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  • AFCEC leadership visits Mobility’s Hometown

    Brig. Gen. William Kale, Air Force Civil Engineer Center commander, Chief Master Sgt. Edward Fitzgerald, AFCEC senior enlisted leader, and AFCEC leadership members visited Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to engage with the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron, Dec. 12, 2023.

  • Tyndall's 82nd ATRS facilities near completion

    With construction nearing completion, the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron prepares to take ownership of their new large and small boat facilities. The facilities sustained significant damage following the impact of Hurricane Michael in 2018 and are a part of the Department of Defense’s largest rebuild

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • Readiness Challenge nears full return

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Readiness Challenge will move one step closer to its full return following an initial operational capability (IOC) competition April 18-22, at the Silver Flag Training Site at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. The challenge is hosted by the Air Force Civil Engineer

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Simple comment leads to royal education, career growth, experience

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- It started with the simple comment, “I wish I could go,” and ended with career growth and life experiences. Scott Ensign, Air Force GeoBase Program manager and Air Force Civil Engineer Center Geo Integration officer, recently returned from a unique

  • Getting to know the new AFCEC commander

    Brig. Gen. John Allen took command of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center during a change of command ceremony July 13. AFCEC, one of four primary subordinate units of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, delivers capabilities across the wide civil engineering spectrum to enable

  • 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.

  • #IAMIMSC: Roger Walton

    Meet Roger Walton, BRAC Environmental Coordinator with AFCEC at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

  • APE ensures mission-ready airfields

    It takes a lot of pavement to launch an Air Force -- 2.2 billion square feet -- and in 2019, a Tyndall-based team of airfield engineers set a blistering pace to ensure that pavement was able to support aircraft worldwide in flying more than 1.2 million hours.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Holloman opens solar array

    Holloman opened its first major photovoltaic solar array during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on base Oct. 19. The Holloman Atlas Solar Array is a 5 megawatt-hour facility providing power to more than 1,300 facilities on base. Due to the hard work of the military and civilian partners involved, the

  • SECAF announces AFIMSC leadership changes

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced senior executive service leadership changes for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center on Sept. 27.

  • AFCEC attorney reflects on Boston Marathon experience

    This year, Major Andy Unsicker, Chief of the Utility Law Field Support Center, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, ran one of the nation’s most well-known marathons, the Boston Marathon, in some of the worst conditions on record. His journey to the finish line this year

  • AFCEC warfighter shines at DoD warrior games

    Master Sgt. Linn Dillard is a warfighter, a cancer survivor, and overcame a traumatic brain injury. She’s also an athlete that recently won gold, silver and bronze medals in this year’s Department of Defense Warrior Games.

  • Former Air Force radar dome now a wildlife rehab facility

    Before McClellan Air Force Base closed in 2001, the maintenance directorate on the base utilized a massive 30-foot radar dome for research and development of the AN/FPS 117, a three-dimensional (azimuth-range-height) phased array antenna radar. Today the Wildlife Care Association is reusing the

  • AFCEC team earns DoD environmental restoration award

    An aggressive commitment to innovative, green and sustainable remediation techniques at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, earned an Air Force Civil Engineer Center team top honors in the 2018 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards program recently.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Ramstein’s groundbreaking new school

    Members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community celebrated the groundbreaking of a new school building on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 28, 2018.Students, faculty members, and 86th Airlift Wing officials welcomed the soon-to-rise Ramstein High School with a festive ceremony which included band

  • AFCEC director visits Kirtland

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Trent Simpler, Army Corps of Engineers project manager for the bulk fuels facility, presents tools used in the groundwater treatment facility to Edwin Oshiba, Air Force Civil Engineer Center director, at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., March 22. This was Oshiba’s

  • AF Fire Emergency Services looking to the future with ‘strategic plan’

    Fire service professionals throughout the Air Force recently met and ensured the creation of the Air Force's Fire Emergency Services 5-year strategic plan.  Center for Public Safety Excellence personnel facilitated and led a week-long stakeholder meeting and workshop in mid-February at Tyndall Air

  • AF demonstrating hydrogen as alternate fuel source

    The U.S. Air Force is demonstrating hydrogen as an alternate fuel source at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.In a recent visit to Hickam, members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Energy and Operations directorates were given a tour of the installation’s hydrogen production facility and

  • 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)

  • AFCEC helps students, “Be Ready”, to prepare them for disasters

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Representatives from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Emergency Management Division and the 325th Fighter Wing from Tyndall AFB, Fla., visited several northwest Florida youngsters between Sept. 25 and Oct. 4, to prepare them for a potential disaster.The visits

  • Microgrids: breaking down the buzzword

    This article, the first in a series on microgrids, will define them and their key components. Future articles will include information on the Air Force’s current microgrid projects, the Air Force’s direction for microgrids, and what they mean for installations in the future.

  • ERCIP – a tool in the energy assurance toolbox

    ERCIP is a subset of the defense-wide MILCON program that funds projects to increase resilience, save energy or water, produce energy or reduce the cost of energy for the Department of Defense and supports construction of new, high-efficiency energy systems and modernization of existing ones.

