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  • 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.

  • Fire chief shares personal story of trauma, perseverance

    Trapped and alone in a smoke-filled room with zero visibility, flames raging outside and the temperature rapidly rising to hundreds of degrees Fahrenheit, Airman 1st Class William Taylor realized that he was alone. His only hope of staying alive was to get himself out of there – and fast.“I was

  • AFCEC helps students, “Be Ready”, to prepare them for disasters

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Representatives from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Emergency Management Division and the 325th Fighter Wing from Tyndall AFB, Fla., visited several northwest Florida youngsters between Sept. 25 and Oct. 4, to prepare them for a potential disaster.The visits

  • Rock fire captain reflects on past, present and future

    Significant dates during the year often spur us to look at where we have been, where we are, and where we would like to be in the future. Today is no different for Master Sgt. Mendy Dillard, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, and station captain for Rock Fire Station One, as

  • Microgrids: breaking down the buzzword

    This article, the first in a series on microgrids, will define them and their key components. Future articles will include information on the Air Force’s current microgrid projects, the Air Force’s direction for microgrids, and what they mean for installations in the future.

  • Air Force engineer specialty career fields get an upgrade

    FT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The civil engineer Chief of Enlisted Matters, subject-matter experts and major command leaders convened recently at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, to form the 3E5X1 Engineering Specialty Training Requirements Team (STRT). As the name indicates, the team establishes lifecycle

  • ERCIP – a tool in the energy assurance toolbox

    ERCIP is a subset of the defense-wide MILCON program that funds projects to increase resilience, save energy or water, produce energy or reduce the cost of energy for the Department of Defense and supports construction of new, high-efficiency energy systems and modernization of existing ones.

  • ‘Mr. Disaster Preparedness’ wins top DOD award

    His award recommendation calls him “Mr. Disaster Preparedness.” He also has another alter ego — Eddie Bee Ready. Now, he can be called a Department of Defense award winner. David Babcock of the 812th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management Flight was named the top individual award winner for

  • 2017 Robot Rodeo wrangles advanced EOD technology

    ATLANTA — Air Force, civilian and international explosive ordnance disposal experts recently shared tactics, techniques and procedures during the 2017 Eastern National Robot Rodeo and Capabilities Exercise in Atlanta.The week-long event, held at Dobbins Air Reserve Base and the Atlanta Hartsfield

  • Civil engineers implement cybersecurity for Air Force infrastructure

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Today’s civil engineers are leading the way with cybersecurity implementation for the Air Force. From Tyndall, a team of 40 civil engineer information technology certified professionals are traveling the globe to implement the Air Force-wide Industrial Control System,

  • Civil engineers make critical runway repairs, keep missions moving

    Maintaining an airfield is never an easy task, especially when it’s one of the busiest in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. Responsible for making critical runway repairs, the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron’s heavy equipment operator team ensures that the 386th

  • Dobbins flies cargo, personnel to Florida

    DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. – 94th Airlift Wing C-130s and aircrews provided airlift support Sept. 12, 2017 as part of the Air Force Reserve’s relief efforts following Hurricane Irma. Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 700th Airlift Squadron delivered supplies and personnel to Homestead Air Reserve

  • 386 HVAC technicians beat the heat, keep cool under pressure

    SOUTHWEST ASIA – When dealing with temperatures over 120 degrees, heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians play a pivotal role in the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s everyday operations. These unsung heroes can be seen outside each and every day braving the heat, working on refrigeration

  • Dobbins hosts EOD teams from around the world, tests new technology

    DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- A group of explosive ordnance disposal technicians gathered around a set of displays under a tent set up about 20 yards from a small, yellow cinder block building. Inside the building are several rooms, one of which appears to be a makeshift laboratory for

  • Living on-base or off, Air Force highly recommends renters insurance

    Airmen and their families leasing or renting housing on or off the installation need to be aware of the importance of renters insurance. Unforeseen fires, floods, theft or accidents can occur in anyone’s residence and Airmen need to understand the importance of protecting their families from

  • New fire crew trains for response, builds team skills

    The 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron fire department conducted a response exercise Friday, August 11, 2017, to test the response and teamwork skills of the new fire crew, who arrived here with the recent rotation a few weeks ago. The exercise was a simulated fire at the Personnel Support

  • ‘Dirt Boyz’ create rubble

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron worked as a team to demolish an uneven concrete sidewalk upheaved by tree roots at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2017.

  • Civil Engineer Squadron finishes construction rotation at Crow Reservation

    Thirty-five Airmen with the Illinois Air National Guard’s 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron completed their two-week annual training constructing homes for Crow Tribe veterans Aug. 6 in Crow Agency, Montana.The Peoria-based squadron provided services including drywall, windows, doors, siding, carpentry,

  • Welcome to the RAB: Oscoda community reps attend orientation, site tour

    Newly selected members of the Wurtsmith Restoration Advisory Board gathered together for the first time Aug. 2 at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan, to learn about their role representing the Oscoda-area community in environmental restoration activities at the former base.

  • AF National Museum building earns environmental, energy award

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force announced its fourth building has achieved the rare distinction of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification as determined by the U.S. Green Building Council during a ceremony Aug. 3, 2017.

