastructure modernization

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is centralizing its support of the Air Force’s multi-billion-dollar nuclear infrastructure portfolio with a new division.The nuclear enterprise division, or CFN, supports the Department of Defense’s nuclear triad by integrating

  • AFMC Connect August focus: Wellness

    Wellness is the AFMC Connect focus for August. Wellness is defined as the state of being in good health, and the Air Force recognizes a more healthful environment as a primary way to support the well-being of Airmen.

  • AFMC Supervisor Toolkit augments new leader success

    The Air Force Materiel Command Supervisor Toolkit offers leaders a single location to access information related to employee management. Available on the AFMC SharePoint, the site includes links to human resources information, policy and guidance, civilian disciplinary procedures, recruitment and

  • AFCEC begins rollout of upgraded EOD imaging tech

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Readiness Directorate has begun delivering upgraded portable imaging X-ray systems to explosive ordnance disposal flights around the Air Force. The new Vidisco Guardian 12 Digital Radiographic X-ray system enhances EOD capabilities

  • Keesler ESPC construction complete

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Construction for an Energy Savings Performance Contract at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, is now complete and accepted by the installation. The $32 million contract, awarded in 2019 to Noresco, LLC, consisted of four energy conservation measures, including the

  • REPI Challenge yields more than $24M for AF installations

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center helped secure more than $24 million to protect mission readiness and the environment at three installations: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico; Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina; and Tyndall AFB,

  • AFCEC strategy leverages Air Force buying power to support CE enterprise

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- An Air Force Civil Engineer Center program to streamline contract acquisition is putting the federal government’s bulk buying power in the hands of civil engineers to keep their installations mission ready. AFCEC’s Strategic Acquisition and Category

  • Tyndall rebuild moves forward with second MILCON project award

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Installation of the Future reached another milestone along its path to recovery recently with a $91.5 million contract award for a new temporary lodging facility.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District awarded the contract to B.L. Harbert International

  • USAFA Cadet Summer Program returns to Tyndall AFB

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- After a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Summer Program recently returned to the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Readiness Laboratory here. The month-long annual research program that began in 2008 is an opportunity for second and

  • Hurricane Hunters wrap up Elsa recon ahead of landfall

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters wrapped up their aerial reconnaissance efforts for Tropical Storm Elsa, July 7, after the storm made landfall on the northwest coast of Florida.

  • Air Force makes more rights available for housing tenants

    Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas -- The Department of the Air Force is implementing the remaining four rights for housing tenants, including a universal lease, a process to resolve disputes with property owners and procedures for withholding rent when applicable.The Department of Defense

  • Youth programs gear up for summer

    Youth centers across the Air Force and Space Force are reopening doors to youth and teens to help keep them active and engaged during the summer months. With COVID-19 restrictions easing, the Air Force Services Center has rolled out a suite of youth center programs. While offerings will vary by

  • Air Force awards JBSA aquatics training facility contract

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center awarded a $66.6 million project June 25 to construct a mission-critical aquatics training facility at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, in support of Special Warfare Airmen demands. The project is a

  • EPA recognizes AFCEC team for restoration at former Griffiss AFB

    The Environmental Protection Agency recently named former Griffiss Air Force Base, New York, as one of its 2021 National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse award winners. The award recognizes the hard work, innovative thinking and cooperation among the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Base

  • AFIMSC accelerates change across the enterprise with Big Data

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is improving data-driven decision making processes across the Air and Space Forces. The center hosted a Big Data Summit June 15-17 to share the its data management strategy, vision and ongoing efforts with key stakeholders.

  • Air Force announces art contest winners

    The Air Force Services Center recently announced the winners of the annual Air Force Art Contest. The contest ran March 1-31. A team of judges evaluated each entrant’s artwork for impact, creativity, and technical criteria in adult and youth categories.

  • Air Force awards UESC at Holloman AFB

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, is receiving energy efficiency and infrastructure improvements through a recently awarded Utility Energy Service Contract.The contract was awarded May 14 by Holloman’s 49th Contracting Squadron in partnership with the Air Force

  • ESPC awarded for Cannon AFB

    Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, is receiving energy efficiency infrastructure improvements through an Energy Saving Performance Contract awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency-Energy on June 3, 2021.

