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  • DAF leaning forward with PFAS clean-up plan

    Armed with data from nearly 10 years of investigation and response to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance, or PFAS, releases at its installations, the Department of the Air Force is rolling new regulatory standards into its ongoing plan to address PFAS risks.

  • AFCEC safeguards cultural sites, strengthens tribal relations

    Air Force Civil Engineer Center Wildland Support Module specialists at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, are taking action to preserve sacred ceremonial rock art located on the installation to protect the indigenous cultural heritage while supporting the Department of the Air Force’s military

  • CDC reopens almost one year after Typhoon Mawar

    U.S. Air Force leadership and Child Development Center (CDC) staff members cut a ribbon signifying the reopening of the CDC a year after Typhoon Mawar at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 10, 2024. Multiple Air Force Specialty Codes worked together to support the 36th Force Support Squadron’s

  • Air Force begins pilot program for breakfast at select AF Inns 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The Air Force has begun the pilot phase of its Smart Start Breakfast Program at seven Air Force Inns locations. “Recognizing the importance of a wholesome start to the day, this program seeks to offer a range of breakfast choices, including grab-n-go

  • AFIMSC officer supports global interrogation training exercise

    An Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Airman recently participated in a detention and interrogation exercise for 10 days at Drawsko Combat Training Center, Poland, to support a special training opportunity with allied countries.

  • Mission Monday: Headquarters Air Force Liaison

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Debra Edwards, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s liaison to the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for Energy, Installations and Environment. Edwards is the conduit between SAF and AFCEC leadership to make sure projects and

  • Mission Monday: Detachment Financial Services

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet LaShunda Carter, a financial management specialist and budget liaison with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Detachment 5 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. As a budget liaison, Carter offers decision support and

  • AFSFC strengthens bonds with RAF counterparts

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Security Forces Center is continuing to build on its partnerships with the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force by testing a liaison officer agreement at the center. Currently, Flight Lt. Alexander O’Rourke is spending 30 days at the AFSFC

  • Window opens for DAF men's, women's softball 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The application window opens May 15 for Department of the Air Force softball players and coaches to participate in upcoming sports camps and tournaments. The window closes June 15 for men’s and women’s coaches and June 30 for players.Those selected will

  • AFIMSC focuses I-WEPTAC topics on GPC solutions

    The first of two 2024 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conferences concluded May 8 at the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center when three teams presented solutions to advance agile combat support operations in an era of Great Power Competition.

  • AFIMSC tools deliver data-driven solutions across DAF

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Innovation and Improvement Division is transforming the way Airmen do business by integrating cutting-edge data-prep and data-visualization tools across the Department of the Air Force.

  • AFIMSC Values

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas - Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s values highlight what its 4,000-plus members support and represent as they execute their missions to strengthen Airmen, Guardians and their families and increase the lethality and readiness of the Department

  • AFIMSC Airman helps secure Air Force, HBCU partnership 

    An Air Force Installation and Mission Support Airman played a pivotal role in helping a former teammate establish a partnership between Air University and Fayetteville State University marking it as the first Historically Black College or University to join the AU Associate-to-Baccalaureate

  • Getting to know the AFIMSC Director of Personnel and Manpower

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Director of Personnel and Manpower began his Air Force career as a NAF summer hire at what was then Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.Steve Reichert was hired as a lifeguard in May 1987 while attending college at nearby Southwest Texas State

  • Air Force vet, civilian reflects on his 60 years of service to DAF  

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- From the Vietnam conflict to today, Thomas Edwards has dedicated more than 60 years of his life to the service he loves while boosting the morale and resiliency of the Airmen, Guardians and families he serves.  Edwards, the Department of the Air Force

  • DAF looks to strengthen CATM career field, deliver better training  

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Air Force Security Forces is looking to strengthen the combat arms training and maintenance community while also delivering better training opportunities for Airmen and Guardians.     The Combat Arms Working Group, a joint effort between the Air Force

  • Global Strike Command wins CE Readiness Challenge X

    A team of Air Force Global Strike Command civil engineers hoisted the Readiness Challenge X winner’s trophy April 26 after a grueling six-day competition that tested 12 teams in more than 25 engineering skills ranging from firefighting to runway repair.

