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  • 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

  • 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

  • AFCEC plays vital role in Air Force climate plan initiatives

    AFCEC has a significant role in climate change initiatives intended to enhance resiliency at Air Force installations by addressing the risks severe weather poses to infrastructure, operational capabilities and readiness as outlined in the Department of the Air Force Climate Campaign Plan.

  • 3D printed concrete building technology used for Tyndall Rebuild

    As Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., becomes the ‘Installation of the Future’, following the catastrophic damage from Hurricane Michael in late 2018, several advanced technologies are being used. Of those technologies, the ability to use ‘additive manufacturing’--also known as ‘3D printing’--to

  • Tactical care makes casualties rare

    As of July 2022, Self-Aid Buddy Care was replaced by Tactical Combat Casualty Care, a training which implements the best medical practices in battlefield trauma care.

  • AFCEC Natural Disaster Recovery Division prepares for future disasters

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Natural Disaster Recovery Division, located at Tyndall, recently created a new branch to enhance readiness and preparedness for the next natural disaster that may strike an Air Force installation. “It’s only a matter of time before

  • DAF’s first Energy Assurance Lease signed at Tyndall  

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force and Florida Power and Light Gulf Power Company, known as GPC, signed DAF’s first Energy Assurance Lease Oct. 13, for the construction of a solar microgrid system with an estimated 150 kilowatt photovoltaic solar array and 450

  • New Emergency Operations Center to be built at Tyndall AFB

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Following a recent contract award, a new $13.8 million Emergency Management Operations Center will ensure Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, remains on course to be the Installation of the Future.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division, Mobile

  • REPI Challenge yields more than $24M for AF installations

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center helped secure more than $24 million to protect mission readiness and the environment at three installations: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico; Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina; and Tyndall AFB,

  • AFCEC initiative targets infrastructure readiness, disaster recovery

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – First, it was Category 5 Hurricane Michael with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour and pure destruction as the eye passed directly over Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 10, 2018. A few months later and nearly 1,000 miles away, it was the icy waters of

  • AFWERX Fusion 2020 registration announced

    In response to the current global health crisis, the annual Fusion event goes virtual this year as a highly engaging and interactive online event packed with unique experiences.

  • 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. Previously, each year the Air Force

  • AFCAP V increases field assistance

    The Air Force recently awarded an eight-year, $6.4 billion contingency support contract to eight firms. The Air Force Contract Augmentation Program, or AFCAP, is a rapid response contingency contract tool managed and serviced through the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center enterprise.

  • Virtual PMO continues progress toward ‘Installation of the Future’

    Telework had always been a tool of flexibility and a privilege for Lt. Col. Shayla CantySmith. Today, due to health advisories from the recent COVID-19, telework is critical for CantySmith and the entire 25-person Tyndall Program Management Office to continue delivering the “Installation of the

  • Engineers thrive with ‘once in a lifetime’ billion-dollar rebuild

    The $4.25 billion rebuild of Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, may seem like an overwhelming task to some, but for three Air Force civil engineer captains at the heart of the program management office, it presents a once in a lifetime opportunity. As project managers for the PMO, and as part of the

  • Tyndall team provides cheer at annual holiday event

    Members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center celebrated Christmas early with students from Lucille Moore Elementary School during the annual “Spread the Joy” event Dec. 19. Led by the Emergency Management team, AFCEC members provided the children of their community a hot meal and presents to

  • Fiscal triad delivers for the Tyndall Rebuild

    The final months of FY19 were rewarding for Tyndall Air Force Base as they received the June 2019 Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act to increase their annual operations and maintenance budget by a massive 450 percent. Under the act, O&M funding assigned $56 million to sustain

  • Tyndall holds third industry day to plan rebuild of base

    Resilient. Sustainable. Adaptable. This was the mantra of Air Force planners, community leaders and industry representatives collaborating on the rebuild of Tyndall Air Force Base during an industry day held near the base Sept. 12. Nearly a year after Hurricane Michael caused massive destruction to

  • Air Force gathers innovators for Tyndall rebuild

    Air Force leaders are leaving no stone unturned in their search for the best industry practices and innovations to consider in rebuilding Tyndall AFB, Florida, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October 2018.

  • Air Force, industry meet to discuss rebuilding Tyndall

    Air Force representatives met with more than 450 industry professionals and community leaders Jan. 31 to begin a dialogue and partnership that will eventually lead to the rebuilding of Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, as an “installation of the future.”

  • AFIMSC budget analyst survives storm; keeps mission going

    Scott Sheffield weighed his options as Hurricane Michael strengthened in the Gulf of Mexico and barreled toward the Florida coast. Like most residents in the area, the AFIMSC budget analyst could ride out the storm from his home in Panama City Beach or evacuate to a safer location. But Sheffield had

  • AFIMSC helps Tyndall get back in the fight

    As Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, recovers from the full-force punch leveled by Hurricane Michael Oct. 10, members and teams from across the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center are helping the base get back in the fight. AFIMSC Vice Commander Col. Pat Miller leads Task Force Phenix

  • Hurricane Michael evacuees from Tyndall operating at Maxwell

    It was seemingly a normal day in Panama City Beach, Florida. But a stormy breeziness and rising tides hinted at the devastation that was to come. Thousands of residents there and in surrounding areas predicted to be in the path of Hurricane Michael were ordered to evacuate. Some did. Some didn’t.

  • 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