  • Fixing our pest problem

    While working at Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB) Missouri, you are bound to encounter wild animals at some point. Nevertheless, one animal in particular seems to be ever-present. Whether on your morning drive or evening run, base residents and commuters have noticed the raccoon population is on the

  • Air Force civilian selected for 2017 USAF Portraits in Courage

    Gregory Gangnuss, an environmental engineer and program chief for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, is one of 49 Airmen to be memorialized in the 10th edition of the Air Force Chief of Staff’s, “Portraits in Courage.” The annual book highlights stories of courage, resiliency, professionalism and

  • 819th RED HORSE exercises deployment capabilities

    Airmen from the 819th RED HORSE Squadron were flown into the mountains near Augusta to exercise bare base build up capabilities recently.“The exercise kicked off with a recall July 24, which is how Airmen would receive notification to initiate an actual deployment in this type of situation,” said

  • Ramstein Airmen develop new training method with AFCEC validation

    Airmen of the civil engineer electrical team at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, recently developed an innovative training method to tackle deficiencies by designing and constructing an electrical systems training simulator.Although similar trainers are used at other electrical shops worldwide, the

  • Yellowknife Deployment For Training sharpens Oregon Civil Engineers skills

    Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron, combined with Canadian Armed Forces Construction Engineers from 4 Wing, Cold Lake, Alberta, work together on a variety of construction and repair projects during their joint Deployment for Training (DFT) in Yellowknife, Northwest

  • New ESPC playbook now live

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Energy Directorate recently went live with a new playbook for Energy Savings Performance Contracts, or ESPCs, replacing Engineering Technical Letter 13-13.

  • AF appoints Wurtsmith RAB members

    The Air Force has appointed 17 members to the Wurtsmith Restoration Advisory Board to represent the Oscoda, Michigan community in environmental restoration activities at the former Wurtsmith AFB. The advisory group is comprised of eight government and nine community stakeholders tasked with enabling

  • AFCEC support sections empower Air Force mission

    Across the Air Force, environmental specialists from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center are working behind the scenes to ensure long-term suitability of environments for military operations. Their job may not be glamorous, but it is important and serves one purpose.

  • Air Force continues attack on PFOS/PFOA issues at Pease

    Since 2014, the United States Air Force has spent more than $25 million to address the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanoic sulfonate (PFOS) contamination in drinking water at the former Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, NH.The PFOS/PFOA impact was first identified during Air Force

  • AFCEC to host Air Force Encroachment Management Symposium

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Regional Development Planning Branch hosts the annual Air Force Encroachment Management, or AFEM, training event Aug. 1-3, at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.    The symposium provides encroachment management stakeholders with the knowledge and skills necessary to

  • Air Force reduces planned munitions tests at PMRF

    After re-evaluating its Long Range Strike Program mission requirements, the Air Force has significantly reduced the number of live munitions that will be used during military test missions at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) in 2017.

  • Two Mather Soil Vapor Extraction units achieve cleanup goals

    The Air Force’s remediation program at the former Mather Air Force Base took another major step forward this summer when two Soil Vapor Extraction units were found to have achieved their cleanup goals.Late June, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center announced that two of the three remaining Soil Vapor

  • 386th AEW firefighters disprove doubters, build lasting bonds

    This is the second in a two-part series on the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing female firefighters. Click here for the first part of this series.SOUTHWEST ASIA -- The term Airman is non-specific by design. It encompasses all genders, all ranks and all careers. In this way, the term Airman is similar to

  • AFCEC validates Silver Flag training at Ramstein

    Members of the force development team from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Operations and Readiness Directorates recently evaluated the Silver Flag training site at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.The evaluation was essential to ensure training is standardized across the Air Force’s three Silver

  • AFCEC facilitating millions in energy savings worldwide

    A tool with potential to save millions of dollars in annual energy expenditures is within reach for Air Force bases worldwide.Energy savings performance contracts, or ESPCs, are partnerships between federal agencies and energy service companies that provide energy savings and facility improvements

  • 386 AEW firefighters extinguish assumptions, overcome challenges

    The term Airman is non-specific by design. It encompasses all genders, all ranks and all careers. In this way, the term Airman is similar to the term firefighter. At the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing there are four female firefighters who are doing the same physically demanding work as their male

  • PACAF consolidates Silver Flag training at Andersen

    U.S. Air Force Airmen of the 554th Red Horse Squadron assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, trained members of the 8th Civil Engineering Squadron on airfield damage repair and force bed down June 19-23, 2017, as part of Exercise Silver Flag at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.During the

  • Force development team hosts ETRC in Ramstein

    Members of the force development team from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Operations Directorate hosted the 2017 civil engineer Education and Training Review Committee, known as the ETRC, recently at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.A full week of collaboration, brainstorming and camaraderie led to

  • Environmental restoration summit enhances Air Force partnerships

    The Air Force Central Regional Environmental Restoration Summit, held May 17 and 18 in Dallas, clarified roles and responsibilities as regulators met with AFCEC leadership and discussed Air Force environmental restoration changing policies and procedures.

  • Air Force reaches anniversary milestone at former McClellan base

    The groundwater treatment plant on the former McClellan Air Force Base is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. While cleanup workers won’t be trading their hard hats for party caps, the progress made during the last three decades is plenty of reason to celebrate.  During its tenure as an