  • 2017 Robot Rodeo wrangles advanced EOD technology

    ATLANTA — Air Force, civilian and international explosive ordnance disposal experts recently shared tactics, techniques and procedures during the 2017 Eastern National Robot Rodeo and Capabilities Exercise in Atlanta.The week-long event, held at Dobbins Air Reserve Base and the Atlanta Hartsfield

  • Civil engineers implement cybersecurity for Air Force infrastructure

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Today’s civil engineers are leading the way with cybersecurity implementation for the Air Force. From Tyndall, a team of 40 civil engineer information technology certified professionals are traveling the globe to implement the Air Force-wide Industrial Control System,

  • Ramstein Airmen develop new training method with AFCEC validation

    Airmen of the civil engineer electrical team at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, recently developed an innovative training method to tackle deficiencies by designing and constructing an electrical systems training simulator.Although similar trainers are used at other electrical shops worldwide, the

  • New ESPC playbook now live

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Energy Directorate recently went live with a new playbook for Energy Savings Performance Contracts, or ESPCs, replacing Engineering Technical Letter 13-13.

  • 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.

  • AFCEC to host Air Force Encroachment Management Symposium

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Regional Development Planning Branch hosts the annual Air Force Encroachment Management, or AFEM, training event Aug. 1-3, at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.    The symposium provides encroachment management stakeholders with the knowledge and skills necessary to

  • Air Force reduces planned munitions tests at PMRF

    After re-evaluating its Long Range Strike Program mission requirements, the Air Force has significantly reduced the number of live munitions that will be used during military test missions at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) in 2017.

  • Two Mather Soil Vapor Extraction units achieve cleanup goals

    The Air Force’s remediation program at the former Mather Air Force Base took another major step forward this summer when two Soil Vapor Extraction units were found to have achieved their cleanup goals.Late June, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center announced that two of the three remaining Soil Vapor

  • AFCEC validates Silver Flag training at Ramstein

    Members of the force development team from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Operations and Readiness Directorates recently evaluated the Silver Flag training site at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.The evaluation was essential to ensure training is standardized across the Air Force’s three Silver

  • AFCEC facilitating millions in energy savings worldwide

    A tool with potential to save millions of dollars in annual energy expenditures is within reach for Air Force bases worldwide.Energy savings performance contracts, or ESPCs, are partnerships between federal agencies and energy service companies that provide energy savings and facility improvements

  • Force development team hosts ETRC in Ramstein

    Members of the force development team from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Operations Directorate hosted the 2017 civil engineer Education and Training Review Committee, known as the ETRC, recently at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.A full week of collaboration, brainstorming and camaraderie led to

  • 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.

  • AFCEC rail network program hosts certified rail inspection course

    The U.S. Air Force Rail Network is essential transportation for delivering commodities, fuel, coal, aircraft parts, ordinance and support for space programs.To keep things moving, the asset visibility transportation division of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Operations Directorate funded and

  • Air Force Wildland Fire Center responding to Avon Park AFR wildfire

    An Air Force Wildland Fire Center team is leveraging internal assets and interagency partnerships to contain the Echo Springs Wildfire, an 8,000-acre wildfire on the Avon Park Air Force Range in Florida. Avon Park serves as a bombing range and air ground training complex for the military. Currently

  • New program delivers emergency-ready masks to Airmen

    Talk to any Air Force emergency manager and he or she will probably tell you a clean and serviceable M50 mask is the most important piece of equipment Airmen can have in a war-time environment. Now, thanks to a small joint service team in Albany, Georgia, that equipment will have more reliability,

  • USAFA cadet develops potential life-saving material

    U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet First Class Hayley Weir and Dr. Ryan Burke, assistant professor with the USAF Academy's Department of Military & Strategic Studies, visited the Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently to present the results of Weir's capstone project that could greatly benefit the Air

  • Operations directorate holds operations workshop at AFIT

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center Operations Directorate recently held an operations workshop at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to provide a forum for operations flights and shop leadership to discuss operations way ahead.Air Force Deputy Director

  • Air Force wins three DOD environmental awards

    The Department of Defense has selected an Air Force environmental engineer and two installations for top honors in the 2017 Secretary of Defense environmental awards program.  The awards, announced Friday, recognize outstanding achievements to improve DOD’s environmental performance, according to

  • AFCEC entomologist provides BASH management training

    Wildlife management on Air Force airfields can often mean the difference between mission success or failure.Don Teig, Air Force Civil Engineer Center entomologist and subject matter expert, recently headed west to provide bird aircraft strike hazard, or BASH, management training to attendees of the

  • AFCEC conducts CONEX dorm field testing

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently tested expeditionary CONEX, or container express, dorms for progressive collapse at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.CONEX-based relocatable barracks are a common sight at many U.S. and coalition bases worldwide. Cost-effective, readily available and

  • AFCEC directorate hosts pilot TRIRIGA workshop

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and IBM collaborated during a workshop recently to assist operations personnel with their continuing implementation of the new TRIRIGA Real Property maintenance software. The software provides an integrated asset management structure for CE.The team from AFCEC

  • AFCEC uses table top exercise to plan future big moves in RADR

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Requirements, Research & Development and Acquisitions Division recently held a table top exercise to evaluate the access, mitigate and repair capabilities of the Rapid Airfield Damage Repair, or RADR, process. RADR is the modernized process of how Airmen

  • New AFCEC preventive maintenance program manager visits Travis AFB

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center Operations Directorate’s new preventive maintenance program manager hit the road recently to introduce himself to the field.Samuel “Jason” Schmitz recently visited Travis Air Force Base, California, to collaborate with base civil engineers on preventive