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  • AFCEC employees earn federal recognition awards

    Two Air Force Civil Engineer Center employees earned top honors during the Alamo Federal Executive Board 2014 Federal Recognition Awards luncheon in San Antonio May 7. Paul Carroll, an environmental coordinator with AFCEC's Installation Directorate, was named professional of the year. He was

  • Pilot program flourishes at former base

    What started as a pilot project at the former Chanute Air Force Base, Ill., in May 2009 is now flourishing ... literally! Several rows of tall, lush poplar and willow trees line the perimeter of Landfill 3. While they look nice, their true purpose is preventing water that has come into contact with

  • Closed bases give back to communities in a variety of ways

    A big unexpected outcome of base closure across the country has been the influx of charitable organizations now operating on closed Air Force bases, providing aide to the very communities most impacted by base closure. Housing for the homeless, welfare to work programs and other nonprofit

  • Green technologies flourish at former Air Force bases

    The Air Force is going green in more ways than one. Through the use of natural techniques to clean up closed bases, the Air Force is turning those bases into environmentally friendly and energy efficient places to do business.At the former Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Ill., the Air Force has

  • Find gives glimpse of life nearly 60 years ago

    It was 1954; the worst of times and the best of times as a construction worker rolled up a copy of the Chicago Herald Tribune and stuffed it into one of the legs of a water tower being built at Chanute Air Force Base, Ill.Fast forward to April 2012; the construction worker's rolled up newspaper,