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  • 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 former installation continues to successfully evolve
  • 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 considered a species of concern by the Department of
  • 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 their regional campus at McClellan's base housing
  • 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 was being excavated. When the excavation halted in
  • 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 AFCEC's Environmental and Installations Directorates
  • 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 questions and wanted to see the Air Force Civil
  • 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
  • Mather closing in on whole base transfer

    Transforming the former Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif., to civilian use is nearly complete, bringing the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Western Region Execution Center total count of whole base transfers to four out of six. The WREC oversees the cleanup and property transfer at six major Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, bases
  • Innovative property transfer benefits cleanup, redevelopment at McClellan

    Early and privatized are well used buzz words for the redevelopment at former McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif.  Today, more than half the 3,400 acre base is transferred using this unique approach.Earlier this year, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Western Region Execution Center achieved another major milestone, transferring 528
  • Air Force transfers McClellan property to schools, museum

    This week, the Air Force deeded 12 acres on the former McClellan Air Force Base to the community for redevelopment. While the property has been leased to the community for several years following closure in 2001, the recorded deeds make the transfers out of federal ownership final. Los Rios College District, Twin Rivers Unified School District and
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