  • Mission Monday: Enterprise Giant Voice 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday! Meet Master Sgt. Gerald Campbell, Giant Voice Enterprise Commodity Manager at Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center headquarters.Campbell manages a team that oversees the sustainment and upgrades of Giant Voice systems at all

  • AFMC Supervisor Toolkit continues to benefit frontline leaders

    The AFMC Supervisor Toolkit is a centralized repository of resources, tools and guidance designed to help supervisors manage teams across the organization. While the main purpose of the toolkit is to assist supervisors, the resources can benefit any military or civilian as they grow and develop

  • AFIMSC helps provide new child development center at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Construction on a new child development center broke ground April 19 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, thanks to the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s continuous focus on quality-of-life infrastructure. The $49 million

  • DoD awards recognize Air Force environmental successes 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force took top honors for its commitment to environmental stewardship in five of nine categories during the 62nd Annual Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Competition April 22. Teams and individuals from Hill Air Force Base,

  • Mission Monday: Funds Management

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday! Meet John Richbourg, funds management specialist with the Air Force Services Center’s Cash Reconciliation Shared Services Center.He and his team are responsible for balancing accounts for an assigned group of major commands throughout the

  • AFSFC explores updated non-lethal weapon options for Defender force

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Security Forces Center is continuing its efforts to arm Defenders with the technology and equipment they need to better protect people and resources across the Department of the Air Force. With a mission of training, equipping and managing

  • AFCEC streamlines CE work tasks with mobile IT initiative

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently introduced a new tool to help installations collect, manage and use civil engineering data more efficiently. The tool – a custom-designed mobile tab for the NexGen IT system – gives civil engineer field technicians a user-friendly option for accessing,

  • DAF expands training for civilian Defender force 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force, Air Force Security Forces Center and the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Law Enforcement Training Center have partnered to expand essential training for its civilian Defender force.  Recently, they conducted an 80-hour beta

  • Mission Monday: CATM Program management

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Master Sgt. Tanisha Chaney, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance Program manager at the Air Force Security Forces Center headquarters in San Antonio. Chaney and the CATM team establish small arms and light weapons qualification

  • DAF announces 2024 Air Force Innkeeper Award winners

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force announced Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and Lajes Field, Azores, as the 2024 Air Force Innkeeper Award winners April 4, for best lodging operations in the large and small categories, respectively. “The winning installations

  • Mission Monday: Functional Area Management

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Master Sgt. Roger Rhodes, Air Force Ground Transportation Functional Area Manager with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center in San Antonio.Rhodes and his team provide management and oversight of 2T1 ground

  • DAF set to launch full youth summer camp schedule 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Department of the Air Force Child and Youth Programs is set to launch myriad 2024 summer youth camps April 8 for kids across the enterprise to boost morale, skills, teamwork and resiliency. The specialized camps, centrally funded and managed by the Air Force

  • AFIMSC working groups target workplace inclusion barriers

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is promoting workforce diversity through established working groups tasked to identify and eliminate any barriers impeding an inclusive and equitable working environment.

