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  • 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

  • 2020 successes set stage for continued housing improvements

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force's effort to improve housing programs for Airmen, Guardians and their families scored some major victories in 2020, but housing officials say there is still much work to be done.Armed with feedback from housing residents,

  • Department of the Air Force Leaders direct second IG Disparity Review

    The review follows the department’s 2020 Racial Disparity Review released in Dec. 2020 and expands its focus into three additional racial categories (Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander), gender, and one additional ethnic category (Hispanic/Latinx).

  • #IAMAFCE: Meet Steve Wolpert

    (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 Catherine Jerrard

    (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: Laurel Papadopoulos  

    (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 Col. Michelle Harwood

    (Editor's Note: Engineers Week is this month and we wanted to take the opportunity to spotlight member 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.)TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE,

  • #IAMAFCE: Meet Lt. Col. Andrew Hoisington

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Meet Lt. Col. Andrew Hoisington, Tyndall Program Management Office Execution Division chief, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Tyndall AFB, Fla.What are your main responsibilities?Leading the team rebuilding Tyndall Air Force Base after it was destroyed by Category 5

  • #IAMAFCE: Meet Russell Weniger

    (Editor's Note: Engineers Week is this month and we wanted to take the opportunity to spotlight member 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 Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Hammer

    (Editor's Note: Engineers Week is this month and we wanted to take the opportunity to spotlight member 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.)HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Meet

  • #IAMAFCE: Meet Rebecca Gutierrez

    (Editor's Note: Engineers Week is this month and we wanted to take the opportunity to spotlight member 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.)Meet Rebecca Gutierrez, a

  • #IAMAFCE: Meet Alison Smith

    Engineers Week is this month and we wanted to take the opportunity to spotlight member 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. Meet Alison Smith, basing and beddowns

  • AFCEC helps feed the force at deployed location

    UNDISCLOSED LOCATION, Middle East – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is leading the $2.5 million construction of a new dining facility to streamline mealtime for U.S. and coalition forces at an allied base in the Middle East. The 11,840-square-foot building, expected to be completed by May, will

  • Smart locker idea wins AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo

    An idea for a smart locker mail system in base dorms won the 2021 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo Feb. 5 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

  • Revolutionizing the flightline of the future

    The Tyndall Program Management Office hosted a Flightline of the Future Summit Feb. 3 to explore opportunities to turn the base’s current flightline into a high-tech resource for the missions of tomorrow.

  • DoD extends deadline for Tenant Satisfaction Survey 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of Defense is extending the deadline for Air Force housing residents to complete the annual Tenant Satisfaction Survey to Feb. 5 to ensure residents have an opportunity to voice their opinions.  “The more residents who respond, the better we

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Remember, celebrate, act

    In sermons and speeches, King’s voice rang out with a call for us to work toward a better tomorrow. He challenged us to live up to the ideals enshrined in our founding documents – that we are all created equal, endowed with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

  • SAF/IE Releases Installation Energy Strategic Plan for Energy Assurance

    The Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Energy announces the release of the Installation Energy Strategic Plan. The Plan, which replaces the 2017 Air Force Energy Flight Plan, seeks to better align installation energy efforts with mission needs.

  • Air Force to host Virtual Industry Exchange for Wright-Patterson AFB 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and 88th Air Base Wing will host the first Virtual Industry Exchange on Jan. 21 to explore possible mixed-use commercial development at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.The Air Force is seeking private and public interest for development

  • Meet the 2021 I-WEPTAC MAWG Chairs

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Meet the 2021 I-WEPTAC (Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference) Mission Area Working Group chairs.The teams they lead are charged with helping shape the future of Air Force combat support by finding innovative solutions to today’s

  • Going the distance with AFCEC ultramarathoners 

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- What do you do when running a 26.2-mile marathon just isn’t enough? Two members of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center team at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, tack on about another 75 miles!  Capt. Kyle Imhoff, Air Force Civil Engineer Center

  • Department of the Air Force offers civilians more than 30 development programs

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas  -- The Academic Year 2022 Civilian Developmental Education (CDE), Civilian Strategic Leader Program (CSLP), and Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program (ESEP) application call runs Jan. 13 through Feb. 26.The Department of the Air Force provides developmental

  • AFMC reinforces value of mentoring, AFMC We Need

    To ensure the command and the Air Force has a strong leadership base to fly, fight and win into the future, the Air Force Materiel Command continues to encourage personnel at all levels to participate in mentorship programs in 2021.

