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  • DAF leaning forward with PFAS clean-up plan

    Armed with data from nearly 10 years of investigation and response to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance, or PFAS, releases at its installations, the Department of the Air Force is rolling new regulatory standards into its ongoing plan to address PFAS risks.

  • AFCEC safeguards cultural sites, strengthens tribal relations

    Air Force Civil Engineer Center Wildland Support Module specialists at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, are taking action to preserve sacred ceremonial rock art located on the installation to protect the indigenous cultural heritage while supporting the Department of the Air Force’s military

  • Global Strike Command wins CE Readiness Challenge X

    A team of Air Force Global Strike Command civil engineers hoisted the Readiness Challenge X winner’s trophy April 26 after a grueling six-day competition that tested 12 teams in more than 25 engineering skills ranging from firefighting to runway repair.

  • Tyndall leads the way in Air Force eco-conscious fire protection

    In 2024, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, became the first Air Force installation to transition to the fluorine-free foam within its fire departments, effectively replacing the aqueous film-forming foam that contained Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances. The new foam is a primary component of a

  • AFCEC streamlines CE work tasks with mobile IT initiative

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently introduced a new tool to help installations collect, manage and use civil engineering data more efficiently. The tool – a custom-designed mobile tab for the NexGen IT system – gives civil engineer field technicians a user-friendly option for accessing,

  • Women Civil Engineers Making History with the Tyndall Rebuild

    When Category 5 Hurricane Michael struck Tyndall Air Force Base in 2018, it destroyed more than half of the facilities across the installation. Knowing the importance of Tyndall’s mission and its geographical location, the decision was made to rebuild, and through the rubble, the installation of the

  • Offutt continues flood rebuild

    On March 16, 2019, Offutt Air Force Base suffered a devastating flood, causing millions of dollars in damage to infrastructure and displacing more than 3,200 personnel.Now, reconstruction and rebuilding are in full swing under the guidance and leadership of the Offutt Flood Rebuild Program

  • DoD housing satisfaction survey for tenants available March 4

    Tenants of Department of the Air Force privatized housing and government-owned family housing have an additional avenue for improving their quality-of-life with the March 4 release of the annual Department of Defense Tenant Satisfaction Survey.

  • AFCEC announces 2023 DAF Design Award winners  

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently announced the winners of the 2023 Department of the Air Force Design Awards for excellence in design, sustainability and energy efficiency.  “The three 2023 award-winning projects demonstrate innovative and

  • The 325th MXS complex goes vertical

    As Tyndall Air Force Base's fleet of F-35A Lightning IIs continues to grow, construction in Zone 1 is well underway.Zone 1 is slated consist of 12 newly constructed facilities upon completion. Zone 1 facilities directly support Tyndall's mission in projecting unrivaled combat airpower by not only

  • Air Force pioneering innovative geothermal energy solutions

    Seeking to fortify defense infrastructure, the Department of the Air Force has signed agreements for groundbreaking geothermal energy prototype facilities at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. When operational, the new facilities will deliver continuous clean

  • Tiny fish swims off the endangered species list

    A decades long partnership between the Department of the Air Force and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has brought one tiny Florida fish back from the brink of extinction.  The Okaloosa darter, a two-inch perch-like fish found only in the streams at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, was removed from

  • AFCEC plays vital role in Air Force climate plan initiatives

    AFCEC has a significant role in climate change initiatives intended to enhance resiliency at Air Force installations by addressing the risks severe weather poses to infrastructure, operational capabilities and readiness as outlined in the Department of the Air Force Climate Campaign Plan.

