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  • Decades-Long Recovery Effort Leads to Okaloosa Darter Delisting

    The Department of the Air Force celebrated the delisting of the Okaloosa darter from the endangered and threatened species list during a ceremony on August 2, 2023. The fish plays a critical role in the balance of the creeks and streams on land managed by Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

  • 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

  • DAF commemorates National Water Quality Month

    The Department of the Air Force has been increasingly focused on the important role of water in the DAF’s ability to achieve the mission to fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace.

  • Nellis AFB reduces greenhouse gas emission through solar energy

    Nellis Solar Array 1 saves Nellis AFB $1 million in electricity annually and reduces its yearly greenhouse gas emissions by 24,000 tons. NSA 1 was built in 2007 and covers 140 acres, which includes a previous landfill of 33 acres and provides 14.2 megawatts of power.

  • REPI Challenge yields more than $24M for AF installations

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center helped secure more than $24 million to protect mission readiness and the environment at three installations: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico; Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina; and Tyndall AFB,

  • Environmental team aids Tyndall hurricane recovery

    An Air Force environmental recovery assistance team’s assessment of the environmental impact of Hurricane Michael on Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, is helping recovery and rebuilding efforts at the base.

  • Back to Bases: AFCEC revives environmental workshop

    Air Force senior leaders and environmental experts from around the globe tackled a variety of installation environmental issues during the 2018 Air Force Environmental Workshop Aug. 7 - 9 in downtown San Antonio.

  • Travis using farm animals to control invasive plants

    With a b-l-e-e-e-a-t here and baaaaaa there, more than 300 sheep and about a dozen goats arrived at Travis Air Force Base, California, to begin grazing duties in the Castle Terrace Preserve area that serves as a habitat for federally listed endangered species.

  • AFCEC support sections empower Air Force mission

    Across the Air Force, environmental specialists from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center are working behind the scenes to ensure long-term suitability of environments for military operations. Their job may not be glamorous, but it is important and serves one purpose.

  • Environmental restoration summit enhances Air Force partnerships

    The Air Force Central Regional Environmental Restoration Summit, held May 17 and 18 in Dallas, clarified roles and responsibilities as regulators met with AFCEC leadership and discussed Air Force environmental restoration changing policies and procedures.