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  • AFIMSC to showcase installation tech, tools at AirVenture Oshkosh

    Teams from the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center will demonstrate their cutting-edge technology along with that of the other five Air Force Materiel Command centers July 22-28 at the world’s largest fly-in airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

  • Civil engineer lab innovations advance Air Force readiness

    The CE laboratory at Tyndall AFB, part of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, is at the forefront of innovation to assist engineers in maintaining the operational readiness of installations. This involves the exploration, creation, testing, and assessment of engineering technologies for use by

  • Getting to know the AFIMSC A9 Director

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center director of the A9 Studies, Analyses, Assessments and Lessons Learned Directorate has a unique perspective on the Air Force few others can match.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • AFIMSC Portrait: Senior Master Sgt. Bradley Kline

    AFIMSC Portraits highlight this week is with Senior Master Sgt. Bradley Kline whom was a 23-year-old staff sergeant when he was asked to lead an explosive ordnance disposal team during a deployment to Iraq in 2006. Today, as a senior enlisted leader in the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Joint

  • AFIMSC hosts final combat support training range evaluation

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center closed out its combat support training ranges proof of concept exercises by hosting six days of unit-led training and a senior leader visit here Aug. 13-18.The CSTR initiative expands multi-functional training opportunities for installation and

  • AFIMSC Portrait: Tiffany King

    AFIMSC Portraits highlight this week is with Tiffany King, whom enlisted in the Air Force to serve our nation. Now retired from active-duty and working as an executive support specialist for AFIMSC’s Detachment 10 at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, her servant heart has been a driving force throughout her

  • AFIMSC Portrait: David Dower

    AFIMSC Portraits highlight is with David Dower this week and serving Airmen and Guardians across the enterprise is important to him. Dower's career spans 40 years and as a systems engineer, being a civilian in the Air Force has given him a chance to serve an important Air Force mission.

  • AFIMSC Portrait: Nikolas Chapapas

    AFIMSC Portraits highlight is with Nikolas Chapapas this week and he is the right type of Air Force leader. Chapapas, an enterprise manager within AFIMSC, is always putting the success and recognition of his team ahead of himself.

  • Getting to know the new AFIMSC Detachment 1 commander

    The new Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander at Detachment 1 believes our nation depends on people from all walks of life, equally dedicated to the principles that make and keep our country free.

  • 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.

  • Getting to know the new AFIMSC command chief

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The newest member of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center command team wants everyone in the organization to feel respected, valued and connected to the mission and each other. “I favor an environment where everyone, regardless of rank,

  • CSTR proof of concept tests Defender unit-led training, equipment delivery

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center moved another step forward in establishing combat support training ranges across the enterprise with a security forces-focused proof of concept exercise at the Silver Flag site here July 17-28.As part of the CSTR

  • Automated scheduling could alleviate a huge burden for Airmen, Guardians

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Master Sgt. Michael Olsen, maintenance training manager for the 325th Maintenance Group, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, created a mission readiness training scheduler to eliminate manual input required to schedule formal training courses. The hybrid

  • Vehicle inspection database could save 44,000 man hours annually

    2nd Lt. Kiara Nuevo saw how much time and paperwork went into completing a government vehicle inspection, she saw a solution: go digital. Nuevo, 305th Aerial Port Squadron Passenger Operations and Innovations program manager at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, developed a process to

  • Chatbot aims to simplify the lives of DAF personnel and families

    Varlin Sheffey, computer scientist for the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and Tech. Sgt. Jeremiah Grenfell, noncommissioned officer in charge of system maintenance for the Combined Force Space Component Command at Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station,

  • Once an Artist, Always an Artist: Maj. Lindsay Cordero

    Maj. Lindsay Cordero, AFGSC legislative liaison officer, was interviewed by AFGSC's Public Affairs Office since being featured on Artisan Air. It highlights her mission of bringing joy and belonging through her art and writing, which focuses on children’s literacy, conservation, and mental health.

  • Defender’s drone deploys in minutes to detect threats

    Tech. Sgt. Dustin Spooner, noncommissioned officer in charge of concepts and innovations for the Air Force Security Forces Center, has an innovative idea to enhance the operational success of small unmanned aerial systems across the Air Force enterprise.

  • Top Chaplain Top Pitmaster

    Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Randall E. Kitchens, Chief of Chaplains for the Department of the Air Force, second Chief of Chaplains of the United States Space Force, visited the 14th Flying Training Wing to provide updates to the Chaplain Next 2.0 Strategic Plan, also known as HC NEXT June 30, 2023.

  • AFIMSC plans transition to A-Staff structure

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is embracing a new era of operational effectiveness and collaboration with a plan to adopt the Air Force Forces staff structure, more commonly known as an A-Staff.

  • AFIMSC takes three AFMC continuous improvement, innovation awards

    Primary subordinate units from the Air Installation and Mission Support Center won three categories at the 2023 Air Force Materiel Command Continuous Improvement (CPI) and Innovation Awards last month. The awards for 15 individual and team categories recognize significant contributions to 2022 AFMC

  • Getting to know AFIMSC director of resources

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The director of resources for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center since December 2022, Melissa Blakesly and her team manage the annual execution of more than $10 billion of combat and mission support funding for the Department of the Air