  • AFCEC brings together engineers, senior leaders during virtual symposium

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Civil engineers and senior leaders from across the Department of Defense met in a virtual setting Dec. 16-17 to discuss new policies and a path forward for military construction programs in a rapidly changing execution environment. Sponsored by the Air Force

  • AFCEC upgrades fuel capabilities at Andersen

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is managing $96 million worth of repairs at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam as part of continued Defense Logistics Agency – Energy support to enhance fuel storage capabilities Air Force-wide.The critical construction on the

  • Work officially begins to replace Offutt’s aging runway

    OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Work has officially started recently to completely replace Offutt’s aging runway as Phase 0 of the $143.9 million project got underway.Phase 0 consists of a variety of preparatory contractor work prior to the full airfield closure in March 2021 that will help them meet

  • AF environmental study greenlights Edwards solar project

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – A project to develop what could be one of the largest solar photovoltaic arrays in the country -- and the largest solar project ever for the Department of Defense at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. -- is moving forward after clearing a required environmental

  • Signed lease signals Kirtland research park underway

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force and Thunderbird Kirtland Development, LLC, recently reached agreement and signed a long-term lease to begin developing a planned commercial research park at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.The agreement, part of the Air Force’s Enhanced Use

  • Annual DOD Housing Survey opens for tenant feedback Dec. 8

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force is asking tenants of its privatized and government-owned housing to share their experiences and opinions of the programs via the DoD Tenant Satisfaction Survey beginning Dec. 8. The survey, administered by CEL & Associates,

  • AFICC creates innovative contract vehicle for BRAC program

    JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center has a new contract vehicle to help the Base Realignment and Closure program achieve site cleanup and closure at some of the Air Force's most challenging sites.The Air Force awarded six BRAC Environmental

  • Simple comment leads to royal education, career growth, experience

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- It started with the simple comment, “I wish I could go,” and ended with career growth and life experiences. Scott Ensign, Air Force GeoBase Program manager and Air Force Civil Engineer Center Geo Integration officer, recently returned from a unique

  • Commentary: Get involved, support your AFIMSC family

    Senior Master Sgt. Eric Peterson, AFIMSC First Sergeant, asks teammates to get involved, support each other and participate in family fun and professional development events that aim to help the entire AFIMSC family connect and grow.

  • Construction picks up for new Airman Training Complex at JBSA-Lackland

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) is leading a massive $700 million, multi-year construction project to modernize the Gateway to the Air Force for new Basic Military Training recruits. Construction of the Basic Military Training West Campus at Joint

  • AFIMSC builds culture of family, fun

    Strong families and a connected workforce. That’s what Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center senior leaders believe is paramount for mission success.

  • COMPUSEC automation delivers time, cost savings

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – A new computer security automated process, developed by the Air Force Installation Contracting Center, could mean significant time and cost savings for Airmen across the Air Force.A three-person team of AFICC Chief Information Officer Matt Seibert and

  • App for military resources available to service members, families

    The purpose of Military OneSource is to put as many resources as possible in one place, so people have an easier time finding what they need, said Erika Slaton, Military Community Support Programs associate director. The app makes it more convenient when users are away from their computers and are

  • Agile Patriot guides, grows future AFMC leaders

    The Air Force Materiel Command held the first-ever Agile Patriot professional development conference, Nov. 2-5, equipping emerging leaders with a greater understanding of the AFMC mission and the knowledge, skills and expertise to help lead the organization into the future.

  • New AFMC supervisor course aims to develop stronger leaders

    The course is a complement to the mandatory supervisor training provided by the Air Force and offers supervisors in-depth knowledge of personnel and workplace policies as well as the opportunity for practical application of concepts through case studies and collaborative learning.

  • AFCEC program manager named Energy Manager of the Year

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Mike Ringenberg is the Association of Energy Engineers Energy Manager of the Year for Region II.He is AFCEC’s Energy Savings Performance Contract and Utility Energy Service Contract program manager in the energy directorate. Ringenberg

  • Help drive down risks of deaths on roadways

    Whether in an automobile or on a motorcycle, the Air Force goal is always zero. Awareness of recurring factors that have contributed to past fatalities is one step we can all take in the prevention of losing our most important asset, our people.

