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  • Microgrids: breaking down the buzzword

    This article, the first in a series on microgrids, will define them and their key components. Future articles will include information on the Air Force’s current microgrid projects, the Air Force’s direction for microgrids, and what they mean for installations in the future.
  • Air Force engineer specialty career fields get an upgrade

    FT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The civil engineer Chief of Enlisted Matters, subject-matter experts and major command leaders convened recently at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, to form the 3E5X1 Engineering Specialty Training Requirements Team (STRT). As the name indicates, the team establishes lifecycle training requirements for the engineering career
  • ERCIP – a tool in the energy assurance toolbox

    ERCIP is a subset of the defense-wide MILCON program that funds projects to increase resilience, save energy or water, produce energy or reduce the cost of energy for the Department of Defense and supports construction of new, high-efficiency energy systems and modernization of existing ones.
  • 2017 Robot Rodeo wrangles advanced EOD technology

    ATLANTA — Air Force, civilian and international explosive ordnance disposal experts recently shared tactics, techniques and procedures during the 2017 Eastern National Robot Rodeo and Capabilities Exercise in Atlanta.The week-long event, held at Dobbins Air Reserve Base and the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, included teams
  • Civil engineers implement cybersecurity for Air Force infrastructure

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Today’s civil engineers are leading the way with cybersecurity implementation for the Air Force. From Tyndall, a team of 40 civil engineer information technology certified professionals are traveling the globe to implement the Air Force-wide Industrial Control System, or ICS, cybersecurity program. Cyber threats and
  • Royal Canadian Air Force visits AFCEC to learn more about Aircraft Arresting Systems

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Members of the Royal Canadian air force met with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Operations Directorate recently to discuss requirements and procedures for mobile aircraft arresting systems. The Canadian military is preparing for a NATO exercise and the capability to perform engine testing at contingency
  • 2017 FEMP award winners recognized at Energy Exchange

    The Air Force recognized six Federal Energy Management Program, or FEMP, award winners Aug. 18 at the 2017 Energy Exchange in Tampa, Florida.
  • Living on-base or off, Air Force highly recommends renters insurance

    Airmen and their families leasing or renting housing on or off the installation need to be aware of the importance of renters insurance. Unforeseen fires, floods, theft or accidents can occur in anyone’s residence and Airmen need to understand the importance of protecting their families from financial hardship should such losses occur.The Air Force
  • Energy professionals exchange ideas, information at annual event

    More than 2,600 professionals from the energy industry, including approximately 200 Air Force attendees, gathered in Tampa, Florida, Aug. 14-18 for the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program’s 2017 Energy Exchange.
  • 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.
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