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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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: HVAC system management

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Gabriel Perez, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment specialist with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Operations Directorate.Perez and his coworkers on AFCEC’s Civil Engineer Maintenance Inspection and Repair Team evaluate

  • Tiny fish swims off the endangered species list

    A decades long partnership between the Department of the Air Force and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has brought one tiny Florida fish back from the brink of extinction.  The Okaloosa darter, a two-inch perch-like fish found only in the streams at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, was removed from

  • 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.

  • 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

  • AFCEC successfully tests multi-capable Airmen airfield repair concept

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The concept of a cross section of Airmen carrying out important wartime tasks seems like a good idea, but does it work?That’s what the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s readiness team set out to prove May 22-24 during a Rapid Damage Repair Multi-Capable

  • AFIMSC completes largest runway construction project in years

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center recently completed a $352.6 million, full-depth rebuild of the remote runway at the Ascension Island Auxiliary Airfield.The effort was led by AFIMSC’s Air Force Civil Engineer Center and their contracting

  • Mission Monday: Fire & Emergency Services

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Brian Thompson, a Fire and Emergency Services Program manager with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Readiness Directorate here.Thompson and the F&ES team play a vital role in making sure Department of the Air Force first responders have

  • ACC wins Readiness Challenge IX

    Airmen representing Air Combat Command and the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron from Nellis Air Force Base took the title at Readiness Challenge IX, the Department of the Air Force’s annual civil engineer skills competition, April 24 to 28.

  • Record budget helps Air Force tackle environmental issues

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is bringing this year’s “Invest in Our Planet” Earth Day theme to life as the center’s global environmental team continues to support innovative restoration projects driven by a record-high budget. Within AFIMSC’s Air Force Civil Engineer Center,

  • AFCEC runway construction at Little Rock AFB near final phase

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – After over two years of construction, the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center successfully completed a vital milestone of the extension of Little Rock Air Force Base’s mission-critical runway in Arkansas recently. The significant project

  • AFIMSC team delivers growing MILCON program to counter threats

    Delivering a growing, multibillion dollar worldwide Department of the Air Force military construction program in sync with supported weapon systems is a key focus for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, a primary subordinate unit of AFIMSC, is

  • AFIMSC duo garner 2022 AF Civil Engineer awards

    Two members of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center receive 2022 Air Force Civil Engineer awards for significant contributions both Airmen made to their respective professions.

  • Air Force environmental restoration chief receives Trailblazer Award

    AFCEC Environmental Restoration Program Management Chief Kenny Johnson was recently awarded the Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award during the 2023 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Gala in National Harbor, Maryland. He was one of 23 Department of the Air Force members celebrated for their

  • Mission Monday: Environmental Regulatory Engagement

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – It’s Mission Monday. Lauren Dempsey is the water, natural and cultural resources regulatory media expert with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Environmental Directorate’s Legislative and Regulatory Engagement Division West Branch here.Dempsey reviews proposed

  • Air Force launches Energy-as-a-Service pilot program at Hanscom

    On Feb. 14, 2023, the Department of the Air Force is kicking off a $10 million next-generation energy performance contract that will deliver resilient and reliable energy to Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. The pilot project is the federal government’s first-ever effort to adopt and integrate

  • 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

  • Sheppard breaks ground on $27M Child Development Center

    Team Sheppard celebrated the start of construction on a $27 million child development center during a groundbreaking ceremony here Jan. 6, 2022. The new facility will replace the current one built in 1973. Scheduled to open in 2024, the new center’s mission focuses on providing quality, available

  • Sentinel agreement signed in historic ceremony

    More than 150 personnel who took part in drafting the LGM-35 Sentinel Programmatic Agreement participated in a historic signing event Dec 16, 2022, which simultaneously took place in 11 different locations.

  • DAF announces 2022 Air Force Design Award winners

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently announced the winners of the 2022 Air Force Design Awards, recognizing four facilities that demonstrate excellence in design, sustainability and energy efficiency. “This year’s winning projects promote creative and

  • AFIMSC disaster recovery team responds to Hurricane Ian

    Nearly four years after the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center began rebuilding Tyndall AFB following Hurricane Michael, a disaster recovery response team armed with expertise and lessons learned from that storm is helping MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, assess damage in the wake of

  • CBRN VALEX offers glimpse into future emergency management training

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The future of Air Force emergency management (EM) training is taking shape in a remote Utah desert.In August, more than 40 EM Airmen participated in a two-week chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear validation exercise (CBRN VALEX) training event at Dugway

  • Tyndall breaks ground on flight line facilities for F-35A mission

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the single largest military construction contract on record in the Air Force database was held here, Sept. 13, 2022, as Tyndall began construction on flight line facilities to directly support the F-35A Lightning II aircraft and personnel that will call the base home

  • Atlantic runway reopens, increases U.S., British military capabilities

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – After a year of construction, Ascension Island Auxiliary Airfield resumed full flight operations recently with the opening of the newly paved eastern portion of the runway.Thanks to the ongoing efforts of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center,

  • New MILCON award progresses Offutt flood recovery operations

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, moved another step forward in its flood recovery operations with a design kickoff meeting for its sixth military construction (MILCON) award.The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded nearly $75.9 million to M. A. Mortenson Company for

  • Eglin EOD begins training with new robotic system

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center has begun the rollout of the T7 robot, built by L3Harris. The new robot is a major upgrade in both size and capability from its 20-year-old brother, the F6A. Eglin is one of the first installations to receive the new technology.

