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  • AFIMSC civilian honored for heroism

    Greg Gangnuss, a civilian member of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, was on a voluntary deployment to Afghanistan as a senior environmental advisor for the Ministry of Defense Advisor Program when a helicopter carrying nine coalition members crashed after striking a cable while

  • Air Force Transfers McClellan Deeds to Sacramento County for Redevelopment

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center signed two deeds for property at the former McClellan Air Force Base this month, transferring 183.4 acres to Sacramento County.The county will in turn transfer the property to McClellan Business Park, the former military base's developer. Since closure in 2001,

  • AFCEC team lives up to protect, serve motto at former western bases

    "To protect and serve" is a motto commonly embossed on the side of policecars.For the Air Force Civil Engineer Center field team at the former McClellan Air Force Base here, even though they don't carry a badge or a gun, that motto also fits nicely when describing their work at the BRAC base in

  • Former McClellan AFB continues to protect, serve as public safety hub

    For 65 years the former McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif., protected and served our nation. In 2001, the Base Realignment and Closure Act closed McClellan's gates, but opened the door for a new generation of protection and service in the Sacramento region and beyond. Today, as the

  • A family affair: Former base now home to burrowing owl family

    In the midst of a bustling environmental cleanup project at the former McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif., a family of burrowing owls has carved out a serene existence on a small protected piece of land. Burrowing owls, which on average are slightly larger than the American Robin, are

  • Former McClellan barracks now home to AmeriCorps Pacific Region Campus

    Across America, closed Air Force bases continue to serve communities in a wide variety of ways. Although the military has departed, new missions arrive and in many towns, strong redevelopment can put the community back on its feet economically. In Sacramento, AmeriCorps found an ideal location for

  • McClellan environmental cleanup landmark comes down

    A big white tent, an icon of the McClellan cleanup program, was removed recently, testimony to the progress of the Superfund cleanup at the former Air Force base in Sacramento, Calif. The mammoth tent was set up in 2001 to keep wind and rain out of a landfill, known as Confirmed Site 10, while it

  • BRAC mission merges under single directorate

    When the Air Force Civil Engineer Center entered initial operating capability Oct. 1, 2012, Director Joe Sciabica encouraged leadership to explore how AFCEC can build efficiencies heading toward full operating capability.The Base Realignment and Closure team was one team that responded.Leaders in

  • 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