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  • Edwards assumes leadership of AFCEC

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center welcomed its new director during a change of leadership ceremony Oct. 29. Terry G. Edwards, a member of the senior executive service, becomes the center’s fourth director since the organization activated in 2012. As a primary subordinate unit of the Air Force

  • Air Base breaks ground on Visitor’s Quarters modernization project

    Base leadership and dignitaries broke ground on the site of the modernized Visiting Quarters Oct. 24, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., marking the start of construction on a four-story structure, which will feature 266 rooms, conference rooms, an exercise room, guest laundry and other updated

  • Innovative solar panel project first in South Carolina

    The 20th Fighter Wing celebrated the completion of Shaw Military Housing’s solar power installation project with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Oct. 22.The project included the installation of 5,865 solar panels in 284 homes, accumulating an approximate 40 percent offset of total annual electrical

  • Holloman opens solar array

    Holloman opened its first major photovoltaic solar array during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on base Oct. 19. The Holloman Atlas Solar Array is a 5 megawatt-hour facility providing power to more than 1,300 facilities on base. Due to the hard work of the military and civilian partners involved, the

  • Combat Support Wing exercise showcases agile lethality

    More than 150 Airmen from seven major commands participated in a Combat Support Wing proof-of-concept exercise Sept. 05-19 that tested a small team’s capability to conduct agile downrange operations. The exercise, conducted at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, with forward deployments to Moody Air

  • SECAF announces AFIMSC leadership changes

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced senior executive service leadership changes for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center on Sept. 27.

  • Finding healing through helping others

    Senior Master Sgt. Richard “Joe” Chwalik has been through a lifetime’s worth of setbacks; incidents that have left long-lasting emotional scars. Yet, he found his way through the darkness by asking for help when he needed it most.

  • STEM school opens at Laughlin

    The arrival and opening of the school brings new opportunities to the San Felipe Del Rio Independent School District and the base, while also being the first STEM school ever built on a military installation.

  • Dirt Boys restore taxiway in 23 hrs despite record heat

    Despite record-breaking heat on the Korean peninsula, more than 20 Airmen spent 23 hours making an unusual repair to a flightline taxiway - and set a record of their own. From Aug. 4 to 6, the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron structures flight, the Dirt Boys, replaced 18 feet of taxiway after personnel

  • National robot rodeo at JB Charleston promotes STEM and safety

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C.—Members of the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal coordinated and hosted the 2018 Eastern National Robot Rodeo Aug. 13-17, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The ENRR, which was hosted here for the first time, showcased revolutionary robotics

  • Back to Bases: AFCEC revives environmental workshop

    Air Force senior leaders and environmental experts from around the globe tackled a variety of installation environmental issues during the 2018 Air Force Environmental Workshop Aug. 7 - 9 in downtown San Antonio.

  • Total Force effort brings needed improvements in two-week’s time

    More than 80 Airmen from across the nation joined the 412th Civil Engineer Squadron to complete three large construction projects at Edwards. The projects allowed the Airmen, mostly from Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard, to get hands-on training during their annual two-week-long

  • From nothing to something – Cargo City takes shape

    Construction is nearly complete on ‘Cargo City,’ a new operating location for U.S. and coalition forces to conduct aerial port operations in Kuwait. This aerial port will continue to serve as a major-military logistics point, and also functions as the largest aerial port of debarkation in the Middle

  • 196th ‘Shooting Star’ Shines in New Norton AFB Showcase

    The 196th Attack Squadron boasts a storied history, but Chapter One was missing in action: How it was stood up as the 196th Fighter Squadron from 1946 to 1950 at San Bernardino Army Air Field—later Norton Air Force Base—only to produce legendary flyers, officers, and leaders above and beyond the

  • AFCEC attorney reflects on Boston Marathon experience

    This year, Major Andy Unsicker, Chief of the Utility Law Field Support Center, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, ran one of the nation’s most well-known marathons, the Boston Marathon, in some of the worst conditions on record. His journey to the finish line this year

  • We Are Airmen: 2018 Recruiting Video Contest

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas— Calling all storytellers! Air Force officials are offering Airmen the chance to create their own recruiting video through the We Are Airmen 2018 Recruiting Video Contest. Now is your chance to showcase your creativity and pride to be an Airman in the United

  • AFCEC warfighter shines at DoD warrior games

    Master Sgt. Linn Dillard is a warfighter, a cancer survivor, and overcame a traumatic brain injury. She’s also an athlete that recently won gold, silver and bronze medals in this year’s Department of Defense Warrior Games.

