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  • Renovated Dam and Recreational Lake Open to Community at Mather

    For the past 25 years Mather Lake has provided local residents a serene place perfect for fishing, picnicking and exploring.   Mather Lake is adjacent to Mather Regional Park and Mather Golf Course. Over the years the lake has become the centerpiece of the 1,434-acre park and serves as a

  • AFCEC reaches another milestone in cleanup efforts at former McClellan AFB

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and regulatory agencies recently agreed to decommission one of the first Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) units employed at the former McClellan Air Force Base, California.The unit, known as Investigative Cluster, or IC-1, completed its job removing more than 5,500

  • Welcome to the RAB: Oscoda community reps attend orientation, site tour

    Newly selected members of the Wurtsmith Restoration Advisory Board gathered together for the first time Aug. 2 at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan, to learn about their role representing the Oscoda-area community in environmental restoration activities at the former base.

  • Air Force civilian selected for 2017 USAF Portraits in Courage

    Gregory Gangnuss, an environmental engineer and program chief for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, is one of 49 Airmen to be memorialized in the 10th edition of the Air Force Chief of Staff’s, “Portraits in Courage.” The annual book highlights stories of courage, resiliency, professionalism and

  • 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

  • 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

  • Two Mather Soil Vapor Extraction units achieve cleanup goals

    The Air Force’s remediation program at the former Mather Air Force Base took another major step forward this summer when two Soil Vapor Extraction units were found to have achieved their cleanup goals.Late June, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center announced that two of the three remaining Soil Vapor

  • Air Force reaches anniversary milestone at former McClellan base

    The groundwater treatment plant on the former McClellan Air Force Base is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. While cleanup workers won’t be trading their hard hats for party caps, the progress made during the last three decades is plenty of reason to celebrate.  During its tenure as an

  • Ecological monitoring no longer needed at Castle

    The Air Force’s environmental restoration efforts at the former Castle Air Force Base, California, took another step toward the finish line recently when regulatory agencies agreed that ecological monitoring is no longer needed. The Air Force was required to conduct ecological monitoring at five