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  • CEMIRT, APE hit the road for installation support in COVID-19 era

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – After a year of strict travel restrictions, teams with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Operation Directorate are back on the road more often in support of installations around the globe.Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the directorate had an aggressive travel schedule for specialty teams delivering routine
  • 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.
  • Overcoming Alaskan-sized challenges to provide energy assurance

    Preparing for a major power outage or planning a backup generation exercise is complicated in the best conditions. Now, imagine doing it in temperatures as low as 50 degrees below zero at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska.
  • AFCEC teams support Seymour Johnson through Hurricane Matthew response

    Two teams from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Operations Directorate travelled to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, recently to provide Hurricane Matthew destruction repair and assessment.Seymour Johnson AFB was hit by historic flooding from Hurricane Matthew and urgently requested the assistance of the civil engineer maintenance
  • CEMIRT saves Nellis barrier arresting kit damaged by flood

    On Aug. 22, Nellis Air Force Base received 2 inches of rain in approximately 20 minutes, causing substantial flooding across the Nevada base, impacting four of its barrier arresting kit 12, or BAK-12, barrier pits located adjacent to the runways. The base immediately requested support from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Civil Engineer
  • CEMIRT performs periodic maintenance of caterpillar generator, other repairs

    Repairing large industrial generators while saving taxpayer dollars is just the beginning of what the Civil Engineer Maintenance Inspection and Repair Team, or CEMIRT, does regularly at installations around the world. A team from the Travis Air Force Base, California, division of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Operations Directorate recently
  • Recent aircraft arresting system overhaul comes in handy

    A mobile aircraft arresting system, or MAAS, unit that was recently overhauled by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Civil Engineer Maintenance Inspection and Repair Team, or CEMIRT, was put to good use in an F-35A Joint Strike Fighter aircraft arresting system capability test recently at Edwards AFB.MAAS that are past their recommended use time
  • CEMIRT works mission facilities at California base

    The Pacific breeze rattles metal louvers inside a massive concrete high-voltage switching station, in contrast to an almost mesmerizing electrical humming. The dim yellow glow of sodium lamps creates a sleepy feeling, when "BAM!" a 50-pound spring claps and echoes quickly through the windowless concrete cube. The sound repeats a dozen more times