  • AFIMSC takes three AFMC continuous improvement, innovation awards

    Primary subordinate units from the Air Installation and Mission Support Center won three categories at the 2023 Air Force Materiel Command Continuous Improvement (CPI) and Innovation Awards last month. The awards for 15 individual and team categories recognize significant contributions to 2022 AFMC

  • AFCEC successfully tests multi-capable Airmen airfield repair concept

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The concept of a cross section of Airmen carrying out important wartime tasks seems like a good idea, but does it work?That’s what the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s readiness team set out to prove May 22-24 during a Rapid Damage Repair Multi-Capable

  • AFIMSC completes largest runway construction project in years

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center recently completed a $352.6 million, full-depth rebuild of the remote runway at the Ascension Island Auxiliary Airfield.The effort was led by AFIMSC’s Air Force Civil Engineer Center and their contracting

  • ACC wins Readiness Challenge IX

    Airmen representing Air Combat Command and the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron from Nellis Air Force Base took the title at Readiness Challenge IX, the Department of the Air Force’s annual civil engineer skills competition, April 24 to 28.

  • Record budget helps Air Force tackle environmental issues

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is bringing this year’s “Invest in Our Planet” Earth Day theme to life as the center’s global environmental team continues to support innovative restoration projects driven by a record-high budget. Within AFIMSC’s Air Force Civil Engineer Center,

  • AFIMSC team delivers growing MILCON program to counter threats

    Delivering a growing, multibillion dollar worldwide Department of the Air Force military construction program in sync with supported weapon systems is a key focus for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, a primary subordinate unit of AFIMSC, is

  • AFCEC hosts Compass 2023 Geospatial Event

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas - Compass 2023, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's annual geospatial training and network event, is open for registration. The event takes place April 11-13 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.“Compass 2023 offers the geospatial

  • AFIMSC duo garner 2022 AF Civil Engineer awards

    Two members of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center receive 2022 Air Force Civil Engineer awards for significant contributions both Airmen made to their respective professions.

  • Air Force environmental restoration chief receives Trailblazer Award

    AFCEC Environmental Restoration Program Management Chief Kenny Johnson was recently awarded the Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award during the 2023 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Gala in National Harbor, Maryland. He was one of 23 Department of the Air Force members celebrated for their

  • Mission Monday: Environmental Regulatory Engagement

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – It’s Mission Monday. Lauren Dempsey is the water, natural and cultural resources regulatory media expert with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Environmental Directorate’s Legislative and Regulatory Engagement Division West Branch here.Dempsey reviews proposed

  • Air Force launches Energy-as-a-Service pilot program at Hanscom

    On Feb. 14, 2023, the Department of the Air Force is kicking off a $10 million next-generation energy performance contract that will deliver resilient and reliable energy to Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. The pilot project is the federal government’s first-ever effort to adopt and integrate

  • 3D printed concrete building technology used for Tyndall Rebuild

    As Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., becomes the ‘Installation of the Future’, following the catastrophic damage from Hurricane Michael in late 2018, several advanced technologies are being used. Of those technologies, the ability to use ‘additive manufacturing’--also known as ‘3D printing’--to

  • Sentinel agreement signed in historic ceremony

    More than 150 personnel who took part in drafting the LGM-35 Sentinel Programmatic Agreement participated in a historic signing event Dec 16, 2022, which simultaneously took place in 11 different locations. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center's environmental team played an important role in this

  • Newly restored Bailey Creek provides scenic views, recreation at JBLE-Eustis

    Bailey Creek is a hidden gem located northwest of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The tidal creek and marsh areas stretch approximately one and a half miles from the upper end to where it empties into Skiffe’s Creek and then the James River. But Bailey Creek was not always the beautiful area

  • DAF announces 2022 Air Force Design Award winners

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently announced the winners of the 2022 Air Force Design Awards, recognizing four facilities that demonstrate excellence in design, sustainability and energy efficiency. “This year’s winning projects promote creative and

  • AFIMSC disaster recovery team responds to Hurricane Ian

    Nearly four years after the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center began rebuilding Tyndall AFB following Hurricane Michael, a disaster recovery response team armed with expertise and lessons learned from that storm is helping MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, assess damage in the wake of