  • DAF announces 2023 athletes of the year  

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – A Space Systems Command handball player and an Air Mobility Command triathlete were recently announced as the 2023 Department of the Air Force Athletes of the Year. Congratulations to Capt. Andrew Donlin, SSC’s Resilient Global Capabilities Branch deputy

  • Mission Monday: MAJCOM contracting support

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Paul Lewis, senior contract specialist with the Air Force Installation Contracting Center’s 338th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron at JBSA-Randolph. Lewis and his team support the sustainment of Air Education and Training Command’s $1.4

  • Mission Monday: Detachment Protections Services

    BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Master Sgt. Jerome Saunders, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Detachment 4 Operation Branch Manager in the Protections Services Division at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.As the operation branch manager, he oversees the

  • 2024 DAF Art Contest opens for 2D, 3D artists

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Calling all artisans … the 2024 Department of the Air Force Art Contest opened March 1 and runs through April 30.Any authorized patrons of DAF morale, welfare and recreation programs and facilities – beginning at age six – can participate in the

  • Mission Monday: Services Acquisition Systems

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Christian Degro Rosado, Air Force Services Center Acquisition Systems Branch chief.He and his team develop and sustain the Internet Based Purchasing System, a nonappropriated fund procurement and contract management system.We asked

  • DAF announces 2024 Hennessy food services awards 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force announced its 2024 John L. Hennessy Trophy Awards for food service excellence March 4. The awards, in their 68th year, are presented to installations with the best food service programs based on their display and execution of

  • Air Force launches new virtual leadership book club 

     JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force launched a new virtual Leadership Book Club last month to help build current and future leaders while growing connectedness between Airmen and Guardians.  “Our goal is to give Airmen and Guardians a platform to connect and

  • Mission Monday: CE Contingency Training

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Royal Canadian Air Force Maj. Nicolas Claveau, he’s an exchange officer embedded with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, as the chief of the contingency training branch. Claveau and his

  • Offutt continues flood rebuild

    On March 16, 2019, Offutt Air Force Base suffered a devastating flood, causing millions of dollars in damage to infrastructure and displacing more than 3,200 personnel.Now, reconstruction and rebuilding are in full swing under the guidance and leadership of the Offutt Flood Rebuild Program

  • DoD housing satisfaction survey for tenants available March 4

    Tenants of Department of the Air Force privatized housing and government-owned family housing have an additional avenue for improving their quality-of-life with the March 4 release of the annual Department of Defense Tenant Satisfaction Survey.

  • Window opens for DAF Sports triathletes

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The application window is now open for Department of the Air Force triathletes and coaches to participate in the upcoming Armed Forces championship. The application window opened March 1 and closes March 30 for coaches and April 15 for athletes. Those

  • MWD Scheduling Cell keeps senior leaders safe

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – When the military is tasked with protecting national leaders and foreign dignitaries, it’s not just boots on the ground … it’s dog paws too.  The Air Force Security Forces Center performs the central role in providing military working dog support to the

  • Mission Monday: Acquisition Solutions

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Martin Rodriguez, a contract specialist with the Air Force Installation Contracting Center’s 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron in San Antonio. He delivers for the Department of the Air Force by finding and developing innovative

  • AFIMSC spearheads AI innovation at industry forum

    More than 120 industry, academic and government officials gathered Feb. 20-21 at the University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Artificial Intelligence Industry Forum. 

  • Black History Month 2024

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Darris Wyatt, 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron Materiels Management flight chief, and Senior Airman Janiel Elliot, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, speak on the importance of Black History Month. African Americans have been serving in the military since

  • Mission Monday: Antiterrorism program managers

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Tech. Sgt. Samuel Gonzalez, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center's Detachment 7 antiterrorism program manager at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.He works with the principal antiterrorism advisors to Air Education and

  • Mission Monday: SF mobility equipment

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Joseph Shaeffer, Mobility Equipment Branch chief with the Air Force Security Forces Center.Shaeffer and his team are responsible for lifecycle management of centrally stored security forces mobility equipment and preparing and

  • Window opens for DAF Sports bowling

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Application windows are now open for Department of the Air Force bowlers and coaches to participate in upcoming sports camps and tournaments. The application window opened Feb. 1 and closes March 1 for coaches and March 15 for bowlers. Those selected attend a

  • Mission Monday: Community Program Management

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Abigail Pollard, Air Force Community Center subject matter expert and community programs specialist with the Air Force Services Center.She provides training, programming support, financial reviews and guidance across the Department

  • Top Airman selected as new AFMC Command Chief

    Chief Master Sgt. James (Bill) E. Fitch II will become the new AFMC Command Chief Master Sergeant, succeeding Chief Master Sgt. David A. Flosi, who will assume the position of Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force in March.

