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  • AFCEC leads hurricane season preparedness

    With a projected record-setting hurricane season in the making, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Readiness Directorate is once again urging the Air Force community to “be ready” for natural disasters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season that runs from June 1 to November 30 could include 19 named storms and 10 hurricanes – six of which are likely to be classified as major hurricanes.
  • AFIMSC single data call frees up civil engineers

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center's consolidation and streamlining of data calls is making the lives of base civil engineers easier.AFIMSC's Facility Recap and Sustainment Branch collaborated with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Planning and Integration Directorate to develop an
  • Offutt runway repair contract awarded

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center has awarded a $143.9 million contract to replace the runway here. The project is a collaborative effort between AFCEC, Offutt Air Force Base and the Air Force Installation Contracting Center.
  • Emergency Management: The ‘in case something happens’ flight

    Every Airman encounters a Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management flight many times throughout their career. This is the flight that provides the class commonly referred to as CBRN. However, providing chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense classes are just one of many vital roles EM plays for the Air Force.
  • ‘Trailblazing’ advocates start rebuilding trust in privatized housing

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The Department of the Air Force welcomed its first group of Resident Advocates June 15 with a clear mandate: rebuild trust in the privatized housing program.  The Air Force established the RA positions as part of a sweeping effort to improve privatized housing customer service and quality. Sixty new
  • Assistant Secretary visit pushes optimism for MacDill housing future

    In an ongoing effort to analyze and evaluate progress towards remedying issues in base housing on MacDill Air Force Base, the 6th Air Refueling Wing hosted Hon. John Henderson, the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Installations and Energy, as well as U.S. Air Force Gen. Arnold Bunch, Air Force Materiel Command commander.
  • Air Force taking more actions for PFOS and PFOA at Wurtsmith

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is awarding a contract in July that will expand capture zones to better control migration of Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) to Clark’s Marsh and two existing plumes under treatment near Oscoda, Michigan.
  • Wounded Warrior recalls dark days, bright recovery

    Bernard Lawson, wounded while serving as an Army chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear technical escort Soldier at Johnston Atoll, overcame major nerve damage injuries with the help from other wounded warriors, and is now the Emergency Manager for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center.
  • AFCEC study gives new life to old chemical defense decon kits

    The Air Force Civil Engineer’s Readiness Lab recently determined more than 75,000 expired M295 decontamination kits used in chemical defense ensembles are still effective and can be used, saving the Air Force more than $2.3 million over a four-year period. Each year, the Air Force removes expired kits from field use. In calendar year 2020 alone, 167,000 kits valued at $4.8 million will reach the end of their five-year shelf life. Before the CE Lab study, a large number of expired kits sat unused in stockrooms spread across the globe.
  • Energy project powers Hill AFB resiliency

    The Air Force completed construction of a $42 million project recently that will improve energy efficiency and resiliency at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. AFCEC, in collaboration with the Defense Logistics Agency – Energy (DLA-E), awarded the contract to Energy Systems Group, the energy service company, in April 2018, for upgrades to 258 buildings, totaling six million square feet by incorporating seven energy conservation measure upgrades. The addition of the 3.55-megawatt solar array to an existing 250 kilowatt fixed ground mount system increases the annual energy savings by 5.7 million kilowatt hours.
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