  • Former Air Force radar dome now a wildlife rehab facility

    Before McClellan Air Force Base closed in 2001, the maintenance directorate on the base utilized a massive 30-foot radar dome for research and development of the AN/FPS 117, a three-dimensional (azimuth-range-height) phased array antenna radar. Today the Wildlife Care Association is reusing the

  • AFCEC team earns DoD environmental restoration award

    An aggressive commitment to innovative, green and sustainable remediation techniques at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, earned an Air Force Civil Engineer Center team top honors in the 2018 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards program recently.

  • Travis using farm animals to control invasive plants

    With a b-l-e-e-e-a-t here and baaaaaa there, more than 300 sheep and about a dozen goats arrived at Travis Air Force Base, California, to begin grazing duties in the Castle Terrace Preserve area that serves as a habitat for federally listed endangered species.

  • Vandenberg flips the switch on new solar array system

    Earlier this month, the Air Force took another step toward its goal of increasing facility use of clean energy by 25 percent by fiscal 2025 at a solar array dedication event at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

  • Youth center opens $45K STEM center

    Children in the Kirtland Youth Center will now have access to 3-D printers and other technologies at the new STEM Center of Innovation.

  • AF Fire Emergency Services test fire trucks in extreme cold

    Air Force fire service professionals at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, recently spent a week in the coldest weather the country has experienced this year to test the discharge systems of firefighting agents on Air Force fire trucks.The Air Force Civil Engineer Center conducted the tests

  • Ramstein’s groundbreaking new school

    Members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community celebrated the groundbreaking of a new school building on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 28, 2018.Students, faculty members, and 86th Airlift Wing officials welcomed the soon-to-rise Ramstein High School with a festive ceremony which included band

  • AFCEC director visits Kirtland

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Trent Simpler, Army Corps of Engineers project manager for the bulk fuels facility, presents tools used in the groundwater treatment facility to Edwin Oshiba, Air Force Civil Engineer Center director, at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., March 22. This was Oshiba’s

  • AFCEC and OEA reach new milestone in partnership

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and the Office of Energy Assurance recently attended a historic energy savings performance contract preliminary assessment kick-off at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

  • Air Force uniform office seeks Airmen to help with uniform design

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Continuously improving the comfort, fit and functionality of Air Force uniforms, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Uniform Office here at Wright-Patterson is currently designing improvements to the women’s service dress slacks. The AFLCMC Air Force

  • STEM job shadow day hosted at WPAFB

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Junior and Senior High School students from all over the region came to Wright-Patterson AFB March 9 to explore various opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics career fields.The Educational Outreach Office at Wright-Patterson AFB

  • Coalition forces partner to fight fire

    A sense of urgency, a desire to help and the ability to take action — According to Lt. Col. Chad Gemeinhardt, the commander of the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, firefighters share a common purpose.

  • Air Force and NMED to host public information

    The Air Force and the New Mexico Environment Department will co-host a public information meeting Thursday, Mar. 22, at 6 p.m., at the African American Performing Arts Center, to provide an update about the Kirtland Bulk Fuels Facility leak cleanup activities. Additionally, an open house will be

  • Top-notch fire training facility opens

    Firefighters from the 96th Civil Engineer Group rappelled from the top of their new structural training facility to cut the ribbon marking its official opening here March 1.

  • Airmen, Agadez civic leaders build partnership

    Nigerien civic leaders, regional security officials, religious leaders and media reporters from the Agadez region, met with U.S. and Nigerien military leaders from the 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron during a tour of Nigerien Air Base 201, Feb. 21.The purpose of the visit was to educate local

  • AFCEC revives in-person AICUZ training

    In support of missions around the globe, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center revived a workshop long lost to the world of online training. For the first time in six years, Air Installations Compatible Use Zones representatives from across the Department of Defense gathered at a workshop on Joint

  • Expeditionary CE Squadron: Saving money, making lives better

    The power production shop and electric shop, which provides electricians for facility support, work together to ensure the installation has a structurally stable power supply, ensuring mission success. The two organizations have a collaborative relationship requiring a proactive mindset while

  • AFCEC Chief Master Sergeant promotees recognized

    Tyndall honored 11 individuals during the 2018 Chief Master Sergeant Induction Ceremony at the Horizons Community Center on Tyndall Air Force Base. During the ceremony, various speakers imparted their knowledge on the newest Team Tyndall members to reach the rank.