  • AFCEC awarded patent for new runway repair technology

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently granted the Air Force a patent for an innovative runway repair solution developed at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. The formula, developed by members of AFCEC’s laboratory at Tyndall AFB, Florida, will allow Rapid

  • AFCEC hosts annual Discipline Working Group Workshop

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Engineers and architects from across the Department of Defense met virtually Oct. 20 to discuss policy updates to help build more resilient and code compliant facilities to meet mandatory DOD facility criteria. During this year’s Discipline Working Group

  • AFCEC begins rollout of high-tech EOD robots to installations

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Readiness Directorate made its first delivery of the new medium-size explosive ordnance disposal robot to the field Oct. 15, to Tyndall AFB. Over the next 16-18 months, AFCEC will deliver 333 high-tech robots to every EOD flight

  • AFIMSC key to disaster recovery at installations

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – When natural disasters strike installations, Air Force leadership immediately begins recovery operations to get missions up and running again as soon as possible. Requirement validators, in concert with financial experts, at the Air Force Installation and

  • AFCEC leads major airfield modernization at Wake Island Airfield

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is executing $87 million in critical airfield construction at one of the most isolated Air Force installations to enhance operational and defense capabilities for U.S. forces.The outpost, known as Wake Island Airfield,

  • AFCEC announces 2020 Air Force Design Awards winners

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently announced the winners of the 2020 Air Force Design Awards, recognizing seven innovative designs that embody the best in new construction, landscape architecture and facility renovations and additions. “The

  • Community partners with SAFB for storm water management

    Storm water management is an ongoing initiative under Scott Air Force Base’s Community Partnership P4 (public-public, public-private) Program. Base subject matter experts with the 375th Civil Engineer Squadron and federal agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife meet regularly with leaders in the

  • Turning point: Tyndall breaks ground on ABM Simulator Facility

    The 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Program Management Office and mission partners held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Air Battle Manager Simulator Facility at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 13, 2020. This event was a milestone for the base as it marked the first groundbreaking of a new

  • Tyndall PMO makes smart investments, saves $

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Tyndall will usher in a new era Oct. 13 when it breaks ground on the air battle manager simulator training facility, the base’s first major military construction project since Hurricane Michael devastated the base Oct. 10, 2018. While the base begins to ramp up

  • Modeling the installation of the future

    Jessica Mondo, a 325th Civil Engineer Squadron registered architect, originally arrived at Tyndall Air Force Base thinking she would be working on buildings associated with drone operations. Little did she know she would end up overseeing and creating a set of models for the installation of the

  • ‘AFMC We Need’ campaign continues to drive change

    When Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., Air Force Materiel Command commander, launched the AFMC We Need campaign in 2019, many were skeptical if true change would result from the study. However, one year later, the initiative continues to drive success across the mission, bringing positive change and

  • Tinker completes construction for the Air Force’s largest ESPC project

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida – The Air Force completed construction for a $243 million energy project at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, in September.The Energy Savings Performance Contract project will improve energy efficiency and resiliency for the base, said Les Martin, acting director for

  • Tyndall PMO awards $15 million in AFWERX Base of the Future contracts 

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Tyndall Program Management Office recently awarded approximately $15 million in contracts as part of AFWERX's Base of the Future initiative.  The awards are a culmination of a process started in April 2019 to help rebuild Tyndall after it was devastated by

  • Air Force partnership helps rare woodpecker thrive

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – LACKLAND, Texas -- The red cockaded woodpecker is making a comeback, thanks to partnership efforts between the Air Force and multiple public and private organizations.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service highlighted Department of Defense conservation efforts Sept. 25 during a

  • Air Force awards contract for munitions storage facilities at Andersen AFB

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center's Detachment 2 successfully spearheaded the award of a $56 million contract recently to construct new reinforced concrete munitions storage magazines known as “igloos” at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The project

  • Air Force awards multiple contracts for airfield construction at NAS Keflavik

    NAVAL AIR STATION KEFLAVIK, Iceland – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center's Detachment 4 successfully led the award of three contracts recently, totaling $38 million to improve airfield infrastructure at Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland. The projects, supporting the European