  • Getting to know the new Air Force Civil Engineer Center commander

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Brig. Gen. William Kale took command of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, headquartered in San Antonio, Aug. 8 during a change of command ceremony officiated by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander.One of four AFIMSC primary

  • Tyndall ROCs and rolls with future flight line construction rehearsal

    With the largest rebuild in Air Force history well underway, the 325th Fighter Wing along with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center are taking all necessary steps to ensure the nearly $5 billion project goes according

  • 31st CES, CEMIRT, supply power to 31 FW

    Air Force Civil Engineer Center Civil Engineer Maintenance, Inspection and Repair Teams go where they are needed to provide electrical power and keep bases and their operations running no matter the hour.

  • AFIMSC set to begin Red Hawk beddown efforts at JBSA 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center has the greenlight to move forward with major construction work to support the beddown of a new aircraft and training mission at JBSA-Randolph, Texas.The Air Force signed a record of decision (ROD)

  • AFIMSC team members win AF Civil Engineer awards

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Eight Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center members recently earned 2021 Air Force Civil Engineer Award honors.“The winners, runners-up and nominees represent the best of the Civil Engineer community's incredible talent and dedication,” said Maj.

  • Registration opens for I-WEPTAC 2022

    Registration is now open for the Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference, the main innovation and collaboration forum for installation and mission support to the Air and Space Forces.

  • Atlantic runway repair reaches halfway point

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – For the last two years, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center has been working closely with a team of contractors, U.S. Space Force, United Kingdom Ministry of Defence and U.K. government officials to upgrade a strategically important runway on Ascension

  • Innovative lease program boosts installations broadband

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is helping Airmen and Guardians stay connected and mission ready by working with private industry to upgrade installations’ cellular coverage.Under the Long Term Evolution project, AFCEC’s Installations Directorate is

  • New dormitory complex headed for Tyndall

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a $145.4 million contract for a new dormitory project under the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s natural disaster recovery program. The new dorms project is the ninth military construction project awarded for the

  • Tyndall AFB kicks off construction for new Commercial Gate project

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Tyndall moved closer to its first new entry control facility when it held a construction kick-off meeting Sept. 29 for a new commercial gate complex. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded the nearly $18.2 million contract for the installation’s new commercial gate

  • AFCEC, USACE partnership essential to delivering Installation of the Future

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have partnered before, but never on such a herculean effort. Prior to Hurricane Michael’s direct hit to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, on Oct. 10, 2018, USACE assisted AFCEC with two to four new

  • #IAMIMSC: Michael Zapata

    Meet Michael Zapata, Energy Program Development Division chief, Air Force Civil Engineer Center Detachment 1, Tyndall AFB, Florida.

  • Air Force installs system to protect drinking water near Luke AFB

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center has completed installation and testing of a water filtration system that reduces Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate from drinking water near Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to levels below the Environmental Protection Agency’s lifetime health

  • #IAMIMSC: Shawn Kirkpatrick

    Meet Shawn Kirkpatrick, high voltage electrician, AFCEC Civil Engineer Maintenance, Inspection and Repair Team, Tyndall AFB, Florida.

  • EPA recognizes AFCEC team for restoration at former Griffiss AFB

    The Environmental Protection Agency recently named former Griffiss Air Force Base, New York, as one of its 2021 National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse award winners. The award recognizes the hard work, innovative thinking and cooperation among the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Base

  • #IAMIMSC: Monica Ramsey

    Meet Monica Ramsey, Project Manager, Air Force Civil Engineer Center Facility Engineering Directorate, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.

  • Air Force awards UESC at Holloman AFB

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, is receiving energy efficiency and infrastructure improvements through a recently awarded Utility Energy Service Contract.The contract was awarded May 14 by Holloman’s 49th Contracting Squadron in partnership with the Air Force

  • AFIMSC collaboration leads to JBAB charter school

    After more than a year of collaboration between the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, other Defense Department agencies and local leaders, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., will soon be home to a new community charter school.

  • ESPC awarded for Cannon AFB

    Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, is receiving energy efficiency infrastructure improvements through an Energy Saving Performance Contract awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency-Energy on June 3, 2021.

  • Air Force, USFWS partner to restore fish habitat

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Threatened fish at Beale Air Force Base, California, are reaping the benefits of a partnership between the Air Force and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Specialists from Beale, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center and the USFWS recently completed a dam

  • #IAMIMSC: Pamela Miller

    Meet Pamela Miller, cultural resources media manager and Native American tribal specialist, Peterson Air Force Base Installation Management Support, Air Force Civil Engineer Center.

  • Tenant feedback drives housing programs improvement

    Department of the Air Force housing program officials are analyzing data from the recently completed 2020 Department of Defense Annual Tenant Satisfaction Survey for trends and ways to improve the enterprise’s privatized and government-owned housing portfolio and tenant experience.

  • #IAMIMSC: Master Sgt. Andrew Carr

    Meet Master Sgt. Andrew Carr, Pest Management Force Development Manager, Air Force Civil Engineer Center Detachment 1, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

  • Revolutionizing the flightline of the future

    The Tyndall Program Management Office hosted a Flightline of the Future Summit Feb. 3 to explore opportunities to turn the base’s current flightline into a high-tech resource for the missions of tomorrow.