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  • Air Force cleanup going full steam ahead at former Williams AFB

    More than 50 people gathered at the former Williams Air Force Base here March 24 to celebrate accelerated cleanup using an innovative steam-enhanced process and to find out more about the new technology now in place and removing jet fuel from soil and groundwater.Representatives from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, the U.S. Environmental
  • Williams – Refitted for success after BRAC

    In 1991, when the Base Realignment and Closure Commission announced that Williams Air Force Base would close, the surrounding community here feared it was a death toll for the region.Some 24 years later, the greater Mesa region sees things differently.Today, the former base is home to a thriving airport, several colleges and numerous businesses
  • Former bases offer communities earth-friendly education opportunities

    As one of 10,000 students at Arizona State University's Poly Technic campus at the former Williams Air Force Base, Ariz., Theodore Betkie heard about the Air Force's soil cleanup at his campus. Since he knew past military operations caused some problems from fuel spills and leaks, he also had a few questions and wanted to see the Air Force Civil
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