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  • 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

  • Mission Monday AFSVC Executive Support

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- It’s Misson Monday! Meet Jon Bender, executive administrative support specialist at the Air Force Services Center.Bender and his teammates provide direct support to the AFSVC front office by facilitating the preparation and execution of internal and external

  • Preventative Law Tips: Holiday Scams

    With Americans expected to spend an average of $1,000 this Holiday season, scammers are hard at work targeting holiday shoppers with the latest identity theft and hacking scams. Follow these tips to stay safe this season!

  • Mission Monday: Acquisition Program Management

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Gary Lee Fowler, an acquisition program manager in the Air Force Installation Contracting Center’s 763rd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.He’s responsible for developing, establishing, implementing and

  • Mission Monday: Headquarters executive support

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Justin Stevens, he’s part of the headquarters Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center's executive support team.Stevens is the AFIMSC HQ Workflow lead, enabling task management for both internal and external customers across

  • FSS leaders meet to tackle force support challenges

    Close to 260 force support squadron commanders and senior enlisted leaders attended the 2023 Force Support Squadron Leadership Conference Oct. 24-27 in San Antonio, sponsored by the Air Force Services Center. The event focused on evaluating the internal functions of force support squadrons from a

  • Marine Men; Air Force Women 2023 Basketball Champions

    The 2023 Armed Forces Basketball featured a changing of the guard of champions, as Marine Corps men and Air Force women took gold for the first time in years Sunday at the Smith Fitness Center at Fort Moore, Georgia.

  • Mission Monday: Real Estate Management

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Susan Lasiter, a real estate program manager in the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Reach Estate East Branch. Lasiter serves as the real estate manage for six U.S. Space Force installations and their geographical site units, along

  • Defender Flag field exercise tests, validates ground defense TTPs

    FORT BLISS, Texas – U.S. Air Force Defenders tested and validated the career field’s operations for base defense in the New Mexico desert Oct. 23-27 during the inaugural Defender Flag field exercise.More than 180 Defenders from every major command participated in the event, thanks to help from

  • Air Force WCAP athlete sets sights on Paris Olympics

    For many young men and women considering an enlistment into the armed services, one common source of apprehension or anxiety stems from a branch’s fitness standards. From pull-ups, to push-ups, and even a few laps around a track, fitness in the military is not a foreign concept, but rather a way of

  • Mission Monday: Security Forces Readiness Training

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Master Sgt. Keegan Donnelly, Air Force Security Forces Center Readiness Training manager.Donnelly and the readiness training team focus on curriculum development for the security forces enterprise and course execution for all

  • Defenders answer challenge in the Chihuahuan Desert, crown winners

    FORT BLISS, Texas – Air Force Defenders gathered in the foothills of the Franklin Mountains Oct. 23-27 to represent their major commands from around the globe in the 2023 Defender Challenge at the Doña Ana Range Complex. Eleven teams of five — four competitors and one alternate — were timed and

  • Mission Monday: Child & Youth Programs

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Marisol Miranda, Air Force Services Center Child Development and Youth Programs specialist.Miranda supports installation child and youth programs by providing specialized training on child and youth development, assisting with

  • AFIMSC uses gamers to develop combat tactics

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center invited public gamers to take part in a series of tournaments designed to help the Department of the Air Force develop combat tactics by analyzing players’ decision-making processes in realistic battlefield scenarios.Called GameX23 Drone

  • WCAP athletes move closer to Summer Olympics qualification

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – With the 2024 Summer Olympics quickly approaching, 11 Airmen are still hoping to earn a spot on Team USA to compete in Paris. Athletes from the Department of the Air Force’s World Class Athlete Program continue competing and training for the global

  • Mission Monday: MAJCOM Financial Management

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Kevin Caber, financial manager at the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center's Detachment 9. Caber provides financial management, in concert with AFIMSC resource management team, to support Air Mobility Command and its installations

  • Defenders to hone skills at combat readiness events 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The security forces career field is set to evaluate air base ground defense capabilities delivered to the Department of the Air Force, and joint and coalition mission partners around the globe during two major events at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 23-27. “The

  • AFIMSC I-WEPTAC tackles AFFORGEN, base resiliency challenges

    Mission area working groups delivered proposed solutions for how installation and mission support equities fit into the Air Force’s new force presentation model and how to best build combat-resilient installations at the 2023 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference Oct. 4.