  • 2nd CES accelerates change in operational training

    In the wooded swamp of Barksdale’s east side, Airmen from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron executed a field training exercise designed to simulate contingency operations in a deployed environment, May 20, 2021.Training operational skills such as land navigation, weapons assembly and individual

  • AFIMSC releases diversity survey results

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center leaders recently released results of the AFIMSC section of the Air Force Materiel Command Diversity and Inclusion Survey conducted late last year.Nearly 900 members from across the worldwide AFIMSC enterprise

  • Air Force, USFWS partner to restore fish habitat

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Threatened fish at Beale Air Force Base, California, are reaping the benefits of a partnership between the Air Force and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Specialists from Beale, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center and the USFWS recently completed a dam

  • USFWS honors AFCEC SME with natural resources award

    USFWS honors Porteck with Regional Director’s Conservation AwardJOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is presenting Kevin Porteck, Air Force Civil Engineer Center natural resources subject matter expert, with a Regional Director’s Conservation Award next month

  • Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown

    Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.

  • Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery comes to MG21

    ALPENA, Mich. -- “Team One!” shouts Danni Manyweathers, an expeditionary operations analyst for the Readiness Division under the Air Force Civil Engineering Center’s Modernization Section. “The excavator has engine problems and will be out for the duration … the bucket has stopped

  • AFCEC initiative targets infrastructure readiness, disaster recovery

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – First, it was Category 5 Hurricane Michael with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour and pure destruction as the eye passed directly over Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 10, 2018. A few months later and nearly 1,000 miles away, it was the icy waters of

  • IROC prototype could revolutionize Air Force energy

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – A revolutionary tool for energy managers, civil engineers and others, is being pioneered at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Natural Disaster Recovery Division. The Installation Resilience Operations Center, or IROC, is being tested at Tyndall through a contract

  • AFCEC earns 2020 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Energy Directorate was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program recently for its outstanding achievements and contributions in the areas of energy efficiency, resilience and technology

  • AF GeoBase safely integrates sUAS in AFCEC operations

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Department of the Air Force is one step closer to safely and more widely integrating small unmanned aircraft systems into civil engineering operations, thanks to the Air Force GeoBase Program’s sUAS office.The office, a component of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s

  • LRAFB reopens Assault Landing Zone

    Little Rock Air Force Base reopened its 4,000-foot Assault Landing Zone May 11, which completes Phase 1 of a $180 million project to replace the 65-year-old, 12,000-foot runway.

  • Innovation, partnership bring Pease water treatment plant online

    Department of the Air Force officials joined Portsmouth and New Hampshire elected representatives at a ceremony May 4 at the former Pease Air Force Base to mark the opening of a state-of-the-art water treatment facility that will help protect the community’s drinking water supply.

  • Teams deliver innovative solutions at I-WEPTAC

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Teams tasked with tackling the Air and Space Forces’ most challenging Agile Combat Support issues delivered their recommendations April 21 at the 2021 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference.

  • AFIMSC helps Air Force deliver quality child care facilities 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center continues its dedication to Airmen, Guardians and their families by partnering with Headquarters Air Force to deliver quality child care facilities across the enterprise.Quality infrastructure enables

  • AFIMSC provides link to I-WEPTAC's April 21 live stream

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Members of the Defense Department can view a live stream of the 2021 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference outbriefs held April 21 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

  • AFCEC construction enhances JBSA capabilities, quality of life 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is optimizing mission and training capabilities and improving quality of life at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, through its multi-year construction effort. The current projects are a massive $388 million undertaking at three primary

  • Civilians can submit retirement forms electronically using myPers

    Submitting civilian retirement applications just became a little easier. Effective April 1, 2021, civilian Airmen and Guardians can now submit their electronically-signed retirement forms using myPers.The first and most important step in the retirement process remains employees notifying their

  • AFIMSC releases strategic plan

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center released a strategic plan April 9, outlining priorities and associated goals the center is pursuing to optimize delivery of installation and mission support to the Air Force and Space Force.

  • Second IG Disparity Review Survey coming

    Beginning April 9, the Department of the Air Force will be seeking feedback through a survey for the second ongoing Inspector General Independent Disparity Review.

  • Tenant feedback drives housing programs improvement

    Department of the Air Force housing program officials are analyzing data from the recently completed 2020 Department of Defense Annual Tenant Satisfaction Survey for trends and ways to improve the enterprise’s privatized and government-owned housing portfolio and tenant experience.

