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  • Air Force tests plasma reactor to degrade, destroy PFOS, PFOA

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Civilian researchers completed a two-week field demonstration here Sept. 25 using an innovative plasma technology to degrade and destroy perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFOS and PFOA, in groundwater.This was the first field demonstration of the Enhanced Contact Plasma Reactor,
  • CEMIRT increases productivity despite hurricane direct hit

    The damage unleashed when Hurricane Michael struck Tyndall AFB in October 2018 hasn’t deterred the Civil Engineer Maintenance Inspection and Repair Team from delivering the installation support the Air Force expects. In fact, despite damaged homes, displaced families and disrupted lives, the CEMIRT team is exceeding expectations. The team supports installations across the Air Force with a suite of civil engineering-associated maintenance and repair capabilities, including electrical systems and mechanical systems; power production; aircraft arresting systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
  • Tyndall holds third industry day to plan rebuild of base

    Resilient. Sustainable. Adaptable. This was the mantra of Air Force planners, community leaders and industry representatives collaborating on the rebuild of Tyndall Air Force Base during an industry day held near the base Sept. 12. Nearly a year after Hurricane Michael caused massive destruction to Tyndall and Bay County on Oct. 10, 2018, the Air Force and local community are rebuilding and looking to the future.
  • Air Force workshop focuses on installation support, environmental stewardship

    Building resilient installations was the theme of an Air Force Civil Engineer Center workshop that brought together environmental, public affairs and other base professionals August 13 to 15 in San Antonio. More than 400 military and civilians were on-hand at the 2019 Air Force Environmental Workshop to focus on the role of environmental restoration and protection in ensuring installations are mission ready. The workshop focused on enabling the Air Force environmental mission of building resilient installations through environmental stewardship.
  • AF, city partner to improve infrastructure for Airmen, community

    The City of San Antonio and the Air Force broke ground Aug. 7 to launch a $175 million San Antonio Water System sewer pipeline project to improve service for more than 500,000 people, including Airmen and civilians working and living on JBSA-Lackland.
  • Air Force expands treatment capabilities to address PFOS/PFOA

    The Air Force cut the ribbon July 23 on a new groundwater treatment plant that enhances its ability to protect drinking water supplies from contamination at the former Pease Air Force Base, New Hampshire. The plant can treat up to 1 million gallons of water daily, and is part of the Air Force’s response to drinking water contamination at active, guard and closed installations.
  • AFCEC summits promote whole-of-government response

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, which provides environmental remediation support to Air Force headquarters, major commands and installations, reintroduced the annual summits - an eastern, western and central - in 2016. The goal was to strengthen relationships between the Air Force, state and federal environmental restoration personnel.
  • AFCEC program assists installations in real property solutions, yields maximum benefit to Air Force

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center launched an outreach program to help installations tap into the potential benefits of Enhanced Use Leases, or EULs. AFCEC’s Enhanced Use Lease team is conducting as series of EUL Educational Staff Assistance Visits, or “EESAVs”, to emphasize the benefits of leasing underutilized Air Force property to private sector developers in exchange for cash and/or in-kind rent, and to provide in-person training on the program.
  • Air Force BRAC program reaches innovation milestone

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Installations Directorate recently reached a significant innovation milestone stemming from a five-year effort. AFCEC’s Base and Realignment Closure team developed and transferred geospatial data for 39 BRAC installations onto the Air Force GeoBase program and was the first organization to complete the Air Force wide task.
  • DoD seeks feedback from Airmen, families on Housing Resident Bill of Rights

    The Department of Defense is asking current residents of military privatized housing to provide feedback on a draft version of a Resident Bill of Rights.
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