  • AFMC to host Black History Month mentoring panel

    The Air Force Materiel Command will launch its 2024 Cross-Cultural Mentoring Series with the first event of the year on Feb. 6, 2 - 3 p.m. ET, as part of Black History Month celebrations.

  • Mission Monday: Technical Information Center

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Michelle Aguirre, the chief librarian for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Technical Information Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.Aguirre manages the TIC and directly support the research and development work conducted

  • DAF announces 2023 Photo Contest winners

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force recently announced the winners of the 2023 Air Force Photo Contest. Following this year’s theme of “101 Days of Summer,” a judging panel evaluated almost 400 entries on impact, creativity and technical aspects, with winners

  • Mission Monday: Functional Area Management

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Maj. Joey Deskin, a lead functional area manager and expeditionary training development officer at headquarters Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center. He provides oversight to the deployment tasking process for personnel

  • Window opens for DAF Sports men’s soccer

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Application window is now open for Department of the Air Force men’s soccer players and coaches to participate in upcoming sports camps and tournaments. Here are more details, courtesy of the Air Force Services Center:• Application window for coaches runs

  • AFSFC-hosted review board focuses on security forces procedures 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Defenders from all levels met in San Antonio earlier this month to shape and improve security forces weapons and tactics procedures to ensure the Air Force is ready for the current and future fight.  The Security Forces Weapons and Tactics Review Board,

  • AFCEC announces 2023 DAF Design Award winners  

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently announced the winners of the 2023 Department of the Air Force Design Awards for excellence in design, sustainability and energy efficiency.  “The three 2023 award-winning projects demonstrate innovative and

  • DAF looking for Airmen, Guardians for grueling Army Ranger School 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s been called “a laboratory of human endurance,” testing the physical, mental and spiritual grit of the officer and enlisted leaders who undertake it. It’s the Army Ranger School and the Department of the Air Force is looking for Airmen and Guardians who

  • Calling all athletes: DAF sports opportunities are waiting for you

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Calling all Airmen and Guardians to represent their service, face the best athletic competition in the U.S. Armed Forces, make connections, build resiliency and serve as an example for others. Those are some of the benefits of participating in the Department

  • Mission Monday: Security Forces Training

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Lt. Col. Chris Jackson, chief of the Air Force Security Forces Training Division at the Air Force Security Forces Center.Jackson and his team manage all facets of the security forces career field’s training for nearly 48,000

  • Notice of Intent and Notice of Public Scoping

    The U.S. Department of the Air Force (DAF) initially issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) on April 20, 2021, to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Infrastructure Upgrades at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam.

  • LMR contract mod delivers reliability, security to sister service 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is extending secure, reliable communications to U.S. Army in Europe leaders and first responders. Following the success of an Enterprise Land Mobile Radio Lifecycle Management & Sustainment Services

  • Mission Monday: AFGSC new mission beddown

    BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Jonathan Foman, a basing and beddown engineer with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Detachment 10 at Barksdale.The detachment is one of 10 established under AFIMSC as direct conduits between the center and each Air

  • Windows open for DAF Sports wrestling, golf

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Application windows are now open for Department of the Air Force golf and wrestling athletes and coaches to participate in upcoming sports camps and tournaments. Here are more details on each sport, courtesy of the Air Force Services Center:Wrestling:

  • AFSFC fills gaps in confinement operations, creates ‘hubbing’ concept

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Security Forces Center is launching a shared corrections facilities concept aimed at improving operations and filling gaps in confinement operations across the Department of the Air Force. AFSFC, in partnership with installation leadership, the