  • CBRN VALEX offers glimpse into future emergency management training

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The future of Air Force emergency management (EM) training is taking shape in a remote Utah desert.In August, more than 40 EM Airmen participated in a two-week chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear validation exercise (CBRN VALEX) training event at Dugway

  • Atlantic runway reopens, increases U.S., British military capabilities

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – After a year of construction, Ascension Island Auxiliary Airfield resumed full flight operations recently with the opening of the newly paved eastern portion of the runway.Thanks to the ongoing efforts of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center,

  • New MILCON award progresses Offutt flood recovery operations

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, moved another step forward in its flood recovery operations with a design kickoff meeting for its sixth military construction (MILCON) award.The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded nearly $75.9 million to M. A. Mortenson Company for

  • Getting to know the new Air Force Civil Engineer Center commander

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Brig. Gen. William Kale took command of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, headquartered in San Antonio, Aug. 8 during a change of command ceremony officiated by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander.One of four AFIMSC primary

  • Tyndall ROCs and rolls with future flight line construction rehearsal

    With the largest rebuild in Air Force history well underway, the 325th Fighter Wing along with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center are taking all necessary steps to ensure the nearly $5 billion project goes according

  • 31st CES, CEMIRT, supply power to 31 FW

    Air Force Civil Engineer Center Civil Engineer Maintenance, Inspection and Repair Teams go where they are needed to provide electrical power and keep bases and their operations running no matter the hour.

  • AFIMSC set to begin Red Hawk beddown efforts at JBSA 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center has the greenlight to move forward with major construction work to support the beddown of a new aircraft and training mission at JBSA-Randolph, Texas.The Air Force signed a record of decision (ROD)

  • AFIMSC team members win AF Civil Engineer awards

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Eight Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center members recently earned 2021 Air Force Civil Engineer Award honors.“The winners, runners-up and nominees represent the best of the Civil Engineer community's incredible talent and dedication,” said Maj.

  • Registration opens for I-WEPTAC 2022

    Registration is now open for the Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference, the main innovation and collaboration forum for installation and mission support to the Air and Space Forces.

  • Atlantic runway repair reaches halfway point

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – For the last two years, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center has been working closely with a team of contractors, U.S. Space Force, United Kingdom Ministry of Defence and U.K. government officials to upgrade a strategically important runway on Ascension

  • Innovative lease program boosts installations broadband

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is helping Airmen and Guardians stay connected and mission ready by working with private industry to upgrade installations’ cellular coverage.Under the Long Term Evolution project, AFCEC’s Installations Directorate is

  • New dormitory complex headed for Tyndall

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a $145.4 million contract for a new dormitory project under the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s natural disaster recovery program. The new dorms project is the ninth military construction project awarded for the

  • Tyndall AFB kicks off construction for new Commercial Gate project

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Tyndall moved closer to its first new entry control facility when it held a construction kick-off meeting Sept. 29 for a new commercial gate complex. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded the nearly $18.2 million contract for the installation’s new commercial gate

  • AFCEC, USACE partnership essential to delivering Installation of the Future

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have partnered before, but never on such a herculean effort. Prior to Hurricane Michael’s direct hit to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, on Oct. 10, 2018, USACE assisted AFCEC with two to four new

  • Air Force installs system to protect drinking water near Luke AFB

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center has completed installation and testing of a water filtration system that reduces Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate from drinking water near Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to levels below the Environmental Protection Agency’s lifetime health

  • EPA recognizes AFCEC team for restoration at former Griffiss AFB

    The Environmental Protection Agency recently named former Griffiss Air Force Base, New York, as one of its 2021 National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse award winners. The award recognizes the hard work, innovative thinking and cooperation among the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Base

  • ESPC awarded for Cannon AFB

    Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, is receiving energy efficiency infrastructure improvements through an Energy Saving Performance Contract awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency-Energy on June 3, 2021.