  • AFCEC helps Air Force transition to the next generation KC-46A tanker

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is expanding global reach through a multi-phase construction effort to support the new KC-46A Pegasus refueling tanker.The KC-46A, a next-generation aerial refueling aircraft, is designed to boost the air power and mobility

  • DAF Spouse Leaders discuss the New Ops Normal for Families

    During the Air Force Association’s 2020 Virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force senior leadership spouses came together via video conference to provide advice on resources available to assist families during the pandemic and information on how to gain the most out

  • Social Security payroll tax deferral begins for DOD employees

    Beginning next week, military and civilian employees will see a slight boost in their paychecks following a Presidential Memorandum temporarily deferring Social Security tax withholdings for the remainder of 2020. However, the 6.2% increase must be paid back, starting with the first paycheck in

  • Tyndall PMO seeks virtual operations prototype in upcoming pitch day

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Tyndall AFB is taking a major step in implementing cutting edge, innovative technology into the Installation of the Future. The Tyndall Project Management Office (PMO) is holding a virtual Pitch Day Sept. 14, to evaluate technical presentations from four vendors vying

  • LiDAR part of digital foundation for installations of future

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Airborne imagery and light detecting and ranging (LiDAR) data collected under an Air Force enterprise installations contract began in 2016 continues to build and fortify the digital foundation for installations of the future, including hurricane stricken

  • Safety powered through Innovation

    Airman 1st Class Colton Walls, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production technician, developed a tool at the McConnell Innovation Lab that will increase the safety measures for CES Airmen performing rapid airfield damage repair.

  • AFIMSC seeks ideas for 2021 Innovation Rodeo

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center kicks off its third annual Innovation Rodeo with a call-for-topics campaign starting Sept. 1. The campaign, open through Dec. 1, gives military and civilian members of mission support groups around the world a chance to win part of $1 million in

  • CSAF outlines strategic approach for Air Force success

    The directive is a mixture of Brown’s expectations for what is required to ensure air superiority and for the Air Force to fulfill its mission to defend the United States and its interests. Though only 8-pages, the document spans a range of critical topics that touch on doctrine, Air Force culture,

  • Installation commanders are key in privatized housing success

    Following full analysis and inputs from more than 45,000 residents, the Air Force's enterprise-wide effort to improve privatized housing program by actively engaging residents and families, and increasing installation commander input is showing positive results.

  • AFCEC restoring iconic Cadet Chapel at U.S. Air Force Academy

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is renovating an iconic Air Force symbol – the Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. The $158 million project aims to fix structural damage to eliminate a longstanding leakage problem after years of

  • Travis firefighters help community battle Solano wildfires

    Airmen from the 60th Civil Engineer Squadron responded to the LNU Lightning Complex Fire to support the Vacaville Fire Protection District’s firefighting effort, Aug. 19, 2020. A small team from AFCEC's Beale Wildland Support Module answered the call to help fight the wildland blaze.

  • AFWERX Austin Hub attracts visit from SECAF, CSAF, CMSAF

    The trip marks their first combined visit with Airmen in the field since Brown and Bass were sworn in as the service’s senior uniformed officer and enlisted leaders, demonstrating the importance of innovation efforts to the enterprise.

  • AFMC championing diversity, inclusion across the mission set

    As the Department of the Air Force conducts a service-wide review of diversity and inclusion, the Air Force Materiel Command is also taking a look at these issues across the command, with a focus on the overall work climate, barriers to opportunities and identifying areas requiring support and

  • Online emission inspection system saves money and air quality

    More than 60 Air Force installations are reaping savings and the benefits of improved air quality, thanks to the continued use of an online vehicle air emission inspection and compliance system that is estimated to be saving the Air Force over $11.8 million annually. The Air Force Civil Engineer

  • Getting to know the new AFCEC commander

    Brig. Gen. John Allen took command of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center during a change of command ceremony July 13. AFCEC, one of four primary subordinate units of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, delivers capabilities across the wide civil engineering spectrum to enable

  • AF technology could help fight virus, disease spread in buildings

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – An Air Force invention could be key to reducing the amount of airborne microbes — like viruses, bacteria and mold spores — inside buildings and homes.In 2009, the U.S. Air Force submitted a patent application for an invention that coats surfaces with a protective