  • Repairing the field, one hole at a time

    The sound of heavy machinery fills the air as dust flies. Noise grows louder as drills and saws cut through pavement, evidence of people hard at work. The cloud of dirt lifts overhead and clears to reveal the project behind the racket and debris– airfield repair.

  • CE Squadron enhances passenger terminal experience

    The 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, in partnership with the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, recently implemented new structural and processing changes to their passenger terminal.

  • Air Force highlights actions already taken to protect water supply

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – Base officials today provided the Dayton city manager today a list of actions taken by the Air Force to identify, respond to and prevent drinking water contamination linked to past firefighting activities on Wright-Patterson.“As both the Ohio EPA and City of Dayton have

  • AF Fire Emergency Services looking to the future with ‘strategic plan’

    Fire service professionals throughout the Air Force recently met and ensured the creation of the Air Force's Fire Emergency Services 5-year strategic plan.  Center for Public Safety Excellence personnel facilitated and led a week-long stakeholder meeting and workshop in mid-February at Tyndall Air

  • Encrypt or else: Air Force’s new method of protecting PII

    As of Feb 6, 2018, U.S. Air Force officials announced a new method in preventing Personally Identifiable Information breaches within email transmissions. This new method of eliminating PII breaches via email will affect all personnel assigned to Al Dhafra Air Base.

  • Exercise tests EOD and security forces

    Airmen from 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight collaborated to conduct a training exercise at a search gate here Feb. 15.

  • Remembering the fallen: 7th CES holds remembrance muster

    The 7th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department and Emergency Services hosted a remembrance muster in honor of their members who have died in the line of duty, Feb. 23, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.  The muster brought together the base for a firefighter-geared workout in teams of four people,

  • 102nd Civil Engineers support Camp Tortuguero

    OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Cape Cod, Mass. - Last September Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, one of the largest and most destructive hurricanes ever recorded on the island. Maria made landfall as a strong Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. The hurricane

  • Sowing partnership: 366th CES hands over seed drills to USFWS

    The 366th Civil Engineer Squadron Natural Resource Management Program recently gave the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service two large seed drills, bolstering the agency’s efforts in the protection and restoration of local wildlife and natural habitats.

  • IED Rodeo 2018

    Members of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s explosive ordnance disposal flight participated in an improvised explosive device training exercise Feb. 12-22, 2018 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.

  • AF demonstrating hydrogen as alternate fuel source

    The U.S. Air Force is demonstrating hydrogen as an alternate fuel source at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.In a recent visit to Hickam, members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Energy and Operations directorates were given a tour of the installation’s hydrogen production facility and

  • AFCEC project hopes to land Airmen in 'hot water'

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is embracing innovation and a partnership with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) in an effort to bring off-the-grid electricity and hot water to Airmen in difficult deployments around the world.

  • One-stop shop provides adaptive engineering solutions to save time, money

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Rapid Development Integration Facility provides rapid and adaptive engineering solutions to the warfighter faster and less expensively than prime contractors, according to Alan Brookshire, Director of RDIF.Since 2010, the Rapid Development Integration

  • Air Force Research Laboratory provides support to robot competition

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Approximately 14 teams from the Miami Valley joined 46 other teams from across Ohio at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO League Ohio Championship, held Feb. 4 at the Nutter Center at Wright State University.The annual

  • Renovated Dam and Recreational Lake Open to Community at Mather

    For the past 25 years Mather Lake has provided local residents a serene place perfect for fishing, picnicking and exploring.   Mather Lake is adjacent to Mather Regional Park and Mather Golf Course. Over the years the lake has become the centerpiece of the 1,434-acre park and serves as a

  • 435th CTS Hosts RADR training course

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 435th CTS training flight, trained the first group of Civil Engineer Airmen on the new Rapid Airfield Damage Repair training course at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

