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  • 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 progress recently with the installation of new water
  • 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
  • Mather closing in on whole base transfer

    Transforming the former Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif., to civilian use is nearly complete, bringing the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Western Region Execution Center total count of whole base transfers to four out of six. The WREC oversees the cleanup and property transfer at six major Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, bases
  • Homeless find hope at closed California bases

    In California, as the temperature drops and the number of homeless people climbs, former Air Force bases around the state offer warm relief. Transitional housing is one of the many ways communities are using property on closed military bases for local benefit. These villages of hope offer the homeless, out-of-work population a chance to learn new
  • Closed Air Force Bases Open for Green Business: Recycling on a grand scale

    Whether it's small as a cell phone or big as a 5,000-acre Air Force base, it can be recycled. J.D. Wang, CEO of a company called reRubber, believes we can recycle anything if we put our minds to it. So it seems fitting that his tire-recycling company is expanding into a recycled building - once the commissary at the former Norton Air Force Base in
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