  • Air Force, USFWS partner to restore fish habitat

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Threatened fish at Beale Air Force Base, California, are reaping the benefits of a partnership between the Air Force and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Specialists from Beale, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center and the USFWS recently completed a dam

  • Innovation, partnership bring Pease water treatment plant online

    Department of the Air Force officials joined Portsmouth and New Hampshire elected representatives at a ceremony May 4 at the former Pease Air Force Base to mark the opening of a state-of-the-art water treatment facility that will help protect the community’s drinking water supply.

  • Tenant feedback drives housing programs improvement

    Department of the Air Force housing program officials are analyzing data from the recently completed 2020 Department of Defense Annual Tenant Satisfaction Survey for trends and ways to improve the enterprise’s privatized and government-owned housing portfolio and tenant experience.

  • Revolutionizing the flightline of the future

    The Tyndall Program Management Office hosted a Flightline of the Future Summit Feb. 3 to explore opportunities to turn the base’s current flightline into a high-tech resource for the missions of tomorrow.

  • AFCEC awarded patent for new runway repair technology

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently granted the Air Force a patent for an innovative runway repair solution developed at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. The formula, developed by members of AFCEC’s laboratory at Tyndall AFB, Florida, will allow Rapid

  • AFIMSC key to disaster recovery at installations

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – When natural disasters strike installations, Air Force leadership immediately begins recovery operations to get missions up and running again as soon as possible. Requirement validators, in concert with financial experts, at the Air Force Installation and

  • AFCEC restoring iconic Cadet Chapel at U.S. Air Force Academy

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is renovating an iconic Air Force symbol – the Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. The $158 million project aims to fix structural damage to eliminate a longstanding leakage problem after years of

  • Online emission inspection system saves money and air quality

    More than 60 Air Force installations are reaping savings and the benefits of improved air quality, thanks to the continued use of an online vehicle air emission inspection and compliance system that is estimated to be saving the Air Force over $11.8 million annually. The Air Force Civil Engineer

  • AFCEC continues building on AFCAMP successes

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s been six years since the Air Force Civil Engineer Center established a new, transparent process for strategically racking and stacking facility sustainment, restoration and modernization requirements across the Air Force.Each year, the AFCEC team

  • Wildland Fire pros battle fire season despite COVID-19

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Wildland Fire Branch hasn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic stop it from protecting Airmen and their families as well as wildlife during this year’s severe fire season. Along with the pandemic, some installations have had to cope with the threat of wildfires damaging

  • AFCEC leads hurricane season preparedness

    With a projected record-setting hurricane season in the making, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Readiness Directorate is once again urging the Air Force community to “be ready” for natural disasters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts the 2020 Atlantic hurricane

  • Air Force taking more actions for PFOS and PFOA at Wurtsmith

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is awarding a contract in July that will expand capture zones to better control migration of Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) to Clark’s Marsh and two existing plumes under treatment near Oscoda, Michigan.

  • AFCEC study gives new life to old chemical defense decon kits

    The Air Force Civil Engineer’s Readiness Lab recently determined more than 75,000 expired M295 decontamination kits used in chemical defense ensembles are still effective and can be used, saving the Air Force more than $2.3 million over a four-year period. Each year, the Air Force removes expired

  • Energy project powers Hill AFB resiliency

    The Air Force completed construction of a $42 million project recently that will improve energy efficiency and resiliency at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. AFCEC, in collaboration with the Defense Logistics Agency – Energy (DLA-E), awarded the contract to Energy Systems Group, the energy service

  • AFCEC spearheads Little Rock AFB runway replacement

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is leading a $180 million project to replace the 64-year-old runway at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. AFCEC’s Facility Engineering Directorate is teaming with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Detachment 9, 772nd Enterprise Sourcing

  • AFCEC consolidates program to maximize lethality, readiness

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Installations Directorate is taking the Air Force’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration program to new heights, preserving training areas to increase the lethality and readiness of our air and space forces.