  • DAF seeks to modernize energy infrastructure through energy campaigns

    To address these challenges, the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability, or AFWIC, [now AF Futures] Disruptive Technology Team, in partnership with AFWERX, launched the Reimagining Energy for the DoD Challenge Sept. 2, 2020. The Energy Challenge, an open crowdsourcing initiative, sought

  • Celebrate military children in April, year round

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Each year, communities worldwide look to April as an important month for children who have one or both parents or guardians serving in uniform. Considered the military’s youngest heroes, in many ways children serve too. That’s why we honor them during the

  • CEMIRT, APE hit the road for installation support in COVID-19 era

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – After a year of strict travel restrictions, teams with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Operation Directorate are back on the road more often in support of installations around the globe.Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the directorate had an aggressive travel

  • Tyndall breaks ground for new childcare center

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The 325th Mission Support Group, AFIMSC's Tyndall Program Management Office and a few special helpers broke ground for a new child development center during a ceremony March 31, 2021, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.With plastic shovels in hand, six military

  • Airfield Evaluation Team comes to DM

    With 11 flying units and 152 aircraft, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base operates the busiest single runway in the Air Force. That much day-to-day activity eventually takes a toll on the airfield pavement.

  • Energy efficient B-Huts could save resources, lives

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida – A construction project designed to test the energy efficiency of barracks huts, or B-Huts, could ultimately result in saving lives.The 823rd Air Force Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer, known as RED HORSE, and the Naval Mobile

  • AFPC launches Family Vector website

    Airmen, Guardians, and their families may now access EFMP information without using a Common Access Card at the Department of the Air Force Family Vector website.

  • AFCEC program builds Installation, I&MS leaders of the future

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Second Lt. Eric Jochmans thought it would be years into his civil engineering career before he’d be part of any big decision making. But within a few months, he found himself alongside seasoned engineers evaluating thousands of new, cutting edge technologies being

  • New water treatment systems address PFOS/PFOA issues at former Mather AFB

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center continues to respond to drinking water impacts from emerging contaminants once used in fire-fighting foam at multiple bases throughout the nation.Air Force environmental engineers at the former Mather AFB in Sacramento, made significant

  • PT test pushed to July, updates to scoring, physical components ahead

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for

  • Air Force awards contract for new standoff weapons complex 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 $42 million project recently to construct a new Standoff Weapons Complex at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The state-of-the-art complex will make Andersen the first

  • COVID-19 Vaccines: Changing the course of the pandemic

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A coronavirus is a type of common virus that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome, or SARS and MERS respectively.  In early 2020, after a December 2019 outbreak in China, the World

  • AFIMSC units earn Air Force Gear of Government awards

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Two Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center units won Gears of Government awards recently for delivering mission results, customer service and accountable stewardship.The Air Force Category Management Program, part of the Air Force Installation

  • Just enough, just in time: AFCEC targets rapid airfield repair solution 

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida — The Air Force Civil Engineer Center Laboratory here is on a mission to repair battle-damaged runways as quickly as possible, with minimal materials, manpower and equipment.  For the past three years, lab experts have been perfecting the technology, equipment and

  • #IAMAFCE: Meet JD Buchholtz

    (Editor's Note: Engineers Week is this month and we wanted to take the opportunity to spotlight members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center and Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center team doing great things for the Air Force and civil engineering community.)JOINT BASE SAN

  • #IAMAFCE: Meet Maj. Christopher Edlund

    (Editor's Note: Engineers Week is this month and we wanted to take the opportunity to spotlight members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center and Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center team doing great things for the Air Force and civil engineering community.)JOINT BASE SAN

  • #IAMAFCE: Meet Staff Sgt. Hilary Perkins

    (Editor's Note: Engineers Week is this month and we wanted to take the opportunity to spotlight members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center and Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center team doing great things for the Air Force and civil engineering community.)JOINT BASE SAN

  • #IAMAFCE: Meet Capt. Jamela Satterfield

    (Editor's Note: Engineers Week is this month and we wanted to take the opportunity to spotlight members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center and Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center team doing great things for the Air Force and civil engineering community.)JOINT BASE SAN

  • #IAMAFCE: Meet Senior Master Sgt. Karen Bennett

    (Editor's Note: Engineers Week is this month and we wanted to take the opportunity to spotlight members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center and Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center team doing great things for the Air Force and civil engineering community.)JOINT BASE SAN

  • AFICC awards large-scale architect and engineering services contract

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Installation Contracting Center awarded a suite of architect and engineering services contracts Feb. 19, to support the Air Force’s sustainment, restoration and modernization program. The contracts, awarded by the 772nd Enterprise Sourcing