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  • Air Force workshop focuses on installation support, environmental stewardship

    Building resilient installations was the theme of an Air Force Civil Engineer Center workshop that brought together environmental, public affairs and other base professionals August 13 to 15 in San Antonio. More than 400 military and civilians were on-hand at the 2019 Air Force Environmental Workshop to focus on the role of environmental restoration and protection in ensuring installations are mission ready. The workshop focused on enabling the Air Force environmental mission of building resilient installations through environmental stewardship.
  • Air Force expands treatment capabilities to address PFOS/PFOA

    The Air Force cut the ribbon July 23 on a new groundwater treatment plant that enhances its ability to protect drinking water supplies from contamination at the former Pease Air Force Base, New Hampshire. The plant can treat up to 1 million gallons of water daily, and is part of the Air Force’s response to drinking water contamination at active, guard and closed installations.
  • Air Force takes three DOD environmental awards

    The Air Force took home three top honors in the 2018 Secretary of Defense environmental awards program.
  • 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.
  • 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 community involvement and providing input in the
  • 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 remediation activities in the northern portion of
  • Air Force wins three DOD environmental awards

    The Department of Defense has selected an Air Force environmental engineer and two installations for top honors in the 2017 Secretary of Defense environmental awards program.  The awards, announced Friday, recognize outstanding achievements to improve DOD’s environmental performance, according to the awards website. The Air Force winners
  • AFCEC proactively pursuing environmental stewardship at Fairchild AFB

    The Air Force is taking proactive measures to reduce the risk of mission-related PFOS/PFOA contamination to installation and nearby communities’ drinking water sources by working to eliminate the use of PFOS-containing AFFF, and is also testing groundwater at a variety of locations to determine if any additional actions are required.
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