  • Fairchild prepares for anything

    The 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management office conducted ability to survive and operate training for Team Fairchild personnel, Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, to prepare Airmen for various emergency situations.In addition to the emergency management office’s trainings, units used the week to

  • Oshiba assumes leadership of AFCEC

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center welcomed its new director during an assumption of leadership ceremony here Feb. 5.   Edwin H. Oshiba, a member of the senior executive service, becomes the center’s third director since the organization activated in 2012.  As a primary subordinate unit of the Air

  • Powering Team Dyess

    At every U.S. Air Force base and installation across the globe, electricity is required to complete the mission successfully. Electrical systems specialists ensure that our primary source of energy is always available.To support the wide range of mission sets such as satellite communications,

  • Explosive ordnance disposal flight wins AFMC-level award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The 788th Civil Engineer Squadron was awarded the Senior Master Sgt. Gerald J. Stryzak Award for best civil engineer explosive ordnance disposal flight of the year for 2017 at the Air Force Materiel Command level. This annual award recognizes the EOD flight

  • Weasel engineers win big in PACAF

    By plowing hundreds of inches of snow, keeping Misawa's buildings in top shape and ensuring emergency management programs ran smoothly, the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron won the PACAF Outstanding Civil Engineer Unit (Large Unit) for the Year award.This large unit award recognizes a civil engineering

  • AEDC Tunnel 9 team members taking initiative in STEM outreach

    AEDC supports many Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) efforts throughout middle Tennessee impacting nearly 19,000 students in more than 60 schools since 2013 and has a program dedicated to STEM at Arnold Air Force Base.But the STEM efforts don’t stop in Middle Tennessee, the

  • AFCEC spreads holiday cheer to local children

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.—Team members from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center at Tyndall made sure the holidays were brighter for some children in Bay County, Florida, through their local "Spread the Joy" program this month.The program began in 2014 when AFCEC's Emergency Management (EM)

  • 374 CES Promoting Interoperability

    Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and U.S. Air Force Airmen spent a day sharing practices, training and tools to strengthen interoperability and bilateral relations between the two forces. Koku Jietai engineers came to Yokota Air Base where they spent the first half of the day in briefings

  • Maintainers, firefighters capitalize on training day

    Members from the 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) and 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) participated in a training day to help improve their readiness and get extra practice at their crafts. The AMXS performed maintenance on helicopters and the CES conducted rescue operations by

  • EOD Airmen train for current operations

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight performed improvised explosive device training, Dec. 14.The Airmen executed the procedures needed to properly clear a stateside IED site, eliminate threats and recover the remaining debris for investigation.

  • Go green for the holidays

    Join the JBSA Qualified Recycling Program and the JBSA Environmental Program in making a difference this holiday season by taking small steps that can have a meaningful impact by reducing waste and conserving energy.

  • Unauthorized dumping could result in hefty fines

    They’ve found microwave ovens, cans of paint, used motor oil, household cleaning liquids and even a refrigerator in the trash dumpsters on base. All of these items contain toxic elements that can threaten human health and the environment, said Douglas Berndsen, 60th Civil Engineer Squadron

  • Air Force Marathon to feature MQ-9 Reaper

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB – The MQ-9 Reaper has been selected as the featured aircraft for the 2018 Air Force Marathon.  Built by General Atomics Aviation Systems Inc., the Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely-piloted aircraft that is employed primarily against

  • AFCEC reaches another milestone in cleanup efforts at former McClellan AFB

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and regulatory agencies recently agreed to decommission one of the first Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) units employed at the former McClellan Air Force Base, California.The unit, known as Investigative Cluster, or IC-1, completed its job removing more than 5,500

  • CE completes work without grounding Rocket Lab operations

    Realizing the criticality of Air Force Research Laboratory’s Rocket Propulsion Division’s mission at Edwards, the 412th Civil Engineer Squadron Infrastructure Flight and Heavy Repair Flight teamed up to replace two obsolete cooling towers and one 40-ton condensing unit.   The Rocket Lab’s chemical

  • Energy savings a priority for Ogden ALC

    The Ogden Air Logistics Complex has made energy management a formal and permanent part of their operations as they strive to reduce energy consumption and reduce costs for the base, to their customers and, ultimately, for taxpayers.