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  • 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.
  • Hurricane Michael: One year later

    By wind and water it came. Before leaving, Hurricane Michael nearly took with it what had taken more than 70 years of history to build. In its wake, the category 5 storm left behind a historic tragedy – although 12 months have passed, remains evident. The day of the storm began with a Tyndall Air Force Base, several nearby towns and the people who live and work there, intact. By dusk, life had dramatically changed. The base and surrounding communities took a direct hit from the third-largest hurricane to strike the continental United States. The storm damaged 95 percent of installation buildings and 100 percent of housing, many beyond repair.
  • 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.
  • Tyndall Rebuilding Update (Video)

    Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander, and Brig. Gen. Patrice Melancon, Tyndall Program Management Office executive director, discuss how Tyndall Air Force Base will use supplemental funds from Congress to rebuild the base after Hurricane Michael.
  • Tyndall to host first Industry Day in rebuild effort

    The Air Force will host the first industry day for the Tyndall Air Force Base rebuild at Florida State University, Panama City, Florida, on January 31, 2019, from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. This “state of the installation” presentation will inform the Air Force’s potential partners in industry and elected officials of the condition of Tyndall and the goal to develop an installation for a 21st Century Air Force.
  • AFCEC opens doors after Hurricane Michael

    Air Force Civil Engineer Center members returned to work at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, last week after two months away following Hurricane Michael.
  • AF Fire Emergency Services test fire trucks in extreme cold

    Air Force fire service professionals at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, recently spent a week in the coldest weather the country has experienced this year to test the discharge systems of firefighting agents on Air Force fire trucks.The Air Force Civil Engineer Center conducted the tests in sub-zero weather in January and February to
  • The path from secretary to Air Force engineer

    Nancy Coleal shares how she discovered her unique skill set eventually led to the perfect career for her: engineering.
  • AFCEC project hopes to land Airmen in 'hot water'

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is embracing innovation and a partnership with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) in an effort to bring off-the-grid electricity and hot water to Airmen in difficult deployments around the world.
  • AFCEC spreads holiday cheer to local children

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.—Team members from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center at Tyndall made sure the holidays were brighter for some children in Bay County, Florida, through their local "Spread the Joy" program this month.The program began in 2014 when AFCEC's Emergency Management (EM) division personnel bought gifts for 12 children in need.
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