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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 recognized for his outstanding work managing the Air
  • 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 contaminants in the landfill, called leachate,
  • 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 organizations all have a big presence at installations
  • Air Force continues environmental remediation efforts at former Chanute Air Force Base

    Air Force and the Air Force Real Property Agency continue making steady progress in the environmental clean-up and property transfer programs at the former Chanute Air Force Base. To date, the Air Force has transferred more than 1,551 of its 2,174 acres to the Village of Rantoul and private developers. Since the base's closure in 1993, AFRPA has
  • Air Force awards contract to complete environmental work at former Chanute Air Force Base

    The Air Force Real Property Agency is pleased to announce the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment has awarded a contract to complete the remaining environmental cleanup work at the former Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois. The performance-based, Firm Fixed Price contract was awarded to Shaw Environmental, Inc. of
  • 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 moved away from traditional cleanup mechanisms to
  • 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, intact and legible, is discovered when that same
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