  • Mission Monday: Tracking energy use, costs

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – It’s Mission Monday! Meet Mike Petitpren, NexGen IT energy function lead in the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Energy Directorate Measurements and Analysis Division, in Florida.He ensures the Department of the Air Force energy management teams at all DAF

  • Air Force pioneering innovative geothermal energy solutions

    Seeking to fortify defense infrastructure, the Department of the Air Force has signed agreements for innovative geothermal energy prototype initiatives at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. These new initiates will lay the groundwork to deliver continuous clean

  • AFIMSC I-WEPTAC 2023 MAWG 4 chair spotlight

    Maj. Zachary Schumann, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron Engineering Flight commander, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C., is the chair for Mission Area Working Group 4 at the 2023 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference. The out-briefs will take place on Oct. 4 with the four

  • AFIMSC I-WEPTAC 2023 MAWG 3 chair spotlight

    Lt. Col. Kale McGinnis, chief of the AFIMSC Resources Directorate Installation Support Branch, is the chair for Mission Area Working Group 3 at the 2023 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference. The out-briefs will take place on Oct. 4 with the four MAWGs delivering their

  • Mission Monday: Acquisition Law

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday! Meet Jay Porier an acquisition fraud senior attorney in the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Legal Office.He assists acquisition and program team members across the center’s mission areas with ensuring their

  • AFIMSC I-WEPTAC 2023 MAWG 2 chair spotlight

    Maj. Ronda Underwood, chief of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Expeditionary Engineering Division at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, is the chair for Mission Area Working Group 2 at the 2023 AFIMSC Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference. The conference concludes Oct. 4

  • AFIMSC partners with DLA to fuel the Air Force fight

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is leading an $840 million effort to repair and replace fuel infrastructure at 83 Department of the Air Force installations.  Managed by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, the program is executing more than 200 fuel design and construction

  • AFIMSC I-WEPTAC 2023 MAWG 1 chair spotlight

    Lt. Col. Ross Dotzlaf, chief of facility sustainment restoration and modernization in the AFIMSC Installation Support Directorate, is the chair for Mission Area Working Group 4 at the 2023 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference. The out-briefs will take place on Oct. 4, with

  • AFIMSC announces 2023 I-WEPTAC topics

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center has announced its 2023 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference topics, and four Mission Area Working Groups are well on their way to finding solutions to the Department of the Air Force’s biggest agile combat support

  • Mission Monday: Acquisition Research & Development Support

    OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Alan Brady, a flight chief with the Air Force Installation Contracting Center’s 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron here.Brady and the 774th ESS team serves the Department of Defense’s research community to advance state-of-the-art, highly

  • 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

  • Hispanic Heritage Month begins Sept. 15

    Every year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct.15. The month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

  • Mawar response a family matter for AFCEC duo

    Nearly three months after Typhoon Mawar, clean-up and recovery efforts continue in the communities outside of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Natural Disaster Recovery Division, who have family in Guam, were not only worried about their loved ones but

  • Mission Monday: Police Services & Investigations

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Master Sgt. Matthew Kline, an action officer in the Air Force Security Forces Center’s Law and Order Division.  Kline and his teammates develop and deliver law enforcement capabilities to the Air Force Security Forces enterprise of

  • AFSVC reserve officer joins UTSA basketball as coach 

    An Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center teammate is going to be sitting courtside this season for the University of Texas at San Antonio men’s basketball team as an assistant coach. Around the Air Force Services Center, Lt. Col. Kurtis Darden is a reserve officer who is serving as an

  • Gamers needed to help build Air Force strategy

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is contracting with MITRE to test Airmen and Guardian decision making in a contested environment through video gaming. Registration opened Sept. 6 for military members to participate in eSports tournament GameX: Mission Generation Under Attack at

  • AFIMSC Portrait: Staff Sgt. Eric Oh

    AFIMSC Portraits highlight this week is with Staff Sgt. Eric Oh, whom was born in South Korea and moved to the U.S. with his family at 14 and began attending high school in Franklin, Tennessee. His journey led him to join the Air Force and earn his commission to not only serve his country but to

  • 2023 Air Force Photo Contest launches Sept. 15

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Photographers of all ages and experience, get your cameras ready for the annual Air Force Photo Contest set to launch Sept. 15!  The theme for this year’s contest, which runs through Nov. 14, is “101 Days of Summer.”  “